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Thursday, May 31

Apparel News Daily Reader

Victoria Beckham Thinks She Looks Like a ’Moody Cow’ (Fashionista) Qantas names uniform designer (Sydney Morning Herald)Barneys New York Fashion Director...

Wednesday, May 30

May Solid for Fashion Retailers

Retail sales increased 4 percent in May, said Michael Niemira, chief economist for the International Council of Shopping Centers trade group. “The May sales performance was in line wit...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Rio Fashion Week Has Bikinis On Display (Daily Gossip)Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012: Shock start, classic end (BusinessWorld)Fashion's new front: wearable...

Tuesday, May 29

Apparel News Daily Reader

The Queen’s Diamond Heritage (New York Times)Louis Vuitton Opens Made-to-Order Handbag Salon (Wall Street Journal) Street Style from First Weekend of Summer in New...

Weltenbuerger Eyes L.A.'s East/West Rivalry

Weltenbuerger's Eastside shop.It’s been just over a year since the Weltenbuerger boutique opened in Los Feliz on Los Angeles’ Eastside to showcase new designers from L.A. and Europe. In July, Entrepreneur Bryan Sanderson will open a second...

Lady Gaga Looks to L.A. for Vintage Fashion Inspiration

Lady Gaga wearing vintage Versace in TaiwanLady Gaga is known for her various fashion metamorphoses.She can play the conservative; and then she can be seen sporting a meat dress made of raw beef slices.But the...

American Apparel on the Move--in Japan

Los Angeles’ own American Apparel is going mobile—in Japan. The company launched its first mobile e-commerce (that’s m-commerce, to those of us keeping up with the latest jargon) for the Japanese consumer. The m-commerce site operates much like the...

Friday, May 25

Bee Free Opens in Silver Lake

Angie Freeman comes from a family of beekeepers. So for her first retail venture, which opened May 17, she called the shop Bee Free in a salute to her family’s avocation. However, the focus of the bou...

Lectra Names Mattia Director, Strategic Accounts Fashion, Releases Kaledo V3

Paris-based equipment and technology-solutions provider Lectra named Bruno Mattia as director of strategic accounts for fashion....

Henri Bendel to Open at Westfield Topanga

Iconic fashion accessories retailer Henri Bendel developed a collection of private-label goods in 2005 and since then has been building boutiques to sell Henri Bendel handbags, jewel...

Malibu Dream Girl Name Change Kicks Off Re-branding Effort

Beginning June 1 swim maker Malibu Dream Girl Inc. will be known as Malibu Design Group and the company will kick off a re-branding campaign that will highlight its growing portfolio...

Salute to Suppliers & Services Resources

Asher Fabric Concepts makes sophisticated fabrics from luxurious fibers in California for the contemporary market. The company can accommodate both small- and big-lot orders...

Fashion, Retail Tech Start-ups Hot Ticket for Investment

Technology

With companies such as Zulily and Gilt Groupe dominating everything from e-commerce to social media, fashion technology start-ups have never been hotter....

Charlotte Russe Taps Innotrac for E-commerce Fulfillment

Charlotte Russe selected Atlanta-based Innotrac Corp. to provide fulfillment and contact-center solutions for the San Diego–based retailer’s growing e-commerce business....

Robert Prather Joins Business Credit Services

Robert Prather was named senior vice president, sales and marketing, for Business Credit Services, an accounts receivable–management company with offices in Los Angeles and San Diego....

U.K. Luxury Brand Eskandar Opens on Melrose

United Kingdom–headquartered label Eskandar opened an elegant 5,000-square-foot emporium at 8816 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, Calif., across the street from pioneering fashion bout...

Wet Seal Scales Back Store Openings

The Wet Seal Inc. announced on May 22 cuts in its store-opening program for the rest of 2012, after the Foothill Ranch, Calif.–based retailer reported a decline in earnings for its first fisca...

Attendance Remains High at Taste of OffPrice in New York

Attendance at the May 6–8 run of the Taste of OffPrice show in New York was on par with the 2011 show, when traffic jumped 12 percent over the previous year. ...

USC Proposes to Develop Mall Near Downtown L.A.

More than 38,000 students take classes at the University of Southern California, but outside of the university’s bookstore, there are few on-campus choices for shopping and buying clothes. ...

