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Friday, July 29

BlankStyle Launches B2B Web Site

Costa Mesa, Calif.–based BlankStyle Inc., distributor of blank T-shirts and other apparel items, launched a new e-commerce Web site, www.blankstyle.com...

PacSun Breaks Ties to Past With New Format

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. started business more than 20 years ago as the core surf shop that broke with tradition and operated in the mall. Since then the Anaheim, Calif.–based compan...

Melrose Co-Op Seeks Designers

Melrose Co-op is a new weekly designer marketplace set to launch in August at the Melrose Light Space on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles....

Laguna Beach Rejects Contemporary Boutique

Laguna Beach, Calif., is well known for its beautiful coastline, art galleries and powerful zoning laws that preserve the city’s unique character....

Door Closes on More Imports From China

The ability to import apparel from China just got harder....

Rays Hires Fish for Body Glove

Building the team for its recently acquired clothing license with Body Glove International, Rays Apparel Inc. said it hired a former sales and merchandise manager from swimw...

St. John Shift

Shortly after announcing that supermodel Gisele Bundchen will replace creative director Kelly Gray as the model for St. John Knits International, the Irvine-based company announced that Marie Gray will give u...

AATCC Acquires CITDA

The Research Triangle Park, N.C.–based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) purchased assets from the Computer-Integrated Textile Design As...

Central America Gets the Green Light for Apparel Production

The hard-fought passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement is a boon for California apparel manufacturers looking for an economically viable alternative to producing in Asia....

New at Three Dots

Los Angeles–based contemporary sportswear brand Three Dots announced plans to open a flagship boutique on Melrose Avenue this fall. The company currently has a freestanding store in Tokyo. The label al...

Columbia's GMM

Portland, Ore.–based Columbia Sportswear Co. hired Mark Koppes as general merchandise manager for men’s apparel, a new position for the company. Koppes spent the last 16 years holding several positions ...

Several Rob-May, Macy's Stores in Calif. to Close

Federated Department Stores Inc. announced that it will close more than 20 Robinsons-May and Macy’s West stores in Southern California after the December Holiday sea...

H&M Recall

Swedish retailer H&M issued a recall on baby denim and knit jackets sold in the company’s U.S. stores between January and May 2005. The jackets are light-blue denim with a gray knit hood and sleeve...

Badgley Mischka in the Cold

New York–based Badgley Mischka, a division of the Iconix Brand Group (formerly known as Candie’s), has struck a licensing agreement with August Accessories for cold-weather accessories, including hats a...

Rude in L.A.

L&M Resources, a subsidiary of Los Angeles–based Victory Capital Holdings Corp., has inked a deal with London-based Rudewear Ltd. to sell and distribute the company’s Rudewear, Rude Apparel and Rude...

Elvis Apparel Line Heads for Court

A court battle is brewing over the licensing agreement that gives Blue Concept LLC, a Los Angeles company headed by Paul Guez, the right to use the Elvis Presley name in a new clothi...

George Lucas and Latest in 3-D, CAD at Siggraph Show

Cyber fashions and George Lucas are headlining Siggraph 2005, also known as the 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques, set for July 31...

StyleCAD to Roll Out Upgraded Design System

Los Angeles–based CAD and cutting-room equipment supplier Advanced Computer Equipment is set to release a new version of its StyleCAD pattern-making system....

Beverly Center Names New GM

The Beverly Center, located in the Westside of Los Angeles, recently named Aj D. Jemison general manager. Jemison replaced Laurel Crary, who worked for eight years at the fashionable shopping...

Shelley Beckett: Sophistication Meets Casual Style

Feminine and sophisticated with a touch of sparkle—that is the Shelley Beckett high-end contemporary line of knitwear and coordinating wovens....

Showroom Managers Look to Technology to Manage Sales

When market week arrives in the Los Angeles Fashion District, showroom managers are usually in the middle of the madness. With all the order writing that takes place and the commission reports, catalo...

Swim Shows Heat Up Miami

The introduction of a swimwear fashion week with a full slate of highly energized runway shows provided a much-needed thrill for swimwear makers and retailers alike during the July 16–20 run...

