By Dorothy Crouch | September 6, 2018
This week, the apparel industry found an unlikely partner as Herbalife Nutrition—distributor of nutrition, weight-management and fitness products—unveiled an activewear competition it is sponsoring with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles.
When Wendy K. Bendoni got her start in the trend-forecasting business, the job involved multiple overseas trips to international fashion capitals with a long lead time to distill the trends for the upcoming season.
About 25 manufacturers, suppliers and designers discussed collaboration, transparency and supply-chain efficiency at an Oct. 26 event hosted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Members of the Los Angeles fashion community turned out to honor Sabrina Kay and Anine Bing on Oct. 14 at the Fashion Industries Guild of Cedars-Sinai at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel in Beverly Hills. The black-tie affair featured cocktails, dinner and an awards ceremony that recognized this years’ honorees and celebrated the organization’s 60th anniversary.
For 70 years, Los Angeles apparel and textile executives have been hosting a Christmas party for local children funded by donations from apparel manufacturers and related businesses.
Designer Christian Cowan—who has created iconic looks for Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Cardi B—was the featured designer at the Oct. 24 Make-A-Wish Young Legends fund-raiser at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.
FCI Fashion School hosted its most recent runway show on Oct. 5 at a studio space in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. Several hundred guests turned out to see the show, which featured designs by seven FCI students and four designers competing in the current season of fashion reality show “Project Runway.”
The California Market Center organized several seminars during the recent Los Angeles Fashion Market, including one titled “The Importance of Influencers for the Modern-Day Retailer.”
For the Spring/Summer 2018 season, juniors will be wearing embroidered jeans, T-shirts with sequins and plaid blazers, forecast Barbara Fields of the Barbara Fields Buying Office.
Directives West put the spotlight on Spring/Summer 2018 trends at the retail consultancy’s Oct. 2 runway show at the California Market Center. Trends included plenty of denim and feminine details such as ruffles, floral embroidery and off-the-shoulder silhouettes.
Retailers not only get a chance to peruse the latest Spring/Summer collections at the upcoming LA Fashion Market, but they get the chance to listen to a number of seminars being held at the California Market Center on subjects ranging from upcoming trends to how to improve profits.
After more than 18 years of running an influential boutique on Los Angeles’ Westside, and dressing Los Angeles’ women in designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain and Bottega Veneta, among other labels, Elyse Walker produced her first presentation of Fall looks on Sept. 21.
The Sept. 6-9 run of Centrestage at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was expected to feature more than 200 international fashion brands and a lineup of events that includes runway shows, designer Q&As, B2B seminars and networking events.
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.
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.
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.