Thursday, June 27
Trims, Accessories & Branding
Eco Outdoor Retailer
At the Summer version of Outdoor Retailer, sustainability was the theme throughout the Colorado Convention Center, where one of the largest gatherings for the outdoor industry was held for the second year. For years, Outdoor Retailer took place in Salt Lake City.
When Alex Ryu founded Soxnet Inc. in 2002, his main business came from making private-label socks for big retail chains and brands including Forever 21, Old Navy, Aeropostale, Gap, Calvin Klein, Costco, Target and JCPenney.
Get ready for big changes in manufacturing of all kinds. Factories will be automated. Robots will be a common sight in manufacturers’ factories—and many workers will be concerned about losing their jobs.
John Marshall, a longtime Los Angeles resident and president and owner of JM International Group, passed away on June 15 from natural causes. He was 52.
While menswear is a big business, it is not a major course of study at design colleges.
Streetwear brands have a long history of placing parody and anti-authoritarian viewpoints on T-shirts.
For years, denim reigned as the unrivaled monarch of the market for casual styles.
The recent Fashion Market Northern California saw a crowd of buyers ready to place orders for Holiday, Resort and Immediates. Many seasoned retailers were excited to see familiar brands, while show organizers worked to maintain an atmosphere allowing buyers to have fun while working to stock their shops.
Building upon its modeling solutions for apparel manufacturers, Paris-headquartered information-technology and digital-solutions firm Lectra announced the launch of Modaris V8R2, bringing the latest advancements in digital patternmaking, grading and prototyping 2-D/3-D solutions to the industry.
Retail at American airports has taken big strides in terms of sophistication and ambition in the last decade, and here’s a new angle.
Bobby Kim, better known to the fashion world as Bobby Hundreds is in the midst of a flurry of interviews for his first book This Is Not a T-Shirt
Tuesday, June 25
June has been a busy month for San Francisco's Marine Layer, which launched its second recycled line on June 17 and has supported Pride Month with its limited-edition Giving Tees.
Monday, June 24
The BET Awards were presented Sunday. We took in a pre awards show party at PrettyLittleThing, and met a stylish group of people.
Louis Vuitton will produce a gallery show devoted to artist collaborations on Rodeo Drive.
Thursday, June 20
Organization Urges Trump Administration to Include Apparel and Made-Up Textiles in Next Round of Chinese Tariffs
As the trade war between the United States and China intensifies, members of the National Council of Textile Organizations have been urging the Trump administration to include apparel and certain textile items in the next round of tariffs.
The fashion students at Santa Monica College showcased an eclectic mix of styles that was heavy on recycled denim.
In 2006, Sarah Parker was designing the contemporary label DiSanto, a line of cocktail dresses carrying her maiden name, which was sold at high-end boutiques.
Fighting Retail Crime
Robberies, employee theft and organized retail crime create billions of dollars in losses for stores every year, so companies are increasingly concerned about cybercrime.
Retail sales across the country in May were up over last year, but several big apparel chains saw a slight dip in same-store sales.
Organized to showcase Fall II and Holiday, L.A. Market Week saw local retailers and those who headed to Los Angeles from out of state to see their trusted showroom partners. Many buyers wanted to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of working with representatives they know.
To accommodate the changing retail landscape, the Dallas Market Center will transform its summer markets into a total-lifestyle marketplace.
For more than 25 years, Lubov Azria was the creative force behind the well-known California contemporary label BCBGMaxAzria.
Journalists, environmentalists, scientists and activists sounded the alarm on plastic pollution years ago. San Francisco Bay Area brand The North Face plans to bring the fight against the plastic pollution crisis to fashion.
Wednesday, June 19
Anna Leo was recently released from the hospital and is recuperating from injuries caused by a car accident. To raise funds for her medical bills, her friends at downtown Los Angeles fashion school FCI Fashion School will be holding an art fund-raiser.
Remember when Butter Cloth got an investment from Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec? The Los Angeles label has more news.
Three Dots, the Southern California brand of women’s contemporary knit tops and other apparel that abruptly closed its doors in April, has been acquired by FAM Brands.
Tuesday, June 18
Introducing new misses-contemporary line Remixmess, Los Angeles apparel manufacturer Hyfive produced "A Fashion Remix," a runway show in the L.A. Market Week lobby lounge within the California Market Center.
Monday, June 17
On June 17, Elyse Walker, a prominent boutique retailer announced the opening of several more locations for multibrand, high-end basics retailer, Towne by Elysewalker.
Friday, June 14
With a new home at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles, the American Contemporary Ballet has transformed elements from the 19th-century ballet "Raymonda" through modern details of costume making.
Thursday, June 13
Fabletics taps dancer and celeb Maddie Ziegler for a new capsule collection.
