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Hyosung to Bring High-Performance and Sustainable Technologies to Munich Fabric Start

Textiles

During the Munich Fabric Start fair, which will be held Sept. 4-6, creora brand manufacturer Hyosung will launch its new line—creora Fit2.

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A Better Economy Means Better Orders at the Las Vegas Trade Shows

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.

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Marilyn Monroe Costumes on Display Before Auction

EVENTS

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 Organizers Keep Los Angeles on the Fashion Map

Fashion

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.

The Store and On:Line Launch to Enhance Buying Experience in Las Vegas

Trade Shows

Visitors to the UBM-produced Las Vegas shows WWDMAGIC and Curve Las Vegas will find new shopping experiences for women’s apparel during the Aug. 13–15 run of the shows.

Style Fashion Week Is Growing Into a Global Fashion Portfolio

Fashion

After launching more than eight years ago at the Vibiana event center in downtown Los Angeles, Style Fashion Week has become a global brand of luxury fashion shows that includes productions in New York, Palm Springs, Miami and Dubai, with more cities on the way for 2019.

A Label of Love at Erik Rosete’s Art Hearts Fashion

Fashion

The concept of organizing Art Hearts Fashion began, in some ways, as a fluke for Erik Rosete, who for many years had been a manager at IMG, the agency behind numerous fashion-show events around the world.

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A Cohesive Space Spells Success for Swim and Active Shows

Swim and Active in SoCal

During the first summer installment at their new location, organizers of Swim Collective and Active Collective reported a lot of positive feedback regarding the space at the Anaheim Convention Center, with early reports of increased attendee traffic.

Ruby Ribbon Expands Its Collection Bringing Greater Comfort to Its Clientele

Activewear

Launched in 2012, Burlingame, Calif.–based Ruby Ribbon has expanded over the years from manufacturing foundation pieces to last year introducing swimwear.

Levi Strauss Commits to Greener Supply-Chain Process With 2025 Target

Technology

Not only has Levi Strauss & Co. made a commitment to invest in energy-saving operations at its own properties, but it has also announced that it is approaching its supply-chain partners to commit to more sustainable practices.

Cotton Inc.'s New Anti-Wrinkle Technology

Textiles

To meet consumer demand for apparel that fits within a modern lifestyle, Cotton Incorporated recently introduced its patent-pending Purepress resin finish.

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Both Buyers and Exhibitors Make the Most of a Quiet Los Angeles Fashion Market

LA Fashion Market

Summer is the time to be on vacation, and that seemed to be the case for buyers at the recent Los Angeles Fashion Market, where traffic was much sparser than at other shows.

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The Real Real Brings Its First West Coast Location to West

It’s Real

With a lot more space than its New York City flagship store, which opened in November, luxury consignment company The Real Real opened its first West Coast bricks-and-mortar location on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Calif.

ReMode Adds More Speakers to Discuss Responsible Fashion

Trade Shows

Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, the founder of the fashion-sustainability event called ReMode,announced an additional list of speakers participating in his inaugural event scheduled for Nov. 13–14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Coalition LA and PETA Celebrate Go with the Faux Collaboration

Parties

Womenswear brand Coalition LA joined PETA yesterday to celebrate the launch of the PETA x Coalition LA Go with the Faux vegan leather jacket.

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Guess? Inc. Plays the Fashion Field With LAFC

Fashion

Announced today as the official denim partner of the Los Angeles Football Club of Major League Soccer, Guess, Inc. will provide off-field custom suiting and fashion for the city's new professional men's soccer team.

Poshmark’s Launch of Posh Markets Expands Its E-Commerce Offerings

Technology

Poshmark, the social marketplace where people in the United States can buy and sell clothing, announced the launch of its new Posh Markets feature, which has added on refined shopping communities within the platform.

Poshmark’s Launch of Posh Markets Expands Its E-Commerce Offerings

Poshmark, the social marketplace where people in the United States can buy and sell clothing, announced the launch of its new Posh Markets feature, which has added on refined shopping communities within the platform.

An Intimate Setting Brings Buyers to Hammock Show

Trade Shows

Now in its eighth year, the Hammock swimwear and resort apparel show attracted buyers to Miami’s One Hotel South Beach during Miami Swim Week.

Cabana Promotes a Contemporary Resort Lifestyle on Miami Beach

Trade Shows

Organizers of the Cabana swimwear show created a lifestyle experience for the event’s sixth consecutive year.

SwimShow Generates Traffic for Big Brands

Trade Shows

At the 36th annual SwimShow, the Swimwear Association of Florida hosted established swim brands, many of whom have a long history of exhibiting at the event, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Miami Swim Week Events Draw Buyers and Brands to the Beach

Trade Shows

During Miami Swim Week 2018, SwimShow, Cabana and Hammock provided distinctive spaces for buyers who are searching for a creative approach to swimwear and resort pieces.

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Wildfox Carves Out Its Own Space at Miami Swim Week

Parties

During Miami Swim Week, which officially began July 12 and will close today, Wildfox founder Jimmy Sommers opted out the shows to create a weekend experience at the Delano South Beach.

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DETH Launches Punk-Inspired Streetwear With a Gentle Message

Promoting a humane message through the streetwear inspired by punk culture, model and real-estate entrepreneur Jordyn Weekly and La Isla swimwear founder Enrique Sanchez-Rivera introduced their line DETH (Don't Eat The Homies) this week.

ShareCloth Streamlines On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing

Technology

For New York–based technology company ShareCloth, shifting clothing manufacturing toward more efficient digital practices is at the core of its business model.

