On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Dov Charney, the out-spoken founder and CEO of American Apparel, was ousted by his board of directors. The reason was because of the ongoing investigations of misconduct towards women. “This is not easy, but we felt the need to do what we did for the sake of the company,” Allan […]
American Apparel’s CEO and Founder Dov Charney Ousted by the Board for Misconduct—Fate of Beloved Teen Brand on Hold
The L.A. Fashion Industry Profile–Highs and Lows of a Leading-Edge Area
As an $18 billion apparel business, Los Angeles, CA, is increasingly seen as the fashion capital of trends in the United States. There is tremendous interest in streetwear, surf and beach lifestyles, and the L.A. Style. According to recent study sponsored by CIT and the California Fashion Associate called “The Los Angeles Area Fashion Industry […]
Nasty Gal Moves from Online to Brick ‘n Mortar with Store Opening in LA
In a completely subtle, yet intriguing method, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso announced the launch of their first store via Twitter. While many brick ’n mortar retailers are trying to ramp-up ecommerce platforms, Nasty Gal has the advantage of going in the opposite direction. In 2006, Amoruso launched Nasty Gal, a completely cool vintage/new-designer store […]
New Los Angeles Men’s Market Event–Seeing Fashion via Showrooms
Over the past several years, downtown LA’s fashion district has become a hub for a growing number of showrooms and brands, particularly men’s brands, but was often overlooked within the fashion industry. This week, several of the showrooms in the area including The Ntwrk Agency, The FNDTN, The Park, and Flagship got together and decided […]
LA vs. War -9.11 Commemorative Exhibitions by Street Artists Took Place Across the Country Last Weekend and Here’s One of Our Versions
Asking the question: After 10 years of the Global War on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Top street artists answered.
Plans for a New LA Fashion Week Again
The World Cup at Crewest Brings Mix of Street Art and Soccer Fans, plus Fox Sports Espanol
Renowned artist ManOne has created a unique international show combing the best of sports and street art at Crewest Gallery.
Mishka Opens Streetwear Store in New Cool Area of LA–Echo Park
Based out of Brooklyn, the fact that Mishka now has an LA chapter means great things for street fashion peeps and lovers of Japanese denim, horror graphic T’s, urban vinyl, backpacks, and patches.
Elmer Ave. Gives Us Punk-Military Chic with Steampunk Vests and Sky-High Doc Martens
Nothing like a secret fashion show where the location is revealed the day-of%u2026and it happens to be right in your %u2018hood.