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Stitch Fix Launches Freestyle Service

E-COMMERCE

Personal-shopping and -styling platform Stitch Fix announced a more-customized experience for its clients through the launch of its Freestyle offering.

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Vuori Partners With Gymnast Olivia Dunne

ACTIVEWEAR

Vuori, the Encinitas, Calif., activewear brand recently announced its partnership with gymnast Olivia "Livvy" Dunne, who will work with the label as a brand partner and collaborator.

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LFW Includes Adaptive Fashion Show Through Faduma’s Fellowship Program

INCLUSIVE FASHION

As the style industry continues to make efforts to shed its notoriously exclusionary reputation, an adaptive-fashion initiative took to the runway during London Fashion Week.

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Heading East, California Designers Shine During NYFW

California for NYFW

As the fashionable set returned to the runway for New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2022 hybrid on-site and virtual events, California designers shone through with Golden State style during in-person shows and filmed presentations.

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Fabric Alternatives PLNT FIBER and FRUT FIBER Introduced by Pangaia

PLNT-ing Good

Seeking to combat the negative impacts of pollutive textiles in the fashion industry, materials-science company Pangaia unveiled its latest innovations in the fabric space. Manufactured from plant fibers, Pangaia’s PLNT FIBER and FRUT FIBER were introduced as the company commits further to a mission of moving apparel manxufacturing away from nonorganic cotton and synthetics created from petroleum-based resources.

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Buyers and Exhibitors Converge at FMNC for Immediates, Spring Styles

Trade Shows

During its most-recent edition, Fashion Market Northern California hosted its trade event at the Embassy Suites South San Francisco as buyers who value local shows met with exhibitors who were ready to take orders on Immediates and Spring. According to FMNC Executive Director Mary Taft, the show is continuing to grow with 25 to 30 new stores in attendance during each edition.

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Louis Vuitton Unveils Savoir-Faire Experience in Los Angeles

LUXURY FASHION

French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton presented its savoir-faire exhibition this week in Los Angeles at Goya Studios, featuring the heritage brand's extraordinarily crafted products.

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Vuori Opens Abbot Kinney Location

ACTIVEWEAR

Encinitas, Calif., Climate Neutral Certified activewear brand Vuori unveiled a new location in Venice Beach, Calif., recently, as the company experiences rapid growth.

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Ava by Pol' Atteu Brings Together Disney Star and Beverly Hills Designer

COLLABORATIONS

After being postponed due to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, a collaboration between actor Ava Kolker and Beverly Hills designer Pol' Atteu was released over the summer through Ava by Pol' Atteu to bring affordable luxury to children, teens and women.

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Carhartt and Metallica Join Forces to Attract Next Generation to Skilled-Trade Jobs

FASHION CARES

As Labor Day approached, workwear brand Carhartt and iconic metal band Metallica planned to collaborate to attract a new generation to enter the skilled-trade labor force.

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