Friday, May 31
New showrooms and new lines showing at The New Mart during the June 10-13 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market
There is a special mysticism and finesse when thinking of classic Hollywood cinema.
Anniversary Party for the big 2-0 at Intermix at Robertson
It's an Anniversary Party at Intermix
Fashion in the News
In the last week, National Public Radio turned its mics west for two features on the LA fashion industry.
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Thursday, May 30
Eric Martin, co-owner of fashion showroom The Park, announced a new retail project
Ronnie Ekelund and Priscilla Silva flew from California to Guatemala on a mission.
New showrooms and new lines showing at the Academy Awards Building during the June 10-13 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market
New showrooms and new lines showing at the Gerry Building during the June 10-13 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market
New showrooms and new lines showing at the Cooper Design Space during the June 10-13 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market
Ways & Means Showroom carries some of London’s most hip brands.
Natalie Hara’s new showroom in the Gerry Building is a dual-purpose space.
California Market Center
For designer Shellice Beharie, plus-size women are blacklisted from the fashion industry.
Los Angeles Fashion Council to Hold Montly "Open Runway" event in Hollywood
The Rande Cohen showroom is moving to a new space at The New Mart
Velvet by Graham & Spencer helped launch the high-end T-shirts category when the company opened in 1997.
The Able Tailor was conceived by Stephanie Alves including denim bottoms, sweat pants, jackets, tops and accessories
Zara, one of fast-fashion’s dominant global brands, announced May 29 that it will open a 27,000-square-foot emporium at the Figat7th retail center in downtown Los Angeles.
Liberty Fashion Lifestyle Fairs, the new trade show created by retailer and Project founder Sam Ben-Avraham, won’t launch until July in New York and August in Las Vegas, but the West Coast will get a taste of the new show’s offerings at a pop-up shop Liberty is organizing with menswear e-tailer Wittmore.
Engaging customers, personalization and increasing conversion rates have become staple phrases for online
Hans (Hank) Pola died on May 27 after a short illness following a stroke. He was 78 years old.
Downtown L.A. Design House Has a T-shirt Party
Bohemian Society's Victor Wilde & Friends Create New T-Line
The company will open outlet stores and full-price boutiques overseas opportunistically.
Bikinis & Basketball
Raj Manufacturing's Raj Bhathal Part of Investors Group Which Purchased NBA's Sac Kings
New showrooms and new lines showing at the California Market Center during the June 10-13 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market
Impulse California, The New Mart, and POOLTRADESHOW
FDM4 America Inc. Gerber Technology.
Wednesday, May 29
California Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard, Xavier Beccera, Linda Sanchez and Grace Napolitano urge action on the EU's steep duty on US denim.
Tuesday, May 28
Fashion Icon Reveals Inner Contrarian
Blog Lays Out Prada's Contradictions
Friday, May 24
Fashion Digital Los Angeles set up shop at the Directors Guild of America last week to provide a conference dedicated exclusively to apparel and fashion e-commerce.
New Stores for Stylish L.A. Street
Veteran Shop and Pop-Up to West Third Street
Alternative Apparel Grants $1,000 to Community Garden
Alternative Apparel Goes Even Greener
AIMS360's Academic Path
AIMS360s Ends The Year on an Academic Note
Thursday, May 23
The goal seemed ambitious—even for a major retailer such as Macy’s Inc.
Kingpins will head to the Netherlands in 2014 to host its first European edition
Forever 21 Inc. has dismissed Damo Textile in its case against several jobbers and off price retailers
Fashion’s future was on the runway at California College of the Arts’
Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Continental Business Credit, Progressive Label, Designer Fabric Warehouse, S & J USA Inc.
Luxury retail center Santa Monica Place was honored with the annual VIVA “Best of the Best” award
Apparel retailers are forecasting good business for the rest of the year.
Streetwear fashion will make its debut on June 28.
Wednesday, May 22
Catching up with Lubov Azria as her LA contemporary label approaches its 25th anniversary
Tuesday, May 21
This is proven by New York-based Hood by Air (HBA), a streetwear brand that translates an effortless cool...
Style File | Mercedes Gonzalez
Texworld USA long time friend, Mercedez Gonzalez, Director of Global Purchasing Companies, shares her thoughts on the fashion industry, her one item she can’t live without and how her travels influence her style.
Monday, May 20
Malibu locals and tourists will be getting their cool on this summer. AllSaints has just opened a year-long pop-up shop in the breezy beach town.
Sunday, May 19
The Fashion Museum in Bath is celebrating 50 years of collecting and exhibiting historic fashion.
