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UBM Advanstar Buying BJI Fashion, Taking MAGIC to Japan

Trade Shows

Trade show giant MAGIC is getting even larger. UBM Advanstar, parent company of MAGIC, Project, Pooltradeshow, Coterie and Intermezzo, will expand its trade show holdings with the acquisition of Business Journals Inc., which produces the MRket, Stitch, Accessories The Show and Fame trade shows. UBM Advanstar also struck a deal to take the MAGIC show to Japan in 2017.

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Fashion Down Under Australian Designer Showcase

The Australian Consul General's home in Los Angeles provided a sun-drenched backdrop by a showcase of Australian designers.

Capsule Launching LA Show in October at the CMC

Trade Shows

The Capsule trade show is coming to Los Angeles.

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Denim With Less Water Demonstrated, Discussed at Calik Event at ECO PRK

Denim With Less Water

To get the perfect washed jean, denim makers put pants through multiple wash cycles.

Customs Officials Step Up Apprehension of Counterfeit items at the Border

Import/Export

Customs officials said they saw a 25 percent increase in the number of counterfeit goods they confiscated last year at the nation’s ports and at the border.

Industry Voices: How California’s Minimum Wage Increase Will Impact the Industry

Manufacturing

With the recent decision to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, we asked industry watchers what they think the impact will be on the state’s apparel industry—the largest manufacturing center in the U.S.

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Grlfrnd Denim: Revolve Denim Has a Vintage Look With a Contemporary Fit

Grlfrnd Denim

E-commerce powerhouse Revolve clothing has added another line to its roster with the launch of Grlfrnd denim, a made–in–Los Angeles vintage-inspired denim collection that is produced by Alliance Apparel, the manufacturing business acquired by Revolve last year.

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OC Mix: Regional Trade Show Bows in Irvine, Calif., With Contemporary, Swim Brands

OC Mix

A small group of Southern California fashion and accessories labels hosted OC Mix, a mini trade show held April 18–19 in a space within the Irvine, Calif., headquarters of Z Supply LLC.

Loyola Event Tackles the Legal Risks of Social Media, Technology and Advertising

Legal

The legal ramifications of the continuous evolution of technology and social media and how they affect the fashion industry were discussed at two panel discussions at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on April 15.

Lord & Taylor Cited for Not Disclosing Payments to Fashion Bloggers

Legal

In the last decade, the fine line between paid advertising and commentary has grown more complicated as social-media sites and fashion blogs become the norm for getting out the word about a new product.

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Teva Partners With Artists for Spring Collection

Fashion

Teva has a launch party in downtown Los Angeles for new collection.

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Everything But Water Hosting Marysia Trunk Show

On April 23, fans of Marysia Swimwear will have a chance to meet designer Marysia Reeves at the Everything But Water store in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Dogeared Opening in Santa Monica

Just in time to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, Dogeared will open its first retail store in June in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Denim Day Coming Soon

Social Causes

Guess partners with Peace Over Violence as fashion sponsor of Denim Day.

Sport Chalet Closing

Retail

After 57 years in business, Southern California sporting goods retail chain Sport Chalet is closing all stores and shuttering its online business.

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Frame's First Store Lands in LA

Retail

Frame, started by two Swedes, is a hot label that chose its first retail location to be in Los Angeles.

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Two Weeks Left to See FIDM Movie Costume Exhibit

Fashion

More than 100 movie costumes are on display until the end of April at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's museum in downtown LA.

Textile Trends

Manufacturing

Textile Trends

California Label Offering Woven RFID Labels from TexTrace

Manufacturing

A Swiss company has developed a woven RFID (radio frequency identification) tag that can stand up to production processes such as stone washing, bleaching and enzyme finishing.

Sustainability, Transparency and ‘Clean’Denim Production at Kingpins Transformers LA Pane

Manufacturing

To kick off the opening of the new Candiani Design Center in Los Angeles, denim trade show Kingpins hosted an event for the city’s denim industry that focused on the challenges—and benefits—of sustainable denim production.