Shop & Dine
The trade-show season is a year-round circuit that is like a movable feast when it comes to hunting for new styles and fashions.
In 2015, some 747,600 people in California were directly employed in creative-industry jobs, a 13.5 percent increase from 2010, according to the “2017 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California,” released on May 18 by the Otis College of Art and Design.
Days after being sworn in as the new U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer will be traveling to Vietnam to attend a meeting of trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries.
Trade experts were expecting a free-trade agreement between the United States and Europe to be signed, sealed and delivered by the time Barack Obama left the White House. But things didn’t turn out as planned as the political winds in Europe and the United States shifted recently from pro free trade to increased protectionism.
A South Korean eyewear company is opening its first West Coast store in downtown LA.
Former Forever 21 head starts her new line for large-size women.
With unemployment hitting extremely low levels and workers’ wages rising, the nation’s ports should see a decent uptick in cargo-container volumes through at least September.
Otis Fashion Show
A fashionable collection of 800 people crowded into a large ballroom at the Beverly Hilton for the annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, which raises money for students and highlights the fashion collections designed by the junior and senior classes of the fashion design department.
In an attempt to identify new attendees and buyers, the twice-a-year Womenswear in Nevada show held in Las Vegas has appointed Lynn Visser as the new key account manager.
Students from Otis College of Art and Design put their mentor-inspired creations up for auction.
Five months ago, White Oak Global Advisors acquired Capital Business Credit, known for its asset-based lending portfolio. Now White Oak Global is renaming Capital Business Credit to White Oak Commercial Finance.
Bebe Stores settles store lease problems with landlords to move forward.
Consumers will soon be able to decide where their American Apparel T-shirt is made - in the U.S. or in Central America.
When Fei Yang was a little girl growing up in Taiwan, she was constantly drawing on anything that had a flat surface—napkins, notebooks, newspapers and walls.
In the wake of several recent retail bankruptcies, the wave of clothing store troubles just keeps coming.
Paula Schneider no longer CEO at 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss.
With political and economic change in the wind, longshore workers have agreed to vote on a three-year extension of their current contract expiring July 1, 2019.
More than 100,000 people are expected to be marching into downtown Los Angeles today for May Day protests.
Some 3,000 high schools across the country participated in the Vans design contest to create a wild and crazy shoe with an artistic sense.
Retailers weary of a soggy winter in Northern California were in a positive mood at the recent Fashion Market Northern California as they looked forward to a brighter summer and fall to entice customers through the do
A bankruptcy judge rules against Azrias in their contract dispute with BCBG.
By the year 2021, Gap Inc. wants its Gap brand to be getting all its cotton from more sustainable sources.
Delta Galil Industries Ltd.—the Israeli company that recently purchased the Los Angeles contemporary brands 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss—announced that its Delta Galil USA subsidiary has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Calvin Klein Inc. to develop, manufacture, produce and distribute boys’ and girls’ underwear, sleepwear and socks.
Even though the U.S. economy is predicted to be on sound footing this year, the stack of retailers closing their stores due to bankruptcies or slipping sales keeps piling up at an alarming rate.
Pineapples and Love launches its first e-commerce site.
As part of his apparel comeback, Dov Charney recently signed an exclusive partnership with TSC Apparel in Cincinnati, Ohio, to distribute his Los Angeles Apparel collection to screen printers and embroiderers in need of well-made blanks.
Designer Kevan Hall looks to Sophia Loren for inspiration.
Get ready to enter the 13th annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest.
Bebe Stores Inc., which has been in financial hot water for some time, is laying off more than 700 employees at its two business offices and at its stores.
With retail sales predicted to inch up around 4 percent this year, cargo container traffic should also see healthy growth this year.
All stripes with the Teva collection appearing for a limited time at Hudson Bay's department stores.
Trina Turk's New Store
It has been a few years since Trina Turk had a store in Los Angeles. But the contemporary designer—known for her bright colors synonymous with sunny California—has staked out a new outpost in the Larchmont Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, where an old-fashioned Main Street vibe permeates Larchmont Boulevard.
How Are Finance People Handling the Weak Retail Market and Have They Adjusted Their Financing Rules for Clothing Manufacturers?
As retailers start shrinking their footprints around the country, apparel manufacturers are wondering how to cope with this constricting retail landscape.
Directives West broke down the trends for Fall/Winter 2017 at its April 3 runway show, held at the California Market Center during LA Majors Market.
BCBG Max Azria, the Los Angeles brand that filed for bankruptcy protection in late February, has begun to shutter more than half the stores it operates in the United States.
Starting April 10, Matthew Fior will take over as the new president of Hudson Jeans, based in Los Angeles.
Twelve years after buying Los Angeles–based Junkfood Clothing Co. for more than $22.5 million, Delta Apparel is selling the T-shirt brand for about $28 million to JMJD Ventures.
The U.S. textile and apparel industries have seen revenues slowly rise over the last seven years as free-trade agreements and rising Asian prices have given local textile and clothing makers a bit of a reprieve.
How many times have customers praised a designer for a pair of perfectly fitted blue jeans and then snapped them up without glancing at the price?
The BCBG Max Azria Group, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Feb. 28, gave notice on March 13 that it will lay off another 116 people, effective May 11. This comes after the Los Angeles contemporary label laid off 123 people last November and another 71 people one year ago.
Roosevelt Broome IV, founder of Rich Apparels, shows off his T-shirts at FWLA.
In a court case that took more than three weeks to argue, a 61-year-old employee who felt he was wrongfully dismissed after a shoulder injury limited his ability to work won a major verdict against his employer, Citizens of Humanity.
As Woodbury University’s fashion department celebrates its 85th year, it is taking a good, hard look at its archive of 4,000 garments and accessories, which range from frocks from the 1800s to more-contemporary pieces that include designers Yves Saint Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Los Angeles Market Week
Buyers get together for a sunset party with drinks, food and lots of dancing.
Byer California Closes Northern California Warehouse to Concentrate on Southern California Distribution Center
Byer California, the long-time juniorswear manufacturer headquartered in San Francisco, is laying off 99 employees as it consolidates its Northern California warehouse with its Los Angeles distribution center.
Construction workers are just starting to put up the walls for a new co-working area by IgnitedSpaces, which will take up an entire floor in one of the California Market Center buildings.
For many buyers and exhibitors, the March 13–16 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market was the last stop in a long trade-show season that included shows three weeks ago in Las Vegas and New York.
Masud Sarshar, known for taking a heritage workwear brand and converting it into a colorful pants collection under the Dickies Girl label, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for hiding more than $21 million in income and $2.5 million in interest in Israeli banks and avoiding U.S. taxes.
With the BCBGMaxAzria Group trying to restructure its business after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection days ago, the Los Angeles contemporary clothing company has replaced its chief creative director, Lubov Azria, whose husband founded the company.
Eva Longoria, the actress known for her years on the TV series “Desperate Housewives,” is no stranger to fashion. Her role in the long-running nighttime soap opera portrayed her as a former model who was always elegantly dressed—even when she was living in the suburbs.