Thursday, May 31
For those with a jones for sustainable clothing, Urban Air Market is coming to the Los Angeles area on June 3.
Guess? Inc. is an apparel brand synonymous with the cool California lifestyle, but most of its sales are now done in Europe and Asia.
A major trade war that started with aluminum and steel is now migrating into steep tariffs being placed on U.S.-made apparel exported to Europe.
Fashion Stays Golden
The fashion-design students at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College showed off their creations at the recent Gold Thimble Fashion Show.
High-tech Apparel Production
Micro factories, made-to-order programs and the automation required to put these systems in play were big themes at the recent Texprocess Americas exhibition.
As consumers are requesting more-sustainable options in their clothing, Cone Denim announced it is introducing a new denim fabric that will be made of Tencel andRefibra-branded lyocell fibers, which are among the most sustainable fibers available.
Volcom picked label veteran Jeffrey James “JJ” Gonzales as its new director to lead the company’s global men’s design department.
About 30,000 retailers shop for fashion on the online trade show ShopTheFloor, which is owned by UBM, the parent company of MAGIC.
The Agenda trade show has a new vice president of marketing.
Changing Los Angeles Street
Renovation in the Los Angeles Fashion District is hitting high gear as the mammoth Broadway Plaza apartment complex on Broadway is getting ready to open and a major lease has been signed at the hip retail complex called Row DTLA.
Running a discount store chain is turning out to be very profitable these days.
Los Angeles fashion people have gotten to know the indie looks of Manny J Style and Laura Howe of Matrushka. These two worked for Deconstructed Symmetry, a collaboration line.
In the spirit of giving, television chef Rachael Ray has partnered with social clothing marketplace Poshmark to launch a pop-up closet, the proceeds from which will support the celebrity's Yum-o! charity.
Wednesday, May 30
Uniqlo will open a flagship store in downtown Los Angeles.
The Agenda trade show is expanding its staff.
Tuesday, May 29
Victoria's Secret sets up Villa Victoria in a private residence in Los Angeles.
Friday, May 25
Photography and Fashion
Images from traveling to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Thursday, May 24
A night of fashion and photography celebrated prolific photographer Michel Arnaud, while unveiling "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive," a new exhibition at the FIDM Museum and Library.
Rumors are swirling that private-equity firm Golden Gate Capital might be doing a little matchmaking for two of its brands that it owns.
The tried-and-true formula of trendy casual wear at a bargain price was the right formula for Old Navy, a division of Gap Inc.
Planet Blue, the retailer that carries young contemporary fashion, has named Eddie Bromberg to be its new chief executive.
Fashionable Student Collaborations
Geometric silhouettes, digitally printed textile designs and unusually woven knit garments were some of the creative looks seen on the runway by graduating seniors at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Over the past five years, the creative economy in California has seen a growth spurt as more jobs have been added in the sector’s core areas of entertainment, fashion and publishing.
During the first day of this year’s Texprocess Americas—the apparel-manufacturing event in Atlanta that showcases new technology and equipment—Lectra continued to reveal its fresh innovations, which allow industry professionals to streamline production.
Apparel Sourcing Guatemala
With several free-trade agreements in limbo, many Guatemalan factories and American buyers are optimistic about the future of their partnerships together as the Dominican Republic–Central American Free Trade Agreement remains relatively stable.
After wholesaling its brands to retailers that range from Pacific Sunwear to Zumiez, The Leverage is opening a new boutique in Los Angeles.
Cherokee Global Brands’ Hi-Tec footwear division is stepping into apparel.
Making Macy’s Profitable
As the retail world turns to keep customers walking through the doors, Macy’s is banking on a new store concept, new technology and updated looks to its traditional stores to entice customers to keep on shopping.
2018 is the year of the pop-up for Luxury Garage Sale. One of its pop-ups recently opened in the West Hollywood area.
Wednesday, May 23
Creative jobs in California and Los Angeles County continue to grow as the economy holds strong.
Tuesday, May 22
There is no Louis Vuitton boutique at Westfield Century City. But a pop-up exhibition on the history of the French fashion house recently rolled into the center
Monday, May 21
Nordstrom Rack continues its expansion for shoppers loving a bargain.
Katin threw 90th birthday party for Sato Hughes, one of the pioneers of boardshorts style.
Thursday, May 17
Tennessee high school gets $75,000 prize from Vans.
A giant Zara opened in Beverly Center today. The Webster is scheduled to open in 2020.
It's called Propaganda Agency, but Jack Watkins promises that there's nothing iffy with the materials in his new men's line.
After 15 years at the luxury label known for its women’s knit suits, Bruce Fetter has retired as St. John Knits’ chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer. He has been replaced by Eran Cohen, who joined the company May 1.
The U.S. textile industry has asked the Trump administration to place tariffs on certain textile and apparel products made by China that may infringe on U.S. companies’ intellectual-property rights.
Ron Robinson: 40 Years
Ron Robinson said the late 1960s were an exhilarating time to be in the retail business in Los Angeles.
The National Retail Federation said that retail sales in April showed a 2.8 percent year-over-year increase in the U.S retail market, excluding auto sales, gasoline stations and restaurants.
After spending time designing handbags and women’s ready-to-wear, Sophia Tezel-Tzelepis last year decided to branch out to denim with a label called Sophia.
For Alexander Andronescu, becoming immersed in Middle Eastern and south Asian cultures was not something that was passed down to generations in his family.
Woodbury University presented its 54th annual fashion show, called “InnerVision,” which focused on the connection between emotion and fashion.
Almost one year after juniors retailer Wet Seal was acquired by investment firm Gordon Brothers, the now online-only retailer announced a new collaboration called Niki + Gabi for Wet Seal.
