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By Andrew Asch | July 30, 2015

In a new capsule collection, Michael Costello took a small detour from the colorful gowns that he had become known for since appearing on season eight of the fashion reality show “Project Runway.”

Industry Focus Finance: How Will Mergers in the Factoring Business Affect Clothing Manufacturers?

In recent months, there has been some consolidation in the factoring and banking business, with CIT Group acquiring OneWest Bank and Sterling National Bank purchasing a factoring portfolio from First Capital Corp.

L.A. Swim Week: West Coast Debut

L.A. Swim Week: West Coast Debut

The newly launched event was called Los Angeles Swim Week, but the organizers packed all the festivities—13 runway presentations—into one night on the roof of The London West Hollywood hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

LAFC’s Kelsi Smith Bows Out of LA Fashion Week

Just a few months before Los Angeles Fashion Week is scheduled to run in October, Kelsi Smith, one of the week’s prominent producers, announced that she should would not produce runway shows for Los Angeles Fashion Week again.

Style Africa Gala and Runway Show Bows at the CMC

Style Africa Gala and Runway Show Bows at the CMC

Designer and “Project Runway” contestant Korto Momolu was among the designers featured at the Style Africa Gala and Runway Show, held June 20 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

Hana’s Kim and Avant’s Blanco Honored at Black & White Ball

Hana’s Kim and Avant’s Blanco Honored at Black & White Ball

It was a sea of black-and-white formalwear at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles when apparel-industry executives gathered to honor Sunnie S. Kim, and George P. Blanco.

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

Costume designers and fashion designers are two separate worlds, but in recent years the two professions have begun to overlap.

Kanye West Turns Out at L.A. Trade Tech’s Fashion Show

Kanye West Turns Out at L.A. Trade Tech’s Fashion Show

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College celebrated its 90th anniversary during its May 29 Gold Thimble runway show, where student designers showcased everything from swimwear, sportswear and menswear to day dresses, and after-five dresses inspired by the 1970s.

 CCA Hosts Annual Fashion Show in SF

CCA Hosts Annual Fashion Show in SF

California College of the Arts hosted its annual fashion show on May 15 at CCA’s San Francisco campus, where 13 senior design students showcased their final collections for a crowd of about 750 guests.

Academy of Art Honors CFDA, Ryan Roche at Annual Graduation Fashion Show

Academy of Art Honors CFDA, Ryan Roche at Annual Graduation Fashion Show

The Council of Fashion Designers of America was honored and designer Ryan Roche received the Distinguished Alumna award on May 14 at the annual Academy of Art University graduation fashion show in San Francisco.

Woodbury Hosts 51st Annual Runway Event in Downtown

Woodbury Hosts 51st Annual Runway Event in Downtown

Woodbury University returned to downtown Los Angeles for its annual runway show, held May 3 at a new venue: The Majestic Downtown, a 1921 architectural gem of a building that once housed the Los Angeles Bank of America.

Scholarships for Local Design Students

Scholarships for Local Design Students

Celebrating the next generation of design talent

Turk, Schoenfeld, Alberini Honored

Turk, Schoenfeld, Alberini Honored

Fashion students got the opportunity to show their styles at the annual Otis gala runway event.

Peter Copping’s Collection Gets its West Coast Debut at The Colleagues

Peter Copping’s Collection Gets its West Coast Debut at The Colleagues

The well-dressed ladies (as well as a smattering of men) of The Colleagues paid tribute to the late designer Oscar de la Renta and welcomed his successor, Peter Copping.

California Dreaming Debut

California Dreaming Debut

The California dream of tearing down convention and crafting an independent ethos is a serious goal and inspiration for designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais.

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