La Tres Lingerie
When Tray Hayslette decided to open a lingerie store in Southern California, she chose a space on Main Street in downtown LA.
Los Angeles tech company Styku has a Fit Visualizer widget, which retailers can add to their existing e-commerce site to help consumers "visualize" the correct size and fit of a garment.
New York–based business solutions provider Simparel Inc. named fashion-industry veteran John Robinson as senior vice president of sales and marketing.
German denim brand Mustang Jeans has selected Los Gatos, Calif.–based Centric Software Inc. for its new product lifecycle management system.
French technology solutions and equipment provider Lectra named Edouard Macquin to its executive committee.
“Shark Tank,” the reality show competition that pairs entrepreneurs with investors (a.k.a. “the sharks”) is heading to the WWDMAGIC show in Las Vegas later this month.
Kingpins—the boutique denim trade show with editions in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong—is putting its Los Angeles show on hiatus while it concentrates on launching its newest show in Amsterdam.
Members of the apparel industry are on the front line of many industry issues, such as proposed trade agreements and pending legislation, but often they have limited access to elected officials to voice concerns or share their insight. Now there’s an app for that.
Los Angeles–based technology solution provider Tukatech has introduced a new contest to encourage Tukatech users to visit the company’s Tip of the Week page.
Despite inclement weather, the boutique denim trade show was held at The Tunnel in New York’s Chelsea district.
New York saw more than a foot of snowfall on opening day of the Jan. 20–23 run of Texworld USA.
Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has teamed up with the Tommy Hilfiger Group to create a capsule dress and accessories collection called To Tommy, From Zooey.
Banana Republic will release a collection created in partnership with Finnish design house Marimekko in May.
An instructor at Parsons has created a watch that tells you what time it is with smell.
Epson America Inc.
Epson is expanding its dye sublimation offerings with the Epson SureColor F7170.
LA Fashion Market
The recent January market exceeded expectations for many showroom owners and reps.
Tim Padilla and Alfred Davis opened their T&A Showroom more than five years ago in the 824 Building, the wholesale building located just north of the intersection of Ninth and Los Angeles in the Los Angeles Fashion District.
After 93 years in business, off-price retailer Loehmann’s is closing.
Eden Eco & Little Eden
Emily Fioravanti is inspired by her years living in Santa Cruz and surfing iconic West Coast surf spots.
Ortiz Industry has the sophisticated look of a contemporary men’s and women’s line but is engineered to perform.
The Clio Awards, the international advertising, design and communications competition, will launch a new awards program just for fashion, beauty, retail and accessories.
A Portuguese champagne cork maker has developed a process for making cork flexible enough to sew into accessories.
Add the Capsule trade show to Reed Exhibitions’ portfolio of more than 500 events around the world, including the Agenda trade show, in which Reed acquired a stake in 2012.
Former NYDJ executive Leslie Singer has been named president of Sam Edelman Apparel, a new division at Kellwood Co., formed through a new partnership between Kellwood and Sam Edelman, which is owned by the Brown Shoe Co.
Carl Jones will officially relaunch Cross Colours at the Jan. 7–8 run of the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif.
Shamees Aden has created a 3-D printed shoe made from a “a synthetic biological material."
It was a busy year for veteran trade show producers and start-ups alike.
Lectra, the Paris-based apparel technology provider, has opened the International Advanced Technology Center (IATC) in Smyrna, Ga., and relocated its U.S. headquarters from Marietta, Ga., to Smyrna, as well.
George Little Management LLC, parent company of trade show Surf Expo, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions Inc., organizers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show.
Brothers Matt and Andrew Brodrick 's menswear brand is a tightly focused concept and a 100 percent made-in-America production.
Nike has released its uniform designs for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia—and they’re stylish and high-tech.
Trade Show Acquistion
George Little Management LLC, parent company of Surf Expo, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions Inc., organizer of Outdoor Retailer.
Fashion, Tech & Toys
Kickstarter kicks up a fashion concept again, this time, a group of entrepreneurs in Cincinnati are using the crowdfunding site to help launch their 3D-printable fashion doll.
Alameda Square—the business complex in downtown Los Angeles that houses American Apparel, Splendid and Ella Moss, Groceries Apparel, and HauteLook’s photo studio—has added another fashion tenant: Los Angeles–based e-tailer GoJane.
California may be the apparel manufacturing center of the country, but the region continued to shed apparel manufacturing and textile jobs in 2013.
The Textile Association of Los Angeles and the California Fashion Foundation hosted the 66th Annual Christmas Party for local boys and girls organizations on Dec. 11 at the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles–based Dutch LLC named Jennifer Adams chief financial officer and Michael Saunders chief operating officer of the company, owner of the Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott brands.
In October, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was on hand at the California Market Center to address the Los Angeles apparel industry on the opening day of Los Angeles Fashion Market, much like his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who also helped kick off market weeks.
Los Angeles Fashion Week has been an independent effort ever since IMG Fashion and Smashbox Studios shuttered their joint effort, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, in 2008.
2013 Newsmaker: Downtown
Already a destination for foodies, downtown Los Angeles is poised to become a destination for shoppers, as well.
Swim & Surf
Tustin, Calif.–based Raj Manufacturing—maker of swimwear under the Athena, Next by Athena, Luxe by Lisa Vogel, Nautica, Guess, Ella Moss, Splendid, Hurley and Reef brands—opened a new manufacturing facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Massachusetts-based apparel maker Goodwear introduced a new hoodie with a “Freedom Sleeve,” a gusseted sleeve design that gives the wearer more mobility and range of movement.
Get ready for a radiant year. Radiant Orchid, that is. That’s the word from Pantone, which announced its 2014 color of the year: Radiant Orchid (18-3224).
Olah Inc., the textile and apparel-development firm and organizer of the Kingpins denim trade show, announced a shift in the leadership of its textile sales division.
Texworld USA, the biannual fabric show in New York, has struck a partnership with Tradegood, the online B2B sourcing site founded by Intertek.
Fashion Meets Function
No matter how flashy your time app is, it doesn’t have the same panache as a beautiful watch.
Los Angeles–based American Apparel opened a 645-square-foot shop-in-shop in the De Bijenkorf department store in Amsterdam.
Greensboro, N.C.–based fiber maker Unifi Inc. purchased the assets of American Drawtech from Dillon Yarn Corp. for an undisclosed amount.
After opening stores in Santa Monica and Cabazon, Calif., earlier this year, Sanuk headed to Hawaii.
Olympic Games 2014
The Principle 6 campaign takes aim at Russia’s anti-gay laws with a call to athletes and fans to “celebrate the Olympic principle of non-discrimination and call for an end to Russia's anti-gay laws before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.”