Poolside at the Miami Swim Shows

Miami Beach played host to the inaugural season of the Sunglass Hut Swim Shows Miami Presented by Lycra, during which designers from Miami; New York; Tel Aviv, Israel; Satilde;o Paulo, Brazil; Los A...

L.A. Company Makes Visual Display a Moving Experience

Woody Lawhon has spent close to two decades doing special effects for the movie industry, specializing in animatronics, the creation of moving electronic replicas of actors and animals. Now, he’s apply...

CMC's Gift Show Rolls On Despite New Competition

Despite the recent departure of some major showrooms along with an anticipated dip in buyer traffic, many exhibitors at the Los Angeles Gift & Home Market still reported brisk business t...

Fashion's Second Spin

The Eveline Morel fashion label was introduced in Spring 2004 with bright bohemian looks and vivacious velvet fabrics. For 2005, designer Eveline Morel vowed to turn her initial inspirations ...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Speedo

Speedo, the iconic swimwear brand best known for outfitting world-class Olympic athletes, opened the week, with the U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swim Team ...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Xtra Life Lycra

Xtra Life Lycra, the new swimwear fabrication by Invista, made its debut July 18 i...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Gideon Oberson

Models paraded down the runway at Gideon Oberson’s show in suits featuring daring cutouts and colorful graphic prints with coordinating scarves trailing behind them. The Italian designer said he was in...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Shay Todd

Los Angeles–based Shay Todd defined her style with a collection of sexy, sophisticated and pulled-together looks that brought the audience to its feet....

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Swimwear Association of Florida

Approximately 2,000 people attended the Swimwear Association of Florida’s July 17 fashion show at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, adjacent to the Miami Beach Conve...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Red Carter South Beach

Formerly a designer for many top swim brands—including Oscar de la Renta, Esprit and Victoria’s Secret—designer Red Carter started his Red Carter South Beach swim line...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Cosabella Mare

Italian designer Ugo Campello created an urban safari look for his second Cosabella Mare swimwear collection, which features the same quality and comfortable fit of the 23-year-old Miami-based compan...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Carmen Marc Valvo Swim

Known for his couture eveningwear, New York–based designer Carmen Marc Valvo turned out a mixture of swimwear and coordinating resort looks for both men and women for his new Carmen Marc Valvo...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Inca

Models walked the sand-covered runway while guests lounged on white cabana-style benches at the Inca show, where viewers felt transported from the beach in Miami to exotic locales such as the...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Sais by Rosa Chaacute;

Eye-popping color and a sexy yet sweet look characterized the Spring/Summer 2006 collection from Sais by Rosa Chaacute;. ...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: Becca

Rebecca Virtue proved she is a California girl at heart with her fifth Becca collection, themed “A Golden State.”...

Miami SwimShow Cruise '06: ChapStick and Esteban Cortazar for Susan G. Komen

Esteban Cortazar teamed up with ChapStick for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The 21-year-old Miami–based designer revealed his first-ever swimwear designs at the install...

Friday, July 22

Swimwear and Textile Executive Eugene F. Ferranti, 74

Eugene “Gene” F. Ferranti, president and owner of G. Ferranti Textiles Inc., died July 2 because of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 74....

CFDA's New Members

The New York–based Council of Fashion Designers of America has named its new members: Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy, designers of Liz Claiborne division Juicy Couture; Carlos Miele; Habitual’s Nicole and Mich...

Jeweler Erica Courtney Expands Retail

Los Angeles–based jewelry designer Erica Courtney opened a 1,100-square-foot store July 5 on elite shopping street Robertson Boulevard....

Building Sale Signals End to Prada HQ Plans in San Francisco

Plans for Prada to open a West Coast headquarters in San Francisco’s fashionable Union Square were officially put to rest last week when the Grosvenor Group, an English real estate co...

China Revalues Currency After U.S. Pressure

After months of arm twisting from the U.S., the Chinese government announced July 21 it will no longer peg its currency to the U.S. dollar. Instead, China will let its currency float based on a basket...

Jardine Promoted at VF

Alpharetta, Ga.–based VF Intimates LP, a division of Greensboro, N.C.–based VF Corp., has promoted Anne Jardine to president of department/chain brands from her position as vice president of business development. In her new jo...

