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Guess Originals Fall 2020 Relies on Retro '90s Inspiration

FASHION

Retro elements from Guess? reappear in the Fall 2020 Guess Originals collection that is inspired by the brand's 1990s style.

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South Coast Plaza Unveils The Pavilion, A New Shopping Program

RETAIL

South Coast Plaza temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it has unveiled some programs to keep business going. On Aug. 7, it will introduce The Pavilion.

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With the Power of One P.O., Everything Can Change for Black-Owned Apparel Businesses

Power of the P.O.

One major deal can change everything for a small company, yet it can be more crucial for determining the success of Black-owned businesses and those led by members of underrepresented groups, said Dawaud Muhammad. As the co-owner of a Black-owned printing-and-embroidery company, Muhammad leads Big Printing Textile Co., LLC, which is located in the San Francisco Bay Area town of San Leandro, Calif.

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Paraiso Miami Beach Announces a Hybrid Digital-Physical Swim Week

Trade Shows

Paraiso Miami Beach rallied from the cancellation of its July swim week due to COVID-19 by announcing a combination of in-person events and a virtual trade show. This fresh concept will afford opportunities for brands and designers to increase exposure of their Resort 2021 collections.

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True Religion’s Jeffrey Lubell Back on the Scene With New Collection

Freedom Rings

Returning to the industry with a new denim collection named Coût De La Liberté, Jeffrey Lubell reenters the market with a collection that is made with a message in Los Angeles.

L.A. Market Week Blends Traditional Showroom Visits With Digital Meetings

Trade Shows

While the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed retail and trade events in the apparel industry, business seems to be slowly opening up. During the Aug. 2–6 edition of L.A. Market Week, buyers visited downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District and logged onto digital platforms. Showrooms at the Cooper Design Space, The New Mart and the California Market Center welcomed buyers to safely shop their lines.

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New Name, $100 Million Remodel Announced for Hollywood & Highland

Retail

The new owners of the Hollywood & Highland retail and entertainment center recently unveiled a new name, Ovation, and details of a $100-million overhaul to the sprawling complex that dominates the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Los Angeles amid the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Banshee Swim Enters the Industry Screaming a Message of Acceptance and Transparency

Banshee Swim

Growing up in Washington state, Amanda Fronckowiak always sewed clothes, aspiring to become a designer, but she didn’t know on what category she wanted to focus. Fronckowiak might not have envisioned a swimwear-design future, but that changed during an internship in California prior to her graduation from Central Washington University.

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Sustainability Continues to Drive the Apparel Industry

Manufacturing

As bricks-and-mortar businesses slowly open under new COVID-19 safety guidelines, e-commerce popularity has increased. During this time, shoppers gained more freedom to research brand commitment to sustainability, according to Marshal Cohen, chief industry adviser of the data and analytics company The NPD Group, Inc.

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Wrangler Introduces Collaboration With A Notable Fan: Bob Marley

Bob Marley's estate has worked on a number of fashion collaborations in the past. However, the latest, Wrangler x Bob Marley, fits well with the reggae star's history.

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Darren Romanelli Partners with LeRoy Neiman Foundation to Benefit COVID-19 Relief

FASHION

Los Angeles-based artist Darren Romanelli, also known as DRx has partnered with the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation to create a capsule collection blending the artists' works to benefit a good cause.

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Obituary: Steven Frumkin, Fashion Educator

FASHION

Fashion educator Steven Frumkin died on July 23 in Miami, Fla., from COVID-19, according to a statement from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

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Men’s Warehouse Parent, Tailored Brands, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

RETAIL

A string of high-profile bankruptcies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been filed, and the latest is Tailored Brands, Inc.

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‘Making the Cut’ Winner Jonny Cota Opens Store to Build New Brand Experience

FASHION RETAIL

A few months after his victory on “Making the Cut,” a fashion-competition show produced by Amazon Prime, Los Angeles designer Jonny Cota opened a new, self-named store on Aug. 1 at the Row DTLA campus of retail, dining and creative offices in downtown Los Angeles.

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eBay Teams Up With NBA Star P.J. Tucker For Sneaker Loft

RETAIL

On Aug. 3, eBay announced Sneaker Loft, an e-pop-up shop that it produced with P.J. Tucker, who plays for Houston Rockets NBA Team, and a sneaker aficionado extraordinaire.

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FashionGo to Launch Virtual Trade Show FashionGo Week

TRADE SHOWS

A virtual-retail veteran is entering the digital trade-show space as event producers continue to explore alternatives to on-site apparel-industry forums. Los Angeles-based FashionGo recently announced that it would produce FashionGo Week Aug. 24-Sept. 6.

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Melanie Cox Named to Board of Revolve Group, Inc.

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Revolve Group, Inc., an influential e-tailer of fashions for young women, announced July 29 that Melanie Cox would join the board of directors of the Cerritos, Calif.–based company.

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Faire Announces Show Dates

TRADE SHOWS

The Faire Summer Market will run Aug. 26-27 on faire.com. This online trade show hopes to be a forum where independent retailers can work on orders from independent designers and brands.

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Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Develop Efficient Virtual Trade-Show Formula

TRADE SHOWS

Exchanging its space at New York City’s Javits Center for a virtual model, Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA hosted its inaugural digital event July 21-23.

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