Rodeo Drive is flourishing once again. The famous stretch of retail road in Los Angeles is, like many other places, emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twins For Peace and My Good released a limited-edition series of sneakers for pre-order on April 29 to help families who have lost loved ones to police brutality.
With a history of showing its support for different organizations and movements, Citizens of Humanity has donated more than $180,000 to aid a variety of organizations over the last year.
Informa Connect announced Mark Bruno as the managing director of wealth management on May 4.
A definitive merger agreement for a merger transaction has been announced between digital-manufacturing platform Shapeways, Inc., and Galileo Acquisition Corp., the publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company.
Kida The Great came full circle with his newest limited capsule collection with True Religion, which debuted last Thursday.
The much-anticipated Free Market Playa Vista experiential collective of boutiques, restaurants, and event spaces opens May 1 as a retail center and brand incubator.
Informa Markets Fashion’s contemporary men’s show Project will debut a fresh merchandising strategy, including the addition of women’s, during the new Project: Miami, which will be hosted at the city’s Fontainebleau Miami Beach July 10–12.
With its latest release, The Jean Of Tomorrow, AG is offering 100 percent biodegradable denim to observe the brand's 20 years of sustainable manufacturing.
Summer of Swim
As the swim season draws near, Trina Turk looks forward to new beginnings this summer while consumers seek the brand’s stylish options to enjoy sunny days.
A new capsule collection named Sanuk x Surfrider We Got Your Back brings together the Goleta, Calif., footwear brand with its longtime non-profit environmental partner.
The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Oakland both reported a record cargo surge in March.
In the past few years, more media attention has been paid to women’s sports and leading female athletes such as Serena Williams, Megan Rapinoe and Naomi Osaka, who have become mainstream celebrities. Osaka has inked deals to represent leading fashion and beauty brands. Williams and Rapinoe have developed their own fashion lines.
Inside the Industry
A new on-site trade-show experience is on the calendar with Liberty Fairs: Los Angeles, which will take place Aug. 4–5 with Liberty Fairs and LA Men’s Market rolled into a single show. The fresh event will take the place of Liberty Fairs’ semiannual appearance in Las Vegas, with the Los Angeles show also planned for February 2022.
Supply-chain management continues to evolve and, at the forefront of that evolution, San Jose, Calif.’s Silq leads the way. Founded in March 2020 by Ram Radhakrishnan, the company’s chief executive officer, and Kate Alexander, vice president of operations, the company serves as a manager of production, extending the reach of a client brand’s sourcing and merchandising abilities by utilizing the expertise of local industry professionals in India; Guangzhou, China; and Ho Chi Minh City.
Lezat’s Ethical Apparel
Starting an apparel career as a factory owner can prove demanding for even the most-driven person, but Jaleh Factor wanted to do more. In 2020, after six years making private-label apparel for customers in the activewear, swimwear, knits and wovens categories, Factor decided to shift her business, Sewby, last year to create masks when the need for personal protective equipment soared with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Epson America, Inc., the first half of 2021 has seen the release of new printers that will serve the needs of an evolving apparel industry. Earlier this year, the company unveiled its SureColor F3070, an industrial direct-to-garment printer and, on April 13, it released its industrial-level SureColor F10070H 76-inch-wide dye-sublimation machine.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund announced its 2021 finalists on April 27 and Los Angeles-based designers were among those selected. Both House of Aama by Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka, and designer Kenneth Nicholson were among the 10 finalists for this year’s award.