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Boardriders Acquires Billabong

Two big surfwear companies will be riding the waves together.

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Candice Cuoco Talks Project Runway All Stars

After placing fourth in season 14 of Project Runway in 2011, Candice Cuoco went for another round of the designer reality show. She appears in Project Runway All Stars. She talks about what she did different for the All Stars run.

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Disruption by Brandblack x Commonwealth Touches Down

Jan. 3 was the night that Disruption by Brandblack x Commonwealth touched down at Commonwealth's boutique in Los Angeles' Arts District.

Holiday Retail Sales End on a High Note

Retail

Good news about December’s business rolled in as retailers reported sales for the last month of 2017 as well as earnings from their holiday sales, which also included November.

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Swim Textile Trends

Swim Textile Trends

Textile Trends

First-Time Designer Makes a Splash with Paradise Ranch Designs

Swim/Surf

Kristyn Goddard, the designer and owner of Paradise Ranch Designs, dreamed of buying swimwear that could be as alluring as a Hollywood starlet’s portrait from the 1940s and 1950s yet not reveal too much of a woman’s body.

B.Swim Charts a New Course

Swim/Surf

When Sunsets Inc. wanted to take its B.Swim brand in a different direction, it hired Stephanie Graves to set the course for the label.

Free Bella: Sustainable Swimwear at a Reasonable Price Point

Swim/Surf

Francesca Lagudi was still in fashion school when she launched her swimwear line, called Free Bella, two years ago.

Lolli Swim: All Things Gidget and More

Swim/Surf

As a kid growing up in Upland, Calif., Vy Nguyen swam practically every day. If she wasn’t in a swimming pool, she was at the beach. “I was just obsessed with swimming and the beach,” said the founder of Lolli Swim.

Beach Scene Miami

Swim/Surf

Miami Beach Scene

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Beach Scene Los Angeles

LA Beach Scene

Los Angeles Beach Scene

Obituary: Jack Berger, Textile Converter, 94

Textiles

Jack Berger, the cofounder of The Print Works, a swimwear textile converting company, passed away on Dec. 16, 2017, of cancer. He was 94.

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The Trina Turk Collection Is Infused With Latin America Vibes and Color

Latin Influence

For her pre-Fall collection, Trina Turk turned her design eyes to Latin America for an infusion of brilliant colors and prints that say “Olé.” Cross-hatch chambray is heavily represented as are fringed tops and ruffles.

Lost Finds Territory for New Stores

Swim/Surf

Lost, a surf brand that’s about 25 years old, initially defined itself as a company that makes world-class surfboards bearing the logo …Lost. But over the last few decades, the brand has evolved beyond surfboards to surfwear with plans for retail expansion.

Agenda Founder Leaving Trade Show

Trade Shows

Agenda founder Aaron Levant is leaving the trade show to work on other projects.

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Jazz Is Not Dead, Says Indie T-shirt Line

Jazz Is Not Dead. It shouldn't even be thought of as the soundtrack for music snobs, said Nick Hill.

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Fabletics and Demi Lovato Join Forces for Third Collection

Fashion

Capsule collection inspired by life on the road and active lifestyle.

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Thierry Mugler Sketches on Display at FIDM Orange County

Fashion

Exhibit at FIDM Orange County includes sketches and garments.

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DTLA Pioneer Sixhundred LA Changes It Up

After almost eight years of pioneering retail in downtown Los Angeles, the Sixhundred LA boutique is changing directions.

Outdoor Voices Opens Shops in San Francisco and LA

Retail

Austin, TX.–headquartered Outdoor Voices has been in a California mood lately.