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Guess Originals Fall 2020 Relies on Retro '90s Inspiration

FASHION

Retro elements from Guess? reappear in the Fall 2020 Guess Originals collection that is inspired by the brand's 1990s style.

L.A. Market Week Blends Traditional Showroom Visits With Digital Meetings

Trade Shows

While the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed retail and trade events in the apparel industry, business seems to be slowly opening up. During the Aug. 2–6 edition of L.A. Market Week, buyers visited downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District and logged onto digital platforms. Showrooms at the Cooper Design Space, The New Mart and the California Market Center welcomed buyers to safely shop their lines.

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Banshee Swim Enters the Industry Screaming a Message of Acceptance and Transparency

Banshee Swim

Growing up in Washington state, Amanda Fronckowiak always sewed clothes, aspiring to become a designer, but she didn’t know on what category she wanted to focus. Fronckowiak might not have envisioned a swimwear-design future, but that changed during an internship in California prior to her graduation from Central Washington University.

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Sustainability Continues to Drive the Apparel Industry

Manufacturing

As bricks-and-mortar businesses slowly open under new COVID-19 safety guidelines, e-commerce popularity has increased. During this time, shoppers gained more freedom to research brand commitment to sustainability, according to Marshal Cohen, chief industry adviser of the data and analytics company The NPD Group, Inc.

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Darren Romanelli Partners with LeRoy Neiman Foundation to Benefit COVID-19 Relief

FASHION

Los Angeles-based artist Darren Romanelli, also known as DRx has partnered with the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation to create a capsule collection blending the artists' works to benefit a good cause.

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FashionGo to Launch Virtual Trade Show FashionGo Week

TRADE SHOWS

A virtual-retail veteran is entering the digital trade-show space as event producers continue to explore alternatives to on-site apparel-industry forums. Los Angeles-based FashionGo recently announced that it would produce FashionGo Week Aug. 24-Sept. 6.

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Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Develop Efficient Virtual Trade-Show Formula

TRADE SHOWS

Exchanging its space at New York City’s Javits Center for a virtual model, Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA hosted its inaugural digital event July 21-23.

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Kingpins Announces Cancellation of October Amsterdam Event

TRADE SHOWS

After announcing the cancellations of its May Hong Kong event and April Amsterdam edition, followed by the rest of its early and mid-2020 on-site event calendar, denim-industry event producer Kingpins hoped to return to on-site shows by October, but on July 23, the brand’s founder Andrew Olah announced that the denim world would have to wait.

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From Rio With Love, Bromelia Shares Its Vibrancy in Colorful Swimwear

Dreaming of Rio

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Bromelia Swimwear maintains its Carioca roots after a move to Los Angeles, as customers seek joy in bright colors with fun patterns to elevate the summer mood.

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Hitting the Virtual Sand, Swim Trade Events Go Digital

Trade Shows

As the swimwear industry’s most-anticipated annual event, Miami Swim Week’s absence from the fashion calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic left retailers, manufacturers, brands and event organizers wondering, “When will we meet again?”

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