Thursday, June 28
Eric Garcetti's grandfather was a successful apparel maker and retailer before he died. His Beverly Hills house is for sale.
Through more than 180 photographs, costumes and other media, the Getty Museum reveals 100 years of behind the fashion lens during “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011.”
During its annual intensive-study program for high-school students, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s “3 Days of Fashion” provided opportunities for hands-on lessons, including a workshop for each participant to decorate tote bags provided to formerly homeless individuals who are now residents of the Skid Row Housing Trust.
The North Face, the outdoor apparel company based in Northern California, has a new vice president.
Sustainable Apparel Science
As pollution from apparel production continues to bring greater attention to clothing manufacturing, many companies are seeking more-sustainable materials to produce their goods.
National Jewish Health is a medical institution founded in Denver in 1899 by Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the “Mother of Charities,” as an institution for the needy.
NorCal Numbers Up
Even though the June version of Fashion Market Northern California is normally quieter than its other shows, exhibitors were pleasantly surprised by the turnout and the number of orders written.
In 2003, the Los Angeles City Council voted to officially change the name of South Central Los Angeles to South Los Angeles.
Cool Collection 7
California cool and art-deco design came to the forefront in the most recent Wolk Morais collection.
Isaac Nichelson is on a mission. He wants to make the fashion industry more sustainable and deal with a predicted decline in the supply of natural fibers for textiles.
Wednesday, June 27
Along exhibitions on Porches and lowrider cars, the museum in Los Angeles’ mid city section has hosted some fashion events. Get ready for more.
Long rumored to be opening a store in downtown Los Angeles, Apple finally might be opening an emporium in the historic Tower Theatre on the corner of Broadway and 8th Street.
The $1.38 billion deal to close later this year.
Monday, June 25
“The Century City store is the most innovative store we’ve created yet," said Jenna Habayeb, chief marketing officer of 7 for All Mankind
Friday, June 22
Observing its 65th anniversary and revealing new ways to support responsible denim manufacturing, Orta celebrated sustainability Thursday night at Hnypt in downtown Los Angeles.
Returning to Los Angeles with its Resort 2019, which included the brand's first ready-to-wear collection, Frankie's Bikinis made a splash during a celebrity-filled fashion show held at The Banks in downtown.
INDX threw a party at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Calif. June 21 to mark its launch. Seen at the party, Joe Zee and Donald Pliner
Thursday, June 21
During the 14th-annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, held June 20 in Boca Raton, Fla., clever designers showcased ornate, beautiful designs.
Fred Segal is slated to open a 4,000-square-foot shop in Malibu early 2019.
Following the formation of PSEB, the new operating company formed from the Eddie Bauer and PacSun merger, the teen and young-adult clothing manufacturer named Alfred Chang as the new president of PacSun.
Retail trade organizations cheered a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes in areas where they do not have offices, warehouses or bricks-and-mortar stores.
Trends Get Trim
Findings & Trimmings
WWDMAGIC is venturing into the realm of online fashion.
Popular majors at University of California, Irvine, include biology and business, but to further its business range the school’s Division of Continuing Education recently announced it will offer a course in fashion design management.
One of the first steps in setting up a new label or company is learning how to protect your brand name as well as your own name.
Manhattan Beachwear, one of the largest swimwear manufacturers in the United States, said it will be designing and distributing women’s swimwear for BCBGMaxAzria and BCBGeneration. The collection will launch globally for Fall 2018.
In the latest salvo in the tariff war between the United States and China, the U.S. cotton industry is expected to receive a direct hit as China piles on an additional 25 percent tariff on U.S. uncombed-cotton imports.
T-shirts For Days
Kristy Caylor and Mary Saunders want to make fashion that not only looks good but will be good for the environment and society.
Bringing the Grubhub model of delivery service to the apparel retail industry, Avocado announced it is entering into partnerships with local stores in select cities to provide a shopping, pickup and delivery service that connects consumers with clothing.
LA Fashion Market
For buyers attending Los Angeles Fashion Market, the event was filled with surprises that energized the June 18–20 buying show for the Fall II/Holiday season.
The Swim Collective trade show has basically kept the same format for its six-year history, but for its upcoming event in Anaheim, Calif., it will try something new.
Upcycled fashion for homeless youth in Los Angeles wins an award for Malibu teen.
Monday, June 18
Patrick DiLascia traveled to Westfield Century City to produce a pop-up shop for his self-named Patrick brand.
