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Meet B. James

With looks such as a Shell Toe Adidas dress and leather jackets with pops of color, Brandon James showed 40 looks from his B. James line.

Bebe to Liquidate Stores

Bebe Stores Inc. announced April 21 that it will liquidate its stores and inventory housed in those stores.

Gap Outlines Five-Year Goal for Sustainable Fibers Use

Textiles

By the year 2021, Gap Inc. wants its Gap brand to be getting all its cotton from more sustainable sources.

Centric’s L.A. Event Puts Focus on Implementation, Integration

Technology

Two seasoned apparel executives—one with Kate Spade and the other with New Zealand active wool apparel brand Icebreaker—gave their insight into implementing and using Centric Software’s product lifecycle management solutions at an event hosted by the Campbell, Calif.–based software company.

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Spring/Summer ’18 Material Insights by Trendstop

Material Insights

Global fashion forecasting agency Trendstop gave us its expert lowdown into the key materials trends and fabric applications impacting the Spring/Summer 2018 season.

A&E Launches Recycled Core-Spun Sewing Thread

Textiles

American & Efird, the 125-year-old sewing-thread company based in Mount Holly, N.C., has launched a new industrial sewing thread using Repreve recycled polyester.

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FCI’s Spring Bricolage Student Fashion Show

Spring Bricolage

Daniel Feld was a “Project Runway” star who now teaches at FCI Fashion School in downtown Los Angeles.

Agenda Announces Consumer Day

Trade Shows

After 14 years of producing trade-only shows, Agenda will add a consumer day to its July 15 show at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Long-Term Licensing Agreement Signed With Calvin Klein

Manufacturing

Delta Galil Industries Ltd.—the Israeli company that recently purchased the Los Angeles contemporary brands 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss—announced that its Delta Galil USA subsidiary has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Calvin Klein Inc. to develop, manufacture, produce and distribute boys’ and girls’ underwear, sleepwear and socks.

Emerald Expositions Files for IPO

Trade Shows

Emerald Expositions Events Inc. filed for an initial public offering recently. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–headquartered company is seeking to raise from $295 million to $310 million, according to media reports.

Despite a Strong Economy, Retailers Are Being Hit Hard and Trying to Adjust

Finance

Even though the U.S. economy is predicted to be on sound footing this year, the stack of retailers closing their stores due to bankruptcies or slipping sales keeps piling up at an alarming rate.

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Fashion’s Robotic Future

Fashion Robot

Many futurists predict a giant shakeup in the jobs market in the near future as bus drivers, construction workers, paralegals and pharmaceutical workers are forecast to be pushed out of their gigs by job candidates who don’t have a heartbeat. They will be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence.

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Torso Vintages Pops Up at Neiman Marcus SF

It’s the summer of love at the newly renovated Penthouse on 5 event space at Neiman Marcus’ Union Square store in San Francisco. San Francisco vintage archive and boutique Torso Vintages has collaborated with the tony retailer to create a curated pop-up shop and fashion installation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

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Sai Suman Takes A Bow

Designer Sai Suman showed her ‘The Queen in Me’ line at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles on April 11.

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Eye on Excess

Street Style

American documentary photographer, filmmaker and artist Lauren Greenfield has been capturing youth culture and the obsession of wealth for over 25 years. Greenfield’s current series, titled “Generation Wealth,” is on exhibition at Fahey Klein Gallery on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.

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Spanish Espadrilles Get an LA Touch

Fashion

Pineapples and Love launches its first e-commerce site.

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Tuxedos for Her, At Stitch & Tie

Tuxedos have been a men’s exclusive since gaining popularity in America in the late 19th century. Well, women have been crashing this sartorial party. Stitch & Tie by Friar Tux Shop announced that it will be the first formalwear rental destination to rent women’s tuxedos.

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Bohemian Society Costumes Dance Film Miscreants

Los Angeles has not seen a Bohemian Society fashion show in a couple of years, but the avant garde label is going to be taking a bow in dance film Miscreants. It will be screened April 22 at M.A.R.S. Festival in downtown Los Angeles

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Ron Robinson's United State of Fashion

It was time for a show. It was time for work. April 13 was time for United State of Fashion at Ron Robinson

American Apparel and Los Angeles Apparel: A Tale of Two Labels Starting From Ground Zero

Manufacturing

As part of his apparel comeback, Dov Charney recently signed an exclusive partnership with TSC Apparel in Cincinnati, Ohio, to distribute his Los Angeles Apparel collection to screen printers and embroiderers in need of well-made blanks.

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