Alvanon Launches New ’Realistic’ Fashion Form

Alvanon Inc. has launched a new range of technical fit mannequins based on a “realistic human body shape” generated from 3-D body scans of U.S. consumers....

Aussies On the Move

Lorna Jane fashion photo courtesy of Lorna Jane.Aussie women’s fitness line Lorna Jane is on the move. It debuted its first American store in March at Malibu Lumber Yard. It opened a second location May 19 atCaruso Affiliated-owned Waterside Marina Del Rey...

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Catching up with Cannes Fashion Day Eight (Wall Street Journal) Oscar de la Renta Selling $2,500 Sequined Baseball Tee (New York Times) Vintage Fashion Shots...

Thursday, May 24

Alvanon, Target to Launch 3-D Shape Survey in Australia

Integrated fit solutions provider Alvanon and Target Australia have joined forces for a 3-D body-shape survey of up to 20,000 men and women. ...

Hal Kaltman, Past President of the Textile Association of Los Angeles, Dies at 70

Hal Kaltman, the elder statesman of the California apparel industry and a mentor to many, died peacefully in Las Vegas on

Apparel News Daily Reader

Dita Von Teese brings stripping -- and high fashion -- to Seattle (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) Kristen Stewart Fulfills Her Balenciaga Duties With More...

Taking the High Style Road

Footcandy Shoes is taking their style to the street. The company is touring the West Coast with their Footcandy Mobile Shop, a 34 ft. luxury bus stocked with designer shoes by Footcandy, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Vince...

UGG Says 'I Do!'

Just in time for wedding season, UGG Australia has debuted a new wedding footwear collection.The capsule collection includes three styles: the Bailey I Do! for $225, the Sparkles I Do! for $190, and...

Wednesday, May 23

Thursday Friday, Everyday Totes

You can tell that the two friends behind Thursday Friday bags, Roni Brunn and Olena Sholomytska are smart. Not only are the canvas tote bags clever (printed with trompe-l’oeil images of iconic designer satchels), they can also articulate their origin story with...

Apparel News Daily Reader

10 Beauty Boards You Should Be Following on Pinterest (Fashionista)Renewed Energy At Atlanta Textile Exhibitions (Textile World)U.K. Retail Sales Fall Most in Two Years as Rain Hits...

Tuesday, May 22

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Here Is The Best-Dressed Snail on the Cannes Red Carpet (New York Magazine)Tim Gunn fashions together advice for Ohio State (The Lantern)André Leon...

Monday, May 21

7 For All Mankind Leaves Robertson

VF Corp.’s 7 For All Mankind label recently vacated its shop on the high-profile retail street Robertson Boulevard. The 3,200-square-foot space, located at 100 S. Robertson Blvd., was 7 For A...

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Fashion icon to bequeath trove to Salem museum (The Boston Globe)Eco-fashionista campaigns for sexy, sustainable fashion (CNN)Tweens on the Runway...

Congratulations, Claire Pettibone!

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan in a surprise (at least to people who aren’t family and friends—FB or otherwise) ceremony, the bride wore a gown designed by Los Angeles designer Claire Pettibone. Hat tip to Racked for the photo above. InStyle has some fun facts on the dress, including the designer’s dish...

Kill City, Moods of Norway Party

Kill City's Drew Bernstein in front of his new flagship. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.Kill City has been making jeans and other fashions for L.A.’s rock ’n’ roll set for a long time. But last week Kill City founder Drew Bernstein threw a party for Kill...

Sunday, May 20

Sean Woolsey: T-shirts to Lighting

Back in 2005, we did a story about Sean Woolsey's t-shirt line Status Foe, here. He had a cool graphic eye and placed prints in a way that more interesting than just a center logo. He called V-necks before they were a commonplace...

Friday, May 18

Retailers Use Gaming to Predict Sales Before They Happen

With gaming becoming more and more popular, it’s no surprise that it has now found its way into retail analytics....

L.A. Designers to Be Duty-Free at LAX?

Leading fashion nonprofit Fashion Group International Inc. Los Angeles announced its first-ever business partnership. It will be involved with selecting Los Angeles–area designers who...

Port of Long Beach Kicks Off Big Modernization Project

Officials at the Port of Long Beach gathered on May 14 to kick off a modernization project that will give the port one of the most technologically advanced terminals in the United States....

St. John Put on the Auction Block by Majority Owner

St. John could be getting a new owner....

