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Tuesday, May 31

Obituary: L-R-G's Jonas Bevacqua, 33

Jonas Bevacqua, pioneering streetwear designer and the co-founder of high-profile Orange County streetwear brand Lifted Research Group/L-R-G, died on May 30. He was found dead at his home in Laguna B...

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Louis Vuitton Names Teen Student One of Its New Faces (Daily Mail UK)Seoul Allows Fendi to Feature Fur in Fashion Show (NPR)Fashion Rio Summer 2012: Photos (KATU)Fashion...

Save the Marilyn Monroe Dress Campaign Heats Up

Who would have thought that a simple white dress could cause such a ruckus. But if that dress was worn by Marilyn Monroe and became part of a famous picture promoting the film "The Seven Year Itch,"...

Friday, May 27

Mandula's Los Angeles Debut

Hajnalka Mandula dressed in her namesake line in front of ChurchCanadian fashion label Mandula made its Los Angeles-debut at influential Church boutique at West Hollywood, Calif. May 26.The Hungarian-born designer Hajnalka...

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Alexander McQueen: Anger Bursting at the Seams (Gulf News)Mexico's Youth Follow Drug Barons' Fashion Style (The Guardian)Tommy Hilfiger Set to Rock for...

Not Your Daughter's Jeans Hires Kevin Mahoney as New President

Denim company Not Your Daughter’s Jeans has tapped apparel-industry veteran Kevin Mahoney to be the new president of the growing clothing company....

LACMA's 'Tim Burton' is a Monster Mash of Inspiration

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is opening a new exhibit this weekend that's sure to provide plenty of creative inspiration for costume designers who pride themselves on...

Orange County Fashion Week Debuts in Santa Ana

A hip artist’s village in the heart of Santa Ana, Calif., was the scene for the first annual OC Fashion Week, organized by the OC Fashion Association, a nonprofit whose mission is to ...

Thursday, May 26

Rent the Runway Gets Major Investment

Rent the Runway—which rents designer dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories online—raised $15 million in venture capital from Kleiner Perkins Caufield...

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Oprah's Style Evolution (Washington Post)Pippa Middleton Knocks Cheryl Cole Off Top of Celebrity Style List (Mirror UK)Martyn Lawrence-Bullard Talks Fashion and...

Dillard's Turns to California Designers for Clothing Inspiration

On the retail front, Dillard’s department stores are practically an unknown quantity in California, with only three outlets in far-flung outposts that are more suburban than urban. ...

Jimmy Choo Acquired By Labelux

Jimmy Choo, the high-end footwear line, was acquired by German luxury-goods holding company Labelux for a reported $811 million. Labelux, which owns the Bally shoe ...

Brazil's Apparel Industry Is Open for Business, but Challenges Abound

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil—Business is bustling in Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third-largest metropolitan area and home to Minas Trend Preview, a fashion trade fair and series of runway shows in their...

7thOnline Hires New Marketing Man

Jerry Inman is in as chief marketing officer at New York–based 7thOnline, a retail-industry merchandise assortment planning and forecasting firm. Inman is...

71 Stanton: Luxury Line's Gritty Inspiration

Los Angeles–based womenswear label 71 Stanton, which is just emerging on the scene, has its name rooted in the immigrant story of its designer, Ellis Yu...

Malibu Dream Girl Acquires Dotti

Commerce-based swimwear maker Malibu Dream Girl acquired Dotti, a swimwear coverup brand, for an unspecified sum. Dotti was founded in 1988 by Dotti Schwa...

Consumer-Product Regulations Continue to Rankle Apparel Industry

At a product safety and chemical management seminar organized by the American Apparel and Footwear Association in Los A...

Only Tangentially Fashion-Related

Kreayshawn "Gucci Gucci" from Strange Customs on Vimeo.Want to feel old? Want to dance around? Welcome to your summer jam. The major designer name-dropping is just an added bonus (even if isn't really a glowing endorsement: "They don't need...

StyleSpot: Stylizing Online Shopping for Consumers

Innovative shopping websites are becoming the new frontier in retailing. That is illustrated by

Zimmermann's Robertson Splash

Nicky Zimmermann at her Robertson Boulevard boutiqueZimmermann, an Australian swimwear line, hopes to make a splash on Los Angeles’ stylish Robertson Boulevard.The first permanent American boutique for the Zimmermann brand was officially debuted May 23...

