Tuesday, October 31
Daniel “Nano” Hernandez's “thread portraits” were recently featured at an invitation-only event hosted by Jennifer Lehr, owner of Oxford House events, and actress Ann Russo, at Oxford House in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood.
The conglomeration of eating zones takes a bow on Nov. 3.
The coach's jacket has made a few laps around the fashion world. It seems like this look continues to have possibilities. Check out Astrneme brand's coach's shirt.
Monday, October 30
True Religion, the Los Angeles company whose jeans were constantly being knocked off by Chinese counterfeiters when the label was a must-have brand, exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a smaller retail footprint and cash to move forward.
Hoodies are a uniform at hip hop gigs, college campuses, and yes gyms. But even ubiquitous designs are open for tune-ups, said designer Sebastien Amisial.
Thursday, October 26
It was standing-room only on Oct. 19 at the Taschen Gallery (8070 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles) for the opening of KAOS, an exhibit of photographs by Scottish photographer Albert Watson, best known for his fashion, celebrity and art photography.
At the Oct. 25–26 run of Kingpins Amsterdam, denim designer Adriano Goldschmied introduced a denim capsule collection made with Refibra, a newly launched fiber developed by Lenzing AG, the makers of Tencel.
Designers head to the dark side to create dramatic laces, denims, fancies and novelty knits in rich shades of black.
Spring ’18 will be a time for bold-statement in details and trims.
Nordstrom Rack opened a 27,000-square-foot space at the Figat7th retail center in downtown Los Angeles’ Financial District on Oct. 26.
After eight years of mostly making contemporary clothes with an ecologically sustainable edge, Los Angeles–headquartered Reformation recently introduced a denim collection; it will offer the same environmental ethos as its original label.
Crooks & Castles cofounder Dennis Calvero is aiming to get back in business.
South Coast Plaza’s 50th Anniversary party continues.
L.A. Fashion Week
An international coterie of designers—from Indonesia to Peru to The Netherlands—was part of the lineup at LA Fashion Week, held this season at the Alexandria Ballrooms in downtown Los Angeles.
Kingsport, Tenn.–based Eastman has been making cellulosic fiber for decades, but its newest product tweaks the formula to offer a sustainable fiber with easy-care attributes.
To celebrate book Maria Cornejo: Zero 1997-2017+, Maria Cornejo dropped by her Melrose Place boutique for a book signing.
MeUndies made a debut in 2011 as an online retailer for its brand of underwear made out of micromodal fabric and a blend of Italian fibers. On Oct. 25, MeUndies went physical. It opened its first pop-up shop at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
Boutique owner Carole Yu gave a vote of confidence to multibrand retail recently. She took her monobrand shop M0851 on 1426 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica, Calif., and reintroduced it as a multi-brand shop. The new name is momo Los Angeles.
Tuesday, October 24
After making a trade show debut at Capsule in downtown Los Angeles, designer Lewis Scott decamped to just south of the Fairfax District to unveil another first.
Monday, October 23
After a venturing into Los Angeles’ Westside with a pop-up shop, downtown Los Angeles’ Please Do Not Enter boutique made its bid for the Westside market permanent.
Inspiration for fashion styles is wide ranging. But for ADBD's Adam Derry, inspiration can go back; waaay back.
Thursday, October 19
A stylish crowd turned out on Oct. 14 for the eighth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
Veteran L.A. designer Merlin Castell took the runway at Style Fashion Week on Oct. 12. Take a look.
Los Angeles-David Tupaz placed its Spring 2018 collection on the runway at Style Fashion Week at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. on Oct. 14.
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. has put in a formal bid to e-commerce giant Amazon.com to build its second corporate headquarters in Los Angeles County.
The basic ingredients for the men’s suit have stayed the same since the late 19th century through the mid-1960s and on to the power suits of the Reagan era and present day.
CIT named Nicholas Nunnari vice president and business development officer for the company’s commercial services team in Los Angeles under the direction of CIT Western Regional Manager Darrin Beer.
