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Los Angeles Fashion Week Calendar: Spring 2015 Collections


Los Angeles Fashion Week runway shows get underway on Oct. 8. Events and details are still being finalized. We will add events to the online calendar as they are announced.

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Opening a RBIS Design Center in LA’s Arts District

Avery Dennison

Apparel designers, retailers and manufacturers looking for branding inspiration have a new resource in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles with the opening of Avery Dennison Corp.’s Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) Customer Design and Innovation Center.

eBay and PayPal to be Separate Companies


It was announced on Sept. 30, that eBay Inc., the pioneering e-commerce market headquartered in San Jose, Calif., that had revenues of $4.4 billion in its second quarter of 2014, intends to spin off its PayPal division, which handles one in every $6 spent online, according to a PayPal statement.

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Making Eco Fashion Stylish and Profitable

Amour Vert

San Francisco–based Amour Vert’s creative director, Linda Balti was invited to become a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America

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L.A. Company to Make CBGB Live Again


The styles inspired by the scene at the CBGB nightclub in mid-1970s New York, one of the world’s first punk clubs, made a big impact on global fashion, but the club closed in 2006. Los Angeles–based branding and licensing company Epic Rights plans to make CBGB a notable fashion name in the current era.

Western Wear Shop Boot Barn Files IPO


Boot Barn Holdings, a western apparel and footwear retailer headquartered in Irvine, Calif., wants to go public.

Specialty Boutiques, Major Retailers Try New Mix of Specialty and E-Commerce


For 15 years, Erica Dee Thomas believed that success for her series ofboutiques, came from being community fixtures, places where fashion people could gather. Now she believes the path to success goes through her clients’ doorsteps.

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Drawing a Mix of Established Brands, New Designers

LA Textile Show

Traffic steadily picked up at the Sept. 29–Oct. 1 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center in Los Angeles, where exhibitors said they met with both well-known brands as well as new designers.

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FCI Hosts Fall ’14 Student Collections in Hollywood


Fashion Careers International, the downtown Los Angeles design school that specializes in short-term training, hosted Fashion Tribes, a runway event featuring the Fall ’14 collections of several FCI students.

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Fashionable Fundraising and Casino Games at Fashion Industries Guild Gala


Members of the fashion and textile industry turned out on Sept. 20 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to raise funds for the Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Laboratory and the Hal Kaltman Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Research Endowment.

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Sundance at 25: Brand Building With a Curatorial Eye


The Sundance Catalog is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a series of one-of-a-kind products and a sweepstakes drawing for an all-expenses-paid trip to the Sundance Resort in Salt Lake City.

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Christian Azzinaro Debut

Christian Azzinaro has logged 10-years in L.A. fashion with repping his lines The Odds and Mint Currency, along with being a design consultant. His next project? His self-named line Christian Azzinaro. The first collection of the Christian Azzinaro line will be called Luna, and it is inspired by science fiction and men’s ready-to-wear

Industry Focus Finance: The Opportunities and Challenges of International Sales


With more apparel companies looking to export overseas to boost revenues, how difficult is it to get factor financing on these overseas accounts, and what things should apparel labels be aware of when exporting?

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GQ X Northern Grade in L.A.

Roving market Northern Grade will take its traveling show of Made In USA men’s fashions and products, and make a stop downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District on Oct. 4-5.

Advanstar Sold for $972 Million

Trade Show

Advanstar Communications Inc., producer of the biannual MAGIC Marketplace trade shows in Las Vegas, the biggest apparel trade show in North America, announced on Oct. 1 that it will be acquired for $972 million, by London-based media company and events producer UBM PLC.

Wet Seal Announces New Digital Czar

Executive Moves

The Wet Seal Inc. created a new position, chief digital officer, to increase its e-commerce, which is one of the brightest spots if its business.

American Apparel Names Interim CEO and CFO

Executive Shift

American Apparel Inc. has a new interim chief executive officer and a new chief financial officer following the resignation of John Luttrell, who took over the two positions in June after the company’s board asked founder Dov Charney to step down.

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A Decade of G-Star on Melrose

Jeremy Steenblik and his partners have run the G-Star boutique on Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue for 10-years. He tells us a little about what got his boutique through good---and bad times.

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Textile Show Starts on Monday

The Los Angeles International Textile Show gets underway on Sept. 29 at the California Market Center.

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Miss Me Jeans Collaborates With Jewelry Designer


Miss Me jeans collaborates with jewelry designer Dominique Cohen.