Tech Resources

Technology

FDM4 specializes in the design, development, and implementation of software and hardware solutions for apparel and footwear enterprises. Take advantage of FDM4 to streamline your operations and help...

NBC’s ’Fashion Stars’ Embrace Downtown L.A. for New Store and Manufacturing

Long before landing in the spotlight of NBC’s “Fashion Star,” designer Nicholas Bowes had discovered Los Angeles’ Fashion District....

Bonded Apparel Has Hoodies Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on May 15 that 720 boys’ hoodies were recalled because the drawstrings pose a hazard....

Social Media’s Bottom Line for Business

Almost every fashion brand and retailer has a presence in social media, but the jury is still out on what kind of return on investment businesses gain from social-media sites such as...

California College of the Arts’ Senior Fashion Show in San Francisco

Using ballooning skirts and rigid armor, graduating seniors of the California College of the Arts’ fashion design program stretched the standard proportions of normal apparel silhouettes to sculptural ...

Rag & Bone to Open First Store in California

High-profile New York-based contemporary label Rag & Bone confirmed that it will open a West Hollywood, Calif., flagship store, the label’s first store in the state, later this year. ...

Shippers Weighing East Coast Versus West Coast Ports

Looming labor problems shaping up at East and Gulf Coast ports this fall have apparel makers, retailers and other shippers scratching their heads and wondering whether they should send their holiday s...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Work Wear: Office Style at Fab.com (Wall Street Journal)A to Zee: Marilyn Rising (Elle)Chopard Red Carpet Collection at Cannes (The New York Times)Victoria...

'Swing Left, Swing Right' Murs Brings Hip-Hop Style to LACMA

3MG's Murs, Eligh and Scarub and a whole lot of cell phones.Hip-hop legends Murs, Eligh and Scarub kicked off LACMA’s Through the Mic series...

Thursday, May 17

Apparel News Daily Reader

Vatican and Benneton Kiss But Don’t Make Up (The Cut)Alber Elbaz: In the Spotlight (New York Times)Kelly Cutrone’s Ex-Assistant is getting arrested for allegedly...

Charlie by Matthew Zink's Kitson Party

Matthew Zink at Kitson. Photo by Matthew Brown.Matthew Zink, the former design director for Victoria’s Secret Swim and Shoe division, struck out on his own to build the Charlie by Matthew Zink swim label. The 1970s-inspired line made a splash and it...

Wednesday, May 16

SwimSpot's Santa Monica Splash

Swimwear designer Lisa Vogel at the new Santa Monica Place SwimSpot with Chris Lohman, SwimSpot's vice president.SwimSpot runs women’s swimwear boutiques from Santa Barbara to Orange County. On May 15, the boutique chain made a splash when it opened a 1,600-square-foot boutique at the exclusive Santa Monica Place...

LuxeYard Got Something For the Guys

LuxeYard's men's site.Los Angeles e-commerce retailer LuxeYard is on the move. In April, it debuted LuxeStyle, its flash site for women’s fashions. On May 15, it debuted a men’s fashion section which will offer brands such as YSL and Givenchy. LuxeYard...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Obama Jokes About Beckham’s Underwear Line (The Cut)Desert Kicks for the Urban Jungle (Daily Candy)Chanel Shows Cruise Collection at Versailles (The New York...

Tuesday, May 15

U.S. Free-Trade Agreement With Colombia Goes Into Effect

Colombia becomes the third country in South America to have a free-trade agreement with the United States....

Apparel News Daily Reader

Street Style: Kitten Heels (New York Times)High Sobriety - Dark Looks From Sicily (Wall Street Journal)Essence Hands Out Black Beauty Awards (New York Times)Why...

JLM Couture Gets Hitched on Robertson

JLM Couture flagship interior.Sure, JLM Couture is headquartered in New York City. But the design house and manufacturer of more than five bridal gown and bridesmaid dress labels traveled to Los Angeles to open its first flagship...

Monday, May 14

Apparel News Daily Reader

Jessica Simpson is designing maternity wear, of course (The Cut)Cape Town Shines in London (New York Times)Deer Limited Jewelry Launches (Daily Candy)Amazon...

Where is the Best Department Store in the World?

Selfridges' flagship store on Oxford StreetThe ballots have been counted and the vote is in for the best department store in the world.You might have thought it was Harrods, which is a good guess. But the honors have been...

