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Otis Names Fashion Building After Swimwear Giant Anne Cole

By Andrew Asch | September 12, 2019

Star swimwear designer Anne Cole served as a mentor and major fund-raiser for the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles’ Westchester section before she passed at age 90 in 2017. Just as the 2019–2020 academic year started, Anne Cole’s estate bequeathed $2.5 million to Otis.

Vegan Fashion Week Returns to Los Angeles

Vegan Fashion Week Returns to Los Angeles

Returning to Los Angeles for its second installment, Vegan Fashion Week, the ethical-fashion runway and trade-show event, will be hosted Oct. 10–15.

FIDM and the Television Academy Pay Homage to Costume Designers Ahead of Emmys

FIDM and the Television Academy Pay Homage to Costume Designers Ahead of Emmys

A little over a month ahead of the 71st annual Emmy Awards, which will be held Sept. 22, the FIDM Museum & Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising hosted its unveiling of the 13th annual “Art of Television Costume Design” exhibition in partnership with the Television Academy.

Surf Chiefs Challenged to be More Eco-Conscious at Waterman’s

Surf Chiefs Challenged to be More Eco-Conscious at Waterman’s

Supporting environmentalism is the main goal of Waterman’s, which is the annual fund-raiser produced by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.

Black & White Ball Honors Two Outstanding Individuals at Fund-Raising

Some 450 guests gathered June 1 at the recently opened InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel for a fund-raising event benefiting the respiratory hospital National Jewish Health in Denver.

CFF Recognizes Fresh Design Talent During Scholarship Luncheon

The California Fashion Foundation held its 2019 Scholarship Luncheon at the California Market Center to hand out awards to a number of California fashion students. As the philanthropic arm of the California Fashion Association, CFF has been honoring student designers for 16 years.

Black Design Collective Passes the Torch to a New Face in Fashion

The Black Design Collective held its inaugural scholarship celebration at the downtown L.A. campus of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where the red carpet at the FIDM Museum was filled with celebrities and public figures,.

A Festive Spirit Takes off at the 71st Annual Holiday Party by the California Fashion Foundation

A Festive Spirit Takes off at the 71st Annual Holiday Party by the California Fashion Foundation

The activity meter on the top floor of the Cooper Design Space went into overdrive as 200 children danced to holiday music, fought with sword balloons, tossed fake snow everywhere and received bulging bags filled with a boatload of gifts.

Fred Segal Unveils Fred Segal Hearts Ralph Lauren

Fred Segal Unveils Fred Segal Hearts Ralph Lauren

Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Calif., is getting a double shot of Ralph Lauren.

Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne Honored During FIDM Museum Reception

Ahead of its “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition next February, the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising honored costume designer Alexandra Byrne for her work on the film “Mary Queen of Scots,” to be released Dec. 7.

California Fashion Students Honored at Awards Luncheon

Marking its 15th year honoring California-based student designers, the California Fashion Foundation—the California Fashion Association’s philanthropic organization—recently hosted its annual scholarship-awards luncheon.

Los Angeles Fashion Week Spring 2019 Calendar

Los Angeles Fashion Week begins on Oct. 6 and runs through Oct. 14

MAFI Award Will Be Presented to Designer Elie Madi at LA Fashion Week

Accounting and consulting firm Moss Adams LLP will be presenting the 2018 Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award, also known as the MAFI Award, to Elie Madi.

California Market Center Outlines Events for October

The California Market Center has a number of textile, apparel and footwear trade shows and events taking place in October for the Spring/Summer 2019 season.

Activewear Moves to the Head of the Class Through Herbalife and FIDM Partnership

This week, the apparel industry found an unlikely partner as Herbalife Nutrition—distributor of nutrition, weight-management and fitness products—unveiled an activewear competition it is sponsoring with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles.

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