The Fabricant, a decentralized digital fashion house that operates at the intersection of fashion, gaming and blockchain, has announced a Series A round of financing led by Greenfield One, an early-stage crypto fund, with additional participation from Red DAO, Sfermion, and Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures, among others.
Vans is celebrating Earth Day with a new Eco Positivity Collection as well as highlighting its commitment to being more sustainable and eco-friendlier.
The 85th annual Fashion Scholarship Fund gala brought together the fashion industry to celebrate the newest class of upcoming designers, merchandisers and fashion and retail industry students.
The Dallas Market Center held the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market March 22–25 concurrent with the Total Home & Gift Market.
Los Angeles Fashion Week converted the Petersen Automotive Museum into a fashion destination March 31–April 2, where designers representing different scopes of innovation showcased their work. The runway took on different settings, defining a new narrative for fashion and design.
Avery Dennison Corporation has announced new features to its atma.io connected product cloud that will help change how brands reduce waste across the entire supply chain.
Earth Day is a worldwide event held every April 22 that aims to remind everyone to love and take care of the planet. The day highlights the need for accountability across all sectors regarding their roles in the environmental crisis, including the fashion industry.
While the COVID-19 pandemic remains a challenge in retail, businesses have been reopening and attempting to resume business as usual. Independent retailers who were initially hit the hardest have been rebounding and experiencing success in different ways, whether through online sales or by having dedicated and loyal customer bases.
DC Shoes has partnered with The Andy Warhol Foundation to create a custom footwear and apparel collection that celebrates the legacy and art of Andy Warhol.
H&M is releasing a new sustainable line of baby clothes that can be composted once they are old and worn out.
Coinciding with the beginning of The Masters Tournament, Steve Madden has announced the release of the brand’s first golf shoe.
The YKK Group announced that WaveOn has joined its network of software partners supporting YKK’s Touchlink fasteners, enabled with Near Field Communication technology.
Grammy-winning artist Lizzo has announced the release of her new shapewear line, Yitty, in partnership with Fabletics.
Z Supply Active
Z Supply, the fashion essentials brand, has launched its first foray into the activewear market, debuting the new line to the trade community at the recent Project trade show in Las Vegas.
Asher Fabric Concepts has announced the launch of Asher LA, a new division that offers wholesale elevated blanks.
As e-commerce continues to rise and be a significant portion of how the apparel industry does business, many companies are looking for new and innovative ways to transition their accounting processes to be more digital.
California-based private-equity real-estate developer, owner and manager DJM has announced that the Hollywood & Highland retail complex has been renamed Ovation Hollywood.
For the third year, Lenzing’sflagship textile brand Tenceland RCGD Global have partnered to spotlight eco couture at the Academy Awards.
The National Retail Federation held its second annual State of Retail & the Consumer virtual event on March 15, which explored the American consumer and key behavior trends that developed during the pandemic and its aftermath.
Los Angeles Fashion Week
The City of Los Angeles celebrated Los Angeles Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion upon its return to the L.A. runway March 17–20 and the debut of the Fashion Week Hub @ Fashion Techworks / New Mart March 14–18.
Sustainable-technology developer Jeanologia has launched Colorbox, a new garment-dyeing process that is faster and more efficient.
After the pandemic changed the nature of many businesses to embrace more-virtual settings, apparel companies and manufacturers have increasingly been looking for new and innovative technologies to help better serve clients and customers.
Euphoria star Storm Reid has launched her latest swimwear collaboration with Pacsun under her Storm Reid x Pacsun ArashiBlu Collection.
Disney’s “Cruella” won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony.
Delta Apparel, Inc., has announced the expansion of its digital print business through the installation and use of newly developed digital print technology in collaboration with global digital sports platform and provider of licensed sports merchandise Fanatics.
Activewear brand lululemon has launched Blissfeel, the company’s first-ever running shoe and entrance into the footwear market.
swatchbook Inc. and Centric Software have announced a partnership that will provide seamless integration between the material sourcing, management and design platform swatchbook and the Centric PLM software solution for planning, designing, developing, sourcing and selling products.
