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Lonnie Kane Receives Icon Award

By Alison A. Nieder | December 17, 2015

Lonnie Kane, co-owner of the Los Angeles label Karen Kane Inc. and chairman of the California Fashion Association, received the Icon Award at the second annual Southern California Apparel Awards.

Directives West Outlines Major Trends for Spring 2016 in Runway Show

Directives West Outlines Major Trends for Spring 2016 in Runway Show

Store buyers packed the Fashion Theater in the California Market Center to see the semiannual trend show presented by buying office Directives West.

FCI The Fashion School Showcases Fall ’15 Collections

FCI The Fashion School Showcases 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.

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

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

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.

BCBGMaxAzria and Herve Leger on the Runway in L.A.

BCBGMaxAzria and Herve Leger on the Runway in L.A.

Max and Lubov Azria presented the Resort '16 collections for BCBGMaxAzria and Herve Leger on the Runway in L.A at the Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles.

Michael Costello

Michael Costello

In a new capsule collection, Michael Costello took a small detour from the colorful gowns that he had become known for since appearing on season eight of the fashion reality show “Project Runway.”

Industry Focus Finance: How Will Mergers in the Factoring Business Affect Clothing Manufacturers?

In recent months, there has been some consolidation in the factoring and banking business, with CIT Group acquiring OneWest Bank and Sterling National Bank purchasing a factoring portfolio from First Capital Corp.

L.A. Swim Week: West Coast Debut

L.A. Swim Week: West Coast Debut

The newly launched event was called Los Angeles Swim Week, but the organizers packed all the festivities—13 runway presentations—into one night on the roof of The London West Hollywood hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

LAFC’s Kelsi Smith Bows Out of LA Fashion Week

Just a few months before Los Angeles Fashion Week is scheduled to run in October, Kelsi Smith, one of the week’s prominent producers, announced that she should would not produce runway shows for Los Angeles Fashion Week again.

Style Africa Gala and Runway Show Bows at the CMC

Style Africa Gala and Runway Show Bows at the CMC

Designer and “Project Runway” contestant Korto Momolu was among the designers featured at the Style Africa Gala and Runway Show, held June 20 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

Hana’s Kim and Avant’s Blanco Honored at Black & White Ball

Hana’s Kim and Avant’s Blanco Honored at Black & White Ball

It was a sea of black-and-white formalwear at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles when apparel-industry executives gathered to honor Sunnie S. Kim, and George P. Blanco.

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

Costume designers and fashion designers are two separate worlds, but in recent years the two professions have begun to overlap.

Kanye West Turns Out at L.A. Trade Tech’s Fashion Show

Kanye West Turns Out at L.A. Trade Tech’s Fashion Show

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College celebrated its 90th anniversary during its May 29 Gold Thimble runway show, where student designers showcased everything from swimwear, sportswear and menswear to day dresses, and after-five dresses inspired by the 1970s.

 CCA Hosts Annual Fashion Show in SF

CCA Hosts Annual Fashion Show in SF

California College of the Arts hosted its annual fashion show on May 15 at CCA’s San Francisco campus, where 13 senior design students showcased their final collections for a crowd of about 750 guests.

Academy of Art Honors CFDA, Ryan Roche at Annual Graduation Fashion Show

Academy of Art Honors CFDA, Ryan Roche at Annual Graduation Fashion Show

The Council of Fashion Designers of America was honored and designer Ryan Roche received the Distinguished Alumna award on May 14 at the annual Academy of Art University graduation fashion show in San Francisco.