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Taking Screen Printing to the Streets

09/07/2017

An artists’ collective in Berlin has found a way to put the “street” in streetwear graphics.

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Pantone Reveals Its Spring 2018 Colors

09/06/2017

Spring pops with new colors.

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Michaud Opens Thread + Seed

09/05/2017

In 2012, Melanie Michaud opened indie fashion shop Graffiti Beach in San Diego. Over the recent Labor Day weekend, Michaud opened Thread + Seed.

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FBI Says Farewell with a Party

09/01/2017

Since 1999, Fashion Business Inc has been an educational source for fashion entrepreneurs that also produced runway shows and events. It announced that it was shuttering in July. On Aug. 31, a farewell party was produced at the Fathom Gallery in California Market Center.

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Christopher David’s Debut Soiree at Ramos Carreon Salon

08/31/2017

At the Ramos Carreon Salon, it’s a tradition for any assistant in the salon to do a final soiree of his/her own before becoming a full-time hairstylist on the salon floor.

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Retail Healthier than Many Think, Research Group Says

08/31/2017

IHL Group, a partner of National Retail Federation, the Washington, D.C.–based trade group, released a paper on Aug. 30 that said that tough times for retail have been greatly exaggerated.

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Designing the Look of “This is Us”

08/31/2017

Members of the cast of “This Is Us” were on hand for an Aug. 28 event at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, amid the costumes of the 11th annual “Art of Television Costume Design” exhibition.

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Westfield Shopping Centers Hook Up With Uber

08/31/2017

Now there's a way to avoid the parking lot at Westfield shopping centers in style.

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Textile Design Winner

08/31/2017

Megan Weitz, a textile design student at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, received the Hank Pola Scholarship at an Aug. 28 reception at the design school’s FIDM Museum and Galleries in downtown Los Angeles.

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Serious Retailers Turn Out to Write Orders at Fashion Market Northern California

08/31/2017

The August edition of the Fashion Market Northern California trade show is always the smallest of the event’s five annual shows because it is held just days after the humongous apparel trade shows wrap up in Las Vegas.

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Who Will Be the Winners and Losers This Season in Holiday Shopping?

08/31/2017

Back-to-School shopping is barely over, but retail gurus are already making predictions for the holiday shopping season.

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OC Fashion Week Starts

08/31/2017

Orange County Fashion Week will aim to balance trade, consumer and glitz when the biannual fashion event unveils a series of shows Sept. 5–9. OC Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2018 shows will be held in venues around Newport Beach, Calif.

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Shafer Exits Agave

08/31/2017

Jeff Shafer, the founder of Agave, a premium-denim line that has been sold at retailers such as Nordstrom, recently announced that he was leaving the label after a 15-year run.

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Kitson Founder Files New Lawsuit

08/31/2017

Retailer Fraser Ross filed a lawsuit in July against its former executive Christopher Lee, lender Salus Capital Partners LLC, HGI Asset Management Holdings LLC and Spencer Spirit Holdings LLC.

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Obituary: Paul Schnell, Designer for Don Loper, Ernst Strauss, Da-Rue of California, 90

08/31/2017

Designer Paul Schnell died earlier this year at the age of 90. Best known as the designer for Ernst Strauss, a Los Angeles–based manufacturer of high-end women’s apparel in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, Schnell’s last job in the industry was as designer at Da-Rue California Inc., the maker of upscale updated apparel.

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FBI’s Harder Among the New Team at Yonduur

08/31/2017

Frances Harder has a new gig. The founder and president of Fashion Business Inc., the fashion nonprofit that recently shuttered after nearly 20 years, has joined the board of advisors at Yonduur, an online marketplace for closeouts, overstock and excess inventory.

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Nifty Genius: Menswear and Retail for All Seasons

08/31/2017

The Nifty Genius menswear label takes the term “lifestyle brand” very seriously.

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Groceries Apparel Looks to Build a Natural Dyehouse in Southern California

08/31/2017

In a rapidly changing fashion market, Matt Boelk and Rob Lohman basically want to build a new segment from the ground up.

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Z Supply Taps Maui and Sons for Icons of Culture

08/31/2017

After taking a look at classic surf heritage brands Ocean Pacific and Gotcha, Irvine, Calif.–based Z Supply LLC has unveiled the next brand in its Icons of Culture series: Maui and Sons.

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Lucky Brand Expands Into Home Collection

08/30/2017

Lucky Brand is offering a home collection that sells at Macy's.

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