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Holy Costume Design Batman! 1st Looks at Superhero Suits in 2016 Batman v Superman

Look, behind the plastic case – the costumes for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, scheduled to hit cinemas March 25, 2016. The costumes were previewed at Las Vegas Licensing Expo, which is scheduled to wrap up on June 11.

Quiksilver Scraps 2015 Outlook, Planning Comeback With Improved Supply Chain and Sales

Swim/Surf | Finance | Manufacturing

Quiksilver Inc. reported results for its second fiscal quarter of 2015 and rescinded its previously stated financial guidance for the fiscal year, the surf giant noted that it would not provide an outlook for the rest of fiscal year, according to a company statement, which was released on June 9.

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Julius Staying in China

Manufacturing

Paul Frank Industries extends a licensing deal with a Chinese company.

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The Contessas of Cute: Hello Kitty’s At Forum June 12

The contessas of cuteness are returning to the L.A. area. It’s the Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival, which will be held at The Forum in the Inglewood, Calif. , which runs June 12-14. Check out pics the Hello Kitty costumes.

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Cherokee Introduces New Children's Wear Brand

Licensing

Cherokee's in-house design team comes up with a new brand that will be sold in India.

Quiksilver’s Only Female Board Director Exits in Protest

Manufacturing

Elizabeth G. Dolan, the sole female director on the board for surf giant Quiksilver Inc., resigned because she had been ignored and left out of important meetings, according to her note, which was reported by Quiksilver on June 3.

K-Swiss Acquires Supra & KR3W Denim Co.

Manufacturing

K-Swiss Global Brands—the sports-focused footwear, apparel and lifestyle company headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif.—is going street.

New President at Citizens of Humanity as Williams Takes Over as CEO

Manufacturing

Kathy Kweon joined Citizens of Humanity as president of the premium-denim lifestyle brand, replacing Amy Williams, who was promoted to chief executive officer.

May Sales Mixed as L Brands Reports Good performance, Gap Merely Okay

Retail

A brief hint of summer weather helped lift May retail sales, but, overall, most apparel retailers reported lackluster results for the month.

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So Cal Style

Street Style

From the luxe looks at the Louis Vuitton show in Palm Springs to the contemporary streetwear of downtown Los Angeles to the cool athletic looks in Venice Beach, Southern Californians have a signature style all their own

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Kanye West Turns Out at L.A. Trade Tech’s Fashion Show

Gold Thimble

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College celebrated its 90th anniversary during its May 29 Gold Thimble runway show, where student designers showcased everything from swimwear, sportswear and menswear to day dresses, and after-five dresses inspired by the 1970s.

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Gallery 705


Showroom Profiles

For three years, Jane Mohr’s cooperative showroom was on the sixth floor of the Gerry Building. But with most of her neighbors being more private-label showrooms and destination spaces, she decided to move to the seventh floor, where there is more foot traffic.

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August Los Angeles


Showroom Profiles

Melissa Naguiat opened her August Los Angeles showroom in the Cooper Design Space in February, and she’s curating the look of the showroom as carefully as the mix of the lines she represents.

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Jackie B Showroom

Showroom Profile

The Jackie B Showroom is on the move. In the past year, Jackie Bartolo, the showroom’s founder, hired two more salespeople to complete her current staff of six. She also added several more lines to her showroom’s client list.

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Reichman Associates

Showroom Profile

For Donald Reichman, the founder of Reichman Associates, the modern woman is aged 30 and up, she knows who she is, what she wants, and there is a big market to serve these women.

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Active Casual to Extreme Sports

Breathe by Body Glove

Body Glove’s activewear brand, Breathe by Body Glove, has grown rapidly since it launched in late 2014 and is now sold at independent surf, swim and yoga shops across the U.S. as well as large specialty retailers.

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New Boutique for Line Mixing Fitness & Safety

Graced by Grit

The Graced by Grit activewear line has been doing business in a crowded market, and on May 29 it opened its first branded boutique.

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Kate Hudson Pumps Up Collection With New Men’s Line


Fabletics

Kate Hudson has introduced a line of activewear for men available through the same service. Keeping it all in the family, her older brother, Oliver Hudson, is the official spokesman for the new line, called FL2.

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Yogasmoga Bets on California for its Retail Rollout


California Adventure

Yogasmoga and its relatively new line of yogawear for men and women are taking baby steps to open a chain of retail stores across the country by counting heavily on California for its success.