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CMC Hosts Influencer Panel

| October 12, 2017

The California Market Center organized several seminars during the recent Los Angeles Fashion Market, including one titled “The Importance of Influencers for the Modern-Day Retailer.”

Fields: Spring/Summer 2018 Juniors’ Forecasts

Fields: Spring/Summer 2018 Juniors’ Forecasts

For the Spring/Summer 2018 season, juniors will be wearing embroidered jeans, T-shirts with sequins and plaid blazers, forecast Barbara Fields of the Barbara Fields Buying Office.

Denim Dominates on the Runway at Directives West Trends Forecast

Denim Dominates on the Runway at Directives West Trends Forecast

Directives West put the spotlight on Spring/Summer 2018 trends at the retail consultancy’s Oct. 2 runway show at the California Market Center. Trends included plenty of denim and feminine details such as ruffles, floral embroidery and off-the-shoulder silhouettes.

CMC Hosts Series of Seminars During LA Fashion Market

Retailers not only get a chance to peruse the latest Spring/Summer collections at the upcoming LA Fashion Market, but they get the chance to listen to a number of seminars being held at the California Market Center on subjects ranging from upcoming trends to how to improve profits.

Elyse Walker Spotlights Fall Trends

Elyse Walker Spotlights Fall Trends

After more than 18 years of running an influential boutique on Los Angeles’ Westside, and dressing Los Angeles’ women in designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain and Bottega Veneta, among other labels, Elyse Walker produced her first presentation of Fall looks on Sept. 21.

More Than 200 Brands to Show at Centrestage in Hong Kong

The Sept. 6-9 run of Centrestage at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was expected to feature more than 200 international fashion brands and a lineup of events that includes runway shows, designer Q&As, B2B seminars and networking events.

Designing the Look of “This is Us”

Designing the Look of “This is Us”

Members of the cast of “This Is Us” were on hand for an Aug. 28 event at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, amid the costumes of the 11th annual “Art of Television Costume Design” exhibition.

Textile Design Winner

Textile Design Winner

Megan Weitz, a textile design student at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, received the Hank Pola Scholarship at an Aug. 28 reception at the design school’s FIDM Museum and Galleries in downtown Los Angeles.

OC Fashion Week Starts

Orange County Fashion Week will aim to balance trade, consumer and glitz when the biannual fashion event unveils a series of shows Sept. 5–9. OC Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2018 shows will be held in venues around Newport Beach, Calif.

Screen Style: FIDM Celebrates Emmy-Nominated Costume Design

Screen Style: FIDM Celebrates Emmy-Nominated Costume Design

Costume designers, fashion designers and other fashion-industry insiders turned out to celebrate the art of costume design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where the 11th annual Art of Television Costume Design exhibition recently bowed at the FIDM Museum & Galleries.

Fair Trade Fashion Event Raises $31,000 for Anti-Trafficking Organization

Fair Trade Fashion Event Raises $31,000 for Anti-Trafficking Organization

The Fair Trade Fashion Show, held July 29 at CTRL Collective in downtown Los Angeles, raised $31,000 for Free the Slaves, an international nonprofit organization that helps anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Nepal and India.

New Non-profit Twice New Aims to Turn Event Waste Into Charitable Opportunity

Crystal Ortiz and Christina Rosenberg spent years planning and producing large-scale, big-budget events such as corporate parties at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and South by Southwest. With their latest project,—the nonprofit organization Twice New—the two are focused on the less-glamorous side of event planning: what to do with all that food and other items left over after the guests have gone home.

Reef Founder Aguerre Brings Wild Style to Waterman’s

Reef Founder Aguerre Brings Wild Style to Waterman’s

Reef brand founder Fernando Aguerre ushered in the irreverent sartorial style of the annual Waterman’s when he arrived at the inaugural event in 1993 wearing a sarong and a 1920s-era vintage dinner jacket.

Agenda Festival to Return

Agenda Festival, the consumer day of the streetwear-focused Agenda trade show, made an inaugural run last month.

Dress For Success S.F. Raises More Than $100,000 at Fashion Gala

Dress For Success S.F. Raises More Than $100,000 at Fashion Gala

The recent gala hosted by Dress for Success San Francisco featured San Francisco brands Everlane and Margaret O’Leary on the runway, San Francisco chefs offering special tastings and a live auction as well as a silent one.

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