New at Guess

Los Angeles–based Guess? Inc. named Bonita Inza senior vice president of retail operations and Terence Tsang senior vice president of corporate business development, a new position for the company.Inza was previously ...

Cotton's Central Connection

Hong Kong–based Central Textiles is the first Hong Kong/China licensee for Cotton Inc.’s Engineered Fiber Selection Cotton Fiber Management System. The software application helps guarantee fiber consist...

CAFTA Could Be Reality by End of July

Political observers are betting that the U.S. House of Representatives will approve the Central American Free Trade Agreement by the end of July, right before Congress adjourns for a five-week summer ...

Body Glove Vaporizes Water

Body Glove International unveiled the first product in its new men’s line for Spring 2006, an indication that the Redondo Beach, Calif.–based company will rely on the technology and expertise t...

Tail Bait

Tail Bait, founded by sisters Lainie and Valerie DiRienzo and Jackie Rodgers, aims to make bra straps that are complete jeweled accessories....

Le Rouge

Le Rouge’s camisoles with Swarovski crystal straps are designed to be worn as innerwear or outerwear. The Las Vegas–based label launched a little more than a year ago and is already ex...

L.A. Textile Executive Al Friedman, 90

Longtime Los Angeles textile industry executive Al Friedman died of heart failure on July 10 in Los Angeles. He was 90 years old....

B'atchi

For Jennifer Weir, the owner and designer of B’atchi, formerly known as Satines Lingerie, embellished bra straps weren’t enough. The former animal trainer thought of the idea for remov...

Yokoyama Joins Paul Frank

Julius is teaming up with Yoki....

Ellesse-Back In The U.S.

Italy’s Ellesse heralded the return of the fashion sports brand to the American market with a July 14 bash at Sportie LA that promised partygoers a free pair of the label’s s...

Pomme

Apple Via began the Los Angeles–based sleepwear line Pomme out of a personal desire for cozy sleepwear that was not baggy flannel pajamas or transparent and skimpy chemises. The result is a wa...

Beauty Fiend

Los Angeles–based Beauty Fiend’s niche market started with the tattooed, gothic, rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly crowds, but contemporary boutiques have taken notice of the company’s skull-and-crossb...

Mid-Year Economic Review: Forecast: Uncertain

Declining jobs in apparel manufacturing and the threat of a housing bubble offset a steady outlook for the end of ’05 ...

Lyon, Mode City Prepares for 21st Run

Brazilian swimwear designers will be in the spotlight at Lyon, Mode City, to be held Sept. 3–5 at the Eurexpo convention and exhibition center in Lyon, France....

RVCA's Got the Buzz; Now It's Trying to Get Organized

In May, when RVCA accepted the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association’s Buzz Brand of the Year award for the second consecutive time, the company’s acceptance speech was typical for an emergi...

Ruby Jean Brings 'Funky, Unique' to S.F. Valley

Stylist Zoe Battles-Moore was sick of driving long distances from her home in the San Fernando Valley to stores in Beverly Hills and Hollywood to do her fashion shopping. So she decided to do somethi...

Friday, July 15

Latest BCBG Purchase Part of European Expansion Plan

Joining the wave of California clothing companies that are opening more stores in Europe, BCBG Max Azria Group Inc. agreed to acquire publicly traded Alain Manoukian SA in France for...

Wet Seal's Gold

The executive who helped turn sales around for Foothill Ranch–based retailer The Wet Seal Inc. will receive $2.8 million for the fiscal year ending Jan. 28, 2006. Consultant Michael Gold struck a compe...

California Set for Jam-Packed Fall

October is going to be a busy month for fashion followers in California.San Francisco International Fashion Week is moving its dates to avoid a conflict with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios i...

Independent Drivers Might Not Keep on Truckin' at Night

Los Angeles–area truckers who haul cargo might boycott a new program to keep the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach open at night and on Saturdays....

Million-Dollar Vacation Spot

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recently approved state budget includes $7.3 million for the California Travel and Tourism Commission, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. The commission...

L.A. Urbanwear Promoter Adds New Shows

Billy D. Foster, producer of Los Angeles Urban Fashion Week, said he is expanding the event to the MAGIC International show next month in Las Vegas in addition to several other citie...

