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Ketzali and Coachella’s Big Sounds

The fashion world's attention is turned toward the Coachella music festival. The festival's influence has touched Guatemala's Ketzali label. The line's scarves and ponchos are made by Guatemalan artisans on old-style looms.

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CFDA Incubator Comes to LA

Designer Spotlight

The CFDA {Fashion Incubator} program is a business mentorship that gives designers access to workshops, seminars, networking and travel opportunities—“all with the objective of helping them grow their business.”

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Decades' Moschino Revival

High End Vintage Shop Decades bought back classic Moschino; laughs and a unique style, at a March 20 party.

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After Big Jobs, Sandro Paris Parties

After recently opening up Los Angeles area shops, French clothier Sandro Paris had a party.

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The Indie Side of LA Market

Henry Duarte hosts a group of independent designers during LA Market at his atelier on Los Angeles Street.

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CFDA Incubator Showcase Comes to LA

Events

For the first time, the Council of Fashion Designers of America brought its latest group of designers in the CFDA Fashion Incubator program to Los Angeles, where they showcased their lines at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

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Capital Tailors Relaunches

Manufacturing

Capital Tailors, the premium collection originally started in 2003 by Glenn Williams and Lucky Brand founders Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman, relaunched for Fall 2014 during Los Angeles Fashion Market.

Are Infringers Hijacking Your Brand? Take These Simple Steps to Protect Your Company

Developing a product is just the first step to a successful business. Once you have a product that you believe will sell, you need to come up with a name for that product to set you apart from everyone else and to help people identify your product as the genuine item.

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Skingraft Joins Group of Luxe Boutiques in Fashion District

Retail

The Skingraft fashion label will be the latest of several high-end fashion boutiques to put down stakes in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District, which has become a magnet for luxe boutiques after being a near-dead zone for high-end fashion retail up to last year.

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Key Retailers Turn Out at Los Angeles Fashion Market

Trade Show

Buyers from Nordstrom, Nasty Gal, Piperlime, Amazon.com, ShopBop, Elyse Walker, Madison, Ron Herman, Tilly’s, Revolve and American Rag turned out for the Fall 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Market.

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Carmella

Classic, with a Latin Edge

Growing up in Connecticut, Katheryn Rice, with her grandmother Carmella, often watched films from the 1930s and 1940s and talked about the costumes.

Beyond Product Recommendations: Tech Firm Certona’s New Patent

Technology

Closing the sale is one of the oldest games in retail. E-tailers have their own tech-driven ways to get consumers to buy an item and buy extras. There are widely used collaborative filtering programs, or programs that pre-determine what a consumer will be seeking.

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Change Coming With Two Historic Garment Buildings Being Converted Into Loft-Style Apartments

News

Two years ago, Capital Foresight Development, headed by Naty Saidoff, bought architectural gems—the Garment Capitol Building and the Maxfield Building.

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H&M’s Conscious Party

H&M got its organic on March 19. It threw a party for its third Conscious Exclusive collection with celebs like Kate Mara, Sophia Bush and Amber Valletta.

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Deckers Opens Omni-Channel Store

Retail

Lots of shoes and different ways to buy them at new store in Goleta, Calif.

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Epson® Quality and Reliability, Now in a Dye-Sublimation Printer

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The Epson name has long stood for the very highest standards of print performance, quality and reliability. Now, we’re putting our expertise into an exciting new suite of purpose-built garment printers.

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Meet Cluny

The Fall 14 Los Angeles Fashion Market sounded like a perfect time to get better acquainted with Los Angeles, said Nina Churchill, vice-president of the New York-headquartered women’s contemporary label.

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Los Angeles Men’s Market: A Lot of Work, Some Play

The first day of the Los Angeles Men’s Market, March 17, was busy. Fortunately the guys got a little rest and recreation too.

CM2K

LA Fashion Week Fall 2014

Back in 2012, Los Angeles Designer Cheryl Koo introduced The Other Duck, a line with art and some streetwear influences. For the Fall 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Week, she returned to debut the CM2K line at The Supper Club, a nightclub and high-end restaurant in Hollywood.

Jen Awad

LA Fashion Week Fall 2014

Jen Awad started her fashion career with designing rock club ready looks for self-named fashion label, and her collections sported monikers like “Hot Mess.”