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  • SLIDESHOW: Fashion Week in Tel Aviv

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 23, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    The three-day fashion week which began on Monday is the first fashion week to be held in Israel since the 1980s


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  • Syms clothing company, and its affiliate Filene’s Basement, files for bankruptcy

    November 3, 2011 | 11:29 am

    Syms clothing company and its affiliate, Filene’s Basement, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    “This has been a challenging time for Syms and Filene’s Basement,” said Syms Corp. CEO Marcy Sims Wednesday announcing the bankruptcy. “We have been faced with increased competition from...

  • Shop for you, shop for the world

    October 21, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    Consumerism is often dubbed the antithesis of all that is good, but that doesn’t have to be so. More and more, businesses are adopting ethical labor practices, Earth-friendly materials and altruistic causes. We found a few ways for you to flex your consumer power — with a...

  • Hugo Boss apologizes for its forced labor under Nazis

    September 22, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    The German fashion house Hugo Boss has apologized for mistreating forced labor at a uniform factory during World War II.

    Revelations about how company founder Hugo Boss employed forced workers at his clothing factory, which was contracted to make Nazi uniforms, have appeared in a...

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  • Gypsy 05

    By  Orit Arfa

    September 16, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    Inside the waiting area of Gypsy05’s solar-powered plant in downtown L.A., walls are decorated with brightly colored dresses and T-shirts alongside decorative hamsas, fashion magazine clippings, a “blessing of the business” in Hebrew, a picture of the Rebbe and certificates of...

  • YMI

    September 16, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    David Vered’s jeans are his daughter’s jeans.

    The Israeli native co-founded YMI Jeanswear in 2000, specializing in junior denim. His 12-year-old daughter is now part of his target client base.

    YMI is a take on the phrase “Why am I ...?” As a junior brand, the company...

  • The skin under skinny jeans

    September 16, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Those once-coveted outfits in your closet now elicit sighs of “I have nothing to wear” as last year’s trends take their inevitable plunge. While you’re hunting for the hottest fall fashions this month, remember also to invest in what will never go out of style: soft skin,...

  • Labels: I Don’t Promote Them – And I Don’t Believe Them

    By Annie Korzen

    August 31, 2011 | 8:33 pm

    Every primitive tribe has its status symbols.  Who owns the most goats?  Who wears the most beads?  Who has the largest lip plate? In the supposedly advanced culture we inhabit, people strut around proudly displaying their labels.  Maybe we’re not as advanced as we think we are:...

  • A nice Jewish boy to head up Christian Dior?

    By Lauren Bottner

    August 22, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    Bad news for John Galliano, but good news for the Jews:  Marc Jacobs, a Jewish boy from Jersey will replace Galliano as creative director of Christian Dior.

    Galliano was ousted in March after he was caught on camera spewing anti-semitic hokum at a french restaurant Galliano Who...

  • Vintage Stores and the big Dilemma…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 20, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    I absolutely love shopping at Vintage and Second-Hand shops.  The thrill of getting a one of a kind piece of jewelry or dress is indescribable!  Finding that beautiful 50’s dress that no one else has is one of the reasons I enjoy Thrift stores, another is the fact that I absolutely...

  • Israeli, Jewish Clothing Designers Highlight FIDF Fashion Show [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    May 17, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    Flanked by two large flags — one Israeli and the other American — fashion models strutted down a long, white catwalk, showing off versatile fashions by local Israeli and Jewish designers during a fashion show at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on May 12, held in celebration...

  • Vests and other useless articles of clothing!

    By Julia Bendis

    January 3, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    Let’s talk about Vests.  Maybe I am the only person that doesn’t get this, but what is the point of a Vest?  And more importantly, what the hell is the point of a warm winter jacket if its missing sleeves!  I don’t get it.

    If you need a warm jacket or coat to keep you warm,...

  • Schools go to war with Nazi-insignia clothing company

    December 22, 2010 | 3:38 pm

    Will T-shirts and other items bearing logos and designs resembling World War II Nazi insignia become the latest fashion trend in an Inland Empire school district?

    Clothes by the Irvine company Metal Mulisha are currently banned by the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, but the...

  • ‘Jewish hustler’—potty mouth and pervert—means no offense

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 3, 2008 | 2:52 pm

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    Another lawsuit against Charney

    When I read about the latest lawsuit, filed last week, against American Apparel founder Dov Charney, I thought there must have been a mistake. It sounded too much like previous lawsuits: Charney allegedly had screamed at a female employee, Jeneleen...

  • Which came first: the building or the dress?