Fabric Leads U.S. Sea Export Growth

U.S. exports of containerized goods transported by sea reached their highest level in nearly three years during the first quarter of this year, rising 11.6 percent over the same period last year. Exports of f...

Pacific Sunwear Shows First Positive Comps in Years

For the first time in almost four years, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. announced positive same-store sales for an entire fiscal quarter....

Athleta, Splendid Announce Store Openings

Athleta, the women’s activewear store owned by Gap Inc., is flexing its muscle....

Wednesday, May 25

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Michelle Obama's High Fashion London Looks (People)Selena Gomez Chooses Mature Fashion (The Deadbolt)Queen Latifah Launches Clothing Line (Toronto Sun)Luxury Goods...

'Ward of the State' Exhibit Casts Sharp Focus on Tony Ward

Tony Ward, who has been dubbed "male icon of the century" by Paris Vogue, is easily the most photographed male model in the world. For the past three decades, the...

Tuesday, May 24

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Tulare Union Graduate Creates Sought-After Fashion Line (Visalia Times-Delta)Dree Hemingway and Terry Richardson Take Bieber High Fashion (StyleCaster)Will Michelle...

Monday, May 23

STYLE FILE: OLAF SCHMIDT

You may have spotted him last July at the inaugural edition of Home Textiles Sourcing Expo in New York and if you’ve ever been to Heimtextil in Frankfurt, then you’ve definitely seen him! He’s the impeccably dressed...

SoundCheck Hollywood Checks Into Sunset

The Sunset Strip recently welcomed a new retail resident intent on keeping the boulevard’s rock and roll spirit alive. SoundCheck Hollywood, a T-shirt and music emporium hawking apparel featuring classic and contemporary rock bands, opened its doors late last month on Rock Row, between the Viper Room...

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Chart-Topping Fashion of Billboard Music Awards (E.T. Online)2011 Young Hollywood Awards Red Carpet Fashion (Style Bistro)Labelux to Buy Jimmy Choo‎...

Sunday, May 22

Forever 21 Opens at Beverly Center

It's hard to miss Forever 21's newest location now that the mall's escalaters on the north side of the Beverly Center lead directly into the shop. Brightly lit, comfortable and emanating a youthful energy, Los Angeles' newest...

Friday, May 20

Technology Resources

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Class Takes a Holiday

When the producers of the

Hurley CEO Goes to Converse

In April, Jim Calhoun was named the chief executive of popular Orange County, Calif.–based activewear company Hurley. On May 19, he was named president and chief executive of Converse, based across the c...

Michael Stars Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Expansion on Its Mind

Inside a nondescript brick building in the middle of an industrial neighborhood, the founders of T-shirt line Michael Stars are gathered in the design room, scrutinizing a table of rainbow-colored fa...

Levi's Dockers Division Names Executive VP

San Francisco–based Levi Strauss & Co. named Anne Rohosy executive vice president and president of Global Dockers. For the past two years, Rohosy has been senior vice president of Levi...

Rick Caruso Backs Out of Santa Anita Mall

Los Angeles shopping-center developer Rick Caruso pulled the plug on his long-stalled project to build the Shops at Santa Anita, a luxury mall in Arcadia, Calif., located 14 miles ea...

Gap Heads to Serbia and Ukraine

San Francisco–based retail giant Gap Inc. will open stores in Serbia and Ukraine through new agreements with the company’s existing franchise partne...

Retail on the Wild Side: Downtown Los Angeles' Boutique Business

Downtown Los Angeles is the address for thriving gourmet supermarkets, vibrant art galleries, bustling bars and pet-gift emporiums....

NRF Ups Ante in Swipe-Fee Fight

The battle over swipe-fee reform might be entering its final act....

Fashion and Beauty Photographers Focus Point of Annenberg Exhibit

A Felicia Webb photo taken back stage at the Paul Smith fashon show in London in 2002What would fashion be without the photographers to chronicle the walk down the runway for the photo shoots?For those who appreciate a...

Scovill Asset Sale to Be Handled by Carl Marks

New York–based investment-banking firm Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC will serve as financial adviser for Scovill Fasteners Inc. in the sale of S...

What's Checking: Downtown

SixHundredA top-selling label for men is Railcar Fine Goods, headquartered in El Monte, Calif., a city 15 miles east of downtown. Popular items include the men’s “Moto Flannel ...