Tellason: Raw Denim
Ever since the brand was launched in San Francisco nearly 10 years ago, Tellason has been one of those rare clothing companies that only uses American raw materials for its collection of menswear blue jeans.
Keeping pace with a busy trade-show schedule is exciting but exhausting. At the end of a day spent running between appointments, making new connections, visiting with longtime partners and negotiating deals, enjoying a delicious meal or strolling around a unique shop is the perfect way to recharge.
The trade-show world is always spinning at a fast pace as event organizers try to keep up with competition, technology and the latest demands for better shows. We caught up with the executives from several apparel and sourcing events to find out what is on the horizon over the next three years. Take a look at their plans for the future.
Surf is up for Agenda trade show and Stab magazine.
During the 27th-annual Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala City, attendees found the latest in new technology and textiles.
Wednesday, May 16
New president comes from Thakoon LLC.
A trend that started at a Los Angeles store is being brought to 30 more Nordstrom stores and online.
Tuesday, May 15
Art and Fashion
Creative hats were in order for the opening of the 'Plato in LA' exhibit at the Getty Villa.
Monday, May 14
After an executive search, Delta Galil names a new CEO for its Los Angeles labels.
Friday, May 11
New event will feature speakers and experts from all areas of the fashion and retail world.
West Hollywood-based beauty-and-fashion subscription box service FabFitFun brings the do-it-yourself (DIY) spirit to its members through a partnership with New York's DIY master Erica Domesek, whose lifestyle brand P.S. - I Made This ... has become the destination for maker enthusiasts.
Thursday, May 10
The stainless-steel vats that populate the factory floor at Swisstex California churn out ribbons of damp, recently dyed knit fabric that piles up in large plastic carts before being sent to the finishing machines.
Otis College Celebrates Student Fashion Show and Fund-raiser With New York Designer Jason Wu on Hand
The special guests lined up for photos as the students at the Otis College of Art and Design got ready for their 36th annual student fashion show.
The North American Free Trade Agreement is still being negotiated between the United States, Mexico and Canada, but no new trade accord has been hammered out and retailers are getting worried.
Swim Week is an annual event packed with fashion shows and trade shows in Miami Beach, Fla.
Hovering at approximately 85 cents a pound this week, cotton has been selling at record highs not seen in four years. The causes vary, but there is one issue taking a lot of the blame—the looming trade war between the United States and China.
The age of fast fashion has led to a need for faster design technology, but breakthroughs to produce a better 3-D platform have been moving slowly. During the first half of 2018, leaders in the apparel-technology segment have elevated their digital solutions to generate realistic patterns, accurate samples and streamline product lifecycle management (PLM).
Bye, Brooks Brothers
After a 15-year run on luxe shopping street Rodeo Drive, Brooks Brothers is scheduled to move from its two-story building on Aug. 1, with the property being put up for sale for $300 million.
Sustainable fashion has long been criticized as being unable to go beyond the category of basics. Kelly Wang Shanahan hopes that her sustainable brand Ziran can bust that theory.
Probably no one ever called compression socks sexy, much less stylish.But entrepreneur Andrew Ferenci saw opportunity in the stodgy sock.
Emo Nite runs rock clubs in more than 30 cities. It also rocks a lot of clothing merch.
Monday, May 7
Downtown Los Angeles’ Noon Goons made a splash last year when it made clothes inspired by the Southern California punk scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now it’s going for West Coast jazz.
Look for a new American Apparel store on Melrose Avenue later this year.
You may have met Deeso when he worked at Crooks & Castles' flagship stores. Recently, he opened a space for his own brand in DTLA.
Thursday, May 3
Building upon their partnership that started in 2016, Fabletics will support Girls Up--the United Nations initiative that promotes gender equality--with a limited-edition capsule collection.
Macerich Company, the owner of retail centers Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, Calif., and the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles as well as other properties, had a $33.6 million net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared with a profit of $69.2 million for the same period last year.
William McComb, who headed up Liz Clairborne for eight years and was there when the label changed its name to Fifth & Pacific Companies, has been named to the board of directors of the California shoe company Deckers Brands.
Now that millennials are becoming parents, their way of shopping for their families varies wildly from their parents. The phone is practically the command center for this generation, born between 1981 and 1994.
For retailers, it should be more about millennials.
In the past, Candice Cuoco’s connection to Los Angeles was when she traveled down from her native Bay Area eight times a year, spending two weeks in the city during each visit to source materials. Now a place she calls home, Los Angeles provides a lot more than valuable manufacturing and fabric sourcing.
When avid tennis player and marathon runner Susie Peebler woke up one morning unable to move, she couldn’t understand the cause of her injury. After her doctor recommended back surgery, she instead self-healed through yoga. As a geophysicist, Peebler wanted to know the scientific reasons behind her relief and sought answers through Chinese medicine.
A Nordstrom Rack will be coming to The Vineyards, a shopping center under construction in Porter Ranch, which is nestled in the northwest section of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.
After years of being surrounded by pixels and algorithms in the tech industry, Scott Carter was ready for a change. His next career move was to transition to the fashion industry and start a new label called Kiln.
More than 10 years ago, the idea of wearing secondhand clothes or vintage garb carried a certain stigma, according to some style watchers, but that no longer holds true. The fashion market is changing.
After producing a fashion show at last February’s New York Fashion Week, “Project Runway” winner Kentaro Kameyama went back to class. He produced a fashion show at the FCI Fashion School in Los Angeles, where he works as an instructor.
Wednesday, May 2
Kevan Hall's designs speak to the modern woman who loves lace.
Tuesday, May 1
The Gucci flagship on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. unveiled a major remodel in 2014. Looks like the flagship is going for another round.