This has been a year of uncertainty for the trade world.
For years, AST Sportswear operated under the radar in Orange County, Calif.
Pantone does its research for the Color of the Year.
Madewell's mobile pop-up holiday store will be making the rounds in Los Angeles.
Trade and the Economy
The UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts the economy will slow down in 2019 and then nearly even out in 2020.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association, a trade organization in Washington, D.C., representing hundreds of the country’s largest manufacturers, named the recipients of its annual American Image Awards, which will be presented April 15 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Uniqlo opening at The Bloc on Dec. 13.
National Stores Saved
After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, National Stores has found a way to keep some of its stores open after announcing it was closing all of them.
Informa, the British company that acquired UBM Fashion this year for $5 billion, has chosen a new president of menswear.
During its third-quarter earnings results, Gap Inc. said it expects its same-store sales for the year to be flat or up slightly as some brands are thriving and others aren’t.
LFW Co-Founder Eyes LA
After helping to launch London Fashion Week in the 1980s and nurturing the careers of several well-known designers, British fashion-industry icon Mikel Rosen is setting his sights on Los Angeles for his next fashion projects, which could include his own version of a Los Angeles–style fashion week.
The company that started Joe’s Jeans and now runs Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham reported that its third-quarter earnings results took a step down from last year’s result.
Avery Dennison, the Glendale, Calif., company that makes apparel labels and tags, RFID inlays, pressure-sensitive materials and specialty medical products, reported that its third-quarter sales ending Sept. 29 increased 4.8 percent over the same period last year to $1.76 billion. Net income was up 38 percent, to $150 million.
Under clear blue skies with a forecast of snow, Outdoor Retailer did something it has never done before.
Levi Strauss & Co., the 145-year-old blue-jeans maker in San Francisco, is headed to the stock market to raise between $600 million and $800 million with an IPO next year.
Levi Strauss & Co, the 145-year-old blue jeans maker in San Francisco, is headed to the stock market to raise between $600 million and $800 million with an IPO next year.
Los Angeles designer Ali Rahimi organized a fashion show with evening gowns, cocktail dresses and other silhouettes for a fund-raising event to combat cancer.
Centric Brands, the new name of the company that now owns the Hudson, Joe’s Jeans, Robert Graham and other labels, has hired a new chief financial officer and offered its new chief executive a hefty financial incentive package to remain with the company over the next three years.
Luxe Fringe and Lace
For his latest collection, Los Angeles designer Kevan Hall introduced a new split-pant silhouette in stretch crepe for day and accented it with a tuxedo sequin stripe for night.
Differential Brands Group, the Los Angeles apparel company whose labels include Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS, is changing its name to Centric Brands Inc. after acquiring a significant part of Global Brands Group’s licensing business in North America.
When U.S. tariffs were levied in September on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, some apparel companies saw the writing on the wall even if they wanted to erase it.
Resurrecting U.S. Selvage
When it comes to manufacturing selvage denim in the United States, Ryan Huston could be the last man standing.
Art Hearts Fashion
Los Angeles designer Michael Costello freshened up his Spring/Summer ’19 collection with vibrant colors and flowing styles.
National Stores liquidating inventory at its remaining 184 stores.
Remembering Jonathan Skow
Jonathan Skow, who started out as a photographer and stylist and branched out to designing the menswear line Mr. Turk, passed away on Oct. 12 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 55.
Changes at L.A. Market
October ushers in one of the more important Los Angeles Market Weeks when showrooms in the downtown L.A. Fashion District are unveiling their Spring/Summer ’19 lines but still filling in orders for late Fall and Resort.
New tariffs on nearly half the goods imported from China haven’t dampened retailers’ zeal for bringing in merchandise from overseas factories.
Levi Strauss & Co. has been on a roll lately, reporting its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.
No one would ever say Michael Glasser was a shy man. People like to tell the story about how he was in Paris looking for design innovations when he saw a woman wearing a pair of patchwork Levi’s. He quickly chased after her.
LAFW Springs Forward
For the past few years, L.A. Fashion Week has been bopping around the city, setting up runways at different locations that change from season to season.
Levi Strauss & Co. shows strong results for third quarter of 2018.
Three-day market takes off we a big welcome.
Made in LA
Nicole Zabal had been in the fashion industry for some 20 years when she decided to start her own line of athleisure apparel that had something a little different—a built-in shelf bra in all her tops and dresses.
Spring/Summer ’19 Trends
California style was front and center for Spring/Summer 2019 trends, with designers from around the world looking to the Golden State for inspiration for their breezy styles this upcoming season.
Bebe Stores announced it made several changes to its board of directors.
With the last-minute announcement on Sept. 30 that Canada would be joining the free-trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, there will be a new North American Free Trade Agreement covering about $12.5 trillion in trade.
Guess? Inc. has been on a push to open stores in Mexico.
Stitch Fix Inc., an on-demand, personal-styling service based in San Francisco that offers online-apparel subscriptions and personal-shopping services, is headed to Great Britain next year.
Fashion and Textiles
The world of winter apparel may start looking a little different.
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.
Now that the Trump administration’s $200 billion of additional tariffs have gone into effect on thousands of Chinese imports, the apparel and retail industries are figuring out what to do next. Covered in this round of tariffs are buttons, bobbins, yarns, embroidery, textiles, handbags and leather. Apparel is not part of the equation yet.
The Delaware Supreme Court upheld an early court ruling that Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, must repay $19.5 million to Standard General, a New York hedge fund.
Could the U.S. economy be partying like there’s no tomorrow only to be faced with a hangover in two years?
Fashion and Footwear
Puma develops a line of limited-edition boots taking inspiration from the Fashion District, the Jewelry District and the Flower District in downtown L.A.
With sustainability the buzzword for responsible fashion, H&M has launched a collection for Fall/Winter 2018 that incorporates recycled textiles, which include cashmere and velvet made from recycled polyester.
The fashion students from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco hit the runway during New York Fashion Week, showing their avant-garde and creative collections for both Spring and Fall 2019 at Pier59 Studios, located on the Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
Art Hearts Fashion at NYFW
A handful of Los Angeles designers stepped onto the runway during Art Hearts Fashion’s five days of runway shows held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation building, originally built in 1849 as a neo-Gothic Jewish synagogue on the Lower East Side.
OC.Mix’s Intimate Vibe
You won’t get lost at the OC.Mix Show, a compact trade event organized twice a year by apparel company Z Supply at its company headquarters in Irvine, Calif.
Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods as of next week.
LA Designers at NYFW
Los Angeles designers were front and center during New York Fashion Week when they showed at Style Fashion Week, a fashion and art–oriented event founded by Veronica Welch-Kerzner, whose first runway shows were held in downtown Los Angeles.