Swim Collective Moves Launch Location

Swim Collective, the West Coast swim trade show and runway event set to bow in August, has a new location. ...

Economic Study Shows L.A. Headed for Trade Growth

A growing global economy did wonders for trade passing through the airports and seaports around the Los Angeles area in 2010. And the trend is here to stay....

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Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)" Video: The Fashion Breakdown (People)NFL star Mark Clayton Tries Gospel-Based Fashion (Oregon Faith...

Black Book Sessions Draws Street Support

Many young people can’t imagine making art their career, but several streetwear and action-sports brands are out to change that. Black Book Sessions is a day-long event where teens and 20-somethings can learn about the opportunities for aspiring artists from professionals in the field.

Hollywood Style Haus' Spin

Alison Kennedy,left, and Mikey KoffmanLooks like producingfashion shows andappearing on reality TV are not enough for Mikey Koffman. Koffman, the entrepreneur best known for producing the L.A. Fashion Weekend series of runway shows, officially debuted...

PacSun, Seneca Rising Collaboration Ups Fashion Ante

Pacific Sunwear of California is taking strides in reinventing its image. From edgier, new marketing campaigns to a refreshed and more fashion-forward product mix that includes exclusive licenses a...

Jerry Leigh Makes Communication, Savings Focus of PLM Implementation

As a major licensing, brand management, sales, merchandising and design company, Van Nuys, Calif.–based Jerry Leigh Apparel produces T-shirts and ...

Moss Adams Moves

New digs are in store for Moss Adams, the accounting firm that has worked with a number of apparel companies in Los Angeles....

The Speed of Fashion: PLM Software Aims to Make Fashion Quicker and More Efficient

First it was aerospace, then automobiles and machine manufacturing. Now, Product Lifecycle Management plans to take over the world of garment-manufacturing technology....

Maidenform Launches Swimwear

Maidenform Brands, the New York–based intimates maker, has partnered with Commerce, Calif.–based swimwear maker Malibu Dream Girl to launch Maidenform Swimwear for Spring/Summ...

Party Girl

When Maggie Barry threw herself a 50th-birthday party at L.A.'s The Supper Club on May 14, she promised her guests a “fashion extravaganza.” The designer and stylist can always be coun...

Quiksilver Names New Board Member

Huntington Beach–based Quiksilver Inc. named Joseph F. Berardino to its board of directors. Berardino currently serves as managing director of Alvarez & Marsal’s business ...

Saks to Open More Off 5th Stores

New York–based Saks Inc. will open four more Off 5th stores this year in Kansas City, Kan.; Oklahoma City; Northbrook, Ill.; and Charleston, S.C. The company will also open a new Off 5th stor...

Thursday, May 19

Apparel News Daily Reader

Before Life as a Fashion Mogul, Ralph Lauren Dreamed of Being Batman (Washington Post)Lea Michelle, From Gleek to Chic! (Daily Mail UK)Picture...

Enamored With "L'amour fou"

From Le Smoking to popularizing prêt-à-porter, Yves Saint Laurent is one the most influential designers in the history of fashion. And with the release of “L’amour fou,” the extraordinary career of the couturier can be more fully understood and appreciated. I am personally...

Have Fashion Shopping App, Will Travel

Former model Debra Winter has launched Fashion Nomad, a new iphone app to help travelling clothes-horses get their fix while globe-trotting. The app features "a concise list of indie boutiques, designer flagships, vintage stores...

Wednesday, May 18

U.S. Port Activity Climbs 9 Percent

Ports across the country were busy as shipping activity and the economy pick up....

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Pierre Cardin’s China Fashion Show (Wall Street Journal)Get The Lady Gaga Look With Gilt's New Collection (Glamour)Joe Zee Dishes About Making It in...

'Pop' Stars: Kitson and Junk Food Toast Coke

A Coke and a Smile: Actor James Preston at Kitson.Junk Food Clothing...

Tuesday, May 17

Art Attack

L.A.'s Fashion Neighborhoods Get A Makeover"Downtown Los Angeles' Fashion District changes looks more often than Madonna. Strolling the bustling neighborhood recently, we spotted a few new creative...

Future's So Bright

Up next: Neon. So say the folks at Pantone, the color forecasting and standards company. Yes, I know, you’ve heard it before. But not from Pantone. Or, at least, not lately. Prepare for Dayglo to find its way into your home and wardrobe. The company launched its Pantone Fashion + Home nylon...