People come in all shapes and sizes, but all too often denim brands do not outfit them all. That was what designer Elizabeth Bae thought when she decided to launch the 1denim brand with a mission to offer a wide and an inclusive range of sizes for men and women.
After 112 years in operation, Cone Denim’s White Oak mill in Greensboro, N.C., will close at the end of the year.
HanesBrands—the Winston-Salem, N.C.–headquartered owner of basics brand Hanes, athletic band Champion and lingerie brand Maidenform—acquired better basics brand Alternative Apparel, headquartered in Norcross, Ga., it was formally announced on Oct. 18.
Style Fashion Week
The runway shows of Los Angeles Fashion Week continued with Style Fashion Week, held at the Pacific Design Center.
As President Trump starts whittling away at the various free-trade agreements the United States has with different countries, Egypt is revving up its promotion of its special industrial zones where apparel can be made and exported duty-free to the United States.
It didn’t look like a good day to go to a trade show.
Sonija Williams, a contestant on Season 10 of Project Runway, took the stage at Style Fashion Week on Oct. 13
Making costumes for Katy Perry and Britney Spears helped put the Los Angeles-headquartered Marco Marco brand in motion. The brand’s design of underwear with a dramatic edge made a splash, and on Oct. 15 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Marco Marco made a return to the Style Fashion Week runway.
Tuesday, October 17
For the 9th appearance of Mario De La Torre at Style Fashion Week, the Los Angeles-headquartered brand did a 180 turn.
Monday, October 16
True Religion has joined the military—but only for a limited time.
“Happy Pup-Up” lends a helping paw for Home Dog LA
Designer Galia Lahav came to Los Angeles Oct. 12 for a preview of her Fall/Winter 2018 Bridal Collection.
Thursday, October 12
Nikki Sixx, photographer, author, bassist and founding member of the rock group Motley Crüe, and Leica Gallery teamed up to debut Sixx’s first-ever photo exhibit, titled “Conversations with Angels,” on Oct. 4.
The California Market Center organized several seminars during the recent Los Angeles Fashion Market, including one titled “The Importance of Influencers for the Modern-Day Retailer.”
The recent Los Angeles Fashion Market was a sprawling affair with permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors showing at trade shows showcasing everything from Immediate goods to Spring merchandise to a group of buyers that were predominantly local.
LAFW: Spring Collections
A mix of local, national and international designers bowed Spring 2018 collections on the runways at Art Hearts Fashion Week.
Experts are meeting for their fourth round of NAFTA trade talks in Washington, D.C., this week with the idea of wrapping up negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement by the end of this year if President Trump doesn’t derail the deal.
When she was going to fashion school in London, Stacy Anderson thought most lingerie had a hollow sex appeal. She wanted something different: underwear that felt special, that looked good but did not embrace a body shape that she thought was unattainable for most women.
Epson America, the Long Beach, Calif.–based U.S. division of Japanese print technology company Seiko Epson Corp., has a new wide-format printer for dye-sublimation transfers that is designed to provide the speed and accuracy needed for medium- and high-volume printing.
Taco Bell and Forever 21 hit the runway with their new collection.
Style Fashion Week took a bow last night with a gala party at the sumptuous Hollywood nightclub Avenue LA. Toasts were raised to a full schedule of runway shows, musical performances, art shows, and a celebration of giving back, the fashion week stretches from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15.
Wednesday, October 11
New showroom for Joken Style. The veteran showroom needed extra space for its product development services department.
Tuesday, October 10
A smoky, black rose petal-scattered runway and nine beautifully coiffed models set the scene for hairstylist Marisa Ramirez’s debut soiree at Ramos Carreon Salon.
While LA Market Week exhibits Spring/Summer 2018 styles in downtown Los Angeles, two groups are prospecting exhibiting fashions a few miles away in the megalopolis’s Koreatown district.
