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Denim Gets Chic for Fall ‘16

Fashion

Denim’s ultra-chic new look will be getting major street cred this Fall.

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Rachel Zoe to Pop at The Grove

Rachel Zoe’s 2016 looks will pop at The Grove, one of Los Angeles’ most popular retail centers. The fashion star will produce a pop-up shop at The Grove from Feb. 24 to March 31.

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Where's the New Torrid Model From?

Fashion

Torrid chooses one model out of 14,000 applicants.

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Third-Quarter Revenues Slip for American Apparel

Manufacturing

Just days after American Apparel was cleared to exit bankruptcy, the troubled Los Angeles clothing maker filed its third-quarter earnings results showing the company is bleeding money.

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More Stores To La Brea

Galia Lahav Haute Couture boutique opened last week at 169 N. La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles. It's just one of the new stores on La Brea.

Paul Frank Returning to the Company He Founded

Manufacturing

Paul Frank Sunich, the man who invented Julius the Monkey and founded Paul Frank Industries—only to be forced out from his namesake venture—is back with the label.

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Nordstrom Rack Opening in Orange County

Retail

Nordstrom Rack to open in Tustin, Calif., in a mall owned by the Irvine Company.

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Galia Lahav Haute Couture to Los Angeles

It’s a time for brides and eveningwear on Los Angeles’ La Brea Avenue. Israeli-fashion house Galia Lahav Haute Couture opened a flagship boutique at 169 N. La Brea Avenue.

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Barbie, Just Like Us

Toy giant Mattel has unveiled a newly revamped Barbie collection designed to more accurately reflect the diversity of the children who play with the doll.

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Diane Merrick’s Influential Boutique Closes

Retail

After 45 years running a boutique selling cashmere, jeans, china and antiques to generations of Los Angelenos, Diane Merrick is closing her namesake boutique. On Jan. 28, she announced the closing sale for the Diane Merrick boutique at 7407 Beverly Blvd., near Los Angeles’ Fairfax District.

Letter to the Editor: Charney Responds to the Bankruptcy Court Decision

Manufacturing

Dov Charney Responds to the Bankruptcy Court Decision

Otis Fashion Students Help Design New Lane Bryant Collection

Retail

The fashion students at the Otis College of Art and Design had a special assignment last year: Put together a collection of plus-size work outfits that will be sold at Lane Bryant stores.

Quiksilver Announces Bankruptcy Exit

Manufacturing

Surf giant Quiksilver Inc. plans to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by Feb. 8, it was announced on Jan. 28. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the Huntington Beach, Calif.–headquartered company’s plans for reorganization. The bankruptcy was declared in September 2015.

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Major Increase in Exhibitors at Premiére Vision

PV Preview

International textile show Première Vision New York hosted its 32nd show in New York, featuring fabrics, trim, leather, manufacturing resources and original artwork at a new venue—Midtown West’s Pier 94.

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Hong Kong Fashion Week Fills the Runway With Diverse Styles

Swift Fashion

Popstar Taylor Swift introduced her new casual line at Hong Kong Fashion Week.

Hong Kong Designers to Show at New York Fashion Week

Fashion

Designers Polly Ho and Andy Wong are known for the painstakingly long process they use to naturally dye their silks in an old-fashioned style that can take days and weeks to produce.

Hong Kong Fashion Week Turns Focus Toward Asia

Trade Shows

The new Taylor Swift collection that has an all-American girl vibe didn’t debut in New York or Paris but launched its first looks in a fashion show at Hong Kong Fashion Week.

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In Tough Times, Mark Zunino Opens Lavish Couture House

LA Atelier

It’s an era marked by retailers closing stores and scaling back, but Mark Zunino, a Beverly Hills, Calif., couturier, unveiled a 5,500-square-foot atelier with a staff of 40 people.

Olmstead Joins CMC’s Retail Relations

Retail

The California Market Center showroom building in the Los Angeles Fashion District reorganized its retail relations department in early January.

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Sweat NSK: Choose Your Activewear

Sweat NSK

Los Angeles’ exclusive Brentwood neighborhood is the address to many fitness businesses, but there were no multi-line boutiques offering the best activewear styles, said Natalie Fritz, a partner and the “N” in Sweat NSK.