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Zoe Saldana in Red White at 'Tree of Life' Cannes Premiere (Style Bistro)Jennifer Lopez Says Greatest Letdown Was Her Fashion Lines (Huffington Post)Show Some...

Monday, May 16

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Steven Tyler's Rockin' Fashion Style‎ (L.A. Times)CollegeHumor Co-Founder Tries on Old Threads (WSJ)Sarah Jessica Parker Plans New Fashion TV Show...

Victoria's Top 10

CLOTHED: From left,Victoria's Secret models Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio,Miranda Kerr,Erin Heatherton and Candice Swanepoel.The Victoria’s Secret 2011 Bombshell Summer Tour rolled into The Grove retail center in Los Angeles May 12. Making appearances were Victoria’s models Miranda Kerr,...

Hitmakers & Haute Couture

Kanye West, Rolling Stones' Ron Wood and GN'R's DJ Ashba Join Fashion’s Growing List of Entrepreneurial TastemakersThe extensive list of music artists turned fashion designers is growing, with a number of pop stars recently collaborating...

Friday, May 13

Dina Bar-EL,Others Take Century City

Tal Sheyn Signature DesignsElegant gowns. Gauzy hippie tunics. Streetwise T-shirts. These styles were some of the looks to hit the runway at the Hyatt Regency Plaza in Century City May 12 to celebrate Israel’s independence. Well-known...

Fashion Industries Guild Announces Dinner Honorees

The Fashion Industries Guild announced that its 2011 honorees for its 55th annual charity dinner dance will be the executives behind juniorswear manufacturer Big St...

John Bartlett's New Brands Headed to Bon-Ton

Designer John Bartlett recently debuted two new menswear brands, John Bartlett Consensus and John Bartlett Statements, which will be sold exclusively at Bon-Ton Stores beginning in ...

WWDMAGIC to Showcase French Designers

WWDMAGIC and Precirc;t Agrave; Porter Paris, a Parisian fashion trade show, have teamed up to create Heart of Precirc;t, a new showcase of French apparel brands targeting be...

Apparel Maker James George Baily Dies

James Baily, who for years had a Los Angeles dressmaking business, has died. He was 81....

Hot Topic to Host quot;Pirates Dayquot; Promo

Walt Disney Pictures’ latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” opens on May 20, and Hot Topic is getting in ...

STYLE FILE

Messe Frankfurt New York Textile Show Coordinator Lauren Harp...

Shop & Dine Guide

The latest edition of our biannual tribute to inspired stores and rad restaurants....

Trade Shows, Retailers Got a Brand-New Bag

Trade shows and retailers increasingly find marketing opportunities and ways to build credibility with bags. ...

Gilt Raises $138 Million

New York–based flash-sale site Gilt Groupe Inc. raised $138 million in financing from current investors Softbank Grou...

Retail Therapy: Dr. Jenn Berman's Eco-Fashion

Dr. Jenn Berman can provide counseling on almost everything...

Fred Hayman to Be Honored on Rodeo Drive

The newest recipient of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Fame Award is Fred Hayman, often called the father of Rodeo Drive....

Denim Brands Look to Future for Growth, Change

Denim manufacturers are a prime example of Charles Darwin’s rule of evolution. It’s survival of the fittest, and those who don’t adapt die....

Afingo's Fashion Forum Highlights West Coast Fashion

New York–based Afingo, a social-networking resource and event producer for the fashion industry, focused on the West Coast fashion scene during its May 5 Fashion Forum at the Californ...

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Kate Winslet Is the New Face Of Fashion Brand St. John (Sociaite Life)Video: L’amour Fou, the New Yves Saint Laurent Documentary...

IP Act Introduced in Senate

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D–Vt.) and a group of bipartisan senators introduced the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (P...

O'Neill Names New Sales Executive

O’Neill Clothing, an Orange County surf label, announced that John Hunt was promoted to vice president of sales for the company, owned by La Jolla Group in Irvine, Calif....

Invista Expands in China

Fiber maker Invista is expanding production at its spandex venture plant in Foshan, China. Invista’s joint venture with the Foshan Plastics Group Co. Ltd. now operates four production...

Levi's Debuts New Retail Concept in Orange County, Calif.

