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Alison A. Nieder

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Waterwear Cruise 2017: Textile Trends


Textile Trends

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


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


“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


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


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


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. Adds to Board, Prepares for Digital Events in California, Texas

Retail, the digital retail division of the Washington, D.C.–based National Retail Federation, added five new board members, bringing the board total to 12.

Tukatech Appoints Director for Europe


Los Angeles–based technology solutions provider Tuka­tech Inc. named Marta Maiandi director of Tukatech Europe.

Epson Acquires 100 Percent Stake in Italian Textile Printing Firm


Epson Italia S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of printing company Epson, is acquiring a 100 percent stake in the Italian textile printing business Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l.

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Fashion on the Runway from SMC Fashion and Merchandising Students

SMC Fashion

On June 16, students in Santa Monica College’s fashion design and merchandising program showcased their creations on the runway at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, Calif.

Roicom USA: Texas Factory With High-Tech, Denim Expertise and Social Message Looks to L.A.


Roicom USA’s sister production company, ReadyOne, employs the severely disabled to produce apparel and equipment for the U.S. military.

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Couture for a Canine Cause

The California Market Center has teamed up with Wags and Walks dog rescue organization to host a charity sample sale and dog adoption fair on July 29 in CMC’s top-floor penthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

Survey: Fit Issues Impact Shopping Decisions Online and In-Store


Nearly 60 percent of shoppers say they would buy more often if they could be assured of consistent fit, according to a recently released study by Body Labs, a New York–based company that creates and customises 3-D models of the human body.

Benjamin Seigel Joins Greenberg & Bass


Longtime apparel-industry attorney Benjamin S. Seigel has joined Greenberg & Bass LLP as senior counsel to the firm, based in Los Angeles’ Encino area.

New Sourcing, Textile Trade Show Launching in Toronto

Trade Shows

Garment factories and fabric mills from around the world will show at the inaugural Apparel Textile Sourcing Expo, which will bow Aug. 22–24 at the International Centre in Toronto.

UBM Launching Sourcing@Coterie in September

Trade Shows

UBM—producer of the MAGIC, Project and FN Platform trade shows—is adding a sourcing component to its contemporary Coterie trade show in New York.

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Art Institute of California-Hollywood’s “Spotlight” Runway Show Highlights Award-Winning Designs

AIC Runway Show

Students from the Art Institute of California—Hollywood presented their designs at a runway show complete with a sweeping backdrop of the Verdugo Mountains.

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The Dreslyn Launches Beauty

Contemporary e-commerce retailer The Dreslyn has added beauty products to its mix.

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Whimsy + Row: Pop-up + Capsule Line

To celebrate the launch of the first capsule collection by Whimsy + Row, the lifestyle e-tailer/retailer is hosting a pop-up shop at MILKMADE LA in Los Angeles’ Venice neighborhood.

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Elaine Kim: Stretch Out & Party

Designer Elaine Kim celebrated the expansion of her retail store with a party in the newly expanded space on Los Angeles’ on West Third Street.

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Anna Does Stand-Up

Schumer does Vogue

It's like a modern-day #freakyfriday. Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour trade places for a day. Guess who wins.

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Konus Pop-up at EDC Vegas

Los Angeles streetwear Konus Brand is popping up RIGHT NOW at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas.

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L.A.'s Indie (and Exclusive) Market

Drop City: Fashion happening north of the intersection.

MRket and Project to Co-locate in New York

Trade Shows

MRket and Project menswear trade shows will share the same show floor at the Javits Center during the two shows’ July 17–19 run in New Yor

Barbara Fields Reopening Buying Office


Barbara Fields Buying Office is reopening at the California Market Center.

CurveNV Moving to Mandalay Bay, Co-locating With Project Women’s

Trade Shows

CurveNV will move to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, where it will co-locate with UBM’s Project Womens trade show during the shows’ Aug. 15–17 run.

Brigade LA Moving to LA Live in DTLA


Brigade LA is moving to a new space at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Retail Sales Declines in May, NRF Predicts Father’s Day Uptick

Most large retailers reported sales declines in May, but a recent NRF survey points to increased spending in June.

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Chrome Hearts’ Model Family

Cindy Crawford and her daughter Gaia Gerber appear in the latest issue of Chrome Hearts' magazine.

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If You Like It, Put a Crown on It

Beauty app Perfect365 is giving Beyonce fans a chance to try on the Laurel DeWitt crown like the one Bey wears in Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" video.

NetSuite Introduces Software Designed for Apparel and Accessories Retailers


San Jose, Calif.–based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omni-channel software provider NetSuite Inc. has a new solution designed specifically for apparel and accessories retailers.

Kingpins Launching China City Tour, Changing Hong Kong Schedule

Trade Shows

Boutique denim trade show Kingpins will kick off a new multi-city concept in September called Kingpins China City Tour.

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LA Market Draws Western Retailers Looking for Everything from Immediates to Resort

LA Market

Business was surprisingly good during the June 6–9 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market despite a schedule that overlapped with several other regional markets as well as the California primary election.

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Couture from the Colleagues’ Closets

When Beverly Hills philanthropic organization The Colleagues says they practice “Philanthropy through Fashion from the best closets in town,” they’re not kidding around.

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Kitross Opens on Robertson

Robertson retail chain Kitson may be gone. But in its place is Kitross, the new retail boutique opened by original Kitson owner Fraser Ross.

Showroom Profile: Anonymous 213

New Lines

The Anonymous 213 showroom in the Cooper Design Space is a work in progress. Co-owner Eric Wheeler is building a shoe wall, adding a kitchen area with a sliding door and renovating an outdoor patio to make a tranquil seating area with white walls and green plants.

Trend Forecaster Barbara Fields Retires


After 35 years tracking trends, Barbara Fields is retiring and closing her Barbara Fields Buying Office at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

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300 Years of Menswear

If you have not yet seen "Reining Men” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or even if you have), now is your chance to see the costume exhibition with the experts.

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Wolk Morais Takes on the LA Nightlife

Wolk Morais

It was all about the LA nightlife for the third Wolk Morais collection since designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais relocated from New York to Los Angeles. The designers debuted the collection on the runway on May 24 at Giorgio’s nightclub at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood.

UBM Bringing ‘Swimlessons” to LA in June

Trade Shows

UBM—the parent company of MAGIC, Project, Coterie and Pooltradeshow—is expanding its Swimlessons bootcamp to bring the networking and educational program to a broader audience.

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The Way We Wore’s Doris Raymond Takes Vintage Online

Voguely Familiar

The Way We Wore owner Doris Raymond has launched a new e-commerce site featuring vintage and more recent pieces.

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What to Wear in Zero Gravity

Forget the bulky silver spacesuits. A group of European fashion school students have a new take on the future of space fashion

Express Trade Expands Team With 1st SVP Appointment


Express Trade Capital Inc. named Ignatius “Nat” Marotta as first senior vice president for the New York–based finance company, which specializes in trade finance, factoring and purchase-order financing.

AIMS360 Treats Customers to a Day of Business Advice and Burgers


AIMS360 customers, the LA-based technology company has covered quite a bit of ground, from breaking down batch processes to making EDI (electronic data interchange) more efficient to tips for creating business intelligence reports and pivot tables using AIMS360 software.

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Naja’s Nude For All

Lingerie brand Naja recently kicked off a campaign titled #NudeForAll, which hopes to draw attention to the idea that the color “nude” is exclusionary and does not reflect the reality that people come in many shades of skin color.

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Zappos: n'est pas une box

Zappos recently kicked off its #ImNotABox campaign.