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Swim Collective Buzzes With Business

Trade Show

Swim Collective is just a few years old, but already it has grown to the size of the very popular SwimShow in Miami Beach, Fla.

Buyers Navigate Changed Format at Las Vegas Trade Shows

Trade Show

LAS VEGAS—The landscape of the Las Vegas trade shows changed again as the giant UBM Advanstar, owner of the MAGIC Marketplace and Project, re-merchandised the layout of its shows.

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FCI The Fashion School Showcases Fall ’15 Collections

FCI Fall ’15 collections

Known for its fast-track design program, FCI The Fashion School (previously called Fashion Careers International) showcased the Fall ’15 collections of 10 students on Aug. 13 at the Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood.

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Crooks & Castles Take on Luxplorer & Crooks Femme

Here’s a few looks at the Crooks & Castles brand’s Fall ’15 lines. There’s the Luxplorer outerwear collection and Crooks Femme, a streetwear line for women.

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More Fun in DTLA: Globe Re-opens

Here’s another dispatch from downtown Los Angeles’ funland. Globe Theatre, a more than 100-year-old theatre located on 740 S. Broadway, was reopened as a nightclub and events space earlier this month.

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At 26th Waterman’s Ball: A Surfing Rock Show

26th Waterman’s Ball

With surfwear executives wearing colorful, sometimes outré styles, the Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association’s Annual Waterman’s Ball has earned a reputation as an irreverent, joyful event that raises funds for environmental causes.

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Cynthia Vincent Collaborating With O'Neill for Swimwear

Fashion

O'Neill hosts a sunset cocktail party to introduce its collection designed with Cynthia Vincent.

LA Councilmember Price’s Youth Entrepreneur Program Draws Apparel Participation

Technology

Apparel-industry software program AIMS360 is taught to students at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Cal State Poly Pomona, and Saddleback and Fullerton colleges in Orange County, but Henry Cherner, AIMS360’s managing partner, is considering expanding the reach of AIMS360’s education program.

Mighty Purse: Charge It

Manufacturing

HButler recently introduced the Mighty Purse collection of patent-pending “charge on the go” handbags.

Gerber Names PLM Director for Shanghai Office

Technology

Software and hardware provider Gerber Technology named Jeff An director of professional services for product lifecycle management (PLM) in the company’s office in Shanghai.

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Ted Baker Gets Curious

With the backdrop of the always gracious Carondelet House near downtown Los Angeles, the Ted Baker London brand produced a party for its Autumn/Winter ’15 collection. The moniker for the collection? “Curiosities.” Take a look.

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Forever Unique Takes a Los Angeles Bow

London Fashion Brand Forever Unique made its official Los Angeles debut on Aug. 12. Take a look.

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What’s Checking: Melrose

What’s Checking

Stretching from La Cienega to Fairfax, the iconic retail area along Melrose Avenue in the heart of LA has been a shopping destination for celebrities, tastemakers and tourists seeking out cutting-edge, fashion-forward contemporary styles.

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Record Growth at West Coast Trend Menswear Show

West Coast Trend

Spirits were high and business was written at the West Coast Trend Show Spring ’16 menswear fashion market, held at the Embassy Suites hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport.

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Cake for Monarchs: Entrepreneur and Design Veteran Make RTW With Bespoke Style

Cake for Monarchs

Bespoke looks at affordable prices. That’s the promise of Los Angeles–headquartered line Cake for Monarchs, a menswear label that took its bow this month and is exhibiting at Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs in Las Vegas.

Park Named as Thomas Wylde Design Director

Manufacturing

Thomas Wylde, the designer fashion label headquartered in Los Angeles, announced that Jene Park was named as its creative director. Since 2006, Park served as the label’s chief operating officer, said John Hanna, the label’s chief executive officer.

Stitch Fix: Big Data Comes to Fashion Retail

Retail

San Francisco–based e-commerce retailer Stitch Fix uses big data, or a computer algorithm, to pick the perfect top or pair of jeans for its thousands of clients.

New Vice President at Rosenthal & Rosenthal

Finance

Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc., a privately held domestic factoring and financing firm, has hired Martin Eckstein as vice president of business development.

Athleisure—Fad or Fashion for the Long Haul?

Manufacturing

A fleeting trend or a cultural shift? That is the question everyone is asking about the popularity of athleisure clothing.

Siwy Taps Jimmy Taverniti as Creative Director

Manufacturing

Denim designer Jimmy Taverniti has joined Siwy as creative director. The first collection under Taverniti’s direction will be Spring/Summer 2016