Levi Strauss & Co. took inspiration from the company’s 19th century roots for its newest concept store, Levi’s Dry Goods, which celebrated its grand opening May 13 at The...

Obey's Shepard Fairey: Music Video Director

Obey's Shepard Fairey moonlights as a DJ (he goes by the handle DJ Diabetic. True story.), political fire-starter and co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. I guess being a...

The Gap: Filling the Void After Patrick Robinson's Departure

The Gap Inc. is ready to take over the world, if only it could get over its identity crisis....

Trade-Show Organizers Strive to Add Value to Their Events

New venues, new dates, new categories and new partnerships. Trade-show producers are stepping up the amenities and fine-tuning their exhibitor bases to draw more attendees. After three years of econom...

Adore: Hand-Crafted Contemporary

When Sam Far joined his family’s Los Angeles apparel business five years ago, his goal as a recent college graduate was to rev up sales in the womenswear company his parents founded more than 20 years ...

L.A. Port Job Goes to Fashion Ambassador

Cynthia Ruiz, known as City Hall’s ambassador to the local fashion industry, has been named deputy executive director of external affairs at the Port of Los Angeles.In her new job, she will he...

Thursday, May 12

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Lady Gaga on Fashion: There Are No Rules (People)Angelina Jolie, Jack Black Talk Fashion At Cannes (MTV.com)Michael Kors, DVF and Tory Burch Make...

Wednesday, May 11

Hot Dates: May's fashion Forward Events

West Hollywood Green Weekend Citywide Yard Sale May 14 15 / West HollywoodStyle conscious consumers looking to score designer duds on the cheap may want to head over to the famously fashionable West Hollywood this coming weekend for WeHo's first-ever city-wide yard sale.

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The Katy Perry Fashion Show (The Dominion Post)Queen Elizabeth Starts a Royal Post-Wedding Handbag Craze (Racked)Brands Opt to Try On Edgy Shorts...

Tuesday, May 10

Apparel News Daily Reader

Georgia May Jagger Fronts Marc Jacobs' Latest Campaign for Charity (Daily Mail U.K.)Hindu Goddess Swimsuit...

Monday, May 9

Clothes for thought

Now here’s something to think about.There’s a Japanese project called Neurowear that was founded to develop robotic fashion items (and other things) that are powered by brainwaves. The Neurowear site says its concept is the...

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Kentucky Derby Style Watch (KentuckyDerby.com)Fashion Forward: New York Brands Take On Social Media (CBS News)Old Labels, New Era: Rejunvenating the Apparel Industry (The Sacramento...

Saturday, May 7

Debuts for Basil, HlubTray

Gown from Basil's Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.It was a night for debuts. Los Angeles-based lines Basil and HlubTray took at bow May 5 at theRAW:natural born artists showcase at the Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood. Basil...

Friday, May 6

PPR's Volcom Acquisition Brings Back the $600+ Million Deal

California brand Volcom is acquired by French luxury company PPR....

Robinson Exits Gap

After four years, Patrick Robinson, executive vice president of Gap global design for adult and body, is leaving the San Francisco–based retail giant. Until Robinson’s replacement can be found, Pam Wallack, head of Gap’s global...

Glendale Galleria to Be Renovated

The Glendale Galleria will get a facelift this summer....

April Apparel Sales Strong

April retail sales beat forecasts, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers....

GG Collective: Luxe Fabrics, Made With Speed

Sisters Beatrice and Luvi Guapo could be breaking speed records in bringing GG Collective, their new knits line, to market....

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Street Style: Ailey at the Apollo Gala (Essence)Stella McCartney Talks Eco-Fashion And Her Brand's Growth (NBC New York)Sarah Jessica Parker Will Host 40...

Apparel Sourcing May Be Coming Closer to Home

Central American factories are looking to capture more apparel business from Asia....

FBI, Eisenberg Offer Free Patternmaking Software Training

In June, the Joyce Eisenberg Apparel Job Skills Training Program will debut at Fashion Business Inc., the Los Angeles– based nonprofit business resource and training...

Pending Free-Trade Agreements Filled With Different Apparel Elements

The free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama could be approved by Congress as early as this summer....

Lycra Style Helps Invista Reintroduce the Ready-to-Wear Fiber

Invista turns to biometric market research to fine-tune the message for its latest brand launch....