LA brands Hudson, J Brand, Mother, Paige Denim, Citizens of Humanity, 7 for All Mankind, Current/Elliot, Goldsign and Koral are all prominently displayed at Selfridges in London.
Southern California brands are right at home in Scotland.
Friday, May 17
More and more frequently, brands are looking backwards in their history to move their inspiration forward. Designer Jason Bleick rediscovered the famed surf brand Hang Ten on the racks at Kohl’s.
When Brian Hirth started screen-printing in 1977, T-shirts were not the fashion item they are today—but “a walking billboard” for a restaurant or other local business.
Samera Arkel Presides Over Venue for Emerging Designers & Artists
Party at Attire Los Angeles 'half designer outlet, half art gallery.'
Vast tribes of nomads no longer wander the earth. But Jodi Thomas and Hushi Mortezaie, former art director of T-shirt powerhouse Mighty Fine Inc., make T-shirts with their Los Angeles–based T-shirt label, Wenanami, for tribes of people who love bohemian looks and tribal art.
“My Life’s Story Will Be a Good One,” “Give Up on Giving Up,” “Goal Digger” and “Pets Are People Too” are just a few of the sayings on Good hYouman’s T-shirts, designed by Brett Novek in memory of his dad.
Bayard Winthrop promised a new way of thinking about making T-shirts and sweatshirts when he introduced the American Giant line in San Francisco last year.
Designer Back To Work After TV Show
One Designer's Post Project Runway World
Quiksilver Inc., the surf brand based in Huntington Beach, Calif., has seen a trail of red ink on its books in the past few years.
Thursday, May 16
Trina Turk looks to a new model for her latest store opening
TEXbase - The leading provider of Web-based product compliance named Wayne Huyard as chief executive officer.
Antex Knitting Mills/div. of Matchmaster Dyeing & Finishing Inc. California Label Products Design Knit, Inc.
Paula Saunders last year started Fashionphix an online developer of virtual showrooms.
Volcom, Inc. has announced the appointment of Mandy Fry as Vice President of Women’s.
The Academy of Art University’s 2013 graduation fashion show.
David Perry has a business that, in a way, is a matchmaker for fashion companies hoping to produce clothing in the United States.
“Live Fast”, born in 2005, now sees its future in department stores as well as gyms and boxing arenas both in the United States and internationally.
Pop Culture Brand's Exec Gets an Award
Wednesday, May 15
Event for Costume Designers Planned
Costume Designer Week Planned for October
Karlie Kloss, recently worked with FRAME Denim on the "Forever Karlie" jeans.
Tuesday, May 14
Retail sales are expected to cool down as consumers remain cautious about the economy.
With a docu-series on the Smithsonian Channel, Doris Raymond and her vintage boutique The Way We Wore is now selling vintage garb online.
With no formal background in technology, Paula Saunders last year started Fashionphix, an online developer of virtual showrooms.
Monday, May 13
GLM, the organizer of Surf Expo and more than 20 other trade shows, announced it would put its 1-year-old Launch LA trade show on the back burner while it rethinks the concept.
Dior's Fashion History Revealed at South Coast Plaza
Iconic Fashion House Tells History With Gowns and Portraits.
High Profile Retailer on Abbot Kinney
Contemporary Brand Opens Abbot Kinney Emporium
H.Lorenzo's Builds On Abbot Kinney's Freewheeling Culture
Venice Artisans Make New Styles at Left House
Friday, May 10
Thvm Atelier Gets Colorful in New Denim Collaboration
Thvm Atelier, William Lemon roll over denim's color convention.
London’s own Royal School Department of Fashion Design is joining Woodbury University for an elite event.
Wet Seal Inc. agreed to pay $7.5 million, including $5.58 million in relief and damages to its African-American staff that was fired in its King of Prussia, Penn., store in 2009.
True Religion Apparel, Inc. has agreed to be acquired by TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., a New York and London-based investment management firm, for $835 million.
Thursday, May 9
Retail sales in April took an upswing in all categories.
Vans Inc. announced that a new division has been formed at the Cypress, Calif.–based skate brand, which is owned by VF Corp. The new Americas division will handle the popular skate company’s business from Canada to Chile, said Doug Palladini, recently named vice president/general manager for the Americas. He formerly served as Vans global vice president of marketing. He started his new job May 6. Before the reorganization, general managers for different regions in the Western Hemisphere worked independently. With the new organization, they will report directly to Palladini, who said it will be a more efficient, profitable way of conducting business. The new Americas division is organized in a similar way to Vans’ other global divisions, one for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and a third division that handles Vans’ business for Asia and the Pacific. Vans will focus on expanding sales domestically and abroad, Palladini said. He declined to state the company’s 2012 sales, but he said that Vans’ sales were $300 million in 2004, when it was acquired by VF Corp.—Andrew Asch
The National Council of Textile Organizations in Washington, D.C., re-elected Bill Jasper to a third term as chairman of the trade group.
