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Sarah Wolfson

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True Religion Selling the Company for Top Price

Retail

True Religion Apparel, Inc. has agreed to be acquired by TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., a New York and London-based investment management firm, for $835 million.

Bangladesh Spurs IAF to Discuss Global Responsibility

Manufacturing

The recent building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 800 garment workers

Guess Wins Gucci Lawsuit in Italy

Legal

Guess Inc. has won the second round in a series of trademark cases it has been battling with Gucci.

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Otis 2013 Fashion Gala

Fashion Event

Otis College of Art and Design hosts its annualblack-tie scholarship fête.

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From Punk to Couture

Event

What exudes a genuine punk aesthetic?

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Señor Tyrone Poncho Express

Accessories

Señor Tyrone Poncho launched its express mobile delivery service via Twitter.

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Supreme Sues Married to the Mob

Streetwear

Supreme sues Married to the Mob

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Demonstrators Come Out For May Day 2013

Demonstration

Downtown Los Angeles was bustling with street traffic today with demonstrators

Nike, Disney, Other Brands Join Otis in New Sustainability Drive

Otis College of Art + Design is launching the “Otis Sustainability Alliance,” a partnership between industry leaders from the fashion, design, art and higher-education communities who are dedicated in collaborating to create environmental, social and economic change.

EdgeAX Introduces Apparel PLM for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Technology

EdgeAX, a unit of Visionet Systems Inc.,announced its new apparel product life management (PLM).

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Denim Report: Denim’s Four Megatrends for Fall/Winter 2014

Fashion News

The style and fit for denim is in constant flux.

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Creative Agency for Brands Launches Its Own Line: Frame Denim

Denim Report

Frame Denim born of two continents.

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'Seasonless' Trends Key at Fashion Market Northern California

Trade Shows

FMNC grew about 10 percent in size, with 25 new vendors showing.

Styles for Coachella 2013

trends

The Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2013 lineup was released last week, showcasing contemporary artists, as well favorites of yesteryear.

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Kesh X American Apparel

Fashion Icon

Artist and fashion designer like Kesh Kumari

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Matthew McConaughey's New Clothing Line, JKL

Designer

Actor Matthew McConaughey launches his own men’s clothing line, JKL.

Agenda Trade Show Hires Jim Shubin

Trade Shows

The action sports, surf, streetwear and lifestyle trade show Agenda named Jim Shubin director of endemic relations.

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CJ by Cookie Johnson

Fashion Designer - Denim

Cookie Johnson designs denim for the universal woman

Social Media in the Workplace Is the New Water Cooler

Technology

As social media becomes more commonplace, a blurry line has formed between employees’ permissible use of sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to discuss work-related issues and employers’ policies regarding discussing company matters in online public forums.

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West Coast Legend, Photographer Michael Miller

Fashion Photography

Los Angeles based photographer Michael Miller has shot all the West Coast legendary hip hop acts

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Jenne Lombardo - A New York Style Icon

Fashion Icon

She has a style that balances the often unachievable look...

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Agenda Hire Marks New Focus on Women's

Lifestyle Brand

Agenda, Vanessa Chiu to expand women's offerings.

Agenda Hire Marks New Focus on Women's

Trade Shows

The Los Angeles–based Agenda trade show is looking to expand its women’s offerings and hired former Insight executive Vanessa Chiu as director of women’s sales and marketing.

Complete Clothing Buys Vernon, Calif., Warehouse

Manufacturing

Complete Clothing, owner of Southern California lifestyle brands Matty M and Willow & Clay, purchased a 24,000-square-foot warehouse in Vernon, Calif.

Speedo Selects vrMockshop Software

Briefs

Swimwear giant Speedo will be using visual merchandising software vrMockshop to plan its retail environments, according to Centric Software Inc., owner and distributor of vrMockshop.

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Saint Laurent Music Project

Fashion Photography

French photographer and designer Hedi Slimane premiered his Saint Laurent Music Project

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Spring Breakers Style

Film

Director Harmony Korine released another supposed banger, Spring Breakers.

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Technical Textiles and Equipment Converge at Techtextil and SPESA in Anaheim, Calif.

