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Majors Market at California Market Center

Parking lots were full, and lobbies and showrooms seemed crowded as the Majors Market started at the California Market Center showroom building on Sept. 26.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week Calendar: Spring/Summer 2017

Los Angeles Fashion Week begins on Sept. 26 and is scheduled to run through Oct. 19. The calendar to be updated as events are added and more details are announced.

Several Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers Fined for State Violations

Manufacturing

A two-day raid of Los Angeles–area garment factories resulted in the California Labor Commissioner fining 18 manufacturers and contractors $682,344 for having no workers’ compensation insurance and for garment registration violations.

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Style Barre Showroom Debuts

Style Barre Showroom celebrated its debut last week with a party at The Lash club in downtown Los Angeles.

Nordstrom Exec. Changes Bolster Online Biz

Retail

Nordstrom Inc. named Ken Worzel president of Nordstrom.com in an effort to strengthen Nordstrom’s online and m-commerce business.

Between-Market format Works for Growing Region Trade Show The OC Mix

Trade Shows

Providing a relaxed environment for regional contemporary brands and buyers, the OC.Mix Show saw a continued upswing in growth for its third edition, held Sept. 13–14 at the Irvine, Calif., headquarters of organizer Z Supply.

Port of Long Beach Names New Interim Director

Import/Export

The Port of Long Beach is looking for a new chief executive after Jon Slangerup resigned on Sept. 8 to become chairman and chief executive of an aviation technology company in Canada.

What’s at Stake if a Designer’s Name is Part of the Label?

Manufacturing

The name game can be a financially dangerous game played by designers every time they create a new label.

TukaTech Takes CAD to the Cloud

Technology

Los Angeles–based equipment and software solutions provider Tukatech has introduced Tukacad Professional Edition on the Cloud, a computer-aided pattern making, grading and marker software solution that allows users to begin working with the program as soon as they subscribe.

CCA Names John Bauernfeind Chair of the Fashion Design Program

Fashion

John Bauernfeind has joined the California College of the Arts as the chair of the Bay Area college’s Fashion Design Program.

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Brazilian Mill Kalimo Opens in DTLA

Kalimo Opens in DTLA

After a successful run at the Los Angeles International Textile Show last March, Brazilian mill Kalimo opened a permanent showroom in downtown Los Angeles.

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Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Go Green

Textile Trends

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Retail Industry Focus: Southern California Retail’s New Streets

Retail’s New Streets

Even in a challenging retail market, opportunity knocks for Los Angeles’ shop owners. Entrepreneurs continue to open in the megalopolis’s established retail neighborhoods, but they’re also pioneering newer enclaves.

Chief Executive Paula Schneider Exiting American Apparel

Manufacturing

After a tumultuous two-year ride as chief executive of American Apparel, Paula Schneider will be leaving the company on Oct. 3, sources said.

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Heidi Merrick Opening Store in DTLA

Retail

Designer Heidi Merrick steps out to explore the retail world.

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Mykita To DTLA

High end eyewear designer Mykita opened in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 20.

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Pantone Unveils a Palette of Colors for Spring 2017

Fashion

Looking on the bright side of Spring 2017 fashion.

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Celebrating Textiles in NY

The newly launched New York Textile Month celebrates the textile research and design process, as well the environmental impact of the textile production process.

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Earl Sweatshirt at Space15 Twenty’s UO

Earl Sweatshirt performed at the Urban Outfitters at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood, and who do you think showed up?

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Mr. De La Torre Goes to N.Y.

Mario De La Torre has been showing his self-named line at Los Angeles Fashion Week since 2014. But Manhattan’s fashion crowd saw the 1970s accented Mario De La Torre line Sept. 9 at the Style Week runway shows New York’s Fashion Week.

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