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FEBRUARY 7, 2019

TWO NEW, MUST-SEE BRANDS DEBUTING AT MARCH'S LABEL ARRAY

 

NAKED FEET

NAKED FEET is a capsule collection of signature artisanal casual footwear for today's confident, modern women. Naked Feet styles are a statement of strong lines
and crafted details for the contemporary sophisticate.

BRAND Q&A

Do you have a mantra or golden rule that your staff lives by?
Details are paramount. From the way our company operates to the efforts put into design and execution, it's the careful observation and follow up on details that really set a brand apart.

What's one interesting fact you'd like buyers to know about this brand?
Naked Feet is a new brand designed to fill the gap between sophistication, effortless luxury and all-day comfort. The shoes have tons of extra comfort features that you really have to try on to feel the difference.

If your brand was a place on earth, what would it be?
Somewhere between Santorini and Sydney - and everywhere in between. The soft, sophisticated colors of Santorini are a great inspiration, but who can resist the minimalist Mecca of Sydney?

Which designs/products are you most excited to present to buyers at the upcoming show & why?
Helixx is a fashion sneaker that's relaxed and luxurious. There are some gorgeous pastels available now for Spring, and some more edgy fashion hues like black patent and zebra for FW19. We've also received an incredible response to our sacchetto construction slipper (Fondo) set to be the biggest item of the season.

Who or what are some of your brand's muses & inspirations?
We love keeping up with Vanessa from Haute Pursuit and other leaders re-defining luxury fashion. We're very connected with our consumers, and keep constant communication open with our retailers to develop close relationships and understand how to meet the needs of the attainable luxury market.

What are some of the most exciting trends you are seeing?
Our design team has scoured the earth for trends all over the world, and we get very excited to incorporate a global influence to our line. Some of the big things we saw for FW19 is a cocooned trend of soft pastels and winter whites, designed around the concept of comfort and safety, along side western evolution, urban alpine nostalgia, and the new athleisure trends. Material also plays a big role in this season, with directional patent and animal prints on the horizon.






LULUBDESIGN

Linda Mason launched LuLuBDesign in 2015 when she created the LuLuwrap, a silk chiffon, boho-chic, fashion accessory for the woman who loves playful expression. The LuLuwrap can be styled 12 different ways to scale any look to the next level.

The brand's mission is to meld the ethereal to the everyday, to celebrate versatility and an effortless silhouette and to provide women a means to express their individuality while embracing change and having freedom of choice. What better way to express individual style and feel empowered than through what you wear!

DESIGNER Q&A

Do you have a mantra or golden rule that your staff lives by?
"The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” Be present, be playful, be divine.

What's one interesting fact you'd like buyers to know about this brand?
We create all of our fabric designs which are inspired from mystical symbols, geometrics, florals and photographs. We then have our unique designs printed onto silk chiffon and then we transformed them into our wearable art, the LuLuwrap .

If your brand was a place on earth, what would it be?
It would be a white sand beach leading to sparkling blue waters with gentle breezes flowing.

Which designs/products are you most excited to present to buyers at the upcoming show & why?
I’m excited about debuting the LuLuwrap to buyers at the upcoming show. I have been selling mainly to local boutiques and at curated fairs and am looking forward to finding connections.

Who or what are some of your brand's muses & inspirations?
I love Norma Kamali. Her use of silk and her versatile multi use pieces are an inspiration. Donna Karan’s new line Urban Zen it has such spirituality and elegant ease.

What are some of the most exciting trends you are seeing?
I love athleisure- inspired ease. I really like the pairing of a sheer topper (LuLuwrap) over leggings or wide pants. I really think it’s fun to wear it as an open skirt and add a pair of heels.




 

 


 

JANUARY 11, 2019

Must-See Brands Debuting At LABEL ARRAY

 

SAVAGE STUDIO

SAVAGE STUDIO is an independent art object & jewelry design studio specialized in the study of still life through organic forms and texture:
"All pieces are preservations of nature and speak of timeless states and the exploration of life through texture." Meet designer Maya Savage in her own words below:

DESIGNER Q&A

Do you have a mantra or golden rule that your staff lives by?
Only human hands and working with soul

What's one interesting fact you'd like buyers to know about this brand?
The brand as a preservation of nature and an offering to the planet transports the wearer to a state of wander and connection to the earth.

If your brand was a place on earth, what would it be?
An Oasis - a spontanous lush unexpected fertile place of life

Which designs/products are you most excited to present to buyers at the upcoming show & why?
We are excited to present our new take on the water element with the : Ser Collection. A presentation of our boldest texture the crocodile print in new forms inspired by the tribal Hmong Jewelry. All our new pieces are engraved with symbolic messages intended to inspire and function as mantras for the wearer.

