Andrew Asch

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Dressbarn to Close All Stores


Dressbarn, a chain of discount specialty stores, is planning to close its entire fleet of 650 stores across the United States. More than 40 of those stores are in California.

New Executive at Los Angeles Subscription Retailer DailyLook


Los Angeles–based fashion-subscription retailer DailyLook has been using a proprietary algorithm since 2014 to assemble boxes of premium denim and contemporary tops for women who don’t have time to shop.

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Reed Exhibitions Shelves Agenda Festival

End to Agenda Festival

After a two-year run, the consumer show Agenda Festival was canceled by its producer, ReedPop, a division of Reed Exhibitions.

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Paul Smith Goes Cinema With "Men In Black"

Secret agents wear suits in the fourth installation of the "Men In Black" franchise. Paul Smith gave these cinema detectives his idiosyncratic, sartorial style.

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Parks Project X Jungmaven

For Parks Project's recent collaboration T-shirt collection, it went hemp.

What’s Next for the L.A. Fashion District and the California Market Center?


A renaissance is brewing in the Los Angeles Fashion District with the California Market Center and Los Angeles Street forecast to be major hubs in the area.

Retail Vacancies Are Up in L.A. County


Blame the closure of big-box stores for an uptick in retail vacancy rates in Los Angeles County during the first part of 2019.

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A Celeb Edge for FCI Student Fashion Show

Sunshine Bright

An important story line for season 16 of the TV reality show “Project Runway” two years ago was the competition between designers Kentaro Kameyama and Brandon Kee.

Virtual Reality, Digitization and Social Media Shake Up Retail


The future of retail is looking like a chapter out of a science-fiction novel.

New Company Formed to Help Evaluate Fashion Industry Sustainability


The world’s fashion industry is falling behind in its goals to become sustainable and environmentally friendly, according to a manifesto released this week by several environmental fashion organizations including Global Fashion Agenda and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

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