By the end of 2019, the Rudholm Group had added a Los Angeles–based printing operation to its list of centers around the globe. The Sweden-headquartered manufacturer of notions, labels and packaging set its sights on Los Angeles as part of a United States expansion plan that began four years ago with the opening of its New York City development-and-sales office.
L.A. Market Week
Buyers descended on downtown Los Angeles’ fashion district in person and virtually Oct. 12–14 for L.A. Market Week.
Over the past decade, there has been a demand for virtual-showroom platforms. Despite their success, all of these platforms have missed a crucial element of the business—sales, according to the founders of GrooveNStyle, a virtual-showroom platform scheduled to make its official debut on Oct. 19. The platform can be found at groovenstyle.com.
Inside the Industry
On Oct. 17, Fashion Week San Diego is scheduled to unfurl a virtual runway for a group of emerging San Diego designers.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Goldenvoice Black are supporting the Black community through a GV Black x Coachella partnership that includes showcasing the Black Lives Matter–inspired fashion designs of creatives including Nicholas Mayfield, whose work is being presented under the branding Nicholas Mayfield Over Everything.
It could probably be argued that AMC Network show "Mad Men" was responsible for a spike in interest surrounding suiting. Taylor Draper, co-founder of suiting company Inherent Clothier, hopes that "Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bryant can work some magic into a world that has adopted casual dress because of COVID-19.
The intimates-and-athleisure brand Ruby Ribbon has announced the hiring of two executives to its Burlingame, Calif., company.
The brand-building platform Squarespace has announced that Marcela Martin will join the company as chief financial officer on Nov. 1.
In a few weeks, American voters will participate in one of the most highly anticipated elections in the nation’s history. People are literally wearing it on their sleeves.
Technology company Eggplant has announced the launch of a new cloud platform.
On the heels of its Authenticity Guarantee for timepieces, which launched in September, eBay announced the expansion of the program to include coveted preowned sneakers.
After a couple of years in the works, the James Perse Robertson Home flagship at 143 N. Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles opened recently.
After long months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles seems to be slowly coming back to life. Malls are reopening, Curbside dining at restaurants seems to be busy, and a prominent designer opened his first Los Angeles store.
Ron Robinson closed his Los Angeles-headquartered, self-named pioneering Ron Robinson boutique in 2019. However, he’s didn’t leave the game.
Confidence in the U.S. economy is growing, according to a couple of recently released surveys.
Afterpay got its start by offering layaway-style payment plans to Millennials when they were shopping for fashions and goods online. Recently, the payments company, announced that it had made a deal with the mall company Simon to take the service to bricks-and-mortar shops.
If you paid attention to the surfing world for the past 25 or so years, you’ve heard of Rob Machado.
The National Retail Federation and other prominent trade associations implored President Donald Trump to restart negotiations with congressional leaders to make a deal for a relief package for the COVID-19 economic slowdown.
After long months of COVID-19 closures, a number of Los Angeles County indoor malls reopened Oct. 7, but they were required to reopen at a limited capacity.