Jenks Joins Body Glove

Rays Apparel Inc. named a second-generation action-sports apparel executive as general merchandise manager for its recently acquired license from Body Glove International....

Jones Consolidates in Mexico

New York–based Jones Apparel Group Inc. announced plans to shutter its laundry, assembly and distribution operations in San Luis, Mexico. The manufacturing giant will consolidate its production operati...

Gerber Announces Sales Manager

Tolland, Conn.–based Gerber Technology Inc. promoted Jonathan Smith to sales manager of product data management (PDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for North America....

Tukatech Launches CAD Rental Program

Los Angeles–based Tukatech Inc. is offering its pattern-making, grading and marker-making software to the trade on a rental basis....

Reef Moves Distribution to Central Calif.

San Diego–based footwear and apparel company Reef, which was acquired by VF Corp. last spring, will relocate its distribution operations to VF’s Visalia, Calif.–based 817,000-square-foot distri...

D&A Adds Arts Program to L.A., N.Y.

New York’s Designers & Agents said it will expand its 1-year-old creative artist exchange program....

[TC]2 to Host Trade Panel at ASAP

Cary, N.C.–based [TC]2 will host a discussion on global trade during the ASAP Global Sourcing Show, set for Aug. 28–31 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, whic...

New Hires at Rosasen

Rosasen hired two new executives in its sales and marketing department to help the golf-inspired sportswear business grow in the United States and internationally....

Fortune Hire

Fortune Swimwear, maker of Sea Angel and the licensed Hello Kitty swimwear brand, has hired veteran industry executive Jane Batts as vice president of sales and merchandising....

Antik Denim to Debut Melrose Avenue Store

Flagship or chain of stores?...

Oracle to Acquire ProfitLogic

Redwood Shores, Calif.–based software giant Oracle Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire Boston-based ProfitLogic Inc., the current leader in retail profit optimization software. ...

Riverside's Population Growth Attracts Retailers to Galleria at Tyler

The Galleria at Tyler shopping center in Riverside, Calif., has become a destination for many high-profile, youth-oriented retailers hoping to take advantage of the population growth in River...

Gap Issues Compliance Report

Gap Inc. cut ties to 70 of its factors that were found to seriously abuse its workers, according to the company’s 2004 Social Responsibility Report, which was published on July 13....

More Safeguard Petitions Filed

Just as temporary quotas closed on importing Chinese-made cotton knit tops, cotton pants and underwear, members of the apparel and textile industry filed more safeguard petitions to limit bringing in ...

Arthur Teichner, 83

Arthur Teichner, former partner of the North Hollywood, Calif.–based Almore Dye House, passed away on June 23 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., because of complications from cancer. He was 83 and live...

Trunk's Reserve

Culver City–based Trunk Ltd., maker of reissued classic rock ’n’ roll T-shirts, is launching a limited-release collection of denim, knitwear and belts called Reserve. Pieces in the collection will feature iconic imagery from Jo...

Paxar Names New CFO

Anthony “Tony” Colatrella was appointed vice president and chief financial officer for White Plains, N.Y.–based tags and labels specialist Paxar Corp....

Supermodel to Open Directives West Show

Former supermodel Niki Taylor will make a rare appearance on the runway for the First Stop Los Angeles fashion show, scheduled for Oct. 20 at the California Market ...

Laguna's More Expensive, But Still Obsessed With Art

More than 20 years ago, Katharine Story moved to London to learn about style and art. She found the inspiration for her clothing label, however, when she returned to her sun-kissed hometown, Laguna Be...

Lloyd Klein Plans Boutique, Shifts Focus to L.A.

Couture designer Lloyd Klein has been living a cross-continental life for the past six years, with his company’s design and production operations based in Paris and everything else in Los Angeles....

June '05 Retail Sales Surge

Good business to last through summer, forecast says ...

Valentino in O.C.

Italian design house Valentino opened a 3,000-square-foot store on July 11 in the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. As at Valentino’s five other North American stores, the boutique’...

Friday, July 8

Angelique Building Sells for $1.24m

The building that houses the popular Angelique Cafeacute; in the Los Angeles Fashion District sold for $1.24 million to Los Angeles– based real estate firm DNR Bros., accordi...