Dirt LA, McKenzie Collaborate on Green Collection

Dirt LA is an art-inspired eco luxury brand. Founder and designer Diviya Loomba collaborates with eco-artists to make the prints for the collection. The brand creates high-quality fashion-for...

Balenciaga and Spain

Often I have wondered how Balenciaga envisaged those bold voluminous shapes of the ’50s, a mid-century fashion innovation. While in San Francisco covering the Academy of Art University’s fashion show, I was lucky enough to attend a private tour of the “Balenciaga and Spain”...

Gaultier From Hermegrave;s to Puig

Spanish fragrance company Puig purchased a 45 percent stake in the Jean Paul Gaultier brand from French luxury house Hermegrave;s. Puig’s portfolio of brands includes Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci and Paco Raba...

Amazon's New Flash-Sale quot;Habit.quot;

Seattle-based e-tail giant Amazon.com launched a members-only fashion flashsale site called MyHabit.com. The private sale site will offer up to 60 percent off of retail prices for items from “t...

South Is Tops for Promotional Products

Southern buyers purchased $5.9 billion in promotional products— including T-shirts, caps and pens—in 2010, according to a recent survey published by Advantages magazine, which covers the promot...

OneStopPlus.com Adds Designers Studio.

Plus-size fashion site OneStopPlus.com is building a “Designers Studio” section beginning with the addition of apparel by Lafayette 148 New York. The offering includes about 300 styles. ...

Retirement? Never for Greta

Greta , center, with Tanya Newbould, right, and Roger Leguay, Greta's boyfriend of 37 years.Fashion is proud of being fickle, and infamous for a short shelf life, but Greta Feigler who goes by...

Metropark Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Close Stores

Blaming a tight credit market and declining spending power of young adults, Los Angeles–headquartered fashion chain Metropark USA Inc. filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in W...

Thursday, May 5

K-Swiss Gets New Apparel Man

K-Swiss, a footwear and apparel company based in Westlake Village, Calif., has named Michael Augustine as its director of apparel worldwide.Augustine will be r...

Glendale Galleria to Be Renovated

The Glendale Galleria will get a facelift this summer....

Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Video: Religious Iconography As A Fashion Statement

Lady Gaga's highly-stylized "Judas" video dropped today, and while it's no "Like A Prayer" or "Beat It," which it is clearly influenced by, you have to give her props for creativeness in incorporating crucifixes into haute couture and...

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Kate Bosworth Sings for Cotton Inc. (Fashion Etc.)Madonna Donates Chanel Boots For LaGuardia High (Artist Direct)She's still Got It: The...

Timberland Opens in S.F.'s Union Square

Outdoor footwear and apparel brand The Timberland Co. opened a store at the Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood....

Wednesday, May 4

Apparel News Daily Reader

Selena Gomez Discusses Her Upcoming Fashion Line (Pop Crush)Cojo Dishes on the Met Gala's Worst Dressed Star (ET Online)Talking With Fashion Powerhouse Joe Zee...

Metropark Files Bankruptcy

Blaming a tight credit market and declining spending power of young adults, Los Angeles–headquartered fashion chain Metropark USA Inc. filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in W...

Tuesday, May 3

Apparel News Daily Reader

Fashion Report: Mary J. Blige's 2nd Annual Honors Concert (BET)Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Sets Fashion Trend (ABS CBN News)T-Shirts Mark...

Monday, May 2

Volcom Announces Acquisition by PPR

The $607 million purchase price French luxury conglomerate PPR paid for California streetwear brand Volcom marks a return to the high acquisition prices that apparel brands commanded...

Salute to Iconic Fashion Photographer Brian Duffy Rocks Rodeo

An elegant but rockin’ taste of Euro culture comes to Beverly Hills today with the opening of a special retrospective exhibit celebrating the work of iconic U.K....

Dig It: Stella McCartney Finds Fashion Influence From Within

Through Linda's Lens: Stella McCartney (foreground) with her brother James and famous father.When Linda McCartney started shooting candid photos of her family back in the late 1960s, she probably had no...

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Michelle Obama Wears Halston to White House Correspondents' Dinner (Harper's Bazaar)Fashion Firms Rush to Copy the Royal Gown (Wall...

'ANTM' Live To Head North in 2012

The America's Next Top Modelfranchise continues its global domination by bringing its interactive component to Canada. The hit reality TV show has launched America's Top...