    By Morris Newman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A model at a Parisian fashion show sports an enormous collar that almost hides her head in an aureole of stiff, folded cloth. So stiff does the cloth appear, in fact, that it could almost be mistaken for concrete. Meanwhile, in Yokohama, Japan, architects have covered the ceiling of...
  • Can Artwork Mend Fences?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before the Beirut airport closed during Israel's recent war with Hezbollah, a shipment of pillows, shawls and jackets sewn by Palestinian women living in Beirut refugee camps was sent off to Los Angeles' Craft and Folk Art Museum.

    These objects, all exquisitely ornamented, were...

  • Gear Up for an Israel Vacation

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With summer travel to Israel around the corner, now's the time to plan your packing strategy. From new high-tech gadgets to easy-care clothing, from hybrid shoes to crushable sun hats, there's plenty to choose from as gifts for loved ones and must-haves for your own comfort. We've...

  • Iranian Colored Band Report Discredited

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When the renowned exiled Iranian journalist Amir Taheri reported in a Canadian newspaper last week that Iran had just passed a law requiring Jews to wear yellow bands on their clothing, the world reacted with shock. The story, which also outlined required colored bands for Christians...

  • 525,600 Minutes

    By Wendy Jaffe

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I was sitting in the AMC theater in Woodland Hills, a captive of a dull series of pre-movie advertisements, when I started to think about my next column. I considered writing about fasting (argue that a tall Starbucks latte might be an acceptable fasting exception, compared to a...

  • You Are What You Wear

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Have you ever read in an advertisement inviting you to buy an overpriced suit or necktie that "It's true, clothes do make the man"?

    Do clothes make the man or woman? On the one hand, we'd like to think that people aren't affected by something as superficial as clothing. But on the...

  • From Jew to Jewcy

    By Hal Niedzviecki

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last year was a big one for Jewish cool. Articles in The Forward; Time Out New York; conservative Candian newspaper, The National Post; and staid British dailies, The Times and The Observer all trumpeted the reinvention of Jewishness as hip and cool. Amalgamate the headlines of those...

  • Quit Staring at My Chest

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sure, your bubbie always said you had a shayna punim, but now there's a T-shirt to help you pronounce it proudly to the world. Recently launched Rabbi's Daughters is one of the latest Los Angeles-based clothing lines to jump on the baby-T bandwagon. But in this case, the ubiquitous...

  • Janet’s Retro Planet

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It could have been a scene aboard the deck of the Titanic -- before that pesky iceberg hit.

    As the live band performed tunes from the early 1900s, couples swing danced on the black-and-white checkered floor of an elegant art deco venue. In between songs, Cherry Tartes, burlesque...

  • Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Tired of wearing designer clothes and lining the pockets of fashionistas? These days, clothing companies are banking on Jewish pride and charity as the impetus for their labels.

    Jewcy and Jewish Jeans are both joining a growing clique of edgy Jewish enterprises, such as Heeb...

  • Kabbalah Fashion Statement

    By Mica Rosenberg

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    David Shamouelian believes he has tapped into what he thinks is a sure-fire marketing tool: 4,000 years of Jewish mysticism.

    "How do you explain this? You walk into the store and want to buy a blouse for yourself, but you end up buying a dress. Why? Because there is internal energy...

  • Tzedakah for Chanukah

    By Journal Staff

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Chanukah wish lists of six needy local Jewish families will be filled by generous families from Rancho Santa Margarita's Morasha Jewish Day School.

    "These families have been financially disadvantaged for a long time," said Charlene Edwards, social services director for Jewish...

  • Clothes Call

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when the retail clothing industry was thriving.

    "In the '80s, my customers spent almost 8 percent of their disposable income on clothing," said David Sacks, owner of Sacks SFO apparel stores.

    However, time and a change in consumer habits have eroded this reality....

  • Blackwell Knows Best

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Do not envy Anne Robinson.

    When Richard Blackwell (ne Richard Selzer), the fashion critic of the rich and famous, released his 42nd annual lists of apparel achievers and fashion faux pas on Jan. 8, the pretentiously garbed British game show host topped his Worst Dressed Woman of 2001...

  • A Helping Hand

    By Jolie Greiff

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Where's the jelly? I need five jellies."

    "Hand me 18 fruit rolls, will you?"

    "I love your skirt, where did you get it?"

    The scene: A typical Thursday evening at Tomchei Shabbos' warehouse, at 353 1/2 N. La Brea Ave., where a team of fast-working, quick-talking volunteers gathers to...

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