Lands' End will help fund a study for lighthouse restoration on Alcatraz Island.
The 91-year-old chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear has never been one to shy away from the camera.
For years, HyFve has had a large showroom at 10th and Crocker streets in the Los Angeles Fashion District, where it sold Immediate goods to store buyers.
Store buyers packed the Fashion Theater in the California Market Center to see the semiannual trend show presented by buying office Directives West.
After filing and winning several lawsuits over a laser technology used to distress blue jeans, RevoLaze recently dropped its legal action against fast-fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz.
Installation shows a few of Betsey Johnson's iconic looks.
Bob Hurley is stepping down as the chief executive officer of Hurley International.
After eight years of negotiations that took place in various cities around the world, trade negotiators from 11 Pacific Rim countries and the United States finally have agreed to a trade accord that will affect 40 percent of the world’s economy.
Financial woes throw American Apparel into bankruptcy court.
The five-times-a-year event will be in Los Angeles in a few weeks.
Import & Export
Southern California’s two major ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach have seen a revival of activity this summer as shippers return to the West Coast after a major port congestion problem earlier this year.
To survive Fashion Week, you need a sense of humor.
Jesse Curlee, who has had a career in the cotton industry for more than 35 years, announced he will retire as president and chief executive of Supima, a premium American cotton brand, at the end of this year.
The Los Angeles International Textile Show is adding a number of international resources for its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 edition, which takes place in the penthouse of the California Market Center Sept. 28–30.
In the ever-changing world of retail, Macy’s Inc. is tweaking its store lineup with plans to cut 35 to 40 stores from its fleet of 770 Macy’s outlets early next year.
California’s harsh drought has called for emergency conservation measures to save water, and some of the state’s leading retail centers have been doing their part to look for innovative ways.
Pacific Sunwear of California a decades-old retail chain that specializes in action sportswear and fashion items, had a tough second quarter.
One of the smallest items on a piece of clothing is the inside tag noting where the garment was made. Yet it is one of the biggest headaches in apparel manufacturing.
Getting the message out about bullying
The surfwear maker hit the financial waves and wipes out.
After months of negotiations, Joe's Jeans finishes up deal to sell the Joe's brand and form a new company.
After four years of online sales only, Sole Society heads out to the mall.
Vince, the contemporary womenswear company born in Los Angeles and now headquartered in New York, reported some disappointing financial results for its second quarter.
Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America are ramping up a program that supports emerging designers in the United States who create and manufacture their collections in their local cities.
Urban Expositions, the trade-show organizer that recently acquired the WomensWear in Nevada event, revealed that a majority share of its venture was acquired by Clarion Events, a nearly 70-year-old enterprise based in London.
The 1980s are already nudging their way onto the runways for Spring/Summer 2016, said Jaclyn Jones, the womenswear editor for WGSN, also known as Worth Global Style Network, the British trend-forecasting firm.
Los Angeles has had a scarcity of big bridal shows for store owners until last year when New York–based The Knot launched its Couture: Los Angeles Bridal Market with scores of exhibitors showing everything frilly and lacy.
Over the last few years, the beleaguered California surfwear company Quiksilver has been bleeding massive amounts of money.
Swim Like a Mermaid: For souls of the sea
Stitch, AtS & MRket
Food trucks and a large teepee in the middle of the exhibition floor gave the trio of shows organized by Business Journals Inc. a more contemporary and avant-garde feeling this year.
A sea of clothing filled the six ballrooms of the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino for the semiannual WomensWear In Nevada (WWIN) show in Las Vegas.
More than 40 countries exhibited at the Sourcing at MAGIC show, growing from 2,050 booths last year to 2,700 booths this year.
Sportswear exec loans his private jet to ferry moms to France to see their hero sons honored by French president.
One block of Broadway closes in downtown LA for a big event.
WomensWear In Nevada trade show now under ownership of Urban Expositions.
Vans comes out with "Weapons of Mass Ridiculousness" campaign collection of shoes and apparel.
O’Neill + Cynthia Vincent
O’Neill—the California brand known for its casual clothing, surfboards, swimsuits and wet suits—has tapped designer Cynthia Vincent for its second contemporary collaboration.
For the last two years, Cabana has been a popular trade show held in two big tents on the beach during Miami Swim Week. Buyers and vendors consistently raved about the well-curated collection of brands and the cool vibe that have kept exhibitors happy and buyers walking through the doors.
Swim Collective is just a few years old, but already it has grown to the size of the very popular SwimShow in Miami Beach, Fla.
LAS VEGAS—The landscape of the Las Vegas trade shows changed again as the giant UBM Advanstar, owner of the MAGIC Marketplace and Project, re-merchandised the layout of its shows.
O'Neill hosts a sunset cocktail party to introduce its collection designed with Cynthia Vincent.
Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc., a privately held domestic factoring and financing firm, has hired Martin Eckstein as vice president of business development.
A fleeting trend or a cultural shift? That is the question everyone is asking about the popularity of athleisure clothing.
Import & Export
Despite massive congestion problems plaguing the West Coast ports earlier this year, cargo-container volumes for imported goods are expected to rise 4.2 percent this year compared with last year.
Patagonia Provisions is partnering with buffalo ranchers to restore the grasslands of the Great Plains.
Genetic Denim, a Los Angeles premium jeans label started nearly a decade ago, was acquired recently by a small investment group that brought in veteran apparel executive Hubert Guez to help turn the company around. The acquisition price was not disclosed.
After nearly 20 years as head of the largest U.S. thread manufacturer, Fred Jackson is stepping down as the chief executive officer of American & Efird, effective Sept. 28.
After 20 years of making women’s pajamas and loungewear, P.J. Salvage has been sold to an Israeli clothing company for an undisclosed price.
American Apparel has renegotiated its lease, saving the Los Angeles clothing company millions of dollars and giving up one of its two industrial buildings.
With price-conscious consumers and the athleisure trend changing the way the retail world turns, some of Los Angeles’ eveningwear and red-carpet designers are focusing their attention on less-expensive and casual lines that fit in with people’s lifestyles and pocketbooks.