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Oak + Fort's DTLA Party

The Oak + Fort brand opened a boutique at Westfield Century City in West Los Angeles earlier this month. But the brand came to downtown Los Angeles to party on April 27.

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Time to Vote in Student-Designed Vans Shoe Contest

Fashion

Some 3,000 high schools across the country participated in the Vans design contest to create a wild and crazy shoe with an artistic sense.

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Reformation’s Yael Aflalo Shows Off Eco-Factory

Los Angeles' Reformation brand moved into a new, eco-factory in November. On Earth Day brand founder Yael Aflalo gave a tour.

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Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Denim Trends

Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim—the heritage denim mill with operations in the U.S., Mexico and China—recently hosted an event in Los Angeles to highlight new developments and preview trends for Spring/Summer 201

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Fall/Winter 2017-18 T-Shirt and Sweat Analysis by Trendstop

T-Shirt & Sweat Analysis

Global fashion forecasting agency Trendstop gives us the insider lowdown into the latest T-shirt and sweatshirt trends impacting womenswear for the Fall/Winter 2017–’18 season.

CMC’s June Charity Shopping Series to Benefit Red Eye

Events

The third installment of the California Market Center’s “Fashion With a Cause” charity shopping event is set for June 30 and will benefit nonprofit organization Red Eye.

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Retailers Dry off From a Wet Winter to Attend Fashion Market Northern California

FMNC

Retailers weary of a soggy winter in Northern California were in a positive mood at the recent Fashion Market Northern California as they looked forward to a brighter summer and fall to entice customers through the do

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Noon Goons: From SoCal Punk to High End Design

Noon Goons

SewCal is a production company in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District. Its founder, Kurt Narmore, moonlights as the designer for high-end men’s contemporary line Noon Goons, which is moving from an inspiration of Southern California concrete to a continental sophistication.

Robertson Boulevard Looks for a Revival

Retail

Kim Kardashian was photographed at Cuvée restaurant on Los Angeles’ Robertson Boulevard recently. The paparazzi shooting a much-gossiped-about celebrity walking the retail street brought back memories of Robertson’s glory days. It was a decade ago when buses filled with tourists spotted starlets shopping on the street and top retailers engaged in bidding wars for storefronts.

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Behind the Lens

Art Center Photography

ArtCenter’s photography department’s “Dynamic Dozen” shine behind the lens.

LRG Acquired by Mad Engine

Manufacturing

Lifted Research Group, a popular Irvine, Calif.– headquartered urban streetwear brand was acquired by licensed apparel company Mad Engine LLC.

Azrias Lose Out in Contract Dispute With BCBG

Manufacturing

A bankruptcy judge rules against Azrias in their contract dispute with BCBG.

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Reported Shooting in Fashion District

Los Angeles Police Department continued to search for a suspect after shots were fired in the the Fashion District.

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Incase To DTLA

The barricade is up. The semi-official word is out. Incase is going to move to downtown Los Angeles.

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Meet B. James

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

Bebe to Liquidate Stores

Retail

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

Gap Outlines Five-Year Goal for Sustainable Fibers Use

Textiles

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

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

Technology

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

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Spring/Summer ’18 Material Insights by Trendstop

Material Insights

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

A&E Launches Recycled Core-Spun Sewing Thread

Textiles

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

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