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Michael Cohen, co-founder of Michael Stars

Obituary

Michael Cohen, co-founder of Michael Stars apparel line, passes away at age 79.

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Welcome to ADBD’s Los Fairfax

Sports and music celebrities, as well as tourists from around the globe, come to Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue to shop at the flagships of some of America’s top streetwear brands. But for Adam Derry, the street has an undeniable creativity that is becoming more important to Los Angeles’ identity. Call it 'Los Fairfax.' On March 26, Derry introduced a capsule collection called "Los Fairfax."

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Guerilla Atelier's Cojones

Guerilla Atelier defied expectations by selling luxe fashion in Los Angeles’ gritty Art District. But on March 26, the boutique put a focus on brash art. It held a reception for artist Knowledge Bennett and his provocative art show Cojones.

Mooney Exits Quiksilver

Andy P. Mooney, chief executive officer of Quiksilver, is leaving the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based surf giant.

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Fashion and Design Students Take Their Creativity to the Runway


FIDM Gala

Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport was packed with 700 people who showed up for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s annual Debut show, which tops off the academic year for its fashion, costume and interior-design students.

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Swarovski Celebrates 120th Anniversary and Spring/Summer 16 Trends in L.A.

Events

To celebrate Swarovski’s 120th anniversary, Markus Langes-Swarovski, executive board member at the Austrian crystal maker and great-great grandson of company founder Daniel Swarovski, was in Los Angeles to introduce the company’s Spring/Summer ’16 collection.

Dov Charney Seeking $40 Million in Wrongful-Termination Complaint Against American Apparel

Manufacturing

Three months after Dov Charney was dismissed from American Apparel as its chief executive officer, the founder of the Los Angeles clothing company is seeking $40 million in damages stemming from his termination.

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Matiere: Avant Garde Brand Tries Denim.

Manufacturing

Matiere, headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., has aimed to serve as an alternative for men’s wardrobes.

Is the Retail Exclusive Disappearing—or Is it Changing?

Retail

E-commerce can bring out the worst in some shoppers, said Sandy Lew-Hailer, owner of the Seattle boutique Sandylew.

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Giving a New Home to Sexy Tomboy

Canvas Woman

Malibu fashion has seen chic bohemian, surfer girl and premium-denim looks, but the profile of the sexy tomboy is rising.

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Atlanta’s March Apparel Market Brings in the Buyers

Trade Show

The March Apparel Market returned to the Americasmart with an expanded temporary exhibitor section and an earlier schedule.

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Abbot Kinney Beach House Opens in Venice

Retail

Single-brand boutiques increasingly dominate high-profile shopping street Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles, but one of the newest boutiques on the street, Abbot Kinney Beach House, is a multi-brand shop.

C&C California Sold to Los Angeles Licensing Company

Manufacturing

Perry Ellis recently announced it sold C&C California’s intellectual-property rights and trademark to Los Angeles licensing company ACH C&C Inc., a newly created venture by members of ACI Licensing, a Los Angeles licensing agency for personality chefs, TV programs and brands.

Revolve Acquires Alliance Apparel Group

Retail | Manufacturing

Internet clothier Revolve recently announced that it has acquired Alliance Apparel Group, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.

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Nasty Gal’s 2nd Shop Opens in Santa Monica

Nasty Gal is scheduled to open in its second physical shop on March 27. The store will be located at 1254 Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. The Nasty Gal herself, Sophia Amoruso - the retailer's founder, will be making appearances at the Santa Monica store this weekend.

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Amour Vert Pops in Palo Alto

Amour Vert opened a permanent store in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley last year. Earlier this month, the brand opened a pop-up shop at 441 University Ave. in Palo Alto. Amour Vert's CEO said that the company intends to roll out a handful of boutiques by the end of the year.

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360Cashmere to Malibu Lumberyard

360Cashmere, a Los Angeles-based premium knitwear company, opened its first retail store earlier this month at Malibu Lumberyard.

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Trina Turns 20

20th Anniversary Capsule Collection

Trina Turk, the California contemporary brand with the Mid-Century, Palm Springs aesthetic, is turning 20 this year. To celebrate, designer Trina Turk launched a 20th Anniversary collection of dresses, sportswear, swimwear, accessories and jewelry featuring Turk’s signature original prints.

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Insight’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party

The Insight brand unveiled the new look for its Venice flagship with a rock ‘n’ roll party on March 19. Performing was buzz worthy band La Sera. Rivers Cuomo of Weezer made an appearance too.

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Nouveau Riche…the Brand…Coming To Your Town

The Los Angeles brand Nouveau Riche made a debut this month at the Art Hearts Fashion Show. Nouveau Riche’s first line is called Melrose Meets Robertson, and it was designed by a guy who made his fashion chops in Los Angeles.

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