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Sarah Wolfson

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The/End Clothing

A New Beginning in Menswear

The Los Angeles–based The/End offers a fresh perspective to classic menswear silhouettes with attention to detail, fabrics, texture and form.

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Sechung Designs

A Nod to the 1960s

The Spring/Summer 2014 women’s line Sechung combines stylish mod pieces with a rocker edge.

Southern California Fashion Schools Include Accessories in the Mix

Several design schools in Southern California—including Fashion Careers International, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Art Center College of Design and Woodbury University—are training their students in the techniques and the craftsmanship that go into making handbags and footwear and incorporating the students’ designs into graduate projects and runway shows.

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Luv Aj: From Jewelry to Leathercraft

Designer Amanda Thomas built a following for her jewelry line, Luv Aj, among retailers such as Fred Segal, Nordstrom, Shopbop, Madison, Lisa Klein and Urban Outfitters since it launched in 2005. For Thomas’ latest chapter of the Luv Aj brand, the designer turned to leather.

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FIDM Gala: Fashion, Costumes, Cadillacs and Chairing Styles

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising presented its annual Debut runway fashion show at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 22 to an audience that included industry insiders, FIDM alumni and faculty, as well as city notables and donors to the FIDM Scholarship Foundation.

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Hye Park and Lune

Off the Runway and Into the Design Room

Hye Park took her modeling experiences—on and off the catwalk for designers such as Miu Miu, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and Hermès—and put them on the drawing board for Hye Park and Lune, a new collaboration between Park and Lune, the Pasadena, Calif.–based company founded last year by Kyle Han and Ashley Lee.

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Private Party: Hip-Hop-Inspired

Designer Profile

Music plays a huge influence in Private Party’s ethos, which features graphics produced from a fan’s point of view.

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Ruhi: On-Trend and Quick-Turn

Made in America

Retailer-turned-designer Silke Labson moved from New York to LA to launch her latest line Ruhi.

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Tom & Teddy: Father-and-Son Boardshorts

2014 Waterwear

Tom & Teddy is a premium swimwear brand that was created for men and boys—fathers and sons, uncles and nephews—to celebrate their bond and mutual love for the water. The contemporary active swim line includes colorful printed trunk shorts made with a snug-fit elastic waistline and mid-thigh length offering an elevated boardshort.

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Mi Ola: Swimwear With a Pura Vida Sensibility

2014 Waterwear

Swimwear designer Helena Fogarty has about 15 years of fashion experience under her belt and has worked for top brands such as Chanel, Ferragamo and Zac Posen, as well as Harper’s Bazaar.

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Cheeki Swim: Reversible Chic

2014 Waterwear

In launching her swimwear collection, Cheeki Swim, Rosie Davenport was inspired by her globetrotter lifestyle as well as her California coast upbringing.

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Swedish Boutique Acne Studios Debuts on Broadway

Acne Studios

The ultra-cool Swedish brand celebrated its grand opening of its flagship store in downtown Los Angeles’ old theater district.

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LAmade: Fashioning Casual Basics in America

LAmade

Jack and Georgia Chang have been producing apparel in Los Angeles since 1989, manufacturing garments for premium brands.

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Jessica Faulkner: Wardrobe for All Seasons

Designer Profile

Los Angeles–based designer Jessica Faulkner embraces the smart side of clothing. Using her world travels, education, sports background and industry experience, Faulkner creates a well-rounded apparel line filled with sophistication, flirtiness and versatility.

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Lola Getts: Plus Size Performance

Designer Profile

Lola Getts is an activewear company that makes functional sports-performance clothing in plus sizes. Founders Stacey Goldstein and Jodi Geiger saw a void in the activewear industry for plus-size styles. As an avid cyclist and yoga participant, Goldstein noticed that women of various sizes in her classes were wearing baggy sweats and white tees.

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Halladay: Denim Built for Comfort

New Resources

The owners of newly established women’s contemporary line Halladay, Greg Duzian and Azi Tchatalbachian, have worked in the fashion industry for more than 25 years. The two have covered everything from design to product development, sales and marketing, production, and sourcing.

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SF Designed, Made in America

Argoz: Updating the Argyle

Entrepreneur Dan Soha launched Argoz in San Francisco in early 2012 with two goals: create the perfect argyle sock and make it in America.

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Trukfit Launches Juniors Edition

Trukfit

Launches Juniors Edition

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Bryan Emerson: Hand-Painted, Hand-Dyed Accessories

Designer's Profile

Designer Bryan Emerson creates luxury scarves and shawls made in soft jersey fabrics such as linen, viscose, rayon, cotton and a bit of cashmere.

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Deborah Drucker: Rock ’n’ Roll Chic

Rock ’n’ Roll Chic

Drucker recently debuted her new collection at A’Maree’s boutique in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Fashion, Music and Festivities—for a Good Cause

Macy’s Glamorama

Macy's fashion and music fund-raiser at the Orpheum Theatre

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Harlyn: Contemporary Apparel With a Vintage Twist

HARLYN

Contemporary Apparel With a Vintage Twist

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Vassallo: Modern-Day Elegance

Modern-Day Elegance

Javier Vassallo draws inspiration

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Surf Expo Introduces New Lifestyle Section, New Consumer-Focused Partnership

Trade Show Report

Buyers attending the recent Surf Expo, held Sept. 6–8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., had a wide selection of surf and swim merchandise to shop.

