Thursday, June 30
Nike created a new tennis dress for the female players at Wimbledon—and the pleated style is not going over well.
Last weekend, traveling pop-up marketplace Ora et Labora came to Los Angeles.
Several bike share docking stations are being set up in the Los Angeles Fashion District.
Los Angeles–based eveningwear designer Sue Wong, is in the process of shifting her business to a licensed operation and has been hosting a series of archive sales at her headquarters in Los Angeles.
Lisa Harper, who has been named the new chief executive of Belk department stores, starts her new job on July 5. She was most recently the chief executive of Hot Topic Inc.
VF Corp. is selling two of its top contemporary brands to Delta Galil, an Israeli apparel manufacturer that is more than 40 years old.
Retailers scrambling to enter the omni-channel world may already be behind their competitors.
Stikeleather Apparel recently announced it acquired the online women’s clothing retailer White Plum, based in Modesto, Calif.
While the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District searches for a new executive director, the BID’s managing director will step in on an interim basis.
Lowriders & Pin-Ups
The Los Angeles Classic Car Show, presented by Bombs Magazine, roared into Southern California recently, drawing a stylish crowd obsessed with vintage design.
Shop.org, the digital retail division of the Washington, D.C.–based National Retail Federation, added five new board members, bringing the board total to 12.
The retail industry’s tectonic shift toward eco fashion is real, with a renewed focus on clothing made from raw, organic materials; nontoxic dyes or bleaches; low water usage; and made under socially responsible conditions. This is only part of the story of how the retail and fashion industry is building sustainability.
Los Angeles–based technology solutions provider Tukatech Inc. named Marta Maiandi director of Tukatech Europe.
Epson Italia S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of printing company Epson, is acquiring a 100 percent stake in the Italian textile printing business Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l.
On June 16, students in Santa Monica College’s fashion design and merchandising program showcased their creations on the runway at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, Calif.
Roicom USA’s sister production company, ReadyOne, employs the severely disabled to produce apparel and equipment for the U.S. military.
Wednesday, June 29
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott buys house in Palm Springs.
Tuesday, June 28
The California Market Center has teamed up with Wags and Walks dog rescue organization to host a charity sample sale and dog adoption fair on July 29 in CMC’s top-floor penthouse in downtown Los Angeles.
Friday, June 24
Nordstrom says after 31 years it is shuttering its store at Horton Plaza in San Diego.
Thursday, June 23
Rails launched with one hat at Fred Segal in 2008 and has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Rooted in classic silhouettes reinterpreted with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic, the brand takes its inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle of LA.
A Vested Interest
A Vested Interest, the menswear collection designed by William Beranek and Bill Beasley, features pieces that bridge the divide between tailored menswear and casual sportswear.
Nearly 60 percent of shoppers say they would buy more often if they could be assured of consistent fit, according to a recently released study by Body Labs, a New York–based company that creates and customises 3-D models of the human body.
Longtime apparel-industry attorney Benjamin S. Seigel has joined Greenberg & Bass LLP as senior counsel to the firm, based in Los Angeles’ Encino area.
Garment factories and fabric mills from around the world will show at the inaugural Apparel Textile Sourcing Expo, which will bow Aug. 22–24 at the International Centre in Toronto.
UBM—producer of the MAGIC, Project and FN Platform trade shows—is adding a sourcing component to its contemporary Coterie trade show in New York.
Forever 21, which launched a small fleet of stores in Great Britain six years ago, is taking another look at its retail portfolio after losing millions of dollars.
McGuire Denim is known for its glossy take on heritage denim, and this Fall, with a foray into sportswear, the brand is poised for growth.
Last year, apparel and textile importers saw millions of dollars in profits sink as congestion at the West Coast ports kept merchandise stuck on boats for weeks.
AIC Runway Show
Students from the Art Institute of California—Hollywood presented their designs at a runway show complete with a sweeping backdrop of the Verdugo Mountains.
Contemporary e-commerce retailer The Dreslyn has added beauty products to its mix.
To celebrate the launch of the first capsule collection by Whimsy + Row, the lifestyle e-tailer/retailer is hosting a pop-up shop at MILKMADE LA in Los Angeles’ Venice neighborhood.
Designer Elaine Kim celebrated the expansion of her retail store with a party in the newly expanded space on Los Angeles’ on West Third Street.
An old California brand comes back.
Tuesday, June 21
Han Kjobenhavn coming to the space next to Mykita.
Monday, June 20
New store opened with help from Woodbury University students.
Friday, June 17
Schumer does Vogue
It's like a modern-day #freakyfriday. Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour trade places for a day. Guess who wins.
Thursday, June 16
Los Angeles streetwear Konus Brand is popping up RIGHT NOW at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas.
Small is beautiful at this Hex store.
Drop City: Fashion happening north of the intersection.
Designer Sue Wong moving her corporate offices after transitioning into licensing deals.
MRket and Project menswear trade shows will share the same show floor at the Javits Center during the two shows’ July 17–19 run in New Yor
Findings & Trimmings
Findings & Trimmings
Modstalgia @ LBCC
Fashion Design and Merchandising students at Long Beach City College took inspiration from fashion history and added a modern twist at the school’s “Modstalgia” runway show.