Who or what are some of your brand's muses & inspirations?
As out brand is an ode to nature and a dedication to still life our muse is Planet Earth.

What are some of the most exciting trends you are seeing?
The increase in the conscious consumer and the move towards quality and brands with soul.






SADIE & SAGE

SADIE & SAGE is inspired by the girl who embraces her individuality and feels good in her skin.She is approachable, fun loving, and effortless.  Our playful prints, flirty dresses, and cozy knits are the perfect match for her energetic and outgoing lifestyle. Whether she is chasing dreams or sunsets, each piece will carry her comfortably and confidently from one adventure to the next.






NATIVE SHOES

Beloved vegan footwear brand NATIVE SHOES joins the Label Array lineup, showing their new #FW19collection, including a new line of knitted shoes made exclusively from recycled knits. Beast-free has been an integral part of Native’s DNA since day one. Not a hair nor hide on any animal, anywhere, has been used in the creation of their products. Represented by award-winning IN PLAY SHOWROOM, Native will be showing their full range for women, men & kids.

 


 

JANUARY 3, 2019

New Brands To See At LABEL ARRAY

 

MARCIA MORAN

LA-based designer MARCIA MORAN uses raw gemstones & materials from her native Brazil to create her luxury jewelry collection. This show, the brand will be introducing its new Modern Diamond Collection, in addition to new cocktail rings & statement earrings featuring the desginer's signature geometric shapes.








THE FLEXX

Headquartered in the heart of Tuscany, THE FLEXX is an Italian footwear brand that has modernized comfort functionality with contemporary stylings & premium materials. They seek to give modern women a unique combination of style & everyday comfort, approaching footwear design as a delicate blend of style, materials, technology, and craftsmanship.








VESTO PAZZO

VESTO PAZZO was born in 1994 in Italy from the desire of learning and coming into contact with the artisanal realities of far away places. With time and experience a network of craftsmanship and manufacturers was created along with its design team, dedicated to presenting unique jewelry designs at affordable prices.

Vesto Pazzo jewelry designs are inspired by cultures from around the globe and handmade using only 100% recycled aluminum.

This Market, Vesto Pazzo reps are excited to show buyers 3 distinct collections: Luces, Doodle, and Aluminum.



 


 

DECEMBER 17, 2018

In The Spotlight | Must-See LABEL ARRAY Brands During January's LA Market Week


Launched in October, LABEL ARRAY's new LA Market Showcase offers buyers an opportunity to explore a variety of collections across multiple
categories in one convenient location: The CMC’s Penthouse. See below for a few brands we think you'll definitely want to see in person.




POL CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

We're very excited to feature POL CLOTHING, exhibiting for the first time in the LA Fashion District for LA Market Week, exclusively in LABEL ARRAY at the CMC. The brand is hugely popular among retailers in the national tradeshow circuit, boasting a consistently jam-packed booth at shows like WWDMagic. Why? Made in Los Angeles, POL Clothing's line is extensive & affordable, covering a range of styles to suit a myriad of boutique tastes. Collections range from loungewear to outerwear, from handbags to footwear. Designs include wardrobe staples, "better than basics", and trend-driven items reflecting POL's signature youthful, feminine aesthetic.






CARLOS SHOES

CARLOS BY CARLOS SANTANA footwear was launched in 2001, designed for the bold & free-spirited, and Inspired by the soulful rhythms of the artist's music. The brand is produced by Caleres Inc, whose goal is to provide footwear that separates itself from all other brands with unmatched embellishments, colors, textures and details. Additionally, a portion of Carlos Shoes' proceeds is dedicated to funding the Milagro Foundation, founded by Carlos and his family in 1998.  The Milagro Foundation benefits underserved and vulnerable children around the world in the areas of education, health and the arts.  For more information, please visit www.milagrofoundation.org.






SAVE THE DUCK

Represented by PEAK TO PUB SHOWROOM, SAVE THE DUCK is an innovative outerwear brand manufactured in Italy. Awarded the Vegan Fashion Award for Best Outerwear by PETA, the brand is committed to protecting the environment and animals, using its special Plumtech technology to create animal-free fashion. The sustainable brand is also designed for style & function, specializing in lightweight, waterproof, fashion-conscious jackets, vests & coats you'll want to wear year-round.


