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Sarah Wolfson

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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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Agenda: Buyers Flock to Action Sports and Fashion Trade Show

Surf/Skate

An improving economy helped bring buyers to Agenda.

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For All Seasons and Communitites

RipeBrand

When he was in college, Nick Chang volunteered at a San Francisco nonprofit that helped the economically underprivileged community in the area.

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Clothing for an Alta-Surfing Lifestyle

OurCaste

OurCaste clothing, based out of the sunny side of Newport Beach, Calif., offers a full range of menswear pieces.

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Meets Action Sportswear

Volcom

The Volcom Featured Artist Series legacy is introducing another capsule collection for Spring ’14.

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Inspiration on a Tee

Today I Can Do Anything

In 2011, Ranya Batal was working as a waitress and a struggling makeup artist.

Nike Announces New VPs

Manufacturing

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.

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Calvin Klein and Christy Turlington Together Again

Ad Campaign

Calvin Klein Underwear just released its biannual women’s Fall 2013 global advertising campaign featuring Christy Turlington Burns.

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Dechel McKillian: Design Debut With a Stylist’s Eye

Creative Drive

Dechel McKillian ready-to-wear is designed from a stylist’s point of view.

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Fashioning a Business With a Humanitarian Niche

Hand Made

For some fashion entrepreneurs, the fashion is just part of the equation for success.

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Kim and Zozi: California Brand Drumming to a World Beat

New Resources

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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Kingpins’ LA Show Features New Innovations in Denim

Trade Show Report

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.

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Vintage-Inspired, Designed for All

Lauren Moffatt

Lauren Moffatt is a brand known for its vintage-inspired garments, with retro prints that hone in on a seasonal vibe.

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Buttons & Bows Relocates

retailer

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.

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Bands and Brands

fashion event

Even with the Los Angeles summer heat, people are still driven for a day of shopping or for a weekend shopping spree.

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Etienne Marcel: So Cal Denim With a French Twist

International Pedigree

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.

Tru-Line Acquires American-Made Clothing Brand Alex Maine

Manufacturing

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 Announces Partnership With Prosperity Textiles

Textiles

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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New Streetwear Trade Show Venue Bows in LA

Trade Show Report

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.

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Psychedelic Summer

fashion event

On June 22-23, Hub LA presented its debut, Parachute Market.

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Steady Regional Business at FMNC for Established Brands and New Resources

Trade Show

Business was steady and productive at Fashion Market Northern California

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CBNC: Not Just Your Average Streetwear Line

Manufacturing

CBNC men’s streetwear was conceived by owner Joemm Blanche

Salesorter App Finds, Rates Online Sales

Technology

Salesorter was designed for consumers looking for online sales.

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Mobile App Lets Consumers Buy Right off the Magazine Page

Retail

Snapping a photo with your mobile phone, and immediately finding stores

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Frederick’s of Hollywood: New Nudes Collection

Sexy Sensibility

Since 1946, Frederick’s of Hollywood has built a reputation for innovative intimate apparel with a sexy sensibility.

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Forever 21 Launches Social Site 21st Street

Technology

Forever 21 is gathering all its social media into a single space called 21st Street.

Angela Dean: Revolutionizing Shapewear With Marena Group

Celebrity Shapes

Celebrity designer Angela Dean is known for custom designing garments for well-known figures in the entertainment industry.

Columbia Names President of New China Joint Venture

Joint Venture

Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. named Samson Wong president of the company, a joint venture between Columbia Sportswear Co. and Swire Resources Limited, a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited and the exclusive distributor of Columbia Sportswear in mainland China.

Tavik Expands With 12 International Distributors, Additional Staff

Tavik, a Southern California lifestyle brand known for its premium activewear, is expanding.

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30 Years of Japanese Fashion

fashion event

Fashion historian Akiko Fukai will explore Japanese fashion and its impact within a global scale on Friday, June 28 at the Goeth-Institut Los Angeles.

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Casio Baby-G and Joyrich Are on Time

collaboration

Casio Baby-G teamed up with the Japanese street fashion and Los Angeles brand Joyrich on a recent collaboration of limited-edition women’s watches.

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Alameda Square Complex Expands with Splendid, Ella Moss

Real Estate

Splendid and Ella Moss officially opened their new corporate headquarters

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Business Strong at LA Fashion Market

Trade Show Report

June market in LA exceeded expectations for many exhibitors.

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Become a Fashion Leader

Fashion

Newly positioned Artistic Director of Diesel, Nicola Formichetti, unveiled his first campaign, Diesel Reboot, in April 2013.

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Splendid, Ella Moss’ New Home

Downtown Development

Splendid and Ella Moss' new headquarters in downtown LA