California consumers might be feeling a little more pessimistic about the economy right now, but the future looks a bit brighter.
Under Armour launched its first mobile app created to mix shopping with its Under Armour Connected Fitness platform, which includes several applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.
Usually Southern California retailers in Orange County and San Diego drive long distances to check out the new styles at the various showrooms located in the Los Angeles Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles.
Moschino in LA
Jeremy Scott showed the Moschino Resort 2017 and Menswear collections on June 10 at Made L.A. in downtown Los Angeles.
Wednesday, June 15
In September, a new exhibit opens to highlight decades of work by German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh.
Tuesday, June 14
Barbara Fields Buying Office is reopening at the California Market Center.
Monday, June 13
CurveNV will move to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, where it will co-locate with UBM’s Project Womens trade show during the shows’ Aug. 15–17 run.
The Bloc, the downtown LA mall under renovation, is celebrating even though no new stores are open yet.
Los Angeles blue jeans company NYDJ Apparel, formerly known as Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, has appointed Lisa Collier to take over the top job at the company.
Brigade LA is moving to a new space at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.
Friday, June 10
Most large retailers reported sales declines in May, but a recent NRF survey points to increased spending in June.
Cindy Crawford and her daughter Gaia Gerber appear in the latest issue of Chrome Hearts' magazine.
Beauty app Perfect365 is giving Beyonce fans a chance to try on the Laurel DeWitt crown like the one Bey wears in Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" video.
Thursday, June 9
San Jose, Calif.–based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omni-channel software provider NetSuite Inc. has a new solution designed specifically for apparel and accessories retailers.
Let Consumers Lead
Before the World Wide Web, marketing was relatively simple. Companies chose their paths and consumers naturally followed because, frankly, they did not have another option. But today—with real-time feedback, increasing transparency in supply chains and sponsored content—consumers are more educated and are calling the shots about what they want to buy and when they want to buy it.
House of Harlow
House of Harlow Creative Director and pop-culture icon Nicole Richie celebrated her collaborative project with Revolve clothing on June 2 at theRevolve Social Club on Melrose Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Boutique denim trade show Kingpins will kick off a new multi-city concept in September called Kingpins China City Tour.
A sold-out crowd of 500 people packed Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center for the annual Black and White Ball, a fund-raising event for National Jewish Health that is hosted by the Los Angeles Professional Services.
Business was surprisingly good during the June 6–9 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market despite a schedule that overlapped with several other regional markets as well as the California primary election.
Stories abound about the death of bricks-and-mortar stores, but retailers in Los Angeles keep setting up outposts and rents keep going up.
Wednesday, June 8
When Beverly Hills philanthropic organization The Colleagues says they practice “Philanthropy through Fashion from the best closets in town,” they’re not kidding around.
Job gains and slow steady growth are the path for the country and California for the next few years, according to economists at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Monday, June 6
Robertson retail chain Kitson may be gone. But in its place is Kitross, the new retail boutique opened by original Kitson owner Fraser Ross.
German eyewear company has a sing out front of its soon-to-open location.
Thursday, June 2
The Local.132 by General Pants Co. opens an outpost on La Brea Avenue.
During the June 6–9 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, the California Market Center is hosting several business-to-business seminars, events and buyer promotions.
The Anonymous 213 showroom in the Cooper Design Space is a work in progress. Co-owner Eric Wheeler is building a shoe wall, adding a kitchen area with a sliding door and renovating an outdoor patio to make a tranquil seating area with white walls and green plants.
Moving to a new showroom has been an energizing experience for Emmalena Bland and Bea Gorman, who make up the Salt & Pepper Sales showroom.
For three years, Mattson Global has had a large showroom at the Academy Awards Clothing building at 817 S. Los Angeles St. But when more room was needed to show its collections, the company turned to the California Market Center to set up a secondary showroom.
Athleisure is big news. If you’ve been wondering where this major trend stems from and how to incorporate it into your own ranges, read on for an expert lowdown brought to us by global fashion forecasting agency Trendstop.
For the first time in more than a decade, the China Brand Show will be exhibiting at semiannual gift and home show LAMKT, which will be held July 22–25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Cherokee Global Brands—whose labels include Cherokee, Carole Little, Tony Hawk and Sideout—has signed a deal with Saliluz to create a collection of men’s and women’s casual footwear and flip-flops under Cherokee’s Everyday California label.
After 35 years tracking trends, Barbara Fields is retiring and closing her Barbara Fields Buying Office at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.
If you have not yet seen "Reining Men” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or even if you have), now is your chance to see the costume exhibition with the experts.
It was all about the LA nightlife for the third Wolk Morais collection since designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais relocated from New York to Los Angeles. The designers debuted the collection on the runway on May 24 at Giorgio’s nightclub at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood.
MISA Los Angeles
Inspired by the love of global style and travel, MISA Los Angeles is designed for the modern bohemian. Created by Shadi Askari-Farhat, founder and designer of tbagslosangeles, MISA is an extension and evolution of the brand yet has its own identity.
UBM—the parent company of MAGIC, Project, Coterie and Pooltradeshow—is expanding its Swimlessons bootcamp to bring the networking and educational program to a broader audience.
Wednesday, June 1
Five-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin helps design new line of performance swimwear for Speedo USA.