During Los Angeles Fashion Week, sustainable-fashion consultant group Pollima brought together brands, designers, investors and manufacturers at downtown's Ren Gallery.
A new capsule collection launched this week by Parks Project and National Geographic will benefit parkland in the United States.
In the United States, shoppers of different ages and income levels are bargain hunting as consumer culture continues to demand discounted goods.
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.
Showcasing the latest trends in textiles, the L.A. Textile show at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles brought together vendors and buyers to conduct business for Fall/Winter 2019/2020.
Sustainable Fashion Forum
Sustainability is the buzzword swirling around the fashion and textile industries these days.
During this week’s L.A. Textile show, attendees experienced the fruits of a new initiative to refresh the biannual event, which took place Oct. 3–5 at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Marking its 15th year honoring California-based student designers, the California Fashion Foundation—the California Fashion Association’s philanthropic organization—recently hosted its annual scholarship-awards luncheon.
Observing National Consignment Day, The RealReal made a genuine effort to promote sustainable fashion through consignment with the launch of its Sustainability Calculator.
Working together for the first time, mother-and-daughter actors Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson launched a Fabletics x MindUP capsule collection of activewear to benefit MindUp.
After launching her Los Angeles brand n:Philanthropy in 2014, Yvonne Niami has finally opened her first West Coast showroom at the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles.
Sanctuary’s Sustainable Spring
Ahead of its Spring 2019 launch, Los Angeles women’s lifestyle brand Sanctuary announced its “Smart Creation” production process, which will build the brand’s reputation for environmental and social responsibility.
Recognizing the innovative efforts of Chip Bergh, Levi Strauss & Co.'s president and chief executive officer, the National Retail Federation named the leader as the recipient of "The Visionary" award for 2019.
Expanding its bricks-and-mortar store presence, Rent the Runway opened the doors to the its first standalone location in San Francisco on Sept. 18.
To decrease the threat of counterfeit products in different industries, Applied DNA Sciences has introduced a biochemistry-based innovation in apparel authentication.
Torrid Inc. announced the appointment of Liz Muñoz to lead the fashion retailer as chief executive officer.
E-Commerce for Manufacturers
The importance of e-commerce continues to grow as manufacturers seek tools to fortify their relationships with buyers.
After seven years of working with the L.A. Fashion District Business Improvement District, the organization’s director of marketing and external relations, Ariana Gomez, will leave on Sept. 21 to pursue other career interests in content strategy with an unnamed swimwear brand.
Los Angeles-based apparel brand Guess? Inc. launched a partnership with J Balvin, as the Latin Grammy Award Winner kicks off his Vibras tour today in Fresno, Calif.
Bringing more ethical manufacturing to fashion, Julia Daviy unveiled The Liberation Collection—a line of 3D-printed clothing—during New York Fashion Week.
Informa Exhibitions has appointed Mark Temple-Smith to the role of managing director of its fashion exhibitions business, a segment that includes WWDMAGIC, Coterie, Project and Project Womens.
As it expands its key-buyer program with new initiatives for its Womenswear In Nevada (WWIN) trade show, Clarion UX has hired Susan Milano to manage its key accounts.
After 20 years of leadership as the founder of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID), Carol Schatz will retire on Sept. 30.
Since its 2011 inception, American Giant has made a big impression on fans of premium basics. The San Francisco–based, primarily e-commerce apparel company founded by Bayard Winthrop has become known for its high-quality hoodies made in Los Angeles.
During New York Fashion Week, San Francisco fashion blogger and stylist Tanesha Awasthi launched her Girl With Curves x Lane Bryant collaboration to great acclaim.
After announcing a partnership with the City of Los Angeles on Sept. 5, John Elliott unveiled his Spring/Summer 2019 collection on Sept. 6, which showed influences from the West Coast city, during New York Fashion Week.
Informa Exhibitions has appointed Mark Temple-Smith to the managing director role of its fashion exhibitions business a segment that includes WWDMAGIC, Coterie, Project and Project Womens.
This week, the apparel industry found an unlikely partner as Herbalife Nutrition—distributor of nutrition, weight-management and fitness products—unveiled an activewear competition it is sponsoring with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles.
Robot Models for LFW
When London Fashion Week starts this year, there will be something new on the runway: robots showing some of a Los Angeles designer’s collection.
Beginning in January 2021, the Western & English Sales Association (WESA) will host its International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets at its new home at the Dallas Market Center.
Many consumers often battle personal insecurities about their bodies and make apparel purchasing decisions based on how a piece of clothing makes their bodies appear—not simply how a garment looks on a hanger.
Not simply another activewear line, Nubia Natalie celebrates the artisans of Mexico’s Huichol community, located in the country’s Sierra Madre mountain region.
Apparel manufacturing and consultancy firm Indie Source announced the winner of its Indie Fashion Contest, held during Sourcing at MAGIC, the industry trade show held Aug. 12–15 in Las Vegas.
Celebrating its collaboration with the Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection, Los Angeles-based online retailer Revolve welcomed more than 200 guests for a party to launch a pop-up shop at its Revolve Social Club last night.
In June 2017, Elizabeth Spiering launched her luxury sleepwear line with her sister and mother. The San Francisco brand is designed in the Bay Area but relies on Italian fabrics and manufacturing.
Denim City LA
Denim City is an impressive educational institution that has a jean school that incorporates a three-year denim-development program to train people in all aspects of the blue-jeans industry with courses, workshops, access to the showrooms of world-renowned denim designers and a retail space for consumers.
Premium denim brand Joe's Jeans launched its Fall Winter 2018 campaign, which was shot by Mike Rosenthal with model Sara Sampaio wearing the brand's fresh pieces.
For its 20th anniversary, Diamond Supply Co. wanted to create a line that celebrated the rebellious street spirit of the skate world and found inspiration in the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
A recent report by The NPD Group shows that 24 percent of total apparel sales are made in the athleisure segment.
Art of T.V. Costuming
The art of TV costume design was the focus of a new exhibition that opened at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles. Many of the costumes are up for Emmy awards.
Reporting more than 500 first-time attendees, the Aug. 13–16 Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) show at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino connected retailers with exhibitors from misses and contemporary brands.
At the Aug. 12–15 edition of Sourcing at MAGIC, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the aisles that led through international suppliers seemed quiet this year.
Discounters, retailers and boutiques were looking for below-wholesale steals during Offprice, which ran Aug. 11–14 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
As buyers and exhibitors grow increasingly interested in blending business with new experiences, organizers are expanding the reach of WWDMAGIC by offering more ways for buyers to learn and connect.
Offering insight into the rapidly growing luxury resale market, The RealReal released its "State of Luxury Resale" mid-year 2018 report Tuesday, showing marketplace trends, most popular brands and the segment's emerging designers.
During Sourcing at Magic--which was held Aug. 12-15 in Las Vegas--artist Michelle Ganani painted original designs and recreated famous works of art on denim jackets at a booth within the Denim District.
During the Munich Fabric Start fair, which will be held Sept. 4-6, creora brand manufacturer Hyosung will launch its new line—creora Fit2.
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.
Beginning August 18, The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will display a collection of Marilyn Monroe's costumes and artifacts until September 30, which precedes an October auction of the items.
Fashion Week is always a hectic time in Los Angeles, especially with all of the different forces around town organizing runway shows in disparate locations.