Never mind a giant rain storm on May 15, Abbot Kinney’s World Wide Mind Gallery was packed that night for a reception for street artist Chase.
Identity and Inspiration
Woodbury University returned to downtown Los Angeles for its annual runway show, held May 3 at a new venue: The Majestic Downtown, a 1921 architectural gem of a building that once housed the Los Angeles Bank of America.
Columbia Sportswear Co. named Ham-Bo Shim general manager of the Portland, Ore.–based outdoor apparel company’s Korea subsidiary, based in Seoul.
Rick Caruso, the founder and chief executive officer of Caruso Affiliated, laid his cards on the table on May 12. He held a press conference outlining his plans for a Caruso project in Carlsbad.
Planet Blue, Lucky Brand and Michael Stars are scheduled to open stores at The Point, Los Angeles County’s newest retail center, which is scheduled to take a bow on July 30.
Import & Export
Hundreds of apparel importers are recalibrating their logistics plans before the next big shipping season hits in July.
California Apparel News recently caught up with several trade-show organizers to ask for tips and advice for exhibitors looking to generate excitement and attract more buyers at the trade show.
It’s always Fashion Week somewhere. This week, it was in Silicon Valley.
The Fashion Digital Conference featured panel discussions, workshops and the opportunity to browse the latest software tools for addressing both the macro and micro trends of selling fashion in a digital age.
A.P.C. Store is shooting for an opening in two weeks.
Shop & Dine
Here are a few suggestions on the new restaurants and up-and-coming boutiques found in some of the major cities on the trade-show circuit.
Manufacturing | Legal | Retail
In more legal shots fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder has filed two lawsuits in less than one week accusing American Apparel and hedge fund investor Standard General of defaming his character in false accusations and letters.
American Apparel reported that in the first quarter of this year it had a net loss of $26.4 million, or 15 cents a share, compared to $5.5 million, or 5 cents a share, last year.
Actress Rebel Wilson works with plus-size retail chain Torrid to create a capsule collection.
It was time to bring fashion out of the studio and onto the streets, said Maya Reynolds, founder/designer of downtown Los Angeles men’s line Clade.
IMG, which used to organize the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim runway shows, puts the Miami Beach event on hold.
When looking for a new senior general manager for its high-profile Glendale Galleria retail center in Glendale, Calif., General Growth Properties picked a man working for its rival Simon.
In another legal shot fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder filed a lawsuit alleging that hedge fund investor Standard General said it would defame his character if he didn’t give up control of his American Apparel stock.
If you are a mall lover (as I am) or a mall hater, you’ll find Slate’s story (courtesy of Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible podcast) about Victor Gruen fascinating.
CFF, TALA Award
Celebrating the next generation of design talent