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Swarovski Looks to Spring/Summer 2018 for ‘New Perspectives’ Trend Forecast

Swarovski

The macro-trend for the Spring/Summer 2018 season is “disruption.” That was the word from Austrian crystal maker Swarovski, which presented its Spring/Summer 2018 forecast—titled “New Perspectives”—on March 8 at the Tuck Hotel, a newly opened boutique hotel in downtown LA’s fashion district.

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Style Fashion Week Extravaganza with Zumanity & Insomniac

Style Fashion Week has produced runway events for events for years, but its upcoming LA Fashion Week group of shows, it partners with Zumanity and Insomniac to put on a big party.

Quiksilver Gets a New Name After Bankruptcy

Retail

With new owners running the show at Quiksilver Inc., it only seemed appropriate for a name change to go along with a revamped business model for the surfwear and skatewear retailer.

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What Do Shoppers Want This Spring?

Fashion

Poshmark reveals its five biggest trends among millennials.

Rising Employment, Interest Rates and Inflation Set the Economic Tone for the Next Few Years

Finance

A new Trump administration should be good for the U.S. economy over the next couple of years, but there might be some bumps in the road for California, according to a UCLA report released March 8.

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Hermès’ Walks in DTLA

A hit song from the 1980s claimed “No One Walks In L.A,” but heritage brand Hermès does.

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Naked Princess Moving Out of Flagship

Retail

The Naked Princess lingerie, loungewear and beauty label will be moving out of its sprawling West Hollywood, Calif., flagship, according to a statement from the brand.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week Calendar: Fall 2017

Events

Los Angeles Fashion Week events begin on March 8 and run through March 19.

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Nasty Gal Founder’s Girlboss Rally

During a season of women’s marches and political actions, Sophia Amoruso put together the first Girlboss Rally

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Art…. Above and Below Ground in Los Angeles

Art, Fashion, Inspiration

Art Below, the London-based public art collaborative, recently arrived in Los Angeles for the first time to “Turn Ad Space into Art Space.”

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Meet Dapper Boi

There's a new subculture; Bois. San Diego's Dapper Boi plans to outfit some of them.

Obituary: Los Angeles Manufacturer Jerry Leigh, 94

Manufacturing

Jerry Leigh, founder of Jerry Leigh of California, died on Feb. 8. He was 94.

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Post Oscar, Colleen Atwood at Beverly Center’s Snoopy Fashion Exhibit

Pen and ink is not good enough for some cartoon characters. Some have Academy Award winning costumers like Colleen Atwood designing clothes for them.

February Tough for Many

Retail

February proved to be a tough month for many retailers.

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Billabong Joins Forces With Warhol for New Collection

Fashion

Looking to Andy Warhol for surf inspiration.

Sourcing at MAGIC Shines a Light on Africa

Trade Shows

The 56 booths in the African pavilion were filled with bright bursts of color where countries such as Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia displayed their various products.

Stitch Levels Out to Blend With Other Shows

Trade Shows

Stitch, the show for women’s ready-to-wear fashions, found its groove.

Attendance Climbs at WWIN

Trade Shows

The several ballrooms that make up the Women’s Wear In Nevada show at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas were packed to the gills with booths that sold everything from large colorful hats for church to slip-on sleeves to be worn under sleeveless dresses.

Positive Vibe Floats Through WWDMAGIC

Trade Shows

The energy was high at WWDMAGIC, a vast young contemporary and trend-driven show held Feb. 21–23 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Celebs, Buzzing Business at Project

Trade Shows

It was a time for celebrity endorsements at the Feb. 21–23 run of Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.