Ever since PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software was introduced to the apparel industry, the solution has been helping companies do everything from line planning to streamlining production by giving everyone involved in development access to the same real-time information.
NPR visited Los Angeles's Fashion District for a story about made-in-America manufacturing.
First there’s Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday. Apparently, what’s next is Sample Sale Weekend.
There's a new series about French haute couture in the years following World War II in the works for Amazon.
Fox is opening the Empire Official Store featuring apparel, accessories and jewelry inspired by the hit TV show.
The final issue of Capitol Couture, the fashion publication released by Lionsgate and Samsung and inspired by "The Hunger Games" has been released.
On Dec. 1, the second group of students is scheduled to begin a six-month training program in technical sewing at Stitches Technology, the nonprofit run by Clotee McAfee.
It’s not even Black Friday and L.L. Bean has sold out some of its most-popular boot styles.
Label giant Avery Dennison recent hosted members of FIDM's student veterans group at its RBIS center in downtown Los Angeles
Epson’s SureColor F9200 sublimation printer landed the product of the year award within the “roll-to-roll dye sublimation on textile” category at the recent Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) expo in Atlanta.
After eight years in Paris, French lingerie and swimwear trade shows Mode City and Interfilière will temporarily return to Lyon, France, for their July 9–11, 2016, run.
Creora spandex producer Hyosung will launch its new Creora Fit2 at the Nov. 18–19 run of Denim by PV in Barcelona.
Apparel makers tell the story of international distribution on a very tiny canvas: the care and content label. As apparel brands increasingly sell their goods around the world, care labels become ever more complex.
Torrid, the plus-size chain under the Hot Topic umbrella, is launching a new limited-edition, higher-end capsule collection and offering it first to its very best customers.
On Dec. 1, the Fashion and Textile History Gallery at the Museum at FIT will open its latest exhibition “Denim: Fashion’s Frontier.”
LA Beyond the Label
Members of the apparel industry and consumers with a passion for eco issues and sustainability met recently at The New Mart in Los Angeles for a TEDxLA event organized by LA Beyond the Label.
Denim City, the home of Amsterdam’s Jean School, a vocational program offering training in denim design and development, recently hosted an educational symposium called “Denim on Stage: University Meets Industry at Denim City in Amsterdam.”
100-Year-Old Denim Deal
Amsterdam's Tenue de Nimes boutique hosted a party to celebrate the “Golden Handshake,” the 1915 agreement between Levi Strauss & Co. and Cone Denim when Levi’s agreed to give Cone Denim exclusive right to produce denim for Levi’s 501 shrink-to-fit jeans.
Early next year, downtown Los Angeles will have a new center for denim research and development when Italian denim mill Candiani Denim opens a new showroom and office space.
Adriano Goldschmied’s career developing brands including Diesel, Replay, AG Adriano Goldschmied, Citizens of Humanity men’s and Goldsign has earned him the nickname “the Godfather of Denim.”
Kingpins Amsterdam Encompasses the Denim Industry From Fiber and Fabric to Design Development and Finishing
Denim in Amsterdam
Now in its second year in Amsterdam, Kingpins organizers have determined a few keys to success in running the boutique denim-sourcing trade show.
Nearly 200 apparel-industry executives turned out to discuss brand-building strategies that ranged from social-media practices and licensing opportunities to gauging when to seek outside investment.
SAN MATEO, Calif.—Buyers were literally taking the temperature outside to see how much merchandise they needed as they visited the three-day Fashion Market Northern California show to browse Spring 2016 fashions.
Asher Fabric Concepts has a new home. The company recently moved into its newly renovated space at 950 S. Boyle Ave. in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles.
Swimmers, surfers and other watersport enthusiasts tend to be good stewards of our oceans. Imagine if you could help clean the ocean just by diving in. That’s what engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have done with their new reusable material they’re calling Sponge.
We just wrapped up coverage of the sprawling Los Angeles Fashion Market, which included five wholesale showroom buildings in downtown L.A., as well as six independent trade show.
Los Angeles Fashion Week
Ashton Michael doesn’t want to be typecast as an “urban goth” designer. So when the Los Angeles–based designer was designing his Spring 2016 collection he challenged himself to work with “two things I detest: cargo pockets and pink.”
Los Angeles Fashion Week
It was a hot night in downtown LA when Fashion Business Inc. hosted its fifth-annual All Aboard Runway Show at Union Station.
The California Market Center once again hosted the Select show, featuring contemporary apparel, accessories and jewelry resources in the CMC’s Fashion Theater.
This season, Brand Assembly expanded to 112 brands.
Buyers crowded the aisles at the Oct. 12–14 run of Designers and Agents at The New Mart, which saw an expanded mix of returning and new exhibitors.
This season, lifestyle trade show Coeur moved to the Alexandria Ballrooms for its Oct. 12–14 run.
For its annual fund-raiser for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Fashion Industries Guild changed things up a bit.
Unseasonably high temperatures and unusually high humidity greeted buyers and exhibitors attending the recent Spring 2016 Los Angeles Fashion Market, which ran Oct. 12–15 in downtown Los Angeles.
All Aboard Fashion
Denise Focil, designer of the AS by DF and ASTARS collections, received the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award on Oct. 13 at Fashion Business Inc.’s All Aboard LA’s Fashion Platform runway show and fundraiser for the nonprofit business organization.
Work in Style
Fast-growing e-commerce site JustFab has a brand new headquarters in El Segundo, Calif.
Los Angeles–based premium-denim lifestyle line Citizens of Humanity recently unveiled a dramatic new look for its 4,000-square-foot West Coast showroom at the Lady Liberty building in downtown Los Angeles.
Sharing the same space, Selena Slogar’s The Hanger showroom and Christie Danielson’s Dakota showroom each has its own aesthetic. The Hanger primarily carries Australian lines, and many of Dakota’s collections are from the United Kingdom.
After more a decade in The New Mart, the Hatch showroom has moved to the Cooper Design Space.
L.A. Fashion Week
Sue Wong opened Los Angeles Fashion Week with her Oct. 5 runway show at Art Hearts Fashion at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.
Fashion Business Inc. returns on Oct. 13 to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles for the fifth-annual All Aboard Runway Show and presentation of the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award.
You know a trend has legs when it's got its own music video.
We recently caught up with several finance-industry executives to talk about merger-and-acquisition opportunities and the challenges of balancing a business in the current economic environment.
Longtime textile and apparel sales representative Ida Myers died on Sept. 25. She was 88.
The economy is gearing up for a major shift as the huge baby boomer generation enters retirement and the even larger millennial generation begins taking a greater position in the workforce.
LA Textile Show
The layout during the Sept. 28–30 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show continued to evolve since the California Market Center debuted a newly renovated part of the 13th-floor A-wing last season that eliminated enclosed suites to make room for more open-format booths.
Discount retailer Filene’s Basement shuttered is doors in 2011, but now the retailer is relaunching as an online-only site.
Designer Michele Bohbot recently unveiled the new plus-size collection for Bisou Bisou by Michele Bohbot, which is sold exclusively at JCPenney stores.
Torrance. Calif.–based AS by DF created an exclusive style for Calypso St. Barth.
Coeur, the bicoastal accessories and lifestyle show, is moving its Los Angeles show to the Alexandria Ballrooms in downtown LA for its Oct. 12–14 run.