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Fields: Spring/Summer 2018 Juniors’ Forecasts

2018 Juniors' Forecasts

For the Spring/Summer 2018 season, juniors will be wearing embroidered jeans, T-shirts with sequins and plaid blazers, forecast Barbara Fields of the Barbara Fields Buying Office.

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Denim Dominates on the Runway at Directives West Trends Forecast

Directives West

Directives West put the spotlight on Spring/Summer 2018 trends at the retail consultancy’s Oct. 2 runway show at the California Market Center. Trends included plenty of denim and feminine details such as ruffles, floral embroidery and off-the-shoulder silhouettes.

Los Angeles Fashion Market Spring 2018 New Lines

New Lines

New Lines

Yummy & Trendy Launches Made-in-America Collection With Eco-Friendly Fabric

Manufacturing

Veronica Rosas launched her new collection, Yummy & Trendy, with a mission to created premium activewear with high-performance fabrics.

CMC Hosts Series of Seminars During LA Fashion Market

Events

Retailers not only get a chance to peruse the latest Spring/Summer collections at the upcoming LA Fashion Market, but they get the chance to listen to a number of seminars being held at the California Market Center on subjects ranging from upcoming trends to how to improve profits.

LA Textile Show’s Mix Includes Fiber, Fabric, Factories and More for Sourcing from Concept to Creation

Trade Shows

Traffic ebbed and flowed during the Oct. 2–4 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center, where exhibitors included just about every point along the apparel supply chain.

Majors Market Busy Despite Big Changes in Retail Industry

Trade Shows

Department stores and big-box retailers are going through a time of incredible change, but salespeople working at the LA Majors Market, which is devoted to department stores and mass retailers, reported a busy pace during the Oct. 2–4 market at the California Market Center.

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Westfield Unveils $1 Billion Remodel in Century City

Westfield

Westfield Corp. marked the finish of a $1 billion remodel of its Westfield Century City retail center in Los Angeles with a gala event Oct. 3, featuring appearances by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and 1970s hitmakers The Village People. The event took place at a new performance space called The Atrium, located by the center’s full-line Nordstrom, which also opened for business on Oct. 3.

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LAMM Goes Sky High

To celebrate its 10th show, LA Men’s Market will go sky high.

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COS Parties for DTLA Store

As if the opening an emporium and renovating a grand, but once-derelict building in downtown Los Angeles was not enough. Retailer COS had to produce a gala party for the event too.

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After 25-Years, Mindy Lubell & Romy M Move

Since 1992, presidential administrations have come and gone, the retail market has gone through majors, and after a 25-year-haul on the 10th floor of the California Market Center, Mindy Lubell and Romy M showrooms moved from their longtime digs

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Goat to Open Pop-up Store in Culver City for Sneakers

Retail

The pop-up store debuts at Platform in Culver City this Saturday and runs through the end of the year.

Citizens of Humanity Management Buys Back Company From Private Equity Investors

Manufacturing

Citizens of Humanity’s executive management team and private investors pooled their money together to buy back the portion of the company owned by private-equity investor Berkshire Partners and cofounder Jerome Dahan.

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The Opera “Carmen” brings out L.A.’s dressed-up crowd

Street Style

With its inspirational, beautiful costumes and seductive Southern Spain history, the opera "Carmen" influenced many of the attendees to bring out their own personal side of Carmen—a.k.a. Carmenita—in their fashion choices at a recent performance at the LA Opera.

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Coterie’s Wide-Ranging Mix of Apparel and Accessories

Trade Shows

More than 1,000 apparel brands came to the Coterie trade show, which took place Sept. 17–19 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

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D&A NY: Focused on Specialty Brands and Independent Boutiques

Trade Shows

Though the news is rife with stories about internet retailers hammering bricks-and-mortar stores, at the Designers and Agents trade show, which took place Sept. 16–18, independent fashion boutiques—and the specialty brands they carry—were alive and well.

NetSuite Networks at NY Trade Shows

Technology

Designers weren’t the only ones showing their wares during New York’s September trade shows.

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Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends

Fiber & Fabric

Textile Trends

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Shop.org Gages Power of Digital Commerce

Shop.org

With the star power of Tyra Banks and Kobe Bryant making speeches, National Retail Federation’s Shop.org convention made the case that digital commerce was on a course to grow even more prominent with the help of burgeoning technologies such as voice technology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

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A New Fred Segal Takes a Bow

Fred Segal

A Fred Segal boutique emporium opened for business Sept. 26 at the edge of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif.