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Austere's Fashion Week Design Party

The LA Fashion Market, which wraps up March 19, is a good excuse to throw a party. Austere, located at 912 S. Hill St. just a couple of blocks away from the showroom buildings where the Fashion Market is going on, held a reception March 17 for collections from emerging designers. With treats such as wine and chocolate being served, revelers got to see new looks by brands by Cuero & Mør, Echo + Air, Jill Aiko Yee and Stella Proseyn.

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Michelle Blade For RVCA Takes a Bow

After five years of doing art for RVCA, Michelle Blade collaborated with the brand to do a capsule collection. It is called Michelle Blade for RVCA Spring/Summer 15, and it is based on her watercolors.

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LASC & the Radical Element

LASC has long served the city of West Hollywood as a place for men’s fashion and a place to party. It produces major events such as the boutique’s famous Halloween and Gay Pride parties. But this good retail citizen has embraced a Radical Element. New men's brand, Radical Element took a bow at LASC on March 14.

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Walk Tall in Style

Special Sizes

Long Tall Sally is a retail chain specializing in fashion for women 5’8” and up.

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Cooper Flies Old Glory…and Peace Flag

Look toward the top of Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles’ Fashion District. There’s the U.S. Flag proudly flying the red, white and blue…and a purple flag with a greyish, blue peace sign flying under it. The peace flag has been flying above the Cooper showroom building since beginning of the year, said Steve Hirsh, the general manager of the building

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Cross Colours Star of Hip Hop LAFW Party

With the motto ‘Clothing without prejudice,’ the Cross Colours brand started business in 1989 as hip hop started to be taken seriously as a cultural force. The brand which was recently re-introduced to the fashion market, was honored March 12 by some of the many people it influenced at a Los Angeles Fashion Week event in downtown Los Angeles. We heard some hip hop, saw some Cross Colours clothes and witnessed a lot of fashion imagination. Take a look.

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Activewear: From Fitness Trend to Lifestyle Uniform

Activewear

Just like the “casual Friday” trend, which evolved from a weekly break from professional attire to an everyday uniform, activewear has spread beyond the gym, yoga studio or dance class.

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Beach Riot Bows First Contemporary Line

Fashion

The Beach Riot label makes garments for the endless summer, and Nicole Hanriot, owner and designer of the label, believes that women should be able to wear swimwear everywhere.

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Maui & Sons Opens Flagship

Retail

The Maui & Sons brand is taking on more surf in Los Angeles’ Venice neighborhood.

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Karma Activewear: Taking Yoga From Hot to Haute

Manufacturing

When Nasim Tyab launched his Karma activewear brand in 2002, his goal was to “capture the spirit, beauty and athleticism of yoga” in a clothing collection designed specifically for practitioners of Bikram yoga.

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Colosseum Activewear: Support For Your Sport

Manufacturing

Colosseum Activewear was launched in Spring 2012 under the parent company Colosseum Athletics Corp. as a fashion-inspired, contemporary performance collection.

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Cozy Orange: Taking Eco Active Beyond the Gym

Manufacturing

Carlsbad, Calif.–based Cozy Orange launched in 2013 with a mission to fuse active apparel with a sustainability message. Today, the company continues to evolve its eco-active focus to position the brand as a fashion-driven lifestyle collection.

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The Activewear Solution

Fabletics

The last two years have seen streetwear shift from denim to activewear. Everywhere, women are sporting yoga pants, running tights and other clothing once reserved for the gym while running errands or even dressing them up with heels for evening.

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Starting a Nationwide Rollout

Planet Blue

Planet Blue, the multi-brand boutique retailer steeped in West Coast beach culture and boho styles, will be taking its act nationwide.

New American Apparel Director on Board After One Board Member Resigns

Manufacturing

Los Angeles–based American Apparel’s board of directors has had several members come and go in the wake of founder Dov Charney being suspended and later terminated as the president and chief executive.

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Unicolors Wins Another Copyright Infringement Case Over Fabric Design


Manufacturing | Legal

Nearly one year after filing a lawsuit over a colorful fabric design, Unicolors Inc. has been awarded $164,400 in a case over copyright infringement.

Mall Giant Simon Makes Bid for Macerich

Manufacturing

Simon Property Group Inc. continued its campaign to acquire The Macerich Co.

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Jen Awad Goes Disco

When Jen Awad started showing her self-named line at different LA Fashion Week events since 2009, the designer was making clothes with a punk and ‘70s glam vibe. It was exactly what a woman who also gigs with rock bands should be designing. But she changed sides. Jen went disco. We found out the reasons why at her ConceptLA fashion show on March 7.

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Elaine Marie's Debut

For Elaine Allen, L.A. Fashion Week was a place to make a debut. She showed her Elaine Marie line at the ConceptLA fashion event on March 7.

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California’s Creative Impact

Public TV station KCET has a video released to coincide with Otis College of Art and Design's report on the creative economy that really demonstrates the scope of the industry’s impact—and takes viewers behind the scenes of two local companies.