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Charlie Matthews: The Big Shoot for Guess? and How To Make It in Modeling

Guess? Model Charlie Matthews talks about moving from shooting photos for the label's e-commerce channel to a main event; the Fall '18 campaign.

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Rent the Runway Opens First Standalone Store in San Francisco

RETAIL

Expanding its bricks-and-mortar store presence, Rent the Runway opened the doors to the its first standalone location in San Francisco on Sept. 18.

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Puma Takes Inspiration from the Fashion District and Other DTLA Spots

Fashion and Footwear

Puma develops a line of limited-edition boots taking inspiration from the Fashion District, the Jewelry District and the Flower District in downtown L.A.

Findings & Trimmings

Textiles

Findings & Trimmings

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The Hundreds Does Looney Tunes

No screwy rabbits. No suffering succotash. The Hundreds does a collection around Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.

Textile Trends

Textiles

Textile Trends

The Many Ways 3-D Technology Is Changing

Technology

The IHL Group, a global research and analysis company, has reported a loss of $8.4 billion annually for fashion and retail due to returns for wrong sizing and fit. This makes 3-D technology for fashion and retail one of the fastest-growing technologies, with proven value for design and product development as well as consumer engagement.

H&M Launches Collection With Recycled Fabrics

Manufacturing

With sustainability the buzzword for responsible fashion, H&M has launched a collection for Fall/Winter 2018 that incorporates recycled textiles, which include cashmere and velvet made from recycled polyester.

Academy of Art University Students Shake It Up During NYFW

Fashion

The fashion students from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco hit the runway during New York Fashion Week, showing their avant-garde and creative collections for both Spring and Fall 2019 at Pier59 Studios, located on the Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

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Los Angeles Designers Show at Art Hearts Fashion During New York Fashion Week

Art Hearts Fashion at NYFW

A handful of Los Angeles designers stepped onto the runway during Art Hearts Fashion’s five days of runway shows held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation building, originally built in 1849 as a neo-Gothic Jewish synagogue on the Lower East Side.

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Intimate Environment Rules at the OC.Mix Show

OC.Mix’s Intimate Vibe

You won’t get lost at the OC.Mix Show, a compact trade event organized twice a year by apparel company Z Supply at its company headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

Huf Introduces a Collection for Women

Manufacturing

Huf made its reputation as a men’s skate and streetwear brand, but since its very first day women have been wearing its T-shirts and hoodies.

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L.A. Retail Real Scene Outpaces Some Parts of the U.S.

Retail Vacancies Low

E-commerce business has been skyrocketing, but judging from retail vacancies in Los Angeles County, bricks-and-mortar retail is still a contender.

German Trade Show Producer to Buy Stake in Liberty Fairs

Trade Shows

Berlin-headquartered trade-show company Premium Group announced it is buying a minority stake in the U.S.-based Liberty Fairs Fashion Group.

Gap Inc. Introduces New Menswear Line: Hill City

Manufacturing

In mid-October, Gap Inc. is scheduled to release a new clothing brand called Hill City, a men’s performance-wear label geared toward the active guy who exercises, bikes, runs or just likes to hang out in athletic wear.

Creating Thread DNA to Ensure Apparel Authenticity

Textiles

To decrease the threat of counterfeit products in different industries, Applied DNA Sciences has introduced a biochemistry-based innovation in apparel authentication.

Liz Muñoz Appointed CEO of Torrid Inc.

Retail

Torrid Inc. announced the appointment of Liz Muñoz to lead the fashion retailer as chief executive officer.

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Fashion Domino Knocks Down E-Commerce Roadblocks for Apparel Manufacturers

E-Commerce for Manufacturers

The importance of e-commerce continues to grow as manufacturers seek tools to fortify their relationships with buyers.

Ariana Gomez to Depart LA Fashion District BID

News

After seven years of working with the L.A. Fashion District Business Improvement District, the organization’s director of marketing and external relations, Ariana Gomez, will leave on Sept. 21 to pursue other career interests in content strategy with an unnamed swimwear brand.

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Guess Inc. Partners With J Balvin on Tour Merchandise Capsule

FASHION

Los Angeles-based apparel brand Guess? Inc. launched a partnership with J Balvin, as the Latin Grammy Award Winner kicks off his Vibras tour today in Fresno, Calif.

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