Veteran L.A. designer Merlin Castell took the runway at Style Fashion Week on Oct. 12. Take a look.
Los Angeles-David Tupaz placed its Spring 2018 collection on the runway at Style Fashion Week at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. on Oct. 14.
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. has put in a formal bid to e-commerce giant Amazon.com to build its second corporate headquarters in Los Angeles County.
The basic ingredients for the men’s suit have stayed the same since the late 19th century through the mid-1960s and on to the power suits of the Reagan era and present day.
People come in all shapes and sizes, but all too often denim brands do not outfit them all. That was what designer Elizabeth Bae thought when she decided to launch the 1denim brand with a mission to offer a wide and an inclusive range of sizes for men and women.
HanesBrands—the Winston-Salem, N.C.–headquartered owner of basics brand Hanes, athletic band Champion and lingerie brand Maidenform—acquired better basics brand Alternative Apparel, headquartered in Norcross, Ga., it was formally announced on Oct. 18.
It didn’t look like a good day to go to a trade show.
Sonija Williams, a contestant on Season 10 of Project Runway, took the stage at Style Fashion Week on Oct. 13
Making costumes for Katy Perry and Britney Spears helped put the Los Angeles-headquartered Marco Marco brand in motion. The brand’s design of underwear with a dramatic edge made a splash, and on Oct. 15 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Marco Marco made a return to the Style Fashion Week runway.
Moods of Norway's Style Fashion Week runway show was on Oct. 13. Yes, that's Friday the 13th. Moods chief Stefan Dahlkvist thought it was time to put things in a 'killer mood.'
For the 9th appearance of Mario De La Torre at Style Fashion Week, the Los Angeles-headquartered brand did a 180 turn.
Designer Galia Lahav came to Los Angeles Oct. 12 for a preview of her Fall/Winter 2018 Bridal Collection.
The recent Los Angeles Fashion Market was a sprawling affair with permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors showing at trade shows showcasing everything from Immediate goods to Spring merchandise to a group of buyers that were predominantly local.
When she was going to fashion school in London, Stacy Anderson thought most lingerie had a hollow sex appeal. She wanted something different: underwear that felt special, that looked good but did not embrace a body shape that she thought was unattainable for most women.
Style Fashion Week took a bow last night with a gala party at the sumptuous Hollywood nightclub Avenue LA. Toasts were raised to a full schedule of runway shows, musical performances, art shows, and a celebration of giving back, the fashion week stretches from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15.
New showroom for Joken Style. The veteran showroom needed extra space for its product development services department.
While LA Market Week exhibits Spring/Summer 2018 styles in downtown Los Angeles, two groups are prospecting exhibiting fashions a few miles away in the megalopolis’s Koreatown district.
Los Angeles always has been a town known for the design and production of jeans and T-shirts, but the LA Original program wants the City of Angels to be known for neckties, candles, skateboards, jewelry, electric scooter vehicles – about anything else that this megalopolis’ creative people can design.
Breast Cancer Awareness is a big deal at Citadel Outlets retail center south of downtown Los Angeles.
September delivered good news to retailers, according to Kevin Perkins of market-research firm Retail Metrics.
For more than seven years, fashion retailers have been prospecting the occasional gritty environs of Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica, Calif., and the neighboring Venice area of Los Angeles. Lisa Bush, owner of the Mona Moore boutique, says that the thoroughfare is ready for fashion.
U.S sales for the holiday 2017 season will increase 3.6 percent to 4 percent over last year. Excluding autos, gas and restaurants, U.S. retailers stand to rack up $678.75 billion in sales during the upcoming holiday season, according to a forecast from the National Retail Federation.
2018 Juniors' Forecasts
For the Spring/Summer 2018 season, juniors will be wearing embroidered jeans, T-shirts with sequins and plaid blazers, forecast Barbara Fields of the Barbara Fields Buying Office.
Department stores and big-box retailers are going through a time of incredible change, but salespeople working at the LA Majors Market, which is devoted to department stores and mass retailers, reported a busy pace during the Oct. 2–4 market at the California Market Center.