Friday, May 11

New Fashion Event to Blend Trade and Consumer

Fashion Destination Group, a new Orange County, Calif.–based fashion-event organization, will host an all-day event on June 9 in Dana Point, Calif., that will feature runway shows, seminars an...

Retailers Embrace Tablet Commerce

With mobile commerce on the rise, tablet computers have given retailers new hope in boosting sales....

Trade Show Resource Guide

ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conductbusiness. It is the leading trade show organization serving the upscalefashion marketplace, including the men's, ...

Patagonia Debuts New Warm-Water, Recycled-Material Wetsuit

Known for its environmentally friendly efforts, Patagonia has debuted its first warm-water wetsuit, made from limestone-based neoprene and recycled fleece....

Using Technology to Enhance In-Store Experience

Technology

DANA POINT, Calif.—Regardless of how small or grand the device—whether it be a mobile-phone application, notebook-size tablet or a 10-foot-high wall of multiple touch screens—the most important lesson l...

Anaheim’s Center Street Is New Retail Model

The basic formula for developing malls is to build a retail center, then lease space to the best retailers around....

Los Angeles Investor Becomes Part Owner of Barneys New York

Barneys New York, the venerable high-end retail chain that has gone through a number of owners in recent years, has taken on a distinctive Los Angeles influence....

Building the Best Trade Show Booth

The most awe-inspiring trade show booths draw attention with LED light walls and Hollywood-style screen projections....

FIDM to Host Couture Fabric Sale

California private couturier Nora Martin is retiring and has donated her entire stock of 2,150 yards of designer fabric to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which ...

Former Target Executive Named Billabong Chief

Influential, but troubled, Australian surfwear maker Billabong International Ltd. appointed Launa Inman as its managing director and chief executive officer on May 9....

Jill Roberts Expands Retail Chain to Studio City, Calif.

Veteran Los Angeles contemporary multiline boutique company Jill Roberts is scheduled to open a store in June in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley....

Apparel News Daily Reader

Christian Louboutin Branches Out Into Beauty (The Telegraph)Lady Gaga is a Gogosha Superfan (LA.Racked)Nine Full-Proof Outfits (Refinery29.com)Target Names Next Round of...

Brioni Shows Its Modern Suit

Opening night for the Rodeo Brioni boutique.Famous for being the Italian couturier for classic Hollywood leading men such as Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and John Wayne, Brioni fashion house showed its modern suit on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive.The venerable Italian men’s fashion houseopened a boutique at...

Top This! Philip Treacy Talks Hats, Celebs & Couture

Philip Treacy demonstrates how to make a hat at the Academy of Art University, photo by Randy BrookePhilip Treacy’s hats have topped the heads of Lady Gaga, the Royal family and walked the runways of haute couture shows. He has worked with Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Valentino and with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Treacy’s designs for the Royal...

Thursday, May 10

Apparel News Daily Reader

Exclusive First Look: Coco Rocha for Banana Republic Trina Turk (The Cut)Jewelry With a Glimmer of Rock Star (The New York Times)Street Style: Lace (The New York...

InStyle's Hal Rubenstein Dishes on 100 Unforgettable Dresses at LACMA

InStyle Fashion Director Hal Rubenstein discusses Liz Hurley's 1994 Versace safety-pin dress with Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore.The launch of Liz Hurley’s career wasn’t a film, it was her infamous...

Wednesday, May 9

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Chanel No. 5 Gets Its First Male Face (Elle) Mark Zuckerberg’s Non Hoodie Wardrobe (Wall Street Journal) Retail Scouting Report in New York City (New York...

Agent Provocateur Knows "That" Feeling

From left model Anneliese Zelina, Garry Hogarth, Agent Provocateur's chief executive, and model Tabitha Hall. Photo by Evi T'Bolt.Garry Hogarth, chief executive for English lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, dropped by the label’s Rodeo Drive boutique May 8 for a party celebrating the release of Agent’s Soiree line...

Tuesday, May 8

Cargo-Container Traffic on the Rise Through Back-to-School Season

U.S. consumers are still hitting the stores, which means that import cargo volumes at the major ports in the United States should be busy through the back-to-school season....

S&G New Look, New Biz Partner

A Fall 2012 look from SG Clothing. Photo by Andrew Campbell.For the March run of Concept Los Angeles fashion week, the L.A.-based SG Clothing label showed its custom-made leather jackets and sheer black tops. For those who checked out...