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Female Fashion Brand Roxy Receives Some Criticism

Fashion

Three-time world champion pro-surfer Cori Schumacher is expected to deliver more than 20,000 signatures from her Change.org campaign

iMerchandise: An App to Organize the Buying Process

Technology

iMerchandise is a new mobile application that acts like a virtual assistant for buyers. David Secul, the creator of the company, said he developed the platform to assist his wife, Angela Gengaro-Secul, owner and buyer of New Jersey boutique Tula.

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Thrifting for the Masses

Online Retailer

With a resurgence of vintage clothing, there is a high demand for vintage retail shops to offer unique throwbacks.

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Former USC Football Player Runs With Fashion

Designer's Profile

When Ahmed Mokhtar was a football player at University of Southern California, the running back couldn’t find am affordable, comfortable and stylish hooded sweatshirt to wear off the field.

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FMNC Courts Nor Cal Buyers With European Lines, Immediate Deliveries and New Brands

Trade Show Report

The August edition of Fashion Market Northern California is typically one of the smallest of the five shows held throughout the year at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif. But for exhibitors that carry European brands

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G-Shock and Undefeated

G-Shock released a version of the DW-6900 model, a collaborative piece known as the DW6901UD-3, with Los Angeles based streetwear, sneaker boutique, Undefeated.

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Project and The Tents: Focus on Menswear

Solid Experience

Project, held on the first floor of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, carried better men’s and dual-gender contemporary collections, and The Tents, which featured a selection of high-end brands catering to top-notch retailers, was held in a 50,000-square-foot tent adjacent to the convention center.

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Pool Features New and Established Brands

Emerging

Pooltradeshow, known for showcasing emerging and up-and-coming designers, had a nice turnout with nearly 250 exhibitors at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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ENKVegas Moves Inside

Women Only

This was ENKVegas’ second show featuring only women’s brands.

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Scout's Vintage Gems

store re-opening

Scout Los Angeles moved its specialty vintage boutique to Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood.

Sequential Has New Vision for Latest Acquisition—Heelys

Manufacturing

Los Angeles–based Sequential Brands Group, owner of the William Rast and People's Revolution labels, announced its relaunch of the wheeled-footwear brand Heelys, which Sequential acquired last January for $63 million.

J. Mendel Names New President and CEO

Manufacturing

J. Mendel, the luxury womenswear brand based in New York, announced that Marc Durie is the new president and chief executive of the fashion house.

Paul Frank Partners With Signorelli for Women’s and Juniors Line

Manufacturing

Paul Frank, the kitschy Southern California apparel and accessories company known for its "Julius the Monkey" image, has formed a licensing partnership with Signorelli to manufacture U.S.-made fashion tops for women and teens.

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Scotch & Soda Beach Vibes

cotch & Soda hosted a beach side BBQ to celebrate its 100th store,

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E-commerce Site One Dress a Day Launches

Technology

In a twist on the flash-sale model, Australian designer Bruno Schiavi has introduced a new e-commerce site, One strong> a Day, which will offer one new limited-edition strong> for sale every day.

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OurCaste: Down the Hill With a Newport Beach Sensibility

Designer's Profile

The entrepreneurs behind OurCaste may have just launched their line in January, but they are definitely not green to the scene.

Industrial Revolution to Show at Liberty Fairs

Trade Show

Founded in response to the recent Bangladesh factory collapse, Industrial Revolution II (IRII) is a garment factory dedicated to addressing unethical manufacturing practices by sustaining a healthy environment for workers.

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Brands Turn Out at Swim Collective for the West Coast Market

Swimwear

Emerging and veteran swimwear exhibitors showed at the Swim Collective trade show.

Maker’s Row Brings Made in America Concept to Sourcing at MAGIC

Online Sourcing

Founded late last year in Brooklyn, N.Y., Maker’s Row is a one-stop resource site for entrepreneurs and established brands looking to connect with U.S. factories and suppliers.

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Madison Men's

Madison men’s boutique just celebrated its opening last night.

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Light Traffic at LA Fashion Market

Slow Summer

Light Traffic at LA Fashion Market

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Smythe and Roots Collaboration

collaboration

Canadian brands Smythe and the design team behind Roots Leather partnered up on a novelty piece.

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TSS Showroom

Showroom Profiles

TSS Showroom, also known as Terry Sahagen Sales, was moved to the Cooper Design Space in 2008.

Gerber/Yunique Launches YuSnap Mobile App

Technology

Yunique Solutions, the creator of YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software, launched YuSnap, an iOS mobile app that will let users snap photos and synchronize them with YuniquePLM.

Lectra Re-releases Design to Cost

Technology

Technology solution–based company Lectra announced its revamped “Design to Cost” approach to product development.

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"Princess of Punk" Zandra Rhodes

Infamous

British fashion designer, Zandra Rhodes was casually standing by a tent...

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