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LA Councilmember Price’s Youth Entrepreneur Program Draws Apparel Participation

Technology

Apparel-industry software program AIMS360 is taught to students at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Cal State Poly Pomona, and Saddleback and Fullerton colleges in Orange County, but Henry Cherner, AIMS360’s managing partner, is considering expanding the reach of AIMS360’s education program.

Mighty Purse: Charge It

Manufacturing

HButler recently introduced the Mighty Purse collection of patent-pending “charge on the go” handbags.

Gerber Names PLM Director for Shanghai Office

Technology

Software and hardware provider Gerber Technology named Jeff An director of professional services for product lifecycle management (PLM) in the company’s office in Shanghai.

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Ted Baker Gets Curious

With the backdrop of the always gracious Carondelet House near downtown Los Angeles, the Ted Baker London brand produced a party for its Autumn/Winter ’15 collection. The moniker for the collection? “Curiosities.” Take a look.

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Forever Unique Takes a Los Angeles Bow

London Fashion Brand Forever Unique made its official Los Angeles debut on Aug. 12. Take a look.

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What’s Checking: Melrose

What’s Checking

Stretching from La Cienega to Fairfax, the iconic retail area along Melrose Avenue in the heart of LA has been a shopping destination for celebrities, tastemakers and tourists seeking out cutting-edge, fashion-forward contemporary styles.

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Record Growth at West Coast Trend Menswear Show

West Coast Trend

Spirits were high and business was written at the West Coast Trend Show Spring ’16 menswear fashion market, held at the Embassy Suites hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport.

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Cake for Monarchs: Entrepreneur and Design Veteran Make RTW With Bespoke Style

Cake for Monarchs

Bespoke looks at affordable prices. That’s the promise of Los Angeles–headquartered line Cake for Monarchs, a menswear label that took its bow this month and is exhibiting at Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs in Las Vegas.

Park Named as Thomas Wylde Design Director

Manufacturing

Thomas Wylde, the designer fashion label headquartered in Los Angeles, announced that Jene Park was named as its creative director. Since 2006, Park served as the label’s chief operating officer, said John Hanna, the label’s chief executive officer.

Stitch Fix: Big Data Comes to Fashion Retail

Retail

San Francisco–based e-commerce retailer Stitch Fix uses big data, or a computer algorithm, to pick the perfect top or pair of jeans for its thousands of clients.

New Vice President at Rosenthal & Rosenthal

Finance

Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc., a privately held domestic factoring and financing firm, has hired Martin Eckstein as vice president of business development.

Athleisure—Fad or Fashion for the Long Haul?

Manufacturing

A fleeting trend or a cultural shift? That is the question everyone is asking about the popularity of athleisure clothing.

Siwy Taps Jimmy Taverniti as Creative Director

Manufacturing

Denim designer Jimmy Taverniti has joined Siwy as creative director. The first collection under Taverniti’s direction will be Spring/Summer 2016

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Street Style: Paris When It Sizzles

Paris When It Sizzles

California Apparel News contributing photographer Tim Regas was in Paris this summer for the couture shows and captured the stylish scene—as well as several famous faces—on the streets of the City of Light.

Las Vegas Seminar Calendar

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Cargo Container Volumes Expected to Grow Modestly This Year

Import & Export

Despite massive congestion problems plaguing the West Coast ports earlier this year, cargo-container volumes for imported goods are expected to rise 4.2 percent this year compared with last year.

Kentwool’s New Performance Apparel Division Expands Its U.S.-Made Product Mix Beyond Golf and Socks

Manufacturing | Made in America

Location increasingly matters when it comes to where apparel products are made. One company experiencing this is Kentwool, a venerable South Carolina–based company that has become known in recent years for its high-end, high-tech golf socks.

Infor to Acquire GT Nexus

Technology

New York–based technology solutions provider Infor announced it plans to acquire GT Nexus, the Oakland, Calif.–based global trade and logistics platform, for $675 million.

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Epson’s New Sublimation Printer and Ink Designed With Fashion in Mind

Technology

Print solution company Epson has the fashion industry in its sights, hoping to win designers over with the promise of creating their own graphic prints on demand.

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Fashion & Feminism

Actress Emma Watson recently teamed up with Vogue to produce a video focusing on gender equality in the fashion industry.