 


 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Brand Previews


We're thrilled to present you with a standout lineup of apparel, accessories, footwear, and lifestyle brands for the debut of LABEL ARRAY. Scroll down for a peek.




EVERLY CLOTHING

LA-based EVERLY CLOTHING was founded by sisters Fabiana Choi and Adriana Leaw whose vision was to create contemporary wardrobe classics that are stylish & playful, notable for clean lines & beautiful prints. We think they've accomplished just that and are excited to have them at LABEL ARRAY.




WANDERER BRACELETS

WANDERER BRACELETS is a handcrafted jewelry company whose designs represent your life’s journey - the people, places, and symbols that have made you who you are.
Produced with traditional methods by artisans in Bali, Indonesia.

Do you have a mantra or golden rule that your staff lives by?
"Not all who those who Wander are lost." -Tolkien.

What's one interesting fact you'd like buyers to know about this brand?
We want to be transparent about our production and encourage our customers to be inquisitive about where everything they buy comes from.

If your brand was a place on earth, what would it be?
Bali, of course!

Which designs/products are you most excited to present to buyers at the upcoming show & why?
Heading away from the coast, our new Adventure Collection includes three new pendant and color releases of Ax, Pine Tree, and Campfire with our Best Seller, the Big Mountain Bracelet. In addition, our recently released pendants inspired by Paris and New Orleans include the Fleur de Lis, Key, and Eiffel Tower are a foray into European symbology, a first for our tropical brand.

Who or what are some of your brand's muses & inspirations?
Travel, Wanderlust, Exploring new horizons.

What are some of the most exciting trends you are seeing?
Conscious gift giving - and we are all about it!




JOYA

A portion of the sale of every JOYA piece is donated to a very worthy cause: women. The brand pledges their time,
talent, and proceeds to their charity partners because giving back means a lot to the company.

Do you have a mantra or golden rule that your staff lives by?
JOYA was created by women for women. When women support each other incredible things can happen.

What's one interesting fact you'd like buyers to know about this brand?
All of our JOYA pieces are handmade, created from the finest natural materials, employing generation sold jewelry making techniques.

If your brand was a place on earth, what would it be?
The vibrant, colorful streets of the communities where many of our pieces are made in India and Bali.

Which designs/products are you most excited to present to buyers at the upcoming show & why?
We are pretty excited to share our Deco Diamond Collection! These pieces are made with tiny diamond shards set in a random mosaic pattern that creates an incredible sparkle. Our exclusive Deco Diamonds offer unique style while providing an interesting handmade story. Multiple beautiful styles offered.

Who or what are some of your brand's muses & inspirations?
We are inspired by our international travel and the lives of all of the women we meet.

What are some of the most exciting trends you are seeing?
We are loving the layering trend! Why stop at just one or two rings, bangles or necklaces when you can layer them to create a style just your own!




JIVA ACTIVEWEAR

JIVA is activewear built to outlast the sun and sweat. From studio to brunch + beyond, JIVA's garments are quick-dry, body-contouring and anti-microbial.
The range included active, swim, and lounge wear.

JOIN JIVA FOR A SPECIAL YOGA CLASS PRESENTED AT LABEL ARRAY
Monday, October 8 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO RSVP




BKR

Lifestyle brand BKR is known for their clean beauty products & chic BPA-free, glass & silicone bottles that provide beauty lovers with a clean, safe way to stay hydrated.
The brand has a cult following that inlcudes beauty editors, celebrities & fashion industry influencers.




MUSSE & CLOUD

MUSSE & CLOUD is a Spanish footwear brand committed to the continuous improvement of manufacturing processes to achieve the greatest comfort and carefully designed shoes. The brand is most notable for its premium leather, detail-oriented crafstmanship, and contemporary aesthetics.




EVELYN & BOBBIE

EVELYN & BOBBIE is committed to creating beautiful and purposeful intimate apparel products that make your life better.

Do you have a mantra or golden rule that your staff lives by?
Stand tall and lead from the heart.

What's one interesting fact you'd like buyers to know about this brand?
We are a women-led company, based in Portland, Oregon—a hub for groundbreaking performance apparel design.

Which designs/products are you most excited to present to buyers at the upcoming show & why?
We are excited to present three style of knickers - our High-Waisted Thong, Mid-Rise Girlshorts, and Retro Bikini.

Evelyn & Bobbie understands how important fit is, that’s why we have specifically engineered a four-way stretch fabric. Our unique fabric and bonding stretches to your body shape allowing one size to fit most for women size 0-16. 

Nude is not one color. We’ve created five options in a range of complexion colors that match varying skin tones for a sleek modern look that blend under light-colored clothing.