Indra Signs On Boast USA

San Diego–based Indra Technology Inc. is now supplying apparel and footwear maker Riviera Beach, Fla.–based Boast USA Inc. with Indra’s Escape On Demand sales management softwa...

Caruso Suit Against General Growth Goes Forward

There is a fight brewing between two real estate developers over competing malls in Glendale, Calif....

Los Angeles Port Complex Skirts Shipping Delays

What a difference a year makes....

NPD Acquires STS

Port Washington, N.Y.–based consumer and retail research company The NPD Group has acquired STS Market Research, a fashion industry research firm based in Cambridge, Mass., and STS’ longitudinal research panel, AccuPanel, whic...

Jamison Buys South Bay Properties

Los Angeles–based Jamison Properties, new owner of the California Market Center, added two properties to its growing portfolio with the purchase of the Del Amo Finan...

Rays Promotes Jodon for Body Glove

Irvine, Calif.–based Rays Apparel promoted Hollie Jodon to head designer of the company’s newly acquired Body Glove juniors sportswear division....

Saks Sale

Birmingham, Ala.–based retailer Saks Inc. completed the sale of its Proffitt’s/McRae’s department store business to Belk Inc. for $622 million plus the assumption of about $1 million in capitalized lease obligations and other liabiliti...

Rampage Winsat Webby Awards

Los Angeles–based Rampage Clothing Co. won a Webby Worthy award during the ninth annual Webby Awards, which honored the world’s best Web sites....

Lexor Buys Jeantex

Jeantex Group Inc. announced that Lexor Holdings Inc. has acquired the outstanding shares of the Los Angeles manufacturer. Jeantex manufactures jeans for labels such as ABS, Blue Cult, Guess, Hurley, ...

Guess Sets Expansion on International Markets and New Brands

To beef up sales, Guess? Inc. is casting an eye toward expanding in Asia, Europe and South America while working to make its new Marciano stores more competitive in the contemporary ...

Brothers & Sisters to Receive Dallas Award

Brothers & Sisters Inc., which operates showrooms in Los Angeles and New York, will receive the Best of Scene award during the 30th Annual Dallas Fashion Awards, set for Oct. 29 ...

James Perse's Malibu Store Offers Simple Elegance

The guiding principle of James Perse’s fashion is simplicity, but his business got complicated in the last week. His fashion line is riding a wave of new retail activity....

Amo & Bretti: Taking Knitwear Beyond Sweaters

Designing knitwear is in Amy Krofchick’s blood. Krofchick, half of Amo & Bretti, is a third-generation knitter and a member of a family of tailors. So it is no surprise that she has taken ...

Contemporary Label Single Opens Melrose Boutique

Galina Sobolev opened a boutique to give a down-home feel to the exotic look of her label, Single....

Swim Exec Koplin Joins Tommy Bahama Swim

Tommy Bahama, the 13-year-old lifestyle brand that tries to infuse tropical living into resort fashion, said it launched an in-house women’s swimwear division that is being led by the former p...

Retail Confidential: Brand Building at Hootenanny

Concert T-shirts are familiar items for sale at rock concerts. But at Orange County music festival Hootenanny, an 11-year-old tradition, the fashions went beyond the standard band-logo tee....

Unique Knitwear Designer to Open Boutique

Coryn Madley got in the fashion business to design idiosyncratic knitwear in 2002. She will soon be able to add the vocation of retailer to her reacute;sumeacute; when she opens a 700-square-foot stor...

Broadway Bar Sparks Downtown Night Life

Downtown Los Angeles’ night life is revving up with the surge of loft dwellers taking up residence in the area. One of those capitalizing on the situation is nightclub owner Cedd Moses, who ju...

Mario Vecchiarelli Suffers Stroke

Veteran apparel industry supplier Mario Vecchiarelli, co-founder of the Vecchiarelli Bros. supplies and notions store in Los Angeles, suffered a massive stroke this week and is not expected t...

Weblogs: Fashion's Affordable Focus Groups

Weblogs, or blogs, as Internet-speak has “buzzed” them, have actually been around for years, tracing back to the Web’s early days of public electronic bulletin boards (“BBs”...

TPC's New Board

The Professional Club, the industry networking group formerly called the Textile Professional Club, announced its new executive board at its fina...

