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After Working With Lil Wayne, Designer Debuts CWBY Studios

07/09/2020

Mike Morris helped shape the sartorial style of Lil Wayne and the designer is now based in Los Angeles, where he recently launched CWBY Studios, a new collection that is made locally in the city.

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FWSD Announces Virtual Runway Passes for October Event

07/09/2020

As Fashion Week San Diego continues to support its design community, the organization announced July 7 that it had launched its option to purchase virtual passes for its 2020 Runway Show.

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Kitson Opens Beverly Hills Shop

07/08/2020

It looks like Kitson is ready to move beyond its neighborhood on Los Angeles' Robertson Boulevard

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Monique Lhuillier to South Coast Plaza, Free Market to Runway Playa Vista

07/07/2020

New high-end bricks-and-mortar retail is scheduled to open in Southern California this fall.

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Ace Rivington Brand Introduces T-Shirt Collab Project With Adriano Goldschmied

07/07/2020

After more than six years in business, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-headquartered Ace Rivington label announced its first brand collaboration.

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Lucky Brand Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

07/06/2020

Lucky Brand Dungarees, LLC, one of Los Angeles’ leading denim companies, filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 3 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, the 30-year-old apparel company announced.

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Buttercloth Aims To Keep Cool With Icy Cotton

07/06/2020

There's a lot of ways to stay cool during a heatwave. Danh Tran of the Buttercloth brand recommends putting on one of his brand's Icy Cotton shirts.

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Thermore Introduces Ecodown Fibers Light and Ecodown Fibers 2.0

07/02/2020

Since it started business in 1972, sustainability has been a focus for Thermore, a Milan-headquartered premium thermal insulation company, which specializes in making padding and insulation for apparel and outerwear.

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California Companies Receive CFDA-Vogue Fashion Fund Lifelines

07/02/2020

Fashion companies looking for lifelines from the COVID-19 economic freeze found assistance with grants from A Common Thread CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for COVID-19 Relief.

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New Anti Social Social Club Collection to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles

07/02/2020

On July 4, to support mental-wellness initiatives that benefit local youth, Los Angeles streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club will launch a collaborative collection with Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles.

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ThirdLove Seeks To Build Diversity in Executive Ranks With The TL Effect

07/02/2020

ThirdLove recently announced The TL Effect. The program is aimed to support new, consumer-focused companies run by women of color.

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Taryn Cossette’s Baroque, Cowgirl Styles

07/02/2020

With inspirations from vintage Western wear and the baroque fashions of 18th century European aristocracy, designer Ariel Taryn set a template for her brand Taryn Cossette, which started business in October 2019.

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USMCA Takes Effect, Replaces NAFTA

07/01/2020

As a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was implemented July 1.

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Intimates Line Eats Lingerie Makes Its Debut

07/01/2020

Sales of lingerie have not taken as much of a hit as other categories in the apparel industry since the COVID-19 shutdown began in March, said Gemma May, creative director and designer for Eats Lingerie, a new Los Angeles brand of intimate pieces.

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Trinidad3 Partners With Vidalia Mills for Independence Day Launch of New American Selvedge

07/01/2020

As the United States prepares for its Fourth of July celebration of independence, a new selvedge denim is launching stateside in the City of Angels on July 4.

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Hi-Tec Venture Series’ Hoodie With Built-in Mask

06/30/2020

The hoodie has served as part of uniform for youth in the past decade, a billboard for brand slogans and art, and, with the new Hi-Tec Venture Series of performance apparel, the hoodie is fashion that features a built-in mask.

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LAPD Continues Investigations of Looting and Other Crimes During Recent Unrest

06/30/2020

Following the unrest that spread across downtown Los Angeles and high-end retail streets around other city neighborhoods at the end of May and earlier this month, the Los Angeles Police Department and its law enforcement partners on June 29 gave updates on investigations and prosecutions of crimes committed during rioting.

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Pantone Colors for the Shelter-in-Place Set

06/30/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a far-reaching impact that it even changed the way that Pantone delivers its statements on colors to use in fashion.

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DTLA Independent Boutiques Start To Reopen

06/29/2020

Retail has been slowly opening after the COVID-19 shutdown. A wave of reopening includes downtown Los Angeles fashion boutiques which were looted a month ago.

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State Senate Bill Seeks To End Garment-Industry Standard of Piece-Rate Pay

06/26/2020

On June 25, SB 1399: Garment Worker Protection Act passed the California Senate in a 25 -11 vote.

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