Colombian musician Maluma has partnered with Macy’s to launch his first-ever fashion collection, Royalty by Maluma, available exclusively at Macy’s.
Vestiaire Collective SA, an online marketplace for desirable pre-loved fashion, has announced the acquisition of resale fashion industry pioneer Tradesy.
Nordstrom has partnered with materials-science company Pangaia for its latest pop-up shop, Concept 016: Pangaia, through its New Concepts@Nordstrom platform, which aims to discover what’s next in fashion through such partnerships. Developed and designed with Pangaia, the pop-up is the first physical retail experience in North America for the brand.
Pantone and the Paris-based artist Polygon1993 have given away nine NFT artworks inspired by Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri on the eco-friendly Tezos blockchain.
CIT, a division of First Citizens Bank, has announced a reorganization of its Commercial Services factoring business.
Runway of Dreams
On March 8, Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit working toward inclusion for all in the fashion industry, hosted A Fashion Revolution at the Majestic Downtown in Los Angeles, focused on the latest styles and trends in adaptive fashion. The organization aims to bring awareness of adaptive clothing for people with disabilities to achieve one goal: change in the fashion industry.
Los Angeles Market Week, held March 6–10, welcomed buyers to The New Mart, Cooper Design Space and California Market Center and wasfilled with product for the upcoming Fall season along with a smattering of Immediates and even some Holiday.
Microsoft and Mojang Studios has announced a new partnership with Lacoste to launch a Minecraft x Lacoste apparel collection featuring activewear, accessories and footwear.
CreateMe Technologies LLC has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, to showcase CreateMe’s breakthrough technology, which offers solutions that enable on-demand and customized product creation.
Otis College of Art and Design has announced the schedule for the inaugural O-Launch ’22, a weekend of programs showcasing the future of art and design.
The California Market Center has launched a new Farmers Market in the L.A. Fashion District that offers a selection of seasonal, organic and sustainable produce from local farms, gourmet food products, food, coffee and tea vendors and more.
In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8th, Saks has announced a campaign that spotlights unique visionaries and groundbreaking designers.
Using damaged designer goods and leather scraps, Spark*l Bands creates fashionable bands for smartwatches that stray from the smartwatch band that only offers functionality but doesn’t offer much in the way of looks.
According to the Winter 2022 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey, all California real-estate sectors are experiencing positive growth despite still recovering from the pandemic-related recession.
Texbase Inc., a cloud-based data-management and collaboration platform, has launched the MaterialFirst Marketplace, exclusive to Texbase customers.
Atlanta Apparel’sfirst market of the year, which ran Feb. 1–4 at AmericasMart, brought the largest number of exhibitors and retailer attendees to a February show since 2016.
As men begin to rediscover experimenting with patterns, colors and fits of suits, consumers are continually looking for pieces that help them stand out. With bold colors and eye-popping patterns, Grayscale offers an alternative way to dress up and make a statement.
Vans has announced a new skate shoe released in partnership with Vans professional skateboarder Lizzie Armanto, her first signature shoe and the first signature skateboarding shoe designed by a woman in 20 years.
Women’s apparel brand NYDJ has announced the launch of a new collection made from sustainable materials including 100 percent organic cotton and recycled materials and using earth-friendly technologies.
Complex has announced the dates for this year’s ComplexCon and ComplexLand conventions, two events that combine food, art, fashion and culture.
Fred Segal and Black in Fashion Council’s second annual Season Zero Design Contest, presented by Mastercard, announced it has extended the deadline for submissions into the contest.
PI Apparel is set to hold PI Apparel Los Angeles 2022 March 15–16 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. The event brings together leaders from the fashion, apparel and footwear industries to discuss the challenges and technologies disrupting the industry
In honor of National Pokémon Day on February 27, L.A.-based designer ONCH released a gold Pikachu necklace in partnership with livestream shopping app NTWRK.