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Long-Term Licensing Agreement Signed With Calvin Klein

Manufacturing

Delta Galil Industries Ltd.—the Israeli company that recently purchased the Los Angeles contemporary brands 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss—announced that its Delta Galil USA subsidiary has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Calvin Klein Inc. to develop, manufacture, produce and distribute boys’ and girls’ underwear, sleepwear and socks.

Emerald Expositions Files for IPO

Trade Shows

Emerald Expositions Events Inc. filed for an initial public offering recently. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–headquartered company is seeking to raise from $295 million to $310 million, according to media reports.

Despite a Strong Economy, Retailers Are Being Hit Hard and Trying to Adjust

Finance

Even though the U.S. economy is predicted to be on sound footing this year, the stack of retailers closing their stores due to bankruptcies or slipping sales keeps piling up at an alarming rate.

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Fashion’s Robotic Future

Fashion Robot

Many futurists predict a giant shakeup in the jobs market in the near future as bus drivers, construction workers, paralegals and pharmaceutical workers are forecast to be pushed out of their gigs by job candidates who don’t have a heartbeat. They will be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence.

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Torso Vintages Pops Up at Neiman Marcus SF

It’s the summer of love at the newly renovated Penthouse on 5 event space at Neiman Marcus’ Union Square store in San Francisco. San Francisco vintage archive and boutique Torso Vintages has collaborated with the tony retailer to create a curated pop-up shop and fashion installation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

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Sai Suman Takes A Bow

Designer Sai Suman showed her ‘The Queen in Me’ line at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles on April 11.

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Eye on Excess

Street Style

American documentary photographer, filmmaker and artist Lauren Greenfield has been capturing youth culture and the obsession of wealth for over 25 years. Greenfield’s current series, titled “Generation Wealth,” is on exhibition at Fahey Klein Gallery on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.

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Spanish Espadrilles Get an LA Touch

Fashion

Pineapples and Love launches its first e-commerce site.

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Tuxedos for Her, At Stitch & Tie

Tuxedos have been a men’s exclusive since gaining popularity in America in the late 19th century. Well, women have been crashing this sartorial party. Stitch & Tie by Friar Tux Shop announced that it will be the first formalwear rental destination to rent women’s tuxedos.

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Bohemian Society Costumes Dance Film Miscreants

Los Angeles has not seen a Bohemian Society fashion show in a couple of years, but the avant garde label is going to be taking a bow in dance film Miscreants. It will be screened April 22 at M.A.R.S. Festival in downtown Los Angeles

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Ron Robinson's United State of Fashion

It was time for a show. It was time for work. April 13 was time for United State of Fashion at Ron Robinson

American Apparel and Los Angeles Apparel: A Tale of Two Labels Starting From Ground Zero

Manufacturing

As part of his apparel comeback, Dov Charney recently signed an exclusive partnership with TSC Apparel in Cincinnati, Ohio, to distribute his Los Angeles Apparel collection to screen printers and embroiderers in need of well-made blanks.

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Kevan Hall's Fall Fashion Collection

Fashion

Designer Kevan Hall looks to Sophia Loren for inspiration.

TPC: L.A.’s Networking Group for Industry Professionals

Manufacturing

It’s a group that includes factors, bankers, lawyers, certified public accountants, insurance agents and other members of the professional services community that specialize in working with apparel businesses.

Vissla & Billabong’s Big Night at SIMA Awards

Swim/Surf

Vissla and Billabong racked up trophies at the 14th annual SIMA Awards, produced by the trade group Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.

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FIDM Debut 2017

FIDM’s Future Designers

Guests at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Debut runway show and scholarship gala were treated to a celebration of the work of students in several programs at the design school, including fashion design, theatre costume design, textile design and interior design.

One T-Shirt Line’s Trash

Manufacturing

When Tal Mir quit a design job for a private-label company, he resolved to devote all of his creative energy to making a clothing line that would stand for quality and creativity. He called the line Trash. Its full name is Trash Los Angeles

Dodging Retail Blues, Designer Tries Amazon

Retail

Maya Reynolds recently wrapped up a gig creating costumes for the Backstreet Boys. The 1990s hit makers are wearing her white leather jackets for a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Never Elsewhere’s Locals Only

The T-Shirt Local Scene

When the Never Elsewhere brand started business in 2010, the Oakland, Calif.–based label sought to pay tribute to hot spots only locals would know about.

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Image Comic's Snotgirl to the Fashion Rescue

There’s a new comic book hero in town. It's a fashion blogger.