Tech-Savvy Designers Are the Ticket in Hollywood

Andy Wilkes, owner of Syren apparel in Los Angeles, said he feels like a firefighter sometimes. At any moment, he may receive a phone call from a movie studio or costume designer asking him and his crew to c...

Friday, July 1

Candie's No More

New York–based Candie’s Inc.—owner of the Candie’s, Bongo and Badgley Mischka brands—is changing its name to Iconix Brand Group. The public company will now be listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbo...

New Address for Gen Art L.A.

Gen Art Los Angeles—the nonprofit organization founded to spotlight up-and-coming fashion designers, artists and filmmakers—has moved its offices to a new location in Beverly Hills....

Volcom Goes Public

Volcom Inc. performed an ollie over Wall Street in its initial public stock offering, which surged 41 percent from the opening price....

Top Fashion Retailers Move to South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza is known for being a Southern California address for some of fashion’s most legendary names, including Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. Th...

New at Taryn Rose

Los Angeles–based shoe maker Taryn Rose International has named Andrew D. Forbes as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Forbes’ career includes stints as global chief financial officer ...

Globe, Golf, Gilmore

El Segundo–based action-sports shoe maker Globe is introducing a golf trainer shoe inspired by the 1996 Adam Sandler film “Happy Gilmore.” Made from synthetic crocodile leather, the shoe ...

Unifi's Poly Shift

Greensboro, N.C.–based Unifi Inc. will move the polyester texturing operations of its Reidsville, N.C., facility to a larger facility in Yadkinville, N.C. The move, expected to be completed by October,...

Real Estate Firm in Escrow to Buy Gerry Building

A Los Angeles area investment group has reached an agreement to purchase the historic Gerry Building in the Los Angeles Fashion District for an undisclosed sum, said a repre...

Earnings to Fall Short for Innovo

Executives at Innovo Group Inc., which makes premium and moderately priced blue jeans and knit tops, said the company’s revenues and profits for 2005 will fall short of analysts’ expectations....

Buyers and Stylists Added to MBFW Registration

Organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios announced plans to begin registering buyers, retailers and stylists on July 25 for its Oct. 16–20 run in Culver City, Calif....

ITG Looks to Vietnam

The Greensboro, N.C.–based International Textile Group, the company formed last year when WL Ross & Co. LLC acquired Burlington Industries and Cone Mills, announced it has begun to study business o...

Bebe Moves to Rodeo Drive

Bebe will open a new, free-standing boutique on exclusive Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills in November 2005, according to a recent company announcement....

AAFA Appointments

The American Apparel & Footwear Association has named board member and Danskin Inc. President Carol Hochman secretary of the AAFA board of directors. The organization also named George Derhofer se...

CAFTA Moves Closer to Approval

Despite deep divisions in Congress, the Central American Free Trade Agreement is coming closer to reality....

Schools Get Creative in Preparing Students for Careers

Fashion colleges are tightening up their relationships with the apparel industry and developing new and unique work programs aimed at better preparing students for life in the real world....

Where Innovation Meets Denim

Andrew and Jegrave;nelle Meyer vowed to shake up Orange County’s fashion scene more than 11 years ago. They opened a boutique called Habit, where they gambled that the surf-crazy consumers of ...

CFF Prepares for Poker Tournament at Hollywood Park

The California Fashion Foundation (CFF), the philanthropic wing of the California Fashion Association (CFA), is finalizing preparations for its poker tournament fund-raiser,...

Enrollment Soars for California's Fashion Design Programs

More than 78 fashion design students graduated from California State University, Long Beach this year, marking a 25 percent rise in program enrollment for the school. While the increase was unprecede...

Hazel Brown: Creating Clothing With Art in Mind

Ali Blankley hung up her paint brushes and starving-artist lifestyle for a sewing needle and the warmhearted fashion community when she started her clothing line, Hazel Brown, last year....

YMI Launches Sportswear

Los Angeles–based juniors denim label YMI Jeanswear will debut a Spring 2006 sportswear collection during the August MAGIC International trade show in Las Vegas.Dina De Fazio, directo...

Grey Ant Returns to Menswear, Heads to Coterie

Grey Ant has been industrious....