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INDIGENOUS FABRICS

Traditional Fabrics Made by Handlooms Showcased at Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala

By Deborah Belgum | May 25, 2015

The Mayan Store was launched five years ago to help Guatemalan Indians find ways to use their colorful fabrics in contemporary ways.

Gypsy05 Sets Up Camp in Vegas

Gypsy05 Sets Up Camp in Vegas

Following the inspiration of its name, the Gypsy05 brand is on the move. After opening branded boutiques off of Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles and in Malibu, the Los Angeles-area eco-label opened a store early this month in the home of the big jackpot, Las Vegas.

License to Rock

License to Rock

Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley will launch a new lifestyle brand called Paul Stanley: Royals & Rebels at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas in June.

Courage of Imagination Lives On

Courage of Imagination Lives On

Henry T. Segerstrom, founder of South Coast Plaza, was remembered with an installation called Courage of Imagination at South Coast Plaza. The installation will run until May 31.

Fish to Fabric

Fish to Fabric

An Alaska-based company, Tidal Vision, wants to recycle fishery waste products like fish skin and crab shells into textile products.

Seated in Style

Seated in Style

Recent design school grad Lucy Jones took her Parsons instructor's challenge to “design a project that could change the world” to heart.

Apparel Sourcing Show Opens in Guatemala

Apparel Sourcing Show Opens in Guatemala

Guatemala hoping to capture more U.S. apparel production.

Engineered Cool

Engineered Cool

Brrr! scarves and wraps are made with BrrrX, a proprietary fabric technology designed to keep the material permanently cool. The moisture wicking fabric also offers UV/SPF protection.

Planet Blue To Pop in East Hampton

Planet Blue To Pop in East Hampton

A mention of the town of East Hampton brings to mind images of playgrounds of Wall Street titans and artist colonies. It’s also going to be the first East Coast address for Planet Blue; a boutique which outfits California’s beach women in contemporary and boho-chic clothes. Planet Blue announced that it will open a pop-up boutique, called PB Guest House, in East Hampton on May 21.

 From Shanghai With Love: American Rag’s Chinese Designers

From Shanghai With Love: American Rag’s Chinese Designers

China became the manufacturer to the world this century, but the country also produces many innovative fashion designers. But Americans know nothing about them, This situation may be changing. On May 14, American Rag unveiled a shop-in-shop of Chinese fashion designers at its Los Angeles emporium.

Jewel Toned: Taking It On the Road

Jewel Toned: Taking It On the Road

What do you do when you are a hot, new shapewear brand that recently received some venture seed funding? If you are the folks at Jewel Toned, a West Hollywood, Calif.-based brand which fits the previous description, you take your act on the road. On May 19, they will take it the beaches of Los Angeles’s Venice district to show the lovely women of the area their new brand, and perhaps make a few sales.

TyLynn Nguyen: "Inspired by All Things Minimal and Womanly"

TyLynn Nguyen: "Inspired by All Things Minimal and Womanly"

Lingerie has become a bigger fashion obsession over the past decade or so, and designer TyLynn Nguyen threw her proverbial hat in the ring May 14. It’s when she held a trunk show for her TyLynn Nguyen Intimates line.

Never mind the rain storm; Here’s Chase on Abbot Kinney

Never mind the rain storm; Here’s Chase on Abbot Kinney

Never mind a giant rain storm on May 15, Abbot Kinney’s World Wide Mind Gallery was packed that night for a reception for street artist Chase.

Send in the Drones...Don’t Bother, They’re Here.

Send in the Drones...Don’t Bother, They’re Here.

It’s always Fashion Week somewhere. This week, it was in Silicon Valley.

A.P.C. Store Opens Soon in DTLA

A.P.C. Store Opens Soon in DTLA

A.P.C. Store is shooting for an opening in two weeks.

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