The surf was up in Orange County—as in Orlando, Fla.—for Surf Expo, the world’s largest and longest-running watersports, beach and resort lifestyle trade show.
California Apparel News asked experts in fiber, yarn and fabric: What region of the world should be afforded more attention for its contributions to fiber, yarn or fabric, and why do you feel the experts and artists in this particular area deserve a brighter spotlight?
Truth Be Told
Among the Art Hearts Fashion presentations at New York Fashion Week Sept. 7–10 were a number of California designers including Kentaro Kameyama, Melissa Pellone, Coral Castillo, Mister Triple X and Tell the Truth. This flowing yet masculine patchwork jacket and pants relied on a vibrant blend of bubblegum pink, grape and raspberry.
If sustainability is starting to sound over-hyped, here are a couple things to consider...
The Apparel Impact Institute will deploy its first grants from its catalytic Fashion Climate Fund to recipients from the nonprofit’s Climate Solutions Portfolio, a registry of solutions to reduce the fashion industry’s carbon impact.
Inside the Industry
LA Fashion Weekend is scheduled for a soft relaunch Oct. 11 with a one-night event at I|O, the panoramic rooftop bar located at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood.
A Natural Connection
An outdoor woman who also loves to dress, Heidi Merrick took inspiration for her Autumn/Winter 2023 collection from her love of the outdoors, “where her soul calls.” Many of the pieces are oversized yet tailored with the detailed expertise for which her brand is known.
“Shrink” is retail-speak for inventory lost to shoplifting. And shrinking, you could say, is expanding—quite dramatically.
Las Vegas Fashion Week took place Aug. 5–10, where the city was hot with haute style. From the streets to the show floors, temperatures soared, and buyers arrived ready to write.
History in the Making
A little more than one year has passed since Catherine Gee moved the location of her Santa Barbara, Calif., retail shop—her first space, where she built her eponymous brand—from a low-key, 600-square-foot space on Haley Street to the center of it all on State Street...
Trade Show Reports
The CALA Men’s Show, held Aug. 20–21 at the Embassy Suites in Irvine, Calif., provided a venue where reps and retailers could mingle, meet and form long-lasting relationships.
Forever 21 parent company SPARC Group and global online lifestyle marketplace SHEIN have entered into a partnership that will bolster the Los Angeles fast-fashion retailer’s e-commerce reach and allow the Singapore-based e-tailer to test bricks-and-mortar experiences.
Who dictates fashion? Magazines, celebrities, people on the street? In the future that’s just around the corner it may very well be robots who could reign as the greatest fashion dictators of all time.
Inside the Industry
This edition of Sourcing at Magic was the largest to date due to the importance of tech-focused fashion at all levels.
The Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada show took place Aug. 21–23 in Toronto, and one thing was certain: There was much more on view than the proverbial “Canadian tuxedo,” otherwise known as jeans with a denim jacket
The young contemporary market has given dopamine dressing a moment where we see vibrant color, playful prints and lots of shine. At Las Vegas Apparel, held Aug. 6–9 at the Expo at World Market Center.
The International Fashion Jewelry and Accessory Group presented a vast collection of curated brands and suppliers Aug. 5–8 at the Embassy Suites Las Vegas.