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Zanerobe Goes Hip Hop

Australian-founded brand Zanerobe started its Los Angeles pop-up shop with a hip hop beat.

Italian-American Fashion Collaboration


Los Angeles designer Mike Vensel presented a “tableaux vivants” fashion installation at a recent event at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles’ Westwood neighborhood.

Ships from China and Vietnam Add Route to Port of Oakland


Starting in November, three Asian shipping lines will be establishing routes from Asia to the Port of Oakland.

Ex-CBP Apparel and Textiles Chief Janet Labuda Hired at FormerFedsGroup


For years, Janet Labuda was known as the government’s top dog when it came to enforcing apparel and textile import laws and finding counterfeit goods.

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Milano Unica Bows in New Location, Eyes Possible Date Change in 2017

Milano Unica

Exhibitors and attendees at the Sept. 6–8 run of Italian textile trade show Milano Unica were pleased with the show’s new location at Fiera Milano Rho, the massive convention-center complex located on the outskirts of Milan.

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Combatant Gentlemen Pops at Bloomies

Combatant Gentlemen

Internet suit shop Combatant Gentlemen is exploring all types of bricks-and-mortar.

Retail Weakness Results in Layoffs at Major Los Angeles Contemporary Brands


High-end Los Angeles labels that have strong brand recognition are going through troubled times.

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NY Fashion Week: Spring ’17

NYFW Spring ’17

California Collections on the Runway in New York

Attendance Up At Surf Expo

Trade Shows

The surfing life has always been about the endless summer. However, the most recent run of the Surf Expo trade show, held Sept. 8–10 in Orlando, Fla., was the place to unveil Summer ’17 looks for action-sports and beach-lifestyle brands, such as Lira, headquartered in Anaheim, Calif.

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy Creating Chassis Problems at LA Ports


Cargo-container ships owned by bankrupt Hanjin Shipping have been arriving at the Long Beach/Los Angeles port complex this week after a U.S. bankruptcy judge cleared the way for vessels to dock without being seized by creditors.

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True Religion x Russell Westbrook

True Religion and pro-basketball player Russell Westbrook are preparing to release their latest fashion collab.

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Indonesian Inspiration

Jakarta-born designer Anniesa Hasibuan took inspiration from her birthplace for her latest collection, shown on Sept. 12 at New York Fashion Week.

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Alitalia’s New Look

Alitalia recently unveiled new uniforms designed by Milan-based haute couturier Ettore Bilotta.

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RVCA, Tokidoki Close Fairfax Area Shops

After 6-year-runs, RVCA and Tokidoki are closing their Fairfax Avenue shops in Los Angeles.

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Torrid Debuts Its "Empire" Collection


Styles that would be worn by the women on "Empire" make a splash at large-size retailer Torrid.

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FIDM Students Create Visual Displays at 99 Cents Only Store


Using items bought at the store, FIDM students use their imagination to create visual displays.

Hanjin Shipping Files Legal Papers to Help Unload Cargo at LA Ports

Cargo containers stuck on Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels anchored beyond the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be unloaded soon.

New Owners Laying Off 65 Employees at 7 For All Mankind, Ella Moss and Splendid

7 For All Mankind will be moving in with Ella Moss and Splendid.

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Beverly Center Shows A Little Skirt

Beverly Center recently unveiled Girl Lifting Skirt 2 by Geoff McFetridge. It’s a 70-foot tall art piece of a woman lifting her skirts.

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NYFW Trends Have a California Feeling

NYFW Trends

With a flurry of runway shows in line for New York Fashion Week, don’t be surprised if you see a bit of California on the catwalk.