Friday, May 27
Gaming technology company Razer has announced the launch of its own in-house apparel with two new collections, Genesis and Unleashed. The two collections build upon previous limited-edition collaborations with brands such as BAPE and Fossil to give more access to the brand’s apparel products.
In celebration of Levi’s 501 Day on May 20, Levi’s partnered with five visionaries whose stories embody the spirit of the 501 jeans, as well as released a limited-edition pair of 501 Shorts, an exclusive collaboration with Emma Chamberlain.
Monday, May 23
Epson America, Inc., has announced the launch of its first direct-to-fabric printer available in North America, the Monna Lisa 8000. It combines engineering with advanced design to deliver the capabilities to print on a wide range of fabrics and is the result of over 20 years of research, development and customer feedback.
Friday, May 20
Levi’s Vintage Clothing, a collection that revisits pieces from the Levi’s Archives, has released a limited-edition “Inside Out” pair of the classic 501 jeans.
Miami Fashion Week is returning to Miami, Fla. after a two-year hiatus. The 22nd edition of Miami Fashion Week will feature a roster of acclaimed designers, including special guest, Italian luxury lifestyle brand Missoni.
Thursday, May 19
With trade shows returning to in-person, what additional amenities are you offering to exhibitors and attendees, and what developments over the last two years are you maintaining?
Over the past two years, a novel phrase entered the language: “the new normal.” And while it typically describes things that are subpar compared to bad times, there’s no reason “the new normal” can’t mean “better than ever.”
After spending all day looking at the fashions of the future, you might just find yourself wanting to wind down with cocktails and dinner in an atmosphere redolent of the familiar—as in things that are tried-and-true, nostalgic, classic and never go out of style. In short, you need a shot of vintage glamour served up with a funky chaser.
The prettiest piece of fashion you’ve ever seen—and at the most unbelievable price—is of no use unless it’s in your size.
Friday, May 13
San Diego-based Driftline have created an innovative way to feel stylish and comfortable while out surfing, paddleboarding, wake boarding or participating in any other watersport by creating wetsuit-lined boardshorts.
Los Angeles Apparel’s performance collection is the latest activewear release from the L.A. based-basics apparel manufacturer.
Thursday, May 12
Midnight Studios has announced its first foray into sustainably made denim, Midnight Studios Jeans, a new collection featuring a matching jean and denim jacket revealed at its runway show’s Spring/Summer ’22 collection, Welcome to the Machine.
As the fashion industry trends toward a sustainable future, many consumers are still grappling with finding truly sustainable apparel products. A lack of transparency and the effects of greenwashing by some in the industry have consumers calling for more standards to help define what is truly sustainable.
In an effort to push the denim industry forward and further into sustainability, 30 design students have created a new denim collection that offers a glimpse into the future of the denim industry through the eyes of Gen Z.
Taking inspiration from her travels, her surroundings, and islands in Europe and the Mediterranean, Catherine Gee’s Spring/Summer ’22 collection’s vibrant colors and prints bring to mind a vacation to Greece
Woodbury University honored its fashion-design students by showcasing their impressive collections on May 1 at its 57th annual fashion show, this year called Odyssey, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Trina Turk’s latest collection embraces her signature colors and prints, “shining bright on all things summer—sandy beaches, cool ice pops on the boardwalk, fruity cocktails in a cabana, dancing in the warm summer night.”
Inside the Industry
After hosting virtual events for two years, the American Apparel & Footwear Association hosted the 45th AAFA American Image Awards at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Otis College of Art and Design in collaboration with economic-research and planning firm CVL Economics has released the “2022 Otis College Report on the Creative Economy,” which shows jobs in California’s creative industries have bounced back in a big way after initial numbers during the pandemic showed creative industries being hit among the hardest.
B2B wholesale marketplace FashionGo debuted FashionGo Week Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Convention Center May 3–5, the first in-person trade event for the company.
Monday, May 9
VNTANA has announced a partnership with ByondXR to help brands and retailers take a step further into the metaverse by creating 3D digital showrooms.
Friday, May 6
Quiksilver has announced a new collection in collaboration with Netflix for the upcoming fourth season of “Stranger Things” to bring fans of both brands together as well as introduce the brands to new audiences.
Thursday, May 5
Leap has announced the expansion of its store network into five additional domestic markets, allowing the brand to deploy omni-channel retail stores using its platform in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Greenwich, Conn., Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C.
Victoria’s Secret PINK has announced Darren Barnet as the brand’s first male celebrity brand ambassador as part of the brand’s focus on inclusivity. The “Never Have I Ever” star will work with the brand to promote its Gender Free collection throughout the year.
Tuesday, May 3
G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. has agreed to acquire the remaining 81 percent stake in Karl Lagerfeld for $210 million in cash, making G-III the sole owner of the company.