Technology

The international Techtextil North America trade fair, in conjunction withThe Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA), was held March 19–21 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., where technical textiles, nonwovens and functional-apparel makers displayed new and innovative machinery and materials.

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Diesel + Edun, A Tribute to Africa

Fashion Collaboration

Diesel and Edun launched their denim in Africa series

OSHA Expanding Injury-Prevention Program Guidelines

Manufacturing

California companies are required to have programs in place to reduce workplace injuries to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Injury and Illness Prevention Program, which is currently under review for a second phase of the program.

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LAFW Fall 2013: Scott x Scott

LAFW | Fall 2013

Los Angeles–based apparel and accessories line Scott x Scott is designed by the brother-and-sister duo of Brandon Scott of B:SCOTT menswear and Sarah Scott womenswea...

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LAFW Fall 2013: Nikki Rich

LAFW | Fall 2013

Nikki Rich debuted its Fall 2013 collection on March 9 at Concept Los Angeles Fashion Week at Siren Studios in Hollywood....

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LAFW Fall 2013: Elliot Evan, ODA and Wayward Installations

LAFW | Fall 2013

Elliot Evan, ODA and Wayward presented Fall 2013 installations at Concept LA Fashion Week on the rooftop at Siren Studios in Hol...

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LAFW Fall 2013: Mike Vensel

LAFW | Fall 2013

American fashion designer Mike Vensel brought out the witch hazel and sartorial spells to debut his Winter 2013 co...

Crailar: Promoting Flax as a Cotton Alternative

High-Tech Textile

Representatives fromPortland, Ore.–based Crailar were on hand at the recent Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center to promote the use of its flax fiber as a natural alternative to cotton.

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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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Cotton Citizen: One-Stop Shop for Luxury Basics

down to a tee

Adam Vanunu grew up in the industry, learning about color and fabric at American Dye House...

San Francisco Fashion Incubator Announces New Class of Designers

Macy’s Fashion Incubator Program San Francisco (FISF) announced the initiation of six local fashion apparel designers into the second session of its “Designers in Residence” program.

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Haber by Heather Goldberg

Collection Debut

LA based designer Heather Goldberg debuted her dreamy collection Haber

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Suiteshop Showroom

Showroom Profiles

Originally founded in 2008 in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, Suiteshop Showroom opened the doors of its West Coast showroom in January at the Cooper Design Space

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Volcom Rides it Breezy

Tee Collection

The Volcom ‘Barely Available Strictly Limited’ collection is an exclusive line

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Las Vegas Trade Shows in Flux

trade show report

New locations, new names and renewed energy marked the recent run of the Las Vegas apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows.

New Brand and New Plans for Stitch, MRket and Accessories The Show

Trade Shows

LAS VEGAS—With the recent announcement of

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Alvanon Bows Fit Form for Mexico

Technology

New York–based Alvanon Inc. introduced a new series of technical fit mannequins for the Mexico market at the recent at Expo Produccion in Mexico City.

Polygon Solutions: Helping Entrepreneurs Outsource the Back-End Operations

Last year, Josh Levine launched his brand, Frame Denim, and landed orders from Ron Herman and Net-a-Porter for his Los Angeles–based,high-end denim line. ...

TradeCard and GT Nexus Merge

Finance

GT Nexus and TradeCard are merging. The two companies manage physical and financial supply-chain processes using a cloud-based model for businesses around the globe.

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Vans Partners With Belkin

Mobile

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.–based Vans struck a licensing partnership with Playa Vista, Calif., technology-product company Belkin for a new line of mobile-device cases inspired by Vans’ aesthetic.

Surf Expo to Co-locate With E-commerce Event

Surf Expo organizer GLM announced plans to co-locate the Internet Retailer e-commerce conference with the September 2013 Surf Expo show in Orlando, Fla....

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Stylehaüs: New Styling Concept Opens at The Grove

Grove'n

Stylehaüs, the members-only styling service founded by Marina Monroe, relocated to The Grove.

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LuxSwim: Understated Elegance

Sophisticated

Designer Nicole Vaughn is looking to incorporate an understated elegance with her LuxSwim collection.