Contemporary Apparel With a Vintage Twist
Javier Vassallo draws inspiration
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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.
Three-time world champion pro-surfer Cori Schumacher is expected to deliver more than 20,000 signatures from her Change.org campaign
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.
With a resurgence of vintage clothing, there is a high demand for vintage retail shops to offer unique throwbacks.
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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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
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.
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.
Pooltradeshow, known for showcasing emerging and up-and-coming designers, had a nice turnout with nearly 250 exhibitors at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
This was ENKVegas’ second show featuring only women’s brands.
Scout Los Angeles moved its specialty vintage boutique to Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood.
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, 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, 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.
cotch & Soda hosted a beach side BBQ to celebrate its 100th store,
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.
The entrepreneurs behind OurCaste may have just launched their line in January, but they are definitely not green to the scene.
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.
Emerging and veteran swimwear exhibitors showed at the Swim Collective trade show.
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.
Madison men’s boutique just celebrated its opening last night.
Light Traffic at LA Fashion Market
Canadian brands Smythe and the design team behind Roots Leather partnered up on a novelty piece.
TSS Showroom, also known as Terry Sahagen Sales, was moved to the Cooper Design Space in 2008.
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.
Technology solution–based company Lectra announced its revamped “Design to Cost” approach to product development.
British fashion designer, Zandra Rhodes was casually standing by a tent...
An improving economy helped bring buyers to Agenda.
When he was in college, Nick Chang volunteered at a San Francisco nonprofit that helped the economically underprivileged community in the area.
OurCaste clothing, based out of the sunny side of Newport Beach, Calif., offers a full range of menswear pieces.
The Volcom Featured Artist Series legacy is introducing another capsule collection for Spring ’14.
Today I Can Do Anything
In 2011, Ranya Batal was working as a waitress and a struggling makeup artist.
Niike Inc. promoted Craig Cheek to vice president of men’s training, overseeing the Beaverton, Ore.–based athletic-apparel company’s training, baseball and football sectors, including managing Nike’s relationship with the NFL.
Calvin Klein Underwear just released its biannual women’s Fall 2013 global advertising campaign featuring Christy Turlington Burns.
Dechel McKillian ready-to-wear is designed from a stylist’s point of view.
For some fashion entrepreneurs, the fashion is just part of the equation for success.
Australian Kim Ben Shimon and Canadian Zoar “Zozi” Asher together form Kim and Zozi, their jewelry line born in Israel and produced in Los Angeles.
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The July 9–10 run of the Kingpins boutique denim trade show at the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles included 44 local and international exhibitors.
Lauren Moffatt is a brand known for its vintage-inspired garments, with retro prints that hone in on a seasonal vibe.
Owners Karen Marley and Monique Aquino of Buttons & Bows LA caught onto the growing trend and opened their doors to a consignment store in spring, 2012.
Even with the Los Angeles summer heat, people are still driven for a day of shopping or for a weekend shopping spree.
With roots in France and a base in Los Angeles, Etienne Marcel jeans launched its U.S. business in 2011 after showing at Coterie in New York.
The Alex Maine clothing company, a pants and apparel brand that stands by its American-made products, was recently acquired by Tru-Line LLC, is a holding company based in Baltimore that is currently working on a product for the golf market.
Olah Inc., the New York–based global textile and apparel development firm and producer of the Kingpins trade show, has struck a partnership with Prosperity Textiles, a Chinese denim mill that can produce up to 5 million yards of denim per month.
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Venue, a new streetwear trade show, debuted June 28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with 40 exhibitors who were enthusiastic about meeting retailers and connecting with other vendors.
On June 22-23, Hub LA presented its debut, Parachute Market.
Business was steady and productive at Fashion Market Northern California
CBNC men’s streetwear was conceived by owner Joemm Blanche