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Alison A. Nieder

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Indonesian Inspiration

Jakarta-born designer Anniesa Hasibuan took inspiration from her birthplace for her latest collection, shown on Sept. 12 at New York Fashion Week.

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Alitalia’s New Look

Alitalia recently unveiled new uniforms designed by Milan-based haute couturier Ettore Bilotta.

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New Sizes for JustFab

El Segunda, Calif.–based e-commerce subscription site JustFab is launching an “all size” campaign featuring model Candice Huffine to promote its new extended sizes.

Gerber Technology Shares Sold to American Industrial Partners

Technology

San Francisco–based private-equity firm Vector Capital has sold its shares in software and equipment maker Gerber Technology to American Industrial Partners for an undisclosed amount.

Mahoney named CEO at Manhattan Beachwear

Manufacturing

Manhattan Beachwear named Kevin F. Mahoney chief executive officer of the Cypress, Calif.–based company.

Beer Named Western Regional Sales Manager at CIT

Finance

The CIT Group Inc. named Darrin Beer Western regional sales and portfolio manager for the company, replacing Mitch Cohen, who has retired.

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Skingraft Celebrates 10th Year With Fashion Performance in DTLA

10 Years of Skingraft

In recent years, Los Angeles label Skingraft has been showing its men’s and women’s collections at New York Fashion Week. But to celebrate the label’s 10th anniversary, designer Jonny Cota and his brother and company cofounder, Christopher Cota, hosted a fashion show and party in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 26.

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Bundle Up Like Beckham

Columbia Sportswear has teamed up with British soccer—ahem, football—team Manchester United to launch a line of outerwear designed for Man U fans around the world.

MRket, Stitch and Accessories the Show Bow in New Locations

Trade Shows

The recent Aug. 15–17 run of MRket, Stitch and Accessories the Show was the first since the three shows were purchased by MAGIC and Project parent UBM and the first in its new Las Vegas location—the Mandalay Bay Convention Center—after almost 10 years at the Sands Expo.

Curve Relocates to Mandalay Bay

Trade Shows

This season, Curve at MAGIC became Curve at Project as the upscale lingerie and swimwear trade show moved to a new space alongside Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center after two seasons at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Project Womens: Following the Flow of Traffic

Trade Shows

Traffic reports at Project Womens were difficult to read. Some said opening day at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center was sluggish but added that they still worked with major retailers.

Vegas is a One-Stop Shop—Spread Out Across Multiple Categories and Venues

Trade Shows

The recent Las Vegas apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows offered a comprehensive overview of the apparel market for buyers who zipped between the many shows and venues.

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Nick Verreos’ Fashion By the Book

Looking for advice, insight and a little gossip about the fashion industry? You are in luck. Nick Verreos—fashion designer, red carpet commentator, former fashion design instructor and “Project Runway” contestant—is here to help.

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Verdad Heading to NY

Louis Verdad is heading to New York to host a fashion installation at New York Fashion Week featuring the launch of his new Verdad collection.

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Skechers Skips Over to One World Trade

The latest brand to join the shopping district at New York’s One World Trade Center is Manhattan Beach, Calif.–based footwear label Skechers USA.

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Buyers Navigate a Shuffled Trade Show Lineup in Las Vegas Shows

Vegas Trade Shows

Buyers returned to Las Vegas to find a newly shuffled layout during the Aug. 15-18 run of the apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows.

Messe Frankfurt Launching Upscale Off-Price Trade Show in New York in 2017

Trade Shows

New off-price show in New York will keep up for shoppers' demands for cheaper items.

Emerald Expositions Buys Swim Collective, Active Collective Trade Shows

Trade Shows

Swim Collective and its sister trade show, Active Collective, have a new owner. Emerald Expositions LLC, the San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–based owner of Surf Expo and Outdoor Retailer, has purchased the Santa Barbara, Calif.–based show for an undisclosed amount from Shannon Leggett, the founder of Swim Collective and Active Collective.

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Raffi: Art Meets Tee

Art Meets Tee

Most buyers know Raffi Mauleon from his 15 years as vice president of sales and merchandising for Los Angeles collection Citron, but the designer’s career has also included working with West Coast labels Sue Wong, L. Bates and Product by Elaine Kim.

Jeanologia Touts ‘One Glass, One Garment’ at Sourcing at MAGIC

Textiles

At the Aug. 14–17 run of Sourcing at MAGIC, Spanish laser-finishing company Jeanologia discusses sustainable solutions for denim makers, including the “one glass, one garment” process.

Jimtex and Denim North America Team Up to Launch Sustainable Denim Using Recycled Cotton

Textiles

Denim North America and Jimtex Yarns, a division of Martex Fiber Southern Corp., have teamed up to launch a new sustainable denim collection called R3 Denim.

Goldschmied to Discuss Denim Innovation at Project

Trade Shows

Denim designer Adriano Goldschmied is discussing the “past, present and future of denim” at an event titled “Adriano Goldschmied Unthreaded” during the Aug. 15–17 run of the Project trade show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Groupon: Get Your Fitness On

Plenty of people have scored a steal on yoga classes and fitness bands on Groupon. Now the online deal site is expanding its reach into your fitness regimen with the launch of its own private-label activewear brand.

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FIDM and Outlander's Terry Dresbach on Creating Characters

FIDM's 10th Annual Art of Television Costume Design exhibition

FIDM, which recently opened it Art of Television Costume Design exhibition with Emmy-nominated costumes from Game of Thrones, American Horror Story: Hotel, Downton Abbey, Roots, Transparent and Outlander, recently hosted a talk with Outlander costume designer Terry Dresbach.

