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Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s fourth annual Fashion Awards special supplement, in which we celebrate the outstanding work performed by the remarkable individuals and companies that make up one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors of industry today – the apparel industry! In the following pages we hope to shed additional light on some of the premier examples of the professionals and companies that make the fashion world tick. Our awards acknowledge the top apparel companies that drive tremendous economic growth in our region. These industry leaders continue to make Southern California a major force in the business of fashion. We had a wide range of award categories this year including acknowledgements of the cream of the crop in Social Responsibility, Professional Service, Supplier/Vendor, Influencer/Trendsetter, Rising Brand, Technology Innovation, Made in California, Philanthropy and, of course, our Fashion Industry Icon of the Year. The Awards took place on Wednesday, November 29th at the City Club LA and it was a great event – honoring those leading lights in our region’s fashion scene and singling out the most impressive achievements across the full spectrum of this ever-evolving industry. It should be noted that each of the finalists and honorees featured in these pages has played a key role, not only in the success of the apparel industry, but in the success of the Los Angeles economy as a whole. So to all the great organizations profiled in this volume we say thank you!
CEO & Publisher
Honorees and Finalists
FASHION INFLUENCER/TRENDSETTER AWARD
DIRECT TO CONSUMER AWARD
MADE IN CALIFORNIA AWARD
PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
RISING BRAND AWARD
SUPPLIER/VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARD
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
INDUSTRY ICON AWARD
For a list of nominees, click here.