Moving closer to the sustainable goals it set in 2018, Gap Inc. announced a new water-saving initiative with its sourcing partner Arvind Limited.
CALA San Francisco
For several years now, the nearly 100-year-old Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront has been the idyllic location for the Bay Area edition of CALA, which was held June 11–12.
Much of the technology buzz over the last few years has surrounded artificial intelligence, or AI. As some brands and retailers wonder how to implement the tools that fall under the AI umbrella, they are up against competitors already leveraging these technologies.
The parent company of 7 For All Mankind has hired Suzanne Silverstein to be president of the premium-denim brand.
Moschino’s Monster Mash
Creative director Jeremy Scott did his own interpretation of Resort and Spring for the Italian brand Moschino.
The Trump administration’s threat to impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods imported from Mexico did not go into effect on June 10 as threatened.
Business at Southern California’s seaports has been looking a little schizophrenic.
For 20 years, Premiere Laundry sewed blank tees, hoodies and sweats and developed intricate dyes for clients at its factory and dye house in Vernon, Calif.
Driving Digital Printing
For many T-shirt companies, business once solely revolved around the labor-intensive job of silkscreening a graphic onto a blank tee.
Wednesday, June 12
As a brand that aligns with free-spirited, adventurous women, Free People entered the perfect retail space when it opened its first stand-alone Malibu location to embrace a town that inspires a carefree lifestyle.
Tuesday, June 11
Social-commerce company Poshmark has moved beyond apparel sales by launching its home business.
Monday, June 10
Designer Brandon D James produced a guerrilla runway event, a Flash Mob Walk, in downtown Los Angeles June 7.
Los Angeles' Madhappy brand jumped back into the pop-up game with temporary shops on Melrose Place and Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
Friday, June 7
Evoking early mornings spent during twilight in the sand following rock-star nights of the 1970s, Saint Laurent's Men's Spring/Summer 2020 show was set in the sand at Malibu's Paradise Cove.
The Morphew brand repurposes vintage fabrics and garments from their archives to create new styles. Morphew is producing a trunk show at Fred Segal Malibu this weekend.
Thursday, June 6
Promoting recycled fashion in downtown Los Angeles, Uniqlo at The Bloc partnered with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to create student-designed collections to promote sustainable apparel design and production.
Carlos Alberini, the new chief executive of Guess?, Inc., was celebrating more than four months on the job with financial news from the Los Angeles company’s first quarter of 2020.
Tinctorium’s Eco Indigo
Michelle Zhu and Tammy Hsu, co-founders of San Francisco–based Tinctorium, are entering the apparel supply chain with a revolutionary natural product projected to transform sustainable indigo-dyeing methods in denim manufacturing.
Luxury reseller The RealReal filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to prepare for an initial public offering.
Atlanta Apparel, the producer of the largest apparel trade show in the United States’ Southeast region, is partnering with The Boutique Hub, the digital-media company in Chippewa Falls, Wis., that helps boutique retailers cultivate their businesses.
Following the White House’s removal of Turkey from the countries eligible for GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) status last month, the Trump administration declared that India has been deemed ineligible for continued inclusion as a beneficiary under the duty-free trade program.
Canadian fashion company YM Inc. will put the young women’s boutique chain Charlotte Russe, formerly of San Diego, back in the retail game.
Shopping on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif., continues to be perfect for the shopper who likes to walk. We visited the street to see what are some of the area’s hot sellers.
Southern California has been cold and rainy this winter, and some have described the business of selling beach-inspired and summer clothing as a washout.
Following a long illness, Carolyn Ajavananda, a designer at Maggie Barry Company, passed away on June 3 after succumbing to complications from a stroke. She was 55.
Some 450 guests gathered June 1 at the recently opened InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel for a fund-raising event benefiting the respiratory hospital National Jewish Health in Denver.
Apparel Textile Sourcing
Now celebrating its second year in Miami, the Apparel Textile Sourcing trade show ran at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center May 28–30 with a surge in new visitors and exhibitors.
After a six-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a nearly $54,000 fine against a Los Angeles garment sewing contractor for underpaying 21 employees.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop platform has dispensed advice on wellness, food, and also sold women's fashion. Earlier this week, Goop unveiled a fashion line for the guys.
Wednesday, June 5
Tie dye designs and denim never really go out of style.
Another new interim CEO is named at True Religion.
As the economists putting out the UCLA Anderson Forecast were writing their quarterly report released on June 5, the Trump administration had not yet announced its 5 percent tariff on all Mexican goods being imported into the country.
Tuesday, June 4
Wrangler uses foam-dyeing technology to eliminate water when treating denim apparel.
Monday, June 3
For months, the fashion industry has been talking about Forever 21 being in financial difficulties after it started shutting down all its stores in China and selling its giant headquarters building east of downtown Los Angeles.