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Deborah Belgum

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The White Collection

Fashion

Woodbury University graduate brings her collection to Los Angeles Fashion Week.

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Lands' End Wants to See Old Lighthouse Restored in SF

Historic Preservation

Lands' End will help fund a study for lighthouse restoration on Alcatraz Island.

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One Tough Mother Is Back

Manufacturing

The 91-year-old chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear has never been one to shy away from the camera.

Showroom Profile: HyFve

New Lines

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.

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Directives West Outlines Major Trends for Spring 2016 in Runway Show

Directives West

Store buyers packed the Fashion Theater in the California Market Center to see the semiannual trend show presented by buying office Directives West.

RevoLaze Drops Lawsuit Against Hennes & Mauritz

Legal

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.

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Betsey Johnson Recognized for 50 Years of Creativity

Fashion

Installation shows a few of Betsey Johnson's iconic looks.

Hurley Steps Down as CEO of Hurley

Manufacturing

Bob Hurley is stepping down as the chief executive officer of Hurley International.

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Negotiators Reach Agreement Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Trade Deal

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.

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American Apparel Focusing on Building New Product

American Apparel

Financial woes throw American Apparel into bankruptcy court.

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Vintage Fashion Expo Coming to LA

Fashion

The five-times-a-year event will be in Los Angeles in a few weeks.

Cargo Container Volumes Show Healthy Increases at the Ports

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.

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Fashion Week Humor

Fashion

To survive Fashion Week, you need a sense of humor.

Jesse Curlee to Retire from Supima

Manufacturing

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.

Los Angeles International Textile Show Adds More Global Mills

Trade Shows

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.

Macy’s to Shutter 35 to 40 Stores Next Year

Retail

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.

Shopping Malls Fight Drought With Tech And Common Sense

Retail

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.

Missteps in Seasonal Items Drag on PacSun’s Second-Quarter Sales

Retailing

Pacific Sunwear of California a decades-old retail chain that specializes in action sportswear and fashion items, had a tough second quarter.

California Relaxes Requirements for “Made in USA’ Labels

Manufacturing

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.

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Hollister Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign With Echosmith

Retail

Getting the message out about bullying

Quiksilver Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Retailing

The surfwear maker hit the financial waves and wipes out.

Joe’s Jeans Reaches Deal for Major Transformation

After months of negotiations, Joe's Jeans finishes up deal to sell the Joe's brand and form a new company.

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Sole Society Opens First Store

Retail

After four years of online sales only, Sole Society heads out to the mall.

Vince Shows Softness in Second-Quarter Sales

Manufacturing

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 CFDA Supporting Emerging Designers Who Produce in the U.S.

Fashion

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.

British Company Acquires Majority of Urban Expositions

Trade Shows

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.

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Spring/Summer Trends for 2016 Pop With Newness

Fashion Trends

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.

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Bridal Trade Show Makes Second Appearance in Los Angeles

Wedding Belles

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.

Is Quiksilver Shopping for a Buyer?

Manufacturing

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

Swim/Surf

Swim Like a Mermaid: For souls of the sea

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Curated Looks at Stitch, Accessories the Show and MRket VG

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.

Business Stays Consistent at WWIN

Trade Shows

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.

Sourcing at MAGIC Moves and Grows

Trade Shows

More than 40 countries exhibited at the Sourcing at MAGIC show, growing from 2,050 booths last year to 2,700 booths this year.

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Sportswear Exec Flies American Heroes' Moms to France

Apparel Philanthropy

Sportswear exec loans his private jet to ferry moms to France to see their hero sons honored by French president.

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MTV Takes Over LA Fashion District's Broadway

Entertainment

One block of Broadway closes in downtown LA for a big event.

WomensWear In Nevada Trade Show Acquired by Urban Expositions

Trade Shows

WomensWear In Nevada trade show now under ownership of Urban Expositions.

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Vans Issues Limited Collection to Curb Teen Smoking

Manufacturing

Vans comes out with "Weapons of Mass Ridiculousness" campaign collection of shoes and apparel.

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O’Neill Partners With Cynthia Vincent on New Collection

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.

Cabana Opens Its First West Coast Swimwear Show

Trade Show

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 Buzzes With Business

Trade Show

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.

Buyers Navigate Changed Format at Las Vegas Trade Shows

Trade Show

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.

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Cynthia Vincent Collaborating With O'Neill for Swimwear

Fashion

O'Neill hosts a sunset cocktail party to introduce its collection designed with Cynthia Vincent.

New Vice President at Rosenthal & Rosenthal

Finance

Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc., a privately held domestic factoring and financing firm, has hired Martin Eckstein as vice president of business development.

Athleisure—Fad or Fashion for the Long Haul?

Manufacturing

A fleeting trend or a cultural shift? That is the question everyone is asking about the popularity of athleisure clothing.

Cargo Container Volumes Expected to Grow Modestly This Year

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.

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Patagonia Hopes to Restore the Great Plains

Outdoor Wear

Patagonia Provisions is partnering with buffalo ranchers to restore the grasslands of the Great Plains.

Genetic Denim Has a New Owner

Manufacturing

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.

Fred Jackson Retiring as CEO of American & Efird

Manufacturing

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.

Israeli Clothing Company Acquires P.J. Salvage Brand

Manufacturing

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 Vacating One of Two Industrial Buildings

Manufacturing

American Apparel has renegotiated its lease, saving the Los Angeles clothing company millions of dollars and giving up one of its two industrial buildings.