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N. Jayne Seward

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Departed: Edgy and Elegant Menswear

Edgy and Elegant

Departed is bringing a sexy sophistication to menswear—with an edge.

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Swim Trends: The Beach Scene—Cruise 2017

Trends

Swimwear designers are turning up the heat as they head to Miami to debut Cruise ’17.

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Rails: Contemporary L.A. to Global Lifestyle Brand

Rails

Rails launched with one hat at Fred Segal in 2008 and has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Rooted in classic silhouettes reinterpreted with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic, the brand takes its inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle of LA.

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McGuire Denim Expands Into Sportswear

McGuire Denim

McGuire Denim is known for its glossy take on heritage denim, and this Fall, with a foray into sportswear, the brand is poised for growth.

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MISA Los Angeles: Bohemian Roots, Global Style

MISA Los Angeles

Inspired by the love of global style and travel, MISA Los Angeles is designed for the modern bohemian. Created by Shadi Askari-Farhat, founder and designer of tbagslosangeles, MISA is an extension and evolution of the brand yet has its own identity.

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Kristopher Enuke: A New Take on the 5-Pocket Jean

Kristopher Enuke

Kristopher Enuke is launching a chic new look for denim this fall. The veteran Los Angeles designer’s namesake label challenges the traditional five-pocket jean with a unique fashion and fit sensibility.

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St. Roche: L.A. Brand Mixes British Irreverence and N.Y. Chic

St. Roche

English designer Sue Stemp channels a touch of British irreverence and New York City chic into Los Angeles–based St. Roche to create its direction each season.

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T-Shirt Trends for Fall 2016

Fall T-shirt Trends

From LA to London, T-shirts are a “go-to” fashion staple. And this Fall, juniors can look for plenty of new styles to update their wardrobe.

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Barbara Fields Talks Trends for Fall ’16

Barbara Fields

Buyers who attended the Barbara Fields Buying Office’s Fall ’16 Trend Presentation will be well ahead of the retail game. The veteran buying and trend expert presented an in-depth look at the season’s key trends at her event, held April 1 and April 4–6 during LA Majors Market.

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Louise Roe for AS by DF Launches With West Hollywood Party

AS by DF Launch Party

To celebrate the launch of a limited-edition capsule collection created by British TV host/personality Louise Roe and AS by DF designer Denise Focil, the two hosted a party at a chic residence in West Hollywood, Calif. Guests stopped by the March 3 event to sip champagne, view the collection and meet the designers.

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Fall ’16 Trends

West Coast Luxe

Fall '16 Trends

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Denim Gets Chic for Fall ‘16

Fashion

Denim’s ultra-chic new look will be getting major street cred this Fall.

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Swim Trends

On The Beach And Beyond

Swim Trends: Swimwear—On The Beach And Beyond

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Spring ’16—Relaxed, Feminine Chic

Relaxed, Feminine Chic

From ’70s glam to loungewear chic, this Spring will be a decidedly feminine affair.

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Mara Hoffman Launches Activewear

Getting Active

Known for her colorful, signature prints and mystical aesthetic, Mara Hoffman has added activewear to her evolving lifestyle brand.

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Denim’s New Look

New Blues

Denim’s classic look is updated for today’s effortlessly cool crowd. Look for artisan effects, innovative fabrics and oversized shapes to be some of the hottest looks of the season.

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The Look for Fall ’15

’70s Chic

Blame it on Nicolas Ghesquière, but the ’70s are back—and they are ever so chic.

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Harnessing the Power of the Social Consumer

Technology

The intersection of social media and business—and the increasing power of the social consumer—was on the agenda at a recent informal discussion between Rachael Dickhute, principal of the fashion blog Everything Hauler, and Don Stephens, vice president of information technology for Big Strike Inc.

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Into the Blue

Into the Blue

Denim designers go into the blue to create innovative looks for Fall.

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Knock Out

Knock Out

Spring’s Sport-Inspired Styles Are a Fashion Knockout

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Trends: Vegas Wrap—Spring ’14

Vegas Wrap—Spring ’14

Las Vegas was the place to find some coolest looks

Planet Blue Launches New Site, Same-Day Delivery

Fashion

Planet Blue is taking e-commerce to the next level. The Los Angeles–area multi-store retailer relaunched its website and now offers same-day shipping in select areas of Southern California. Soon, it will begin offering free international shipping to 100 countries.

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Miami Swim Week: Behind the Scenes

Behind-the-Scene Report

There was plenty of action on and off the runway during Miami Swim Week.

