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Beauty & Brains at the CMC

The BET Awards show will take place June 28 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. There are scores of events around town this weekend to celebrate the awards. The Beauty & Brains fashion show and gifting suite was one of those events. It took place at the California Market Center on June 25.

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Before Fly Was Cool

There’s a new fashion documentary opening on Friday focused on the early days of hip-hop fashion.

Kingpins New York to Shift to November/May Schedule

Trade Show

Kingpins, the boutique premium-denim trade show, is moving its New York show schedule beginning in November, when it will host a Nov. 3–4 show at Pier 36 NYC (Basketball City) in Manhattan.

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Active Collective in Huntington Beach, Calif.

All Active

Buyers from department stores, resorts, boutique stores and yoga studios turned out early for the June 23–24 run of Active Collective at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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Luxe Atelier Opens in Downtown Los Angeles

Walter Mendez

The young couture and eveningwear designer threw a gala party on June 24 for the opening of his first physical atelier, the Walter Mendez Collection Store.

MRket Rolls Out The Hub for New Events, Activities at New York Show

Trade Show

MRket, the menswear show organized by Business Journals Inc., will kick off a video series, a photo studio, a book signing and a Beam pop-up shop at The Hub, the trade show’s new interactive area set to bow during the July 19–21 show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.

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Sold Out CALA San Francisco Show

Steady Business

When CALA San Francisco returned to Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco for its second run June 16–17, it also was the second time for the show’s new open-booth format.

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The Gents Closet

Retail

After working as a stylist, Manuel Jackson, pictured on the couch, opened up a retail space called The Gents Closet earlier this month.

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German Style, Made In Los Angeles

Delikt

For recent German transplants Daniel Thies and Eva Napp, California manufacturing seems wide open with opportunity.

Obituary: Kristine Garrett, URU Designer


Manufacturing

Kristine Garrett, who founded URU clothing nearly 40 years ago with her husband, Ken Brown, died on June 2 of cancer. She was 69.

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FIDM Graduates Its First Class of Menswear Design Students


Fashion

About 200 people attended a reception and exhibition to celebrate the graduation of the first-ever students who completed a new advanced study program for menswear at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

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Style Africa Gala and Runway Show Bows at the CMC

Stylish Debut

Designer and “Project Runway” contestant Korto Momolu was among the designers featured at the Style Africa Gala and Runway Show, held June 20 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

Joe’s Jeans in Talks With Investment Group Over Acquisition

Manufacturing

News sources are reporting that Joe’s Jeans, the Los Angeles premium blue jeans maker that bought Hudson Clothing nearly two years ago, is in talks to be acquired by an East Coast private equity firm.

Coast Trade Show Adds Nashville to the Lineup, Changes 2016 Schedule to Coincide with Miami Swim

Trade Show

Coast, the men’s and women’s contemporary trade show based in Miami, has added a new venue to its roster of shows: Nashville, Tenn.

Legal Action Between Dov Charney and American Apparel Heats Up

Manufacturing

American Apparel chairwoman Colleen Brown, in an anti-SLAPP motion filed June 19 in Los Angeles County Superior Court against former CEO Dov Charney, maintained that Charney was fired in December for just cause after an investigation turned up dozens of lascivious and discriminatory events.

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Calvin Klein Buys House in LA

Fashion

Designer Calvin Klein coming to town.

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Rihanna: Fashion Icon to Fashion Design?

Fashion icon Rihanna appears be considering launching her own fashion and accessories brand.

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Ace Hotel X Apolis: Good Fashion District Citizens

Ace Hotel has worked on a lot of fashion collaborations with L.A. brands; Undefeated, Tanner Goods, which runs a downtown Los Angeles flagship, and now Apolis.

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Get Ready for Style Snaps

Guess what fashion fans; bloggers still matter. Digital style search engine ShopStyle, headquartered in San Francisco, announced a partnership on June 23 with a gaggle of fashion bloggers, a London retailer called FarFetch, and Snapchat, the video messaging app for a special e-shopping shindig that they call Style Snaps.

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If the Suit Doesn't Fit, Donate It

Retail

Men's Wearhouse launches six-week donation drive.