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L.A.’s Matrushka Construction Unveils Limited Line of Bowie-Inspired Pajamas

By Andrew Asch | November 19, 2020

David Bowie has long been a cultural touchstone and obsession, and Los Angeles' Matrushka Construction wants fans to cozy up with its pajamas that feature a sketch of the rock star's face.

Ace Rivington Unveils New Santa Barbara Flagship

Ace Rivington Unveils New Santa Barbara Flagship

The Ace Rivington brand is taking its flagship to a bigger stage.

Retailers Board Up Shops to Guard Against Potential Riots

Retailers Board Up Shops to Guard Against Potential Riots

Police chiefs, merchant groups and business improvement districts have urged retailers to cover store windows with plywood for protection against possible rioting during this week's presidential election.

Innovator Keith Hufnagel Eulogized With a Memorial Gallery Show

Innovator Keith Hufnagel Eulogized With a Memorial Gallery Show

The skateboarding and action-sports world grieved at the untimely death of Keith Hufnagel at age 46 from brain cancer last month.

Levi’s and Star Stylist Karla Welch Continue Collaboration

Levi’s and Star Stylist Karla Welch Continue Collaboration

Levi’s continued its collaboration with Karla Welch, a star stylist who has dressed performers ranging from Justin Bieber to Tracee Ellis Ross.

Nordstrom To Open Two More Nordstrom Local Shops In Southern California

Nordstrom To Open Two More Nordstrom Local Shops In Southern California

Nordstrom Inc’s omnichannel concept Nordstrom Local is on a roll.

Some DTLA Stores Vandalized Following Dodgers Victory

Some DTLA Stores Vandalized Following Dodgers Victory

A number of stores in downtown Los Angeles were vandalized the night of Oct. 27 following the Los Angeles Dodgers World Series victory in Arlington, Texas.

Vans To Roll Out 2nd Annual Vans Checkerboard Day

Vans To Roll Out 2nd Annual Vans Checkerboard Day

In 2019, Vans, the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based brand that pioneered skateboarding’s sartorial style, introduced Vans Checkerboard Day. It was intended to be a special day devoted to creativity and for service to creative projects. Get ready for a sequel.

Loonar Brand Starts As a Social-Media Sensation

Loonar Brand Starts As a Social-Media Sensation

Los Angeles-area high-school students and Loonar founders Jack Schwartz and Mateo Santamaria got their brand’s face masks to influencers and celebs such as Post Malone.

Italian Brand Iceberg Works With Kailand Morris On T-shirt for Watts Empowerment Center

Italian Brand Iceberg Works With Kailand Morris On T-shirt for Watts Empowerment Center

Italian high-end sportswear company Iceberg made an Oct. 21 donation to the Watts Empowerment Center, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization serving children, youth and families at the Watts Housing Project in South Los Angeles.

Unkosher Market: Yiddish, T-shirts, Nail Polish and…Laughs!

Unkosher Market: Yiddish, T-shirts, Nail Polish and…Laughs!

This year, apparel-and-lifestyle brand Unkosher Market released nail polish inspired by the colors of a bagel and lox. For the 2020 election, the brand will release a tote bag with the slogan, “If you don’t vote, you can’t kvetch.” Oy! The Chutzpah!

Gap Unveils Dream The Future

Gap Unveils Dream The Future

The holidays are approaching and specialty-retail giant Gap typically releases a holiday commercial that pundits call heartwarming.

FIDM Fashion-Design Co-Chairs Introduce 'Vote! It's in Fashion' Campaign

FIDM Fashion-Design Co-Chairs Introduce 'Vote! It's in Fashion' Campaign

As the 2020 election season entered its final two weeks, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising saw its fashion-design co-chairs develop a campaign that is aimed at encouraging students to vote.

H&M Releases Denim Collection to Promote Circularity

H&M Releases Denim Collection to Promote Circularity

Aligning its denim production with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative, H&M launched its H&M Jeans Redesign men's denim collection on Oct. 15.

JustFab Introduces Kelly Rowland for JustFab

JustFab Introduces Kelly Rowland for JustFab

Kelly Rowland released a music single and a fashion line.

'Mad Men' Designer Janie Bryant Makes Suiting Line with Inherent Clothier

'Mad Men' Designer Janie Bryant Makes Suiting Line with Inherent Clothier

It could probably be argued that AMC Network show "Mad Men" was responsible for a spike in interest surrounding suiting. Taylor Draper, co-founder of suiting company Inherent Clothier, hopes that "Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bryant can work some magic into a world that has adopted casual dress because of COVID-19.