Luxury Menswear Line
A.Hutching is a new menswear line with a clean, fashion-forward aesthetic made from luxurious materials.
Luxury Menswear Line
Antonio Barragan has dressed The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, and now the designer has created his own collection
With 45 percent of a major department store’s merchandise being dedicated to private labels and another 40 percent carved out for brands
Prime Business Credit, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York, announced it acquired Asiana Capital
Occasionally Maggie Barry's designs take center stage.
Fashion bloggers who post photos of their daily outfits on social-media platforms may earn a ton of “likes”
Designers and manufacturers looking for in-stock fabrics with no minimum-yardage requirements have a new resource in Vernon, Calif.
The recent building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 800 garment workers
Nielsen Expositions, the producer of the prominent Outdoor Retailer trade show, was acquired by Onex Corp. for $950 million
Guess Inc. has won the second round in a series of trademark cases it has been battling with Gucci.
Los Angeles fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 is suing several jobbers and discount apparel stores in a case that could have resounding effects on the off-price merchandise market.
The challenge for all trade show attendees is to find what they’re looking for—even if they’re not quite sure what that is.
What’s in a name? For Los Angeles fashion designer Brian Lichtenberg, it’s a multi-million-dollar T-shirt line.
The trade show circuit is a tough circuit.
Otis College of Art and Design hosts its annualblack-tie scholarship fête.
Wednesday, May 8
Designers Make Jazz Era Fashions Inspired by The Great Gatsby
Prada is not the only one making Great Gatsby styles
Tuesday, May 7
What exudes a genuine punk aesthetic?
Creators of yoga wear practice what they sell
With 45 percent of a major department store’s merchandise being dedicated to private labels and another 40 percent carved out for brands, there’s not a lot of room left over for new apparel companies.
Online sales taxes could be the law of the land.
Monday, May 6
Señor Tyrone Poncho launched its express mobile delivery service via Twitter.
Trade show exhibitor production rooted in eco-friendly practices
Salvatore Ferragamo Shows Fall Winter at Annenberg Event
Ferragamo Burnishes Beverly Hills Elegance
Friday, May 3
Supreme sues Married to the Mob
After a launch in August at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, the second edition of the Lazr footwear trade show was held April 24–26 at the Cooper Design Space in LA’s fashion district.
Dee D Plus T-shirt Label Debuts
Urban Outfitters is living up to its name. It’s going really urban.
Downtown Los Angeles was bustling with street traffic today with demonstrators
Thursday, May 2
Otis College of Art + Design is launching the “Otis Sustainability Alliance,” a partnership between industry leaders from the fashion, design, art and higher-education communities who are dedicated in collaborating to create environmental, social and economic change.
Students and executives mingle at luncheon.
Woodbury University hosts runway event.
EdgeAX, a unit of Visionet Systems Inc.,announced its new apparel product life management (PLM).
Casual chic will get even more space to stretch out at the high-profile Fred Segal compound of boutiques in Santa Monica, Calif.
Guess? Inc. named Sharleen Ernster Lazear as the chief design officer for the Los Angeles–headquartered denim lifestyle brand.
In order to deal with a growing online sales market, Kohl’s Corp. is launching a new information-technology office in northern California.
Downtown Los Angeles contemporary retail received a big vote of confidence when prominent Swedish contemporary label Acne Studios
Obituary: Mel Matsui, 68: Denim Expert Launched Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp Brands
Denim-industry veteran Mel Matsui died on April 12. He was 68.
The style and fit for denim is in constant flux.
Frame Denim born of two continents.
Wednesday, May 1
Its motto is “Youth Against Establishment,” but Orange County, Calif.–based skate/lifestyle brand Volcom will lay a claim to be among the most solid environmental citizens in the fashion world.
East Coast – get ready. Skingraft is opening a boutique in New York. Skingraft, which is known for its edgy leather pieces and cool urban vibe, will fete the Nolita store opening next Tuesday with a 3-D film showcasing its Spring/Summer collection.
As of May 1, all U.S.-made women’s denim pants imported into the EU had their duty raised from 12 percent to 38 percent.