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The Cool

The Cool

Fashion Trend

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Miami Heat

Swim Trends

Hottest Swim Trends from Cruise '14

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Group Presents Resort ’14 Collections

BCBG BY THE POOL

A chic poolside presentation.

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Miami Swim Week Bows With New Trade Shows and Expanded Schedule

Trade Show

More, more, more” seemed to be the theme at Miami Swim Week

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Surf and Ethnic Style Ruling the Runways in Miami

Miami Swim Week

Iconic surf brand ROXY kicked off Miami Swim Week on Thursday night and surf and ethnic inspired looks have ruled the runway since.

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Porsche Design and Vogue Fete the Re-Opening of Porsche Design Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills was a glittering last night when celebs and Hollywood notables came out to celebrate Porsche Design’s newly renovated boutique on Rodeo Drive.

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Cruise Chic

Fashion Trends

Swimwear gets chic for Cruise with the season’s hottest trends.

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Game Point

Swimwear on the Beach

Win the swim challenge with this season’s athletic-inspired suits.

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Banana Republic X L'Wren Scott

Designer collaboration

L’Wren Scott is the latest designer to join the retail collab-fest. The stylist turned designer has created a limited-edition collection with Banana Republic for Holiday 13.

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Game Point | Behind the Scenes

Backstage at Venice Beach

Behind the Scenes

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Chapter: New Men’s Brand Taps Fremont’s Devin Carlson

Company Profile

Chapter, a conceptual new menswear line, is making its debut

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Making Luxury Wearable

Spinelli Kilcollin

Spinelli Kilcollin is bringing a luxurious edge to accessories

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Eduardo Lucero Fall/Holiday ’13 Runway Show

Runway

Eduardo Lucero made his return to the LA runway on May 30, presenting his first full collection in three years.

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What's the Buzz in E-Commerce? Here's What We Found Out at Fashion Digital LA

Fashion Digital Los Angeles set up shop at the Directors Guild of America last week to provide a conference dedicated exclusively to apparel and fashion e-commerce.

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BCBG in Focus

Design Driven

Catching up with Lubov Azria as her LA contemporary label approaches its 25th anniversary

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AllSaints Opens Year-Long Pop-Up in Malibu

Retail News

Malibu locals and tourists will be getting their cool on this summer. AllSaints has just opened a year-long pop-up shop in the breezy beach town.

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More Than T-shirts With a Message

New Resources

“My Life’s Story Will Be a Good One,” “Give Up on Giving Up,” “Goal Digger” and “Pets Are People Too” are just a few of the sayings on Good hYouman’s T-shirts, designed by Brett Novek in memory of his dad.

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2013 Graduation Fashion Show at the Academy of Art University

Events

The Academy of Art University’s 2013 graduation fashion show.

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A. Hutching

Luxury Menswear Line

A.Hutching is a new menswear line with a clean, fashion-forward aesthetic made from luxurious materials.

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Antonio Barragan

Luxury Menswear Line

Antonio Barragan has dressed The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, and now the designer has created his own collection

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Trashy Lingerie: 40 Years Making Specialty Lingerie in LA

Trashy Lingerie

Making specialty lingerie in LA for 40 years

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Randolph Duke Is Having An Estate Sale - Treasures Galore

Treasure

This weekend is your chance to pick up some fashionable treasures from the archives of Randolph Duke.

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Simply Stylist Was Simply Stylish

Events

The sunny rooftop of Siren Studios in Hollywood was the perfect setting for Simply Stylist’s annual style and beauty networking event last Saturday. E! news anchor Catt Sadler hosted the event along with Simply Stylist founder Sarah Pollack Boyd.

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All-Stars, Alumni at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Show

FIDM Debut 2013

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising presented its Debut 2013 Fashion Show to an audience that included fashion- and entertainment-industry heavyweights.

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Slowly Recovering Economy Keeps Los Angeles Fashion Market Upbeat

trade show report

There was a certain buzz in the air at Los Angeles Fashion Market for Fall 2013....

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Go Behind the Scenes

Military Chic

From camouflage to officer's jackets and leather details, "Military Chic" is the look of the season.

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THVM Adds Eco-Friendly 'Air Wash' for Spring

GREEN JEANS

Los Angeles–based denim line THVM has delved into sustainability by adding eco-friendly denim to its core basic line of raw denim jeans. The new “Air Wash” denim collection, launched for Spring ‘13, was created by collaborating with Istanbul-based Orta Anadolu, to create the fabrics, and Los Angeles washhouse Denim-Tech, which developed the “Air Wash” treatments.

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