Nicole Richie Next in Line at Macy's

Nicole RichieThere's been a long line of designers who have joined forces with Macy's to do collaboration collections.The latest on the list is Los Angeles-centric Nicole Richie, the reality TV star turned...

Academy of Art University's Glamorous Guests, Fashion Show & Events

Sarah Burton, Philip Treacy and Academy of Art University's Gladys Perint Palmer and Dr. Elisa Stephens Sarah Burton, Philip Treacy and H.R.H. Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud are three of the high profile guests who attended and were honored at the Academy of Art University’s 2012 Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony. The School of Fashion at AAU held its annual runway show on May 3rd and there was a whirlwind of activity leading up to the big event. A Fashion Symposium with Treacy and Burton, a luxury presentation by Princess Reema and a hat demonstration by Treacy are just a few of the events that were on the two day itinerary. Dr. Elisa Stephens, president of AAU and Gladys Perint Palmer, executive director of the School of Fashion hosted a luncheon on May 2 for the Guests of Honor with notable attendees including Mayor Edwin M. Lee and former Mayor Willie Brown as well as members of the San Francisco community. A glamorous cocktail party at a chic mansion in Pacific Heights was held in honor or Princess Reema, a breast cancer awareness activist. She is also the CEO of the ALFA and AL HAMA companies that own and operate Harvey Nichols, Donna Karan and DKNY stores in Saudi Arabia. In addition, there was a private tour of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the deYoung Museum led by Jill D’Alessandro, Curator of Costume and Textile Arts. I attended many of the functions along with Suzy Menkes, Fashion Editor of the International Herald Tribune, Cathy Horyn, fashion critic of the New York Times and Stephan Rahim Rabimov, Editor-in-Chief of Depesha magazine. It was a rare opportunity for students to hear from some of the industry’s leading talents. Here are some highlights from San Francisco.Simon Ungless, Director of the School of Fashion and Sarah Burton, Creative Director for Alexander McQueen at the AAU Fashion Symposium, photo by Randy Brooke.Philip Treacy, Mayor Edwin Lee and Dr. Elisa Stephens at the AAU luncheon, photo by Randy Brooke.A dessert created in honor of Treacy, Burton and H.R.H. Princess ReemaH.R.H. Princess Reema talks luxury in Saudi ArabiaSuzy Menkes and Cathy Horyn speak to students in a panel moderated by AAU's Journalism Coordinator, Paul Wilner, photo by Randy Brooke.Philip Treacy demonstrates how to make a cloud hat similar to one he made for a Chanel runway show, photo by Randy Brooke.Depesha Editor-in-Chief Stephan Rahim Rabimov reviews portfolios for the styling class, photo by Randy Brooke. It's me. N. Jayne Seward, Fashion Editor for Apparel News, reviewing styling portfolios, photo by Randy Brooke. Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the deYoung Museum

Apparel News Daily Reader

Is Anja Rubik’s Right Hip the New Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg? (Fashionista)Fashion and Conversation at the Met (Wall Street Journal)Marc Jacobs Wore A Sheer...

Monday, May 7

Apparel News Daily Reader

Fashion Fail! Kanye West Goes on a Twitter Rampage About Clothes He Hates...Would You Make the List? (E!)Top Hats From the Kentucky Derby (Wall Street Journal) First...

Friday, May 4

Lawmakers Urge Flexible Rules for Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to President Obama asking for more-flexible trade rules on textile and apparel goods under the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, currently u...

Peru Looks to Latin America to Grow Apparel Exports

LIMA, Peru—The heavy industrial looms inside the Creditex weaving facility are pumping out high-grade cotton fabric that soon will be found in men’s dress shirts sold under th...

Manufacturers Charity Sale Returns to Downtown LA

The Fashion Industries Guild of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will bring its Manufacturers Charity Clothing Sale back to the Los Angeles Fashion District after an eight-year h...

Beverly Hills Retail Rebound, Rodeo Filling Up

Call it the Rodeo Drive restoration. For the first time since the Great Recession, there is almost no vacancy on Rodeo Drive, the international luxury shopping street in Beverly Hills. Out ...

Scoop NYC Opens in LA’s Brentwood Neighborhood

Susan Davidson, chief executive of the high-profile Scoop NYC boutique company, arrived in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood May 2 for the debut party of Scoop’s first California boutique—and the comp...

