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Wilhelmina Seeking Summer Goddesses

Wilhelmina Models is hosting is “Summer Goddess 2015 Model Search” open call on July 18 on the rooftop of the W Hotel in Hollywood.

New Chief Executive Joining Guess Inc.

Manufacturing

Guess Inc. has hired a new chief executive who will be joining the Los Angeles clothing company in August.

Jill Granoff Stepping Down as CEO of Vince

Manufacturing

Jill Granoff resigns as chief executive of Vince.

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Textile Trends

Swim Fabrics

Waterwear July 2015 Textile Trends

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Sustaining Jobs and Clean Water in Haiti Via Fashion Accessories

Simbi Haiti

Brigit Grossmann and Lori Manuel Steed’s accessories company is on a mission to provide clean water and jobs to Haiti.

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Versatility Meets Simplicity

Cali Dreaming

The founders of Cali Dreaming draw inspiration from natural and nude pigments, which they say are both sophisticated and flattering because the nude skin tones elongate the body.

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Huf to Fairfax

About a year ago, we checked in with Keith Hufnagel about his plans for a Huf brand store on Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue. On the weekend of July 10, the store opened at 451 N. Fairfax Avenue.

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Diving Into Swimwear With a Splash

Karen Kane Swim

After more than 35 years of making women’s clothing sold in stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, Karen Kane is wading into the world of swimwear.

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Engineered for Moms

Rosewater

Rosewater was created to provide supportive, functional swimwear that is comfortable and complements the lifestyle of a modern woman.

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Oh Man! Clothing’s 1st Six Years

It’s been six years since Oh Man! Clothing started business. Label Chief Nam Ho celebrated with a bunch of his best friends at an art gallery in Costa Mesa, Calif. on July 11. Check it out.

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Bikinis and Surfing Should Be Perfect

Elle Mer Swim

Keri Ogden, a surfer and a graduate of the University of Hawaii’s law school, wanted to do something to bridge the gap between the bikini’s style and function.

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Island Style in a Cheeky Cut

Chamorrita

Guam-based Sandrine Stewart launched Chamorrita, a collection of itsy-bitsy bikinis in island-inspired colors and prints and trimmed with tropical details such as coconut and mother-of-pearl shells.

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Raj Manufacturing is Building Business With New Brands, New Categories.

Active Future

There are changes underway at Raj Manufacturing as the Orange County, Calif.–based company builds its brand portfolio and manufacturing infrastructure.

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Free Spirit

Desert Chic

Earth tones, bohemian details and the wide-open sky set the mood for Cruise.

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Sole Society and StyleSaint Join Forces

E-commerce

Sole Society offers exclusive StyleSaint apparel on its website.

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Sheikh Shoes Takes a Downtown Los Angeles Bow

Sheikh Shoes opened its Legacy Level store in downtown Los Angeles on July9. Sheikh President Matt Fine forecast that the store would sell more apparel than the others in Sheikh's 140 store fleet. Take a look.

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OBITUARY: Christian Audigier, Founder of Ed Hardy, 57

Manufacturing

Christian Audigier, one of the more flamboyant clothing makers on the West Coast who launched the wildly popular Ed Hardy label, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from cancer. He was 57.

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Black Flys Goes Way Back with Agenda Debut

When Black Flys made its Agenda trade show debut on July 7-8, it went way back for inspiration; think the black and yellow California license plates of the 1960s.

Mid-Year Economic Forecast: Signs of Strength Tempered With Notes of Caution

California’s economic outlook for the remainder of the year is good, but it’s not exactly time to pop the champagne cork because the forecast is served with a helping of caution.

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Buyer Traffic Revs Up at Agenda

Show Business

Aisles and booths were buzzing with buyers at the Agenda trade show, which ran July 8–9 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.