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Sustainable Fashion Leaders Meet in DTLA for the Pollima Material Revolution

EVENTS

During Los Angeles Fashion Week, sustainable-fashion consultant group Pollima brought together brands, designers, investors and manufacturers at downtown's Ren Gallery.

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Parks Project and National Geographic Launch Capsule Collection

FASHION

A new capsule collection launched this week by Parks Project and National Geographic will benefit parkland in the United States.

Discount Retail Favored by U.S. Consumers Regardless of Age or Income

Retail

In the United States, shoppers of different ages and income levels are bargain hunting as consumer culture continues to demand discounted goods.

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Los Angeles Market Week Takes Off With Some Big Changes

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.

A Fresh Look at the L.A. Textile Show Keeps Exhibitors Optimistic and Impresses Attendees

Trade Shows

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.

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Sustainable Fashion Forum at L.A. Textile Brings Industry Leaders Into the Eco Discussion

Sustainable Fashion Forum

Sustainability is the buzzword swirling around the fashion and textile industries these days.

L.A. Textile Show Reflects Apparel Industry Changes and CMC Transition

Trade Shows

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.

California Fashion Students Honored at Awards Luncheon

Events

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.

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The RealReal Observes National Consignment Day by Launching Sustainability Calculator

TECHNOLOGY

Observing National Consignment Day, The RealReal made a genuine effort to promote sustainable fashion through consignment with the launch of its Sustainability Calculator.

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Hawn and Hudson’s First Collaboration Benefits MindUP Through Fabletics Capsule

FASHION

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.

n:Philanthropy Launches First West Coast Showroom at Cooper Design Space

Manufacturing

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.

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Sanctuary Creates Smarter Sustainable Manufacturing for Spring ‘19 Collection

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.

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Levi Strauss & Co. President and CEO Chip Bergh Named The Visionary 2019 by NRF

EVENTS

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.

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Rent the Runway Opens First Standalone Store in San Francisco

RETAIL

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.

Creating Thread DNA to Ensure Apparel Authenticity

Textiles

To decrease the threat of counterfeit products in different industries, Applied DNA Sciences has introduced a biochemistry-based innovation in apparel authentication.

Liz Muñoz Appointed CEO of Torrid Inc.

Retail

Torrid Inc. announced the appointment of Liz Muñoz to lead the fashion retailer as chief executive officer.

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Fashion Domino Knocks Down E-Commerce Roadblocks for Apparel Manufacturers

E-Commerce for Manufacturers

The importance of e-commerce continues to grow as manufacturers seek tools to fortify their relationships with buyers.

Ariana Gomez to Depart L.A. Fashion District BID

News

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.

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Guess Inc. Partners With J Balvin on Tour Merchandise Capsule

FASHION

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.

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3D Designs Become Wearable With Julia Daviy NYFW Collection

FASHION

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 Appoints Mark Temple-Smith as Managing Director of Fashion Exhibitions Business

Trade Shows

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.

Clarion UX Brings Aboard Susan Milano to Manage WWIN Key Buyer Initiatives

Trade Shows

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.

Founder of Downtown Center Business Improvement District Is Retiring

News

After 20 years of leadership as the founder of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID), Carol Schatz will retire on Sept. 30.

American Giant Enters the Made-in-America Denim Segment

Manufacturing

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.

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NYFW Launch for Tanesha Awasthi's Girl With Curves x Lane Bryant Collaboration

FASHION

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.

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John Elliott's LA Influence at NYFW Following City of Los Angeles Partnership Announcement

Fashion

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 Appoints Mark Temple-Smith as Managing Director of Fashion Exhibitions Business

TRADE SHOWS

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.

Activewear Moves to the Head of the Class Through Herbalife and FIDM Partnership

Events

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.

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Robotic Models Will Make Debut During London Fashion Week

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.

WESA Will Be Dallas Bound in 2021

Trade Shows

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.

Finding Body Confidence in the Foundation of Sheer’s Little Black Dress

Manufacturing

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.

Nubia Natalie's Approach to Activewear Reflects Appreciation for Indigenous Artisans

Manufacturing

Not simply another activewear line, Nubia Natalie celebrates the artisans of Mexico’s Huichol community, located in the country’s Sierra Madre mountain region.

Indie Source Selects Bobo Design Studio as the Winner of Sourcing at MAGIC Award

Manufacturing

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.

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Revolve Celebrates Launch of Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia

Parties

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.

San Francisco Creativity Meets Italian Artistry for Flora Dancia's Sleepwear

Manufacturing

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.

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Destination: Denim City, Los Angeles

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.

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Joe's Jeans Launches Fall Winter '18 Campaign

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.

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Diamond Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Basquiat Collection

Fashion

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.

According to The NPD Group, Athleisure Is Here To Stay—For Now

Manufacturing

A recent report by The NPD Group shows that 24 percent of total apparel sales are made in the athleisure segment.

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FIDM Unveils the Art of Television Costume Design Ahead of Emmy’s 70th Anniversary

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.

WWIN Does Well for Boutique Business

Trade Shows

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.

More Moves Toward U.S. Resources During Sourcing at MAGIC

Trade Shows

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.

Bargain-Basement Prices Bring Orders to Offprice

Trade Shows

Discounters, retailers and boutiques were looking for below-wholesale steals during Offprice, which ran Aug. 11–14 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

WWDMAGIC Creates Experiences for Bricks-and-Mortar to Align With Online

Trade Shows

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.

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The RealReal Reveals Top Luxury Resale Brands

Fashion

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.

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Anti-You Adds Artistry to Apparel During Sourcing at MAGIC

Trade Shows

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.

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.

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