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.
Longtime apparel-industry attorney Benjamin S. Seigel has joined Greenberg & Bass LLP as senior counsel to the firm, based in Los Angeles’ Encino area.
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—producer of the MAGIC, Project and FN Platform trade shows—is adding a sourcing component to its contemporary Coterie trade show in New York.
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.
Contemporary e-commerce retailer The Dreslyn has added beauty products to its mix.
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.
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.
Schumer does Vogue
It's like a modern-day #freakyfriday. Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour trade places for a day. Guess who wins.
Los Angeles streetwear Konus Brand is popping up RIGHT NOW at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas.
Drop City: Fashion happening north of the intersection.
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 Buying Office is reopening at the California Market Center.
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 is moving to a new space at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.
Most large retailers reported sales declines in May, but a recent NRF survey points to increased spending in June.
Cindy Crawford and her daughter Gaia Gerber appear in the latest issue of Chrome Hearts' magazine.
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.
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.
Boutique denim trade show Kingpins will kick off a new multi-city concept in September called Kingpins China City Tour.
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.
When Beverly Hills philanthropic organization The Colleagues says they practice “Philanthropy through Fashion from the best closets in town,” they’re not kidding around.
Robertson retail chain Kitson may be gone. But in its place is Kitross, the new retail boutique opened by original Kitson owner Fraser Ross.
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.
After 35 years tracking trends, Barbara Fields is retiring and closing her Barbara Fields Buying Office at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.
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.
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—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.
The Way We Wore owner Doris Raymond has launched a new e-commerce site featuring vintage and more recent pieces.
Forget the bulky silver spacesuits. A group of European fashion school students have a new take on the future of space fashion
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 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.
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.
Zappos recently kicked off its #ImNotABox campaign.
Naomi Campbell recently flipped the switch on the Empire State Building turning the iconic New York landmark red in honor of Red Nose Day, the international fund-raiser for children in need around the world.
On May 24, Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton will be at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. , for the opening of JCPenney’s plus-size in-store concept called The Boutique and the launch of JCP’s own plus-size fashion line Boutique+.
LA retailer Diane Merrick just announced her final closing sale with 50 percent discounts off everything in the store.
Sean Finnigan, vice president of program services for Teamwork Retail, was speaking at “Take It to the Next Level: Empowering Retailers Through Technology,” an all-day event on May 10 at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, Calif., hosted by One Step Retail Solutions.
At a recent event in Los Angeles, Stage Stores executive Kenneth J. Lettre offered some words of advice for avoiding chargebacks.
California College of the Arts hosted its 2016 annual fashion show on May 13 on the back lot of the design school’s San Francisco campus.
Rodarte Designers Honored
Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy received honorary doctorate degrees from the Academy of Art University on May 11 at the San Francisco design school’s graduation fashion show.
Online luxury consignment shop The RealReal is expanding its physical presence with the May 17 opening of its fourth watch evaluation office.
Los Angeles–based XCVI has acquired Agave, the men’s and women’s denim lifestyle collection founded by Jeff Shafer in 2002.
For the second season of “Outlander,” costume designer Terry Dresbach pulls out all the stops.
Frame has released a new limited-edition style called Le Mix, which was made from reworked Frame jeans.
Sue Wong is preparing for the next chapter in her career. The Los Angeles designer recently inked a licensing deal for her namesake eveningwear collection and a new day-to-eveningwear collection with DNAM Apparel Industries LLC.
Levi Strauss & Co. has created a jean made from post-consumer recycled cotton.
34th Otis Gala
For 34 years, Rosemary Brantley has presided over the Otis College of Art and Design annual scholarship benefit and fashion show. The first year the event was held it was a small party at the Hard Rock Café, where models stood on the tables.
Finish off your beach look with Billabong beach hair thanks to a collab between the surf label and hair care brand John Frieda.
Los Angeles–based Guess? Inc. is opening a new 1,600-square-foot flagship store in Moscow's Europeisky Mall. A 590,000-square-foot shopping center with more than 500 stores.