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Trend Forecaster Barbara Fields Retires

Fashion

After 35 years tracking trends, Barbara Fields is retiring and closing her Barbara Fields Buying Office at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

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300 Years of Menswear

If you have not yet seen "Reining Men” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or even if you have), now is your chance to see the costume exhibition with the experts.

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Wolk Morais Takes on the LA Nightlife

Wolk Morais

It was all about the LA nightlife for the third Wolk Morais collection since designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais relocated from New York to Los Angeles. The designers debuted the collection on the runway on May 24 at Giorgio’s nightclub at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood.

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MISA Los Angeles: Bohemian Roots, Global Style

MISA Los Angeles

Inspired by the love of global style and travel, MISA Los Angeles is designed for the modern bohemian. Created by Shadi Askari-Farhat, founder and designer of tbagslosangeles, MISA is an extension and evolution of the brand yet has its own identity.

UBM Bringing ‘Swimlessons” to LA in June

Trade Shows

UBM—the parent company of MAGIC, Project, Coterie and Pooltradeshow—is expanding its Swimlessons bootcamp to bring the networking and educational program to a broader audience.

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Speedo USA Introducing New Line Designed with Olympian Missy Franklin

Fashion

Five-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin helps design new line of performance swimwear for Speedo USA.

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Go Shopping With Rachel Zoe

Stylist and designer Rachel Zoe and her husband Rodger Berman will host the West Coast version of Super Saturday, the all-day shopping fund-raiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA).

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Oak Opens Outlet Store in DTLA

Retail

Oak converts one-half of its downtown LA store into an outlet.

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The Way We Wore’s Doris Raymond Takes Vintage Online

Voguely Familiar

The Way We Wore owner Doris Raymond has launched a new e-commerce site featuring vintage and more recent pieces.

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What to Wear in Zero Gravity

Forget the bulky silver spacesuits. A group of European fashion school students have a new take on the future of space fashion

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WithMe: Meet the Store of the Future

Store of the Future

On May 26, WithMe took the wraps off its first permanent mall-based store, housed inside Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, Calif., where an arsenal of high-tech gadgets is used to make shopping easier for customers and retailing more efficient.

Footwear Brand EMU Australia Moving Back to California

Manufacturing

After five years in the Midwest, Emu Australia has decided to bring its U.S. headquarters back to California.

Study Finds Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Have Little Effect on Apparel Imports and Export

Import/Export

The U.S. International Trade Commission recently published an independent study of the free-trade accord and found that U.S. apparel imports would inch up 1.4 percent with a $1.9 billion increase by the year 2032 while exports would barely budge, seeing a 0.3 percent rise, or a $10 million increase.

ModCloth Names New Chief Technology Officer

Retail

ModCloth—the San Francisco–based online purveyor of its own clothing brand as well as an e-commerce site that offers an assortment of fashion, accessories, shoes and home décor from independent designers—has named Nicolas Genest as its chief technology officer.

Express Trade Expands Team With 1st SVP Appointment

Finance

Express Trade Capital Inc. named Ignatius “Nat” Marotta as first senior vice president for the New York–based finance company, which specializes in trade finance, factoring and purchase-order financing.

Industry Voices: Sellers Beware: The Ever-Shrinking Copyright Coverage in Your Insurance Policy

Legal

Many players in the apparel industry face tremendous exposure from copyright-infringement lawsuits. Every day, copyright holders (plaintiffs) file dozens of lawsuits against apparel manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, alleging that the goods they manufacture, distribute, advertise and sell infringe on a plaintiff’s copyrighted design.

AIMS360 Treats Customers to a Day of Business Advice and Burgers

Technology

AIMS360 customers, the LA-based technology company has covered quite a bit of ground, from breaking down batch processes to making EDI (electronic data interchange) more efficient to tips for creating business intelligence reports and pivot tables using AIMS360 software.

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Finding Dory x Trina Turk Summer ‘16 Capsule Collection

Trina Turk

Los Angeles designer Trina Turk dove into an animated sea for inspiration for her new capsule collection for women, men and children, inspired by the upcoming Disney Pixar film “Finding Dory.”

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Kristopher Enuke: A New Take on the 5-Pocket Jean

Kristopher Enuke

Kristopher Enuke is launching a chic new look for denim this fall. The veteran Los Angeles designer’s namesake label challenges the traditional five-pocket jean with a unique fashion and fit sensibility.

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Naja’s Nude For All

Lingerie brand Naja recently kicked off a campaign titled #NudeForAll, which hopes to draw attention to the idea that the color “nude” is exclusionary and does not reflect the reality that people come in many shades of skin color.