Westfield Corp. marked the finish of a $1 billion remodel of its Westfield Century City retail center in Los Angeles with a gala event Oct. 3, featuring appearances by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and 1970s hitmakers The Village People. The event took place at a new performance space called The Atrium, located by the center’s full-line Nordstrom, which also opened for business on Oct. 3.
To celebrate its 10th show, LA Men’s Market will go sky high.
As if the opening an emporium and renovating a grand, but once-derelict building in downtown Los Angeles was not enough. Retailer COS had to produce a gala party for the event too.
Since 1992, presidential administrations have come and gone, the retail market has gone through majors, and after a 25-year-haul on the 10th floor of the California Market Center, Mindy Lubell and Romy M showrooms moved from their longtime digs
With the star power of Tyra Banks and Kobe Bryant making speeches, National Retail Federation’s Shop.org convention made the case that digital commerce was on a course to grow even more prominent with the help of burgeoning technologies such as voice technology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
A Fred Segal boutique emporium opened for business Sept. 26 at the edge of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif.
Headlines say that fashion retail is being pummeled. Others believe a bright future is coming into focus.
After a decade of working in the once blighted, now gentrifying downtown Los Angeles, Jonny Cota, creative director of the Skingraft label, was ready to talk about extremes.
After more than 18 years of running an influential boutique on Los Angeles’ Westside, and dressing Los Angeles’ women in designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain and Bottega Veneta, among other labels, Elyse Walker produced her first presentation of Fall looks on Sept. 21.
Fred Segal opened a 13,000-square-foot emporium in West Hollywood on Sept. 26.
Indie designers and labels get a platform at Handcrafted LA, it held a grand opening party Sept. 22 at The Bloc.
Artists for Trauma helps people recovering from traumatic injuries. On Sept. 17, the group produced a runway show at Macy’s department store at Westfield Topanga,
Bricks-and-mortar stores can gain the same technology advantages as e-commerce. They just have to use more RFID, or radio frequency identification technology, said Dan Doles, president and chief executive of Los Angeles–headquartered tech company Mojix.
In 2015, entrepreneur Greg Selkoe left the Boston-headquartered Karmaloop, the online emporium for streetwear he founded in 2000. Relocated to the Los Angeles area, Selkoe announced Sept. 21 that he was going to unveil the e-commerce and content site Wanderset.
Boutique Streets Seek Change
The shopping mall—once considered mini–town centers that attracted after-school teens and early-morning exercising seniors—has struggled to stay competitive after consumers did an about-face and altered their shopping habits.
South Coast Plaza has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with events that require invites. But throughout the 50th anniversary year, the luxe Costa Mesa, Calif.-retail center is offering ways to celebrate its golden anniversary open to anyone with a comfortable credit card account.
Fast Retailing Co. LTD opened a Uniqlo emporium at Westfield Santa Anita, about 30 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles Sept. 9, but the Japanese fast-fashion company announced it was going to open another unique store in Los Angeles.
Back to the nature means neutral colors, right? Not according to Fronteer's Jon Tang.
Call it stylish activism. Skid Row Denim & Apparel is a clothing line and a project of the Skid Row Housing Trust, which has been building housing for homeless people in Los Angeles County since 1989. On Sept. 14, Skid Row Denim & Apparel made an official introduction of its premium denim line.
In the fast-moving world of mobile apps, San Francisco Bay area–headquartered PredictSpring is betting on speed.
The third annual Techday LA ran on Sept. 14 at The Reef showroom and exhibition building near downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles–headquartered Liverpool Jeans Company is on the move.
Mustafa Wafa produced his second runway show for New York Fashion Week, unveiling his Spring/Summer 2018 collection for his Los Angeles–headquartered brand called Dunyah.
Nordstrom Gets Compact
For the past decade, Melrose Place has been an exclusive Los Angeles address for high-end designer boutiques. Now Nordstrom plans to join the crowd.
The world knows about last week’s New York Fashion Week for stylish people. But what about a fashion event for the discerning cartoon character?!
Adrienne D. Williams wants to show the world that skateboarding is not just for men.