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INDIGENOUS FABRICS

Traditional Fabrics Made by Handlooms Showcased at Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala

By Deborah Belgum | May 25, 2015

The Mayan Store was launched five years ago to help Guatemalan Indians find ways to use their colorful fabrics in contemporary ways.

Oakley’s Art Dump

Oakley’s Art Dump

It’s called the Art Dump, a collective of artists who work for Girl Skateboards, doing some extra curricular trouble making. But there are fans who prize their Art Dump’s scrawlings. One major fan is the high profile Oakley sports performance and lifestyle label, which produced Oakley in Residence: Los Angeles. There was an event for The Art Dump's work at the Oakley in Residence creative space April 23 at 7763 Melrose Avenue. Check it out.

Katin Pops at Conveyor@ Fred Segal

Katin Pops at Conveyor@ Fred Segal

Katin, one of the originators of this thing we call surfwear, threw a big party April 23 to celebrate the label’s Spring 2015 looks. The looks were curated in a pop-up shop at Conveyor @ Fred Segal in Santa Monica. The Pop-up shop will be in biz until May 11.

Venice Rani Goes Kickstarter

Venice Rani Goes Kickstarter

The Venice Rani brand took a bow at the high end Salon Allure show in Miami last year. This week brand founder Tina Rani launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the brand’s production for its Fall '15 season, which Rani intends to manufacture in California. ““Start-up costs are so high,”But my intentions for this brand is to open more creative jobs in this market,” she said. The goal for her Kickstarter campaign is $25,000.

Guess Kicks Off Denim Day With Fashion Fund-Raiser

Guess Kicks Off Denim Day With Fashion Fund-Raiser

For the second year,Los Angeles–based Guess Inc.? will help support Peace Over Violence, the nonprofit organization that seeks to end sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence in the days leading up with Denim Day 2015.

Control Sector In Malibu

Control Sector In Malibu

Control Sector, a New York brand, showed a few Fall '15 looks in Malibu. Take a look.

Accessorize Like a Princess

Accessorize Like a Princess

Los Angeles designer Chan Luu launched two new collections inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” and Cinderella” films.

Tuning In to the Fashionable Fringe

Tuning In to the Fashionable Fringe

Refinery29 is slated to roll out the second season of its “Style Out There” video series, which profiles independent designers, subcultures and trends.

BNKR Reveals Opening Date

BNKR Reveals Opening Date

BNKR starting to advertise its presence.

H&M: Drop off old clothes and Clean Up California

H&M: Drop off old clothes and Clean Up California

The State of California set a goal of recycling and composting 75 percent of its solid waste by 2020. Looks like H&M is helping out with that goal. People can drop off old/unwanted clothing and textiles at any H&M store. In return, participants will receive 20 percent off of their next H&M purchase.

Michael Stars Launches 'Artisan Collection' From Haiti

Michael Stars Launches 'Artisan Collection' From Haiti

Michael Stars stores will carry jackets made by Haitian artisans.

Theodore Beverly Hills Posts Store Closing Signs

Theodore Beverly Hills Posts Store Closing Signs

It might be time to say farewell to pioneering boutique Theodore in Beverly Hills, which has sold contemporary and designer fashion in the wealthy city of Beverly Hills since the late 1960s. Big signs bearing the messages “Store Closing Sale!” and “Lost Our Lease” were posted in the windows of the Theodore boutique located at 336 N. Camden Dr., a few blocks from Rodeo Drive where the store started business in 1969. It moved to Camden Drive in 2008.

Rosario Dawson’s Fashion Rising,  Seal & Others at Opening Ceremony

Rosario Dawson’s Fashion Rising, Seal & Others at Opening Ceremony

Actress Rosario Dawson produced a reception for her company Studio One Eighty Nine, which showcases and celebrates fashion, arts and content from Africa. The reception was held April 17 at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles. Jessica Alba, Seal and Shaun Ross joined in the fun.

Good Advice for Young Designers

Good Advice for Young Designers

Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez sat down on April 15 at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York with Vogue’s Sally Singer and dished out some solid advice for budding designers.

Burberry's London in Los Angeles

Burberry's London in Los Angeles

The venerable Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles was the backdrop for science field trips for thousands of students, the knife fight in the much ballyhooed 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause--- and on the night of April 16, there’s the London in Los Angeles fashion show produced by Brit brand Burberry.

Big Kitson Warehouse Sale

Big Kitson Warehouse Sale

Kitson's big sale will last one week.