Los Angeles always has been a town known for the design and production of jeans and T-shirts, but the LA Original program wants the City of Angels to be known for neckties, candles, skateboards, jewelry, electric scooter vehicles – about anything else that this megalopolis’ creative people can design.
Monday, October 9
A Million Drops organization and Ramos Carreon Salon hosted “Unsheltered VI”, an event featuring art from local homeless, at-risk youth and young adults.
Siwy denim made the case that it is ready to become a lifestyle brand at Art Hearts Fashion on Oct. 5.
Thursday, October 5
In the trade-show world, small can be beautiful.
Expensive Real Estate
Four acres of land next to the ocean in Malibu, complete with big house and tennis courts, is on the market.
Breast Cancer Awareness is a big deal at Citadel Outlets retail center south of downtown Los Angeles.
September delivered good news to retailers, according to Kevin Perkins of market-research firm Retail Metrics.
For more than seven years, fashion retailers have been prospecting the occasional gritty environs of Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica, Calif., and the neighboring Venice area of Los Angeles. Lisa Bush, owner of the Mona Moore boutique, says that the thoroughfare is ready for fashion.
U.S sales for the holiday 2017 season will increase 3.6 percent to 4 percent over last year. Excluding autos, gas and restaurants, U.S. retailers stand to rack up $678.75 billion in sales during the upcoming holiday season, according to a forecast from the National Retail Federation.
2018 Juniors' Forecasts
For the Spring/Summer 2018 season, juniors will be wearing embroidered jeans, T-shirts with sequins and plaid blazers, forecast Barbara Fields of the Barbara Fields Buying Office.
Directives West put the spotlight on Spring/Summer 2018 trends at the retail consultancy’s Oct. 2 runway show at the California Market Center. Trends included plenty of denim and feminine details such as ruffles, floral embroidery and off-the-shoulder silhouettes.
Veronica Rosas launched her new collection, Yummy & Trendy, with a mission to created premium activewear with high-performance fabrics.
Retailers not only get a chance to peruse the latest Spring/Summer collections at the upcoming LA Fashion Market, but they get the chance to listen to a number of seminars being held at the California Market Center on subjects ranging from upcoming trends to how to improve profits.
LA Textile Show’s Mix Includes Fiber, Fabric, Factories and More for Sourcing from Concept to Creation
Traffic ebbed and flowed during the Oct. 2–4 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center, where exhibitors included just about every point along the apparel supply chain.
Department stores and big-box retailers are going through a time of incredible change, but salespeople working at the LA Majors Market, which is devoted to department stores and mass retailers, reported a busy pace during the Oct. 2–4 market at the California Market Center.
Westfield Corp. marked the finish of a $1 billion remodel of its Westfield Century City retail center in Los Angeles with a gala event Oct. 3, featuring appearances by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and 1970s hitmakers The Village People. The event took place at a new performance space called The Atrium, located by the center’s full-line Nordstrom, which also opened for business on Oct. 3.
To celebrate its 10th show, LA Men’s Market will go sky high.
Wednesday, October 4
As if the opening an emporium and renovating a grand, but once-derelict building in downtown Los Angeles was not enough. Retailer COS had to produce a gala party for the event too.
Since 1992, presidential administrations have come and gone, the retail market has gone through majors, and after a 25-year-haul on the 10th floor of the California Market Center, Mindy Lubell and Romy M showrooms moved from their longtime digs
Tuesday, October 3
The pop-up store debuts at Platform in Culver City this Saturday and runs through the end of the year.
Citizens of Humanity’s executive management team and private investors pooled their money together to buy back the portion of the company owned by private-equity investor Berkshire Partners and cofounder Jerome Dahan.
Monday, October 2
With its inspirational, beautiful costumes and seductive Southern Spain history, the opera "Carmen" influenced many of the attendees to bring out their own personal side of Carmen—a.k.a. Carmenita—in their fashion choices at a recent performance at the LA Opera.