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For Spring 2021, Johnny Was Shares Bright, Bohemian, Desert-Inspired Styles

Desert Blossoms

For its Spring 2021 collection, Johnny Was sought inspiration from desert elements such as the beauty of a warm sunset set against a glorious cool blue sky.

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Industry Focus: Technology—By the End of 2021, What Type of Technology Will Make the Largest Impact on the Fashion Industry and How Can Apparel Professionals Prepare?

Industry Focus: Technology

One of the most important lessons professionals in the fashion industry learned during the past year was the crucial role that technology plays in cultivating an apparel business. From supply chain and sourcing to design, manufacturing and retail, different technologies have helped save businesses in every corner of the industry.

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Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas Opens in City’s Downtown

Trade Shows

In time for the return of on-site trade shows in 2021, International Market Centers hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 9 for its new Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas in the city’s downtown area. The $103.5 million project by IMC’s parent company, Blackstone, was completed over three years.

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FreedomPay and Foot Locker Announce Partnership

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT

Seeking greater payment security and flexibility, the New York–headquartered Foot Locker, Inc., and Philadelphia’s FreedomPay announced that the FreedomPay Next Level Commerce platform would be implemented across the athletic retailer’s more than 2,000 stores in the United States.

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Bright L.A. Fashion Star Jiyeon Lee Designs for Shein

FASHION DESIGN

After working with brands such as Cult Gaia, Flynn Skye, Genetic Los Angeles and A.L.C., Los Angeles designer Jiyeon Lee is creating her own designs for Shein X, the fast-fashion e-tailer’s program that supports emerging artists.

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Luxury Brands Partner With The RealReal for Earth Month Upcycled Collection

LUXURY RESALE

The beginning of April ushers in the start of Earth Month and, to celebrate, The RealReal announced a partnership with eight luxury brands to present the inaugural release of pieces from its new ReCollection upcycling program.

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CGS Welcomes Daniella Ambrogi as Global Marketing Director

Technology

New York–headquartered Computer Generated Solutions recently announced the hire of Daniella Ambrogi as the company’s global marketing director. In her role, Ambrogi will be responsible for CGS’ global marketing strategy for fashion, footwear, accessories and consumer-lifestyle goods.

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Matthew Mathiasen Promoted to CMC Senior Events Manager

Trade Shows

Downtown Los Angeles’ California Market Center recently announced the promotion of Matthew Mathiasen to the role of senior events manager. A fashion and events veteran, the role is a natural fit for Mathiasen, who has spent much of his career devoted to this space, most recently as the CMC’s manager of buyer and community relations, a position that he fulfilled since joining Brookfield Properties, the site’s property manager, in 2018.

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Jessica McClintock, Owner of the Eponymous Label of Formalwear

Remembering Jessica McClintock

Fashion designer Jessica McClintock passed away on Feb. 16, according to a notice that was published March 12 in the SFGate.

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Industry Focus: Finance--Where Should Fashion Businesses Focus for Smart Economic Recovery?

Industry Focus: Finance

With the world turning over a new, progressive leaf following the COVID-19 pandemic, optimism seems to be on the trend calendar for 2021. As vaccines are distributed to more people, extreme measures of caution are beginning to dissipate as the general public exhibits an increased feeling of safety.

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