National Stores liquidating inventory at its remaining 184 stores.
Jonathan Skow, who started out as a photographer and stylist and branched out to designing the menswear line Mr. Turk, passed away on Oct. 12 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 55.
Changes at L.A. Market
October ushers in one of the more important Los Angeles Market Weeks when showrooms in the downtown L.A. Fashion District are unveiling their Spring/Summer ’19 lines but still filling in orders for late Fall and Resort.
New tariffs on nearly half the goods imported from China haven’t dampened retailers’ zeal for bringing in merchandise from overseas factories.
Levi Strauss & Co. has been on a roll lately, reporting its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.
No one would ever say Michael Glasser was a shy man. People like to tell the story about how he was in Paris looking for design innovations when he saw a woman wearing a pair of patchwork Levi’s. He quickly chased after her.
LAFW Springs Forward
For the past few years, L.A. Fashion Week has been bopping around the city, setting up runways at different locations that change from season to season.
Levi Strauss & Co. shows strong results for third quarter of 2018.
Three-day market takes off we a big welcome.
Made in LA
Nicole Zabal had been in the fashion industry for some 20 years when she decided to start her own line of athleisure apparel that had something a little different—a built-in shelf bra in all her tops and dresses.
Spring/Summer ’19 Trends
California style was front and center for Spring/Summer 2019 trends, with designers from around the world looking to the Golden State for inspiration for their breezy styles this upcoming season.
Bebe Stores announced it made several changes to its board of directors.
With the last-minute announcement on Sept. 30 that Canada would be joining the free-trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, there will be a new North American Free Trade Agreement covering about $12.5 trillion in trade.
Guess? Inc. has been on a push to open stores in Mexico.
Stitch Fix Inc., an on-demand, personal-styling service based in San Francisco that offers online-apparel subscriptions and personal-shopping services, is headed to Great Britain next year.
Fashion and Textiles
The world of winter apparel may start looking a little different.
Accounting and consulting firm Moss Adams LLP will be presenting the 2018 Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award, also known as the MAFI Award, to Elie Madi.
Now that the Trump administration’s $200 billion of additional tariffs have gone into effect on thousands of Chinese imports, the apparel and retail industries are figuring out what to do next. Covered in this round of tariffs are buttons, bobbins, yarns, embroidery, textiles, handbags and leather. Apparel is not part of the equation yet.
The Delaware Supreme Court upheld an early court ruling that Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, must repay $19.5 million to Standard General, a New York hedge fund.
Could the U.S. economy be partying like there’s no tomorrow only to be faced with a hangover in two years?
Fashion and Footwear
Puma develops a line of limited-edition boots taking inspiration from the Fashion District, the Jewelry District and the Flower District in downtown L.A.
With sustainability the buzzword for responsible fashion, H&M has launched a collection for Fall/Winter 2018 that incorporates recycled textiles, which include cashmere and velvet made from recycled polyester.
The fashion students from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco hit the runway during New York Fashion Week, showing their avant-garde and creative collections for both Spring and Fall 2019 at Pier59 Studios, located on the Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
Art Hearts Fashion at NYFW
A handful of Los Angeles designers stepped onto the runway during Art Hearts Fashion’s five days of runway shows held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation building, originally built in 1849 as a neo-Gothic Jewish synagogue on the Lower East Side.
OC.Mix’s Intimate Vibe
You won’t get lost at the OC.Mix Show, a compact trade event organized twice a year by apparel company Z Supply at its company headquarters in Irvine, Calif.
Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods as of next week.
LA Designers at NYFW
Los Angeles designers were front and center during New York Fashion Week when they showed at Style Fashion Week, a fashion and art–oriented event founded by Veronica Welch-Kerzner, whose first runway shows were held in downtown Los Angeles.
The stars and the heavens above were the inspiration for Tadashi Shoji’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection, seen on the runway on Sept. 6 during New York Fashion Week.
There is nothing like the prospect of tariffs on Chinese goods to nudge importers to bring in their merchandise a little early to avoid a hefty increase in prices.
Kodak teams up with Forever 21 for a collection of clothing that will be in 600 stores.
Six factories that allegedly were operating under one contractor’s license will have to pay $573,704 in fines for various violations cited by the state Department of Industrial Relations.
Family Business Affair
When the Kaviani sisters started their online clothing company from their parents’ home six years ago, they never imagined that their $7,500 investment would mushroom into a multimillion-dollar enterprise selling mostly simple knit basics that have been seen on celebrities including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Khloe Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner.
The fashion-sustainability event called ReMode has added a number of top fashion leaders to its speaker lineup at the conference scheduled for Nov. 13–14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The trend report incorporates 12 trending colors and four classic hues.
Garden of Color
Harmony and color were front and center in the Resort collection created by Trina Turk, known for her styles that are always colorful.
Victor Herrero, a Spaniard who had worked for Inditex for more than a decade, came on board three years ago as the new chief executive of Guess? Inc. to turn things around.
The renegotiated free-trade deal between the United States and Mexico has a new name and a new set of rules that will make it a little more difficult to manufacture apparel in Mexico.
Hybrid Apparel, the Cypress, Calif., company that does all kinds of casual clothing, announced it has a new president.
After a two-year hiatus, the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award will return with the coveted honor being presented on Oct. 6 at the opening night of LA Fashion Week at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Loungewear and swimwear were front and center at Curve Las Vegas, a compact show held Aug. 13–15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Matt Fellows is an artist who takes his sketches and transfers them onto blank T-shirts, which wholesale for $16. He started his MNKR Brand label in Los Angeles 15 years ago and has been a regular at the Pooltradeshow ever since.
It was pajama-game time at Project Womens for Ban.Do, a 10-year-old Los Angeles accessories label that has been branching out into lifestyle items, apparel and, now, pajamas.
Priscilla De Leon didn’t decide to exhibit at Stitch, the womenswear show, until three days before the event opened at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
True Religion taps model Bella Hadid for its new campaign.
Leaving Orders in Las Vegas
The conglomeration of apparel, footwear and accessories trade shows, which twice a year invade this city in the middle of the desert, filled the town with thousands of visitors from all over the world under a blistering sky where the temperatures reached up to 105 degrees during the day.
Differential Brands—the Los Angeles company whose labels include Hudson Jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS—said its second-quarter sales for the period ending June 30 were down 1 percent from the same period last year to $36 million.
Fashion-industry leaders in Los Angeles far prefer to use Instagram as their social media of choice than any other digital outlet, with most gravitating toward making their social-media decisions in-house rather than using outside consultants.
Fred Segal has its sites on Europe and Asia for new stores.
Agenda and Liberty Fairs are packing up their bags and moving out of the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Gump's San Francisco could be closed by the end of the year.