Kari Hamanaka

DSM x Diamond Foundry


Dinner Over Lab-grown Diamonds, Sustainability at Dover Street Market Los Angeles

A newly launched collection — the brainchild of Dover Street Market and Diamond Foundry — touches on how the jewelry industry’s addressing green.

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Maris Collective


Why Maris Collective’s Betting Big on Hospitality in Retail

The upscale retailer is now looking to flex its experiential expertise for hoteliers, beginning with a project next year in the Caribbean.

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Sun Becomes Her

Fashion Features

Planet Blue Founder Creates Label Sun Becomes Her

Ling-Su Chinn and Githa Duncker have taken an elevated approach to the new contemporary line they’ve launched.

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Mens Sportswear

Koral Delves Into Men’s With Equinox 

The activewear brand sees growth in men’s with a launch set for later this month as it also considers retail.

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Wrangler's Foam Dye process. Photo courtesy of Wrangler

Business Features

Change Agents: Denim Brands Working to Transform the Industry

These brands are championing sustainability, embracing new technologies and leading change.

clock April 22, 2019Kari Hamanaka and Tracey Greenstein

Express x Rocky Barnes

Fashion Features

Rocky Barnes Dabbles With Design in Latest Link With Express

The influencer’s taken her roots in vintage and flea market finds to a new collection with the retailer as she plots her own line in the future. 

clock April 15, 2019Kari Hamanaka

Lucky Brand Rolling Stone Desert Jam

Marketing and Promotion

In Search of Influence at Coachella

As more companies elbow their way into the fest, more engineered experiences lead to the question: where does it go from here?

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Hailey BieberLevi's Brunch, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Weekend 1, Day 2, Indian Wells, USA - 13 Apr 2019


Coachella Party Round-up: Hailey Bieber at Levi’s, Jeremy Scott at Moschino and More

Inside the Levi’s, Adidas, Zoeasis, Revolve and Moschino parties on weekend one of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

clock April 15, 2019Booth Moore and Kari Hamanaka

Adidas Sport Club


Adidas Leans on Heritage With Return of Adidas Sports Club

The sportswear firm boosted its presence around the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by going back to a concept conceived by founder Adi Dassler. 

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Annie Lawless, Carolina Lindo, Brittany Xaviar, Jill Wallace and Jessica Franklin.


Rocky Barnes, Annie Lawless, Brittany Xavier on Coachella, Business of Influence

What the influencers say on their industry, Coachella and more.

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Heartbeat coo and cofounder Kate Edwards, Heartbeat ceo and cofounder Brian Freeman, and Ivka Adam, cmo of Heartbeat and Iconery ceo and founder.

Marketing and Promotion

Heartbeat Buys Iconery to Get Ahead of Influencer Marketing 3.0

The two companies believe they’ve formed a powerhouse to get ahead of the next trend in influencer marketing.

clock April 11, 2019Kari Hamanaka

Combo Boxing Spring 2019


Combo Looks for the Knockout With Boxing-Inspired Activewear

The new label boasts a creative director, formerly of Equipment, AG and Assembled Brands. 

clock April 10, 2019Kari Hamanaka

Rails Clothing


Rails Further Charts Retail Path With The Grove 

The pop-up will be followed by a permanent Los Angeles store in October and next year, New York. 

clock April 10, 2019Kari Hamanaka

COVL D'ana Nunez

Fashion Scoops

COVL Links With Instagram for Coachella House, Plots Product Launch

The house will be the site for performances from Simi and Haze, Siobhan Bell, Snoh Aalegra and others.

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Erika Girardi


Influencers, Celebrity Remain Key Parts of ShoeDazzle Growth Strategy

The business’ new general manager looks to continue collaborations, as the company refines the apparel assortment and continues to test at retail.

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