Simple Santa Barbara Luxury Inspires Catherine Gee

Manufacturing

Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Catherine Gee launched her eponymous brand two years ago with California on her mind.

An Optimistic Outlook as Fabletics Celebrates Five Years in Business

Retail

During its first five years in business, Fabletics said it has grown to become e-commerce’s fastest-growing activewear label.

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Water-Repellent Textile Coating Promotes Safer Manufacturing Practices

Safety in Water Repellency

When trying to meet the demand for green apparel, manufacturers are often faced with the challenge of creating comparable eco-friendly alternatives to match the performance of products that have been identified as harmful to the environment or human health.

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Shopfiction Brings eCommerce to eReaders

Fashion

With the release of her first novel, "Waiting at Hayden's," author Riley Costello allows readers to shop for the clothes worn by her characters.

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Dessert Goals Shares Its Sweet Spot At Cooper

Parties

This weekend, the Cooper Design Space will be the setting for Dessert Goals Los Angeles under the theme of "Moon + Stars Edition 2018."

Welcome to the Sthenos Concrete Jungle

Manufacturing

As an artist, personal trainer, fitness model and figure competitor, it was only natural that Johanna Stavrakaki would gravitate toward starting her own activewear line after she moved from Canada to Los Angeles in 2015.

Siren by Seven ‘til Midnight​ Lingerie Brand Launches Swimwear for Any Hour

Swim/Surf

For Seven ’til Midnight, the third time is the charm when manufacturing swimwear. The lingerie manufacturer introduced a boutique swimwear line years ago, but the company’s focus was forced to shift when the economy crashed.

Mary Jane Swim: Making a Statement Through Swimwear

Swim/Surf

After moving to New York from Stockton, Calif., Diane Walker studied design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. A 15-year career in creating private-label designs for brands gave Walker a solid foundation for launching the swim and activewear company Sweenie Manufacturing Corp. with Stacey Demar, a membership director at theChelsea Piers Sports Center.

Nayali Challenges Swimwear’s Accessibility Issue

Swim/Surf

As an active woman who has a larger bust size, Shilpa Rajpara’s mission was to create swim styles for women who need supportive, attractive designs. Reflecting on her career spanning 14 years, she remembers trying to introduce designs that would make women more comfortable in swimwear.

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The Natural Connection to Cotton-Seed Selection

Healthy Cotton Cultivation

The apparel and textile industries are under a lot of pressure these days.

Approaching Eco-friendly Denim With Artisan Cloth and Lenzing

Textile

During a recent “Innovation Celebration” event at Artisan Cloth’s downtown Los Angeles showroom, founder Brad Alden Mowry—who co-owns the company with his wife, Danielle—explained that he and his partners were interested not in sales but showcasing their sustainability options

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Getty Museum Brings 100 Years of Fashion Photography to LA

Events

Through more than 180 photographs, costumes and other media, the Getty Museum reveals 100 years of behind the fashion lens during “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011.”

FIDM Introduces Next-Gen Designers to 'The Dos and Don'ts' in a Design Career

Events

During its annual intensive-study program for high-school students, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s “3 Days of Fashion” provided opportunities for hands-on lessons, including a workshop for each participant to decorate tote bags provided to formerly homeless individuals who are now residents of the Skid Row Housing Trust.

The North Face Gets New Top Exec

Retail

The North Face, the outdoor apparel company based in Northern California, has a new vice president.

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BioCellection Breaks Down Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable Apparel Science

As pollution from apparel production continues to bring greater attention to clothing manufacturing, many companies are seeking more-sustainable materials to produce their goods.

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Orta Celebrates Sustainability in the Future of Denim

Observing its 65th anniversary and revealing new ways to support responsible denim manufacturing, Orta celebrated sustainability Thursday night at Hnypt in downtown Los Angeles.

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Frankie's Bikinis Returns to Los Angeles With Resort 2019

Fashion

Returning to Los Angeles with its Resort 2019, which included the brand's first ready-to-wear collection, Frankie's Bikinis made a splash during a celebrity-filled fashion show held at The Banks in downtown.

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Quilted Northern Wedding Dress Designs Rival Popular Brands

Fashion

During the 14th-annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, held June 20 in Boca Raton, Fla., clever designers showcased ornate, beautiful designs.

New Executive Appointments at PacSun

Retail

Following the formation of PSEB, the new operating company formed from the Eddie Bauer and PacSun merger, the teen and young-adult clothing manufacturer named Alfred Chang as the new president of PacSun.

Keys to Protecting Your Brand Name

Trade Shows

One of the first steps in setting up a new label or company is learning how to protect your brand name as well as your own name.

Avocado Grows Retail-Delivery Business on West Coast and Hawaii

Technology

Bringing the Grubhub model of delivery service to the apparel retail industry, Avocado announced it is entering into partnerships with local stores in select cities to provide a shopping, pickup and delivery service that connects consumers with clothing.

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Los Angeles Fashion Market Gets Buyers Ready for Holiday

LA Fashion Market

For buyers attending Los Angeles Fashion Market, the event was filled with surprises that energized the June 18–20 buying show for the Fall II/Holiday season.

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Menswear Graduates of FIDM Make a Connection to Wearable Tech

Technology

Graduates of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's (FIDM) Menswear Advanced Study Program made a connection between smart-looking garments and smart wearable tech when they unveiled their collections Thursday night.

Gap Inc. Names New Head of Gap Brand

Retail

Neil Fiske, who has held top executive positions at Billabong International and Eddie Bauer, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Gap brand, a role he will assume at the San Francisco company on June 20.

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Luxury Lingerie Designer Sees Trends in Custom Bridal Garters

Designer Adrine Bimanand began creating couture garters in 2010.

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