LA Textile Show
The layout during the Sept. 28–30 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show continued to evolve since the California Market Center debuted a newly renovated part of the 13th-floor A-wing last season that eliminated enclosed suites to make room for more open-format booths.
For Marine Azria Hadar and Leran Hadar, business and love always mix. When they were dating in 2014, they opened The Piece Collective boutique in Los Angeles' high profile Abbot Kinney Boulevard. As newlyweds, they opened a second location for The Piece Collective.
The Los Angeles-headquartered Axis trade show ran in New York City from Sept. 17 to 19 on Pier 94 where it did business located next to the Capsule trade show. Axis is on the move. It recently announced that it will maintain a standalone venue for its next run, scheduled for Feb. 21-23, 2016.
Discount retailer Filene’s Basement shuttered is doors in 2011, but now the retailer is relaunching as an online-only site.
Designer Michele Bohbot recently unveiled the new plus-size collection for Bisou Bisou by Michele Bohbot, which is sold exclusively at JCPenney stores.
In Heroes We Trust has been serving street art and emerging fashion in the area of Los Angeles’ stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard for about a year. On Sept. 24, the boutique celebrated its first anniversary with a soiree at the shop located at 300 Westminster Ave. Take a look.
Pundits say that men’s fashion is becoming more important, and here’s some proof. South Coast Plaza, one of California’s most high end retail centers, is publishing Men's Folio, a lookbook devoted solely to men’s styles
The sun gets rather oppressive during Miami Swim Week, but Surfrider Foundation believes that there are ways to make you forget about the humidity in Miami Beach during July. How about a trip to the swim week with the Miller sisters who design the label Mikoh? Surfrider auctioned such a trip off in its first annual fundraiser last week.
Torrance. Calif.–based AS by DF created an exclusive style for Calypso St. Barth.
The boutique Please Do Not Enter has finally set a welcome mat for the general public in downtown Los Angeles.
The September run of the Surf Expo trade show has always been smaller than the show’s January edition, but for exhibitors and attendees of the recent Sept. 10–12 show, the fall edition is a good indicator of what’s to come.
Coeur, the bicoastal accessories and lifestyle show, is moving its Los Angeles show to the Alexandria Ballrooms in downtown LA for its Oct. 12–14 run.
Japanese-born designer Ayumi Shibata put her angle on Americana and bohemian styles with her label / éis / Los Angeles, and with help from the WWDMAGIC trade show this Los Angeles–based designer is going to Paris.
A live online auction for the assets of Southern California garment and fabric printer Avid Ink will be held on Sept. 29.
The worlds of fashion and technology merged at the launch of Melange Live, a conference that explored new developments in e-commerce, mobile/digital payments, brand building using social media and new innovations in wearable technology.
Boutique retail has traditionally been a tough, creative and potentially lucrative venture, but over the past years it has been uniquely tough.
Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends
Knitwear designers and manufacturers looking for insight and inspiration have a new destination in the Los Angeles Fashion District with the recent opening of a permanent showroom and design center for Japanese knitting machine and software maker Shima Seiki at the California Market Center.
Performance characteristics such as moisture management, water repellency and odor control are familiar territory for consumers of activewear while enhanced performance features are relatively new for casual apparel and ready-to-wear.
Prominent mall retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court by a former employee for on-call scheduling, which the plaintiff contends resulted in lost wages and haywire scheduling.