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Tadashi Shoji Looks to Southeast Asia for His Fall/Winter 2019 Collection

Tadashi Shoji at NYFW

L.A. designer Tadashi Shoji had his fashions on the runway during New York Fashion Week for his Fall/Winter 2019 collection, which carried influences from Southeast Asia.

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Odaingerous’ The Niado Hotel Capsule Collection

Odain Watson opened a new atelier for his outerwear brand Odaingerous at 349 S. Los Angeles St. He recently produced a presentation for a capsule collection called The Niado Hotel.

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Jessica Simpson’s New Maternity Line

Jessica Simpson, singer, reality star and sex symbol of more than a decade, ago makes more headlines for being a mom than for her entertainment ventures.

Levi Strauss Files IPO to Trade on New York Stock Exchange

Levi Strauss & Co. is going public with filing of IPO.

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Naeem Khan to Headline LAFW

Fashion

The first night of LA Fashion Week will see New York designer Naeem Khan's creations on the runway.

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Nats Getty Makes A Statement With Strike Oil

Nats Getty recently introduced streetwear inspired line Strike Oil. the name is inspired by her prominent family's heritage. However the line's style is the domain of her personal story, as well as the inspiration of the LGBTQ community.

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H. Lorenzo Parties for Kapital Sings Bob Marley Talkin’ Blues

Japanese denim brand Kapital and Cedella Marley,sought to distill the sartorial style of Bob Marley, yet view it through a new lens in the collection Kapital Sings Bob Marley Talkin’ Blues.

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NYFW to Feel SoCal Beach Vibes with Hola Swim 2019 Resort Debut

FASHION

Fresh off of its win as 2018's San Diego CityBeat Bestie Awards for "Best Swimsuit Shop in San Diego," swimwear brand Hola Swim, will debut its 2019 Resort Collection Feb. 10 during New York Fashion Week.

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Trade Show Veteran Mike Sampson Unveils Commotion

The weather was unseasonably cold, but Sampson wasn't going to let a little bad weather get in the way.

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Rodarte Debuts Fall 2019 Collection in Southern California

Rodarte Collection

Kate and Laura Mulleavy are home-grown designers who grew up in Pasadena, Calif. But their careers and their fashion shows for their Rodarte label have taken them mostly to New York, where their creations are seen on the runway during New York Fashion Week.

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FIDM Unveils Some 100 Movie Costumes at its Annual Costume Design Exhibition

Movie Costume Exhibit

More than 800 people attended the Feb. 2 preview opening of the annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition, which features more than 100 movie costumes from some 25 films released in 2018.

Markdowns Cost U.S. Retailers $300 Billion in 2018

Retail

Who doesn’t love a sale? Consumers do, but for retailers the idea of discounting merchandise by 10 percent to 25 percent adds up.

U.S. Retail Sales on Strong Footing for 2019 With Job Growth Continuing

Retail

Despite rumblings of a trade war with China and an up-and-down stock market, the National Retail Federation said it expects retail sales for 2019 to be up from 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent, totaling more than $3.8 trillion.

Levi Strauss Sees Substantial Growth in 2018

Manufacturing

Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco clothing company known for its Levi’s jeans, had a solid year of growth with net revenues increasing a healthy 14 percent in its fiscal year ending Nov. 25, 2018.

Charlotte Russe to Close Approximately 94 Stores in Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan

Retail

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Feb. 3 in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

New Study Reveals Impact of Creative Jobs on L.A. County’s Economy

News

In the latest study of Los Angeles County’s creative economy conducted by the Otis College of Art and Design, the fashion industry was the only one of the creative industries that saw a decrease in employment. The decrease came even though the fashion industry has the second-largest share of creative-industry jobs in Los Angeles County.

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Vegan Fashion Week Launches in L.A. With Fashion and Activism

Vegan Fashion Week

The very first Vegan Fashion Week kicked off in Los Angeles on Feb. 1 with a private event at the Natural History Museum and then two days of public events at the California Market Center.

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Agenda and Liberty Trade Shows Make a Big Move

Call Liberty Fairs and Agenda nomad trade shows.

Las Vegas Apparel and Footwear Shows Announce Big Location Moves

Trade Shows

MAGIC and WWIN announce big moves.

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Sourcing at MAGIC Kicks Off in South Hall of Convention Center

Sourcing at MAGIC returns to its old location in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.