Fred Segal Brand Rights to Sandow Media

Since the 1960s, Fred Segal has been a retail experience only to be found in Los Angeles County, but soon Fred Segal might be spread throughout the world....

Lucky Hosts West Coast Edition of Its FABB Conference

Lucky magazine headed west recently for its FABB: Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference. The event took place on April 30 at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Mon...

Sandast: Luxury Leather Goods, Made in L.A.

Behind a glass window, trained workers can be seen polishing the edges of a leather belt using an antique machine and hand-painting precisely cut leather arrowhead shapes that will be definin...

Tilly’s Post IPO Stock Surges

Prices surged on May 4, the first day of trading of stock for Tilly’s Inc. after the highly anticipated initial public offering for theIrvine, Calif.–based surf and skatewear retailer....

Sourcing Resource Guide

Asher Fabric Concepts makes sophisticated fabrics from luxurious fibers in California for the contemporary market. The company can accommodate both small- and big-lot orders...

H&M’s Larsson Joins Old Navy

San Francisco–based Gap Inc. announced Stefan Larsson, a veteran executive for Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), will be the first global brand president for Gap‐s...

Woodbury University’s Modern Mix

Downtown L.A.’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel was a fashionable place to be when students, faculty, sponsors and members of the fashion community turned out for Woodbury University’s 48th...

Messe Frankfurt USA and SPESA Launch Texprocess Americas

ATLANTA—The apparel and manufacturing industries are on the upswing, according to exhibitors at the inaugural Texprocess Americas trade show, held April 24–26 at the Georgia World Cong...

Sanko Introduces High-Performance Cotton

Turkish mill Sanko Textile & Trade has introduced a new cotton fabric that combines the performance characteristics of synthetics with the comfort of cotton. ...

Book Highlights Los Angeles as a City of Style

Everyone knows we're a city of stylish people. Now someone has chronicled exactly what makes L.A. fashionistas so unique.In a book called "City of Style," Melissa Magsaysay dissects that look into various chapters that include trends...

Gemelli's New Robertson Shop

Gemelli's New Robertson Boutique. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.Gemelli means twins in Italian, but a singular men’s clothing brand called Gemelli opened a new boutique on Los Angeles at 307 N. Robertson Boulevard.Gemelli President Farhad Heidari presided over the...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Venus Williams Takes Fashion Seriously (The New York Times)Kanye West's Fashion Film Foray (The Telegraph)Vogue bans too-thin, underage fashion models as unhealthy...

Thursday, May 3

Apparel News Daily Reader

Conservatives Protest Another JC Penney Ad (Styleite)Vogue Makes International Pact To Use Healthy Models (The Cut)Will Men Shop for Underwear Like Women Do? (The...

Patagonia Launches New Line...of Fish

Just when you thought Patagonia couldn’t become more eco-friendly, the label known for environmental activism launched a new line of salmon – as in jerky.The company decided to tackle unsustainable...

Wednesday, May 2

April Sales Decline

An early Easter holiday put a damper on April sales. U.S. chain-store sales increased a wan 0.6 percent, according to an index of American chain stores charted by the International Council of...

Apparel News Daily Reader

I Like What You're Wearing. It's A Fashion Revolution (Forbes)In Cell Era, Timepieces Are Fashion Trend To Watch (NPR)A Seamless Transition From Fashion to Art (New York...

Color Trend Goes Wild in Peru

So you think there's a lot of color and animal prints in this season's trends?In Peru, they have been using color and animal prints as long as people have been wearing clothes.I recently was in Peru attending PeruModa and...

Tuesday, May 1

L.A. Market Dates Shift in August

Managers and owners of Los Angeles’ central showroom buildings moved the dates for the August run of Los Angeles Fashion Market to avoid overlap with the Intermezzo show in New York. The August mark...

Do Fries Go With That Stussy?

Ernesto Uchimura wearing Plan Check Kitchen + Bar's Stussy shirt.There’s Roberto Cavalli Vodka, Tommy Bahama restaurants, now pioneering streetwear brand Stussy debuted a collaboration with Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, a hipster burger joint in Los Angeles’...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Lady Gaga in Hong Kong (Tom Lorenzo)Let’s Talk about Ann Romney’s Fish shirt(New York Magazine)Choosing a Hat for the Kentucky Derby (Wall Street Journal)Why YKK? The...