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RAW Parties for its 10th Birthday with Merlin Castell Fashion Show

03/25/2019

For the past 10 years, the RAW artists' group has been producing showcases for independent artists in more than 70 cities . On March 20, RAW celebrated its decade with a big party at Exchange Club in downtown Los Angeles.

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Beauticurve X Lane Bryant Preview Event Held With Rochelle Johnson in Culver City

03/22/2019

Beauticurve founder Rochelle Johnson previewed the Beauticurve X Lane Bryant collection during an event held at the retailer's location at the Westfield Culver City shopping center.

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Karsan Stakes Claim for Refined Style in Men’s Basics

03/21/2019

Rahim Karsan has had a dual life. During the week, he has been assembling marketing campaigns for growing tech and higher-education clients.

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Art Institute Fashion Students Scramble After Their College Shuts Down

03/21/2019

For 150 fashion students at the Art Institute of Hollywood, their future now hangs in the balance after their college closed without warning earlier this month.

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Grayson Debuts as the More Affordable Sibling of Premium Shirting Brand Frank & Eileen

03/21/2019

Upon the 10-year anniversary of her premium-shirting brand Frank & Eileen, Audrey McLoghlin wanted to create a new product exclusively for women who work hard for luxurious products but might not be able to spend $250 for a single shirt.

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Shima Seiki Debuts a Collaborative Apparel-Technology Space in Los Angeles

03/21/2019

Shima Seiki, the nearly 60-year-old Japanese machine manufacturer and technology firm, recently unveiled its new showroom in the Arts District where it can take advantage of the neighborhood’s roots in the apparel-manufacturing industry and its place in fashion’s future.

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NCTO Elects Glen Raven CEO to 2019 Chairman Post

03/21/2019

During its 16th annual meeting, the National Council of Textile Organizations elected its 2019 officers.

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Levi Strauss & Co. Closes Above IPO Pricing With Unexpected Investors

03/21/2019

Following the initial public offering price of $17 per share, San Francisco’s Levi Strauss & Co. closed at $22.41 per share on March 21, up $5.41, a 31.82 percent increase.

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Guess? Inc. Reports Solid Earnings for Fiscal 2019

03/21/2019

Guess? Inc. has been undergoing a lot of executive changes this year, but that didn’t hamper its bottom line.

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Trina Turk Visits the Vine for Her Fall 2019 Collection

03/21/2019

For her Fall 2019 collection, Trina Turk took a trip to California’s wine country for her inspiration and colors.

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New Shared Workspace Going to The Bloc in DTLA

03/21/2019

For those who like to be able to shop in the same space where they work, then a new co-workspace at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles might just be the place.

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Koral Expands Into Men’s Activewear

03/21/2019

For several years now, Los Angeles designer Ilana Kugel has been the creative drive behind the Koral label, which has been producing high-end, stylish activewear for women who value quality and design.

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S&S Activewear Shutters California Warehouse, Opens New Facility in Nevada

03/21/2019

S&S Activewear, the 31-year-old distributor of wholesale apparel, is laying off 136 employees as it prepares to close down its large warehouse in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

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Independent Brand Seea Makes A Big Splash at SIMA Awards

03/21/2019

The SIMA Awards is the name for the annual honors that the California’s surf industry gives some of its most dynamic players. When the 15th Annual SIMA awards were presented on March 20, an independent brand, Seea, took some of the big honors.

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Grayscale's Khala Jones Unveils the Exhibit: Gray Show

03/20/2019

Khala Jones placed her Grayscale label at retailers such as Urban Outfitters and Dolls Kill. But she wanted to produce an event for her brand.

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Christian Siriano Honored with Fashion Visionary at Fashion Los Angeles Awards

03/18/2019

Daily Front Row's Fifth Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards were presented on March 17 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Maggie Barry Opens SetSpace

03/18/2019

Maggie Barry has been a big deal in Los Angeles costuming and fashion. Barry has long run a studio in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District. On March 16, It’s a permanent showroom/styling space.

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Polymer: Out of the Van, Into New Offices

03/18/2019

The Polymer brand celebrated its new offices with an art party on March 16. The new digs are near downtown Long Beach, Calif.

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False Alarm Upends Westfield Century City Mall Shopping

03/15/2019

A false alarm of a gunman disrupted shopping at Westfield Century City mall in Los Angeles on March 15.

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Banana Republic Partners With Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff as New Brand Ambassador

03/15/2019

Paying homage to its California roots, Banana Republic announced its partnership with Los Angeles Rams' quarterback—and Golden State native—Jared Goff.

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