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Students in Flagstaff, Ariz., Win Vans Shoe Contest

Fashionable Footwear

The winners received $75,000 in prize money for their arts program at the high school.

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Woodbury University Celebrates 55th Annual Student Fashion Show

Architectural Influence

Architecture was the inspiration for this year’s Woodbury University student fashion show, where graduates were able to take what they spent years learning and display it on the runway.

The RealReal Appoints Four New members to Its Board


San Francisco luxury-resale company The RealReal announced it has named four new members to its board of directors.

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Boyish Founder Jordan Nodarse Releases Spring 2019 Collection With Sustainability in Mind

Denim Sustainability

Los Angeles–based brand Boyish recently launched its new 30-piece Spring 2019 collection as a testament to its progress toward more eco-friendly jeans.

By Marta Goldschmied Leads the Bad Girl of Denim Into the Temptation of Vinyl


With a new brand but same rebellious spirit, Marta Goldschmied is ready to forge her own path in the apparel industry.

Delta Galil Sees Sales Rise in First Quarter


Delta Galil, the Israeli-based apparel company whose California labels include 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, Ella Moss and P.J. Salvage, reported a 9 percent increase in sales for the first quarter of 2019.

Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods Has the Apparel Industry Scrambling


Robert Jungmann has been importing hemp fabric from China for more than 20 years for the T-shirts he manufactures in Los Angeles.

What’s Next for the L.A. Fashion District and the California Market Center?


A renaissance is brewing in the Los Angeles Fashion District with the California Market Center and Los Angeles Street forecast to be major hubs in the area.

Retail Vacancies Are Up in L.A. County


Blame the closure of big-box stores for an uptick in retail vacancy rates in Los Angeles County during the first part of 2019.

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A Celeb Edge for FCI Student Fashion Show

Sunshine Bright

An important story line for season 16 of the TV reality show “Project Runway” two years ago was the competition between designers Kentaro Kameyama and Brandon Kee.

Virtual Reality, Digitization and Social Media Shake Up Retail


The future of retail is looking like a chapter out of a science-fiction novel.

New Company Formed to Help Evaluate Fashion Industry Sustainability


The world’s fashion industry is falling behind in its goals to become sustainable and environmentally friendly, according to a manifesto released this week by several environmental fashion organizations including Global Fashion Agenda and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

April Retail Sales Turn in Solid Results


April retail sales climbed a healthy 5.2 percent over the same period last year with sales influenced by holidays such as Easter.

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SIMA Announces Waterman's Honorees

Every industry seems to have its awards ceremony. For Southern California’s surf biz, it’s Waterman’s.

The Changing Tides of Trade Shows

Trade Shows

Trade shows have evolved over the last decade to include more technology, multisensory experiences, event apps and interactive connections with attendees. We caught up with executives from some of the most important industry trade shows to paint a picture of what has changed on the trade-show scene in the past decade and what tech aspects are making an appearance.

Shop & Dine


The only trade-show experience that is more satisfying than closing that most important deal is a rewarding meal or shopping excursion at fresh, new restaurants and boutiques. Apparel-industry trade shows are exciting but can be exhausting after a long day on the event floor. Recharging every day with a delicious meal with friends or colleagues and enjoying some personal time to explore new retail destinations keeps energy levels high.

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Nasty Gal Launches Plus Swim Featuring Tara Lynn in Campaign


With today's launch of the new Plus Swim collection, Los Angeles-based clothing brand Nasty Gal unveiled its latest campaign featuring model Tara Lynn.

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Virtual Super Land x Fred Segal

Like those special effects in your movies? Virtual Super Land wants to produce some moving special effects on your T-shirts.

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Forget the Mickey Mouse Club, Mouse Ears Go Fashion

Meet Disney Parks Designer Collection

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John Elliott Unveils West Hollywood Flagship

Last week, John Elliott opened his first bricks-and-mortar boutique.