Created with comfort and quality as the first priority, our knickers are made from luxuriously soft fabric that stays in place throughout your day. Combine our fabric's unique softness with smooth, flat seams that feel minimal against your skin and you'll feel so comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing them. 

Who or what are some of your brand's muses & inspirations?
Our CEO, Bree, named the company after her two matriarchs: two real women who represent the union of Beauty and Purpose. Evelyn symbolizes grace and poise, and Bobbie symbolizes creativity and hard work.

What are some of the most exciting trends you are seeing?
Inclusivity for all women. Our brand symbolizes sisterhood and connection.




HADRON EPOCH

HADRON EPOCH is a design studio based in Los Angeles, creating premium-grade quality planners, journals, notepads, desktop goods, and practical lifestyle items to help customize your day-to-day routine. Their style is modern and clean, with a splash of chic in between. They hope to make the world a more vibrant place—one high-quality design at a time.




SBICCA

Founded in the 70s, SBICCA is a quintessential California brand whose designs are inspired by its sunny, freespirited lifestyle.
The brand is beloved for its vintage & bohemian inspired styles, most notably for clogs, wedges, and platform sandals.




DEX

DEX is comfortable, feminine, on-trend and affordable. The brand features an assortment of easy-care fabrications, novelty textures and of-the-moment must have pieces. Each collection is inspired by the latest runway looks & are designed for the fashion-conscious woman.

What's one interesting fact you'd like buyers to know about this brand?
We bring value to our customers with an incredible product, competitive price points, and gross margin share. Dex Clothing offers the Guaranteed Sales Program, to allow retailers to be more competitive with less risks taken.

If your brand was a place on earth, what would it be?
California for its relaxed, chill & trendy lifestyle.

Which designs/products are you most excited to present to buyers at the upcoming show & why?
The DEX S/S19 collection is a combination of vibrant colors, bold prints and unique textures. Designed to seamlessly transition from cool Spring evenings into hot Summer days, the collection is infused with notable layering styles that will carry you through till Fall. The Spring/Summer 19 collection is one that is fun, flirty and feminine, playing up our women’s personal sense of unique style.

Who or what are some of your brand's muses & inspirations?
Blogger/Influencer Emily Herren

What are some of the most exciting trends you are seeing?
Vibrant colors & bold prints, relaxed silhouettes, and 90’s inspired


 


 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Spring 19 Brand Previews


This October, CMC launches a new, reimagined showcase for women's apparel, accessories, footwear, beauty, gift & home.
Here are just a couple of notable exhibitors you won't want to miss.




CHINESE LAUNDRY | DEBUTS NEW BRAND

We're excited to host the LA Market debut of 42 Gold at LABEL ARRAY. 42 Gold is the newest footwear brand developed by LA-based Chinese Laundry, who will also show CL by Laundry, Kristin Cavallari by Chinese Laundry, and Dirty Laundry. Don't miss the opportunity to be one of the first retailers to view the unveiling of 42 Gold exclusively showing at LABEL ARRAY.

Additionally, in celebration of 42 Gold's launch, buyers and the general public are invited to the Chinese Laundry Van on CMC's 9th Street Plaza during Label Array. Shop exclusive styles and walk away with some complimentary swag.

Until then, we're sharing a few favorites from Chinese Laundry's latest lookbook featuring the beautiful Jamie Kidd.






PERI | IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Made in Southern California, PERI is an eco-friendly brand using locally sourced organic cotton and ethically-produced in concert with fair-trade artisans and factories. Learn more about what inspires the designer behind the brand below.


Do you have a mantra or golden rule that your staff lives by?

If you are moving towards it (sustainability) you are not moving away from it.

If your brand was a place on earth, what would it be?
The California coast!

Which designs/products are you most excited to present to buyers at the upcoming show & why?
Buyers are still very enthusiastic about the Baja Dress we debuted for Spring 2018. We offered it in two lengths: midi and long versions. This Spring 2019, we're excited to offer a shorter version [black dress pictured above]! We're also introducing a flowy tank dress that we love. It's very versatile and fun, with colors that pop!

Who or what are some of your brand's muses & inspirations?
Designer Peri Donch is a California native inspired by the fluidity of the days into nights, California topography, desert sage, the ocean blue of Laguna Beach, the grey of San Francisco's skyline, the deep brown of the sequoias, and the purple of morning glories.

What are some of the most exciting trends you are seeing?
As a sustainable brand, we're most excited to see the sustainability trend continuing to grow and the positive impact it will have for the future of fashion.











  
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