Friday, June 15
Graduates of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's (FIDM) Menswear Advanced Study Program made a connection between smart-looking garments and smart wearable tech when they unveiled their collections Thursday night.
Several creative looks were seen on the runway at the annual student designer fashion show at The Art Institute of California - Orange County.
Thursday, June 14
The world's video gamers converged on downtown Los Angeles for the E3 convention. Competitive video gaming team FaZe Clan produced a Demonstration of their skills, then decamped to a party produced by digital commerce platform Wanderset.
LA Mode at SMC
Global looks were on the runway at Santa Monica College’s annual student fashion show, called LA Mode 2018.
Top 10 Trends in 2019
The juniors customer, always ready for something fresh yet wearable, will have plenty of new items to choose from for next fall. Below are the top 10 picks from MintModa, an innovative online subscription trend service led by noted forecaster Sharon Graubard.
Neil Fiske, who has held top executive positions at Billabong International and Eddie Bauer, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Gap brand, a role he will assume at the San Francisco company on June 20.
CBRE Joins The Bloc
CBRE’s portfolio at The Bloc mixed-use retail and business center in downtown Los Angeles has expanded.
Obama-era net-neutrality Internet rules have been officially repealed, leaving businesses and average Internet users wondering what will happen next when they go online.
Robertson Boulevard used to be one of Los Angeles’ high-flying retail corridors but started to suffer once the economy took a tumble in 2008. But a couple of high-end stores have recently signed leases for space on the street.
The David August label makes bespoke suits. It recently unveiled a collection of ties and pocket squares for Miracles for Kids.
Wednesday, June 13
For their act post Intermix, Sari Sloane Keledjian and Haro Keledjian opened The Westside
Trade and tariffs could be the make or break factors when it comes to growth of the U.S. economy.
Tuesday, June 12
After investigation into charges of sexual harassment, Paul Marciano stepping down from Guess as an executive.
Monday, June 11
Designer Adrine Bimanand began creating couture garters in 2010.
Israel Discount Bank of New York is planning to expand its business in California. It stated its case with a party at the Beverly Hills Hilton.
Friday, June 8
Rumors of a merger between outdoor retailer Eddie Bauer and surfwear and streetwear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California have been circulating for the last few weeks.
Evelyn & Bobbie started business in 2013 when founder Bree McKeen filed patents for bras which she forecasted would change the way this lingerie is made.
Streetwear brand Huf threw the Last Resort Summer Kick Off Party in South Los Angeles June 8. It was time for hip hop and a new collab line from Chloé Kovska.
The day that fans of the Marvel Universe have waited for has arrived with the launch of Vans x Marvel, the collection of footwear, apparel and accessories that celebrates the Off The Wall Superheroes of the comics.
Thursday, June 7
Ntwrk, a video-commerce channel, was recently announced as the next project for Aaron Levant, the entrepreneur who founded the Agenda trade show.
May retail sales results beat forecasts, said Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics, a market-research firm.
Maintaining its commitment to reduce waste, Alameda, Calif.–based activewear brand The North Face launched a pilot program that will promote a circular-fashion system through the sale of recycled products.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are often used interchangeably, but they are different.
Wet Seal’s Comeback
A comeback for Wet Seal is being assembled in a 1,800-square-foot industrial work loft in downtown Los Angeles.
Wonder of Fashion
The fashion students at Long Beach City College created a world taken from the pages of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in the school’s 38th biennial fashion show.
California Kills AB 2379
It might have led the charge for similar plastic microfiber bills in New York and Connecticut, but California’s Assembly Bill 2379 is off the table—for now.
Consider Los Angeles’ Studio City enclave the backyard of the entertainment industry, said Fred Levine, the co-owner of the M.Fredric boutiques.
For years, activewear brands Hylete and GracedByGrit were headquartered a couple of miles away from each other in Solana Beach, Calif., but now they are on the same team.
Tuesday, June 5
June is Pride Month, and it seems like everybody wants to be a part of it.
Monday, June 4
For nine years, Los Angeles-headquartered sustainable clothing brand Reformation has sold is denim and dresses from its direct-to-customer site and in its handful of physical boutiques. On June 4, it changed.
Friday, June 1
Entertainers Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson-Ross join Parisian fashion house Zadig & Voltaire for a unisex fashion capsule collection named Jagger Snow.