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Bailey44 Opens First Store

Retail

Los Angeles contemporary brand Bailey44 made the leap to retail with the opening of its first flagship store in the new Lido Marina Village complex in Newport Beach, Calif.

Terrot’s New Corizon Machine Combines Spinning and Knitting to Save Time, Money and Energy

Technology

Members of the U.S. apparel industry turned out recently at a demonstration of a new machine that combines the functions of a spinning machine and a knitting machine.

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Making the Most of a Quiet LA Market

LA Market

The recent Los Angeles Fashion Market for Holiday/Resort 2017 appeared to be dead on arrival, but signs of life existed.

Lucy Introduces Extended Size Range

Manufacturing

Lucy, the Alameda, Calif.–based activewear brand, is launching a new extended-size range.

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Football Pro Terrell Owens Launched Prototype 81

Prototype 81

Former NFL player Terrell Owens launched a new luxury activewear collection during the recent run of the MRket trade show at the Javits Center in New York.

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Slippers for the Sophisticated Set

Kevyn Wynn wants you to slip into something glamorous—ideally a pair of her “cocktail slippers.”

Off-Price at Majors Show to Bow at CMC in September

Trade Shows

The California Market Center is launching a new trade show focused on the off-price market.

Active Collective Expands to NY, Swim Collective Shifts Dates

Trade Shows

Activewear trade show Active Collective will expand to the East Coast in January.

Obituary: Showroom Owner Terry Ventre, 62

Trade Shows

Terese Virginia Ventre—known to her friends, familiar and colleagues as Terr—died on June 23 after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 62 years old.

Coolibar Acquired by California Company

Manufacturing

Minneapolis-based sun-protective apparel and accessories maker Coolibar Inc. has been acquired by Olivarius Hospitality California, a Santa Barbara, Calif.–based company owned by Olivier Leclercq.

Andrew Richard Named VP Regional Sales for ASICS America

Manufacturing

Irvine, Calif.–based ASICS America Corp., the U.S. headquarters of Japanese footwear and athletic apparel brand ASICS, has named sportswear industry veteran Andrew Richard vice president of regional sales for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Silicon Valley–Based EFI Acquires Optitex

Technology

Electronics For Imaging Inc., a printing technology firm based in Fremont, Calif., has acquired Israel-based design software firm Optitex Ltd. for approximately $52.8 million.

FMNC Draws Retailers from Pacific Northwest—and Beyond

Trade Shows

Fashion Market Northern California, the apparel and accessories trade show in San Mateo, Calif., typically draws retailers from across Northern California as well as a few from neighboring states. But during the show’s recent June 26–28 run at the San Mateo Event Center, exhibitors reported seeing buyers from as far away as Pennsylvania and Georgia.

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Herve Leger Hosts First Sale

Herve Leger by Max Azria is having a coast-to-coast sample sale.

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Pop-up Rockstar

Rockstar is having a pop-up sale this weekend.

Fraser Ross Files Suit Against Attorneys for Malpractice Over Kitson’s Demise

Retail

Retailer Fraser Ross filed a lawsuit for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty against Los Angeles law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 1.

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Waterwear Cruise 2017: Textile Trends

Textiles

Textile Trends

Kornit Says New Vulcan Printers Can Reduce Cost Per Print by 40 Percent

Technology

Commercial printing solutions provider Kornit Digital North American is preparing to begin shipping its Vulcan system.

Tim Gunn Returns to Speak at Gerber Ideation 2016

Technology

“Project Runway” star Tim Gunn will be speaking about the convergence of fashion and technology at Gerber Technology’s Ideation technology conference in Miami Beach, Fla.

Hyosung Launching Creora Fresh

Textiles

Hyosung, maker of Creora spandex, is introducing a new odor-neutralizing spandex fiber called Creora Fresh at the upcoming Interfilière show in France.

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Amaiò Swim: Cross-Cultural Collection Inspired by Couture

Amaiò Swim

Samantha Khoury, the designer of Los Angeles–based Amaiò Swim, spent her early years traveling between the east and west coasts of the United States as well as France and Lebanon. This cross-cultural and cross-continental upbringing informs her recently launched swimwear collection, which is also inspired by Khoury’s studies in studio fine arts, literature and fashion design.

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Koru: Kiwi-Inspired

Kiwi-Inspired

Koru Swimwear is based in Florida but inspired by New Zealand. Founder Julie Stine drew on her New Zealander heritage when she named her swimwear collection for the Maori word for “spiral,” which symbolizes new life, hope, spiritual growth, purity and peace.

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Kacey|Shana: From Beach to Poolside to Yoga Studio

Kacey|Shana

The Kacey|Shana collection is designed to adapt to an active lifestyle that may include swimming, surfing, lounging poolside or hitting the gym.

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Australian Label We Are Handsome Relocating to L.A.

We Are Handsome

We Are Handsome designers Jeremy and Katinka Somers launched their swimwear collection in 2009 with an emphasis on the couple’s shared love for travel, design and “the occasional tropical adventure.”

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Flipping out over Nike’s new tennis dress

Nike created a new tennis dress for the female players at Wimbledon—and the pleated style is not going over well.

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Ora et Labora Pops Up in Silver Lake

Last weekend, traveling pop-up marketplace Ora et Labora came to Los Angeles.