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March 21, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
In a new twist on sustainable fashion, designers aren't just embracing new fabrics made from organic cotton, hemp or bamboo, they're pawing through piles of clothing waste, crafting high-fashion, hand-made items from old cashmere sweaters, T- shirts and other castoffs. In the U.S., there's a lot to choose from. Almost 9 million tons of clothes and shoes end up in the municipal waste stream each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. "Most sustainable fashion is focused on substituting materials, whether it's going from conventional cotton to organic, or from [synthetic]
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April 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
One season under the NHL's realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West. The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won their new conference's two wild-card playoff berths. The Red Wings will make their 23rd consecutive postseason appearance, and the Blue Jackets will make their second appearance in franchise history. First place in the East - and overall - went to the Boston Bruins, with the Ducks winning the No. 1 spot in the West.
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February 21, 2010 | Adam Tschorn
Like the women's collections, the menswear offerings for fall/winter 2010 were retro-nouveau, a plumbing (and updating) of the past to outfit the fellow of the not-too-distant future. Among the overarching trends to come out of the Bryant Park tents for the last time (next season, after 18 years, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York is relocating to Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center) were the following: Leather jackets Like the fall/winter 2010 collections shown on the runways of Milan and Paris in January, much of the menswear shown on the runways during New York Fashion Week focused on statement outerwear pieces.
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March 2, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Some things were settled by halftime Sunday. UCLA was not going to repeat as Pac-12 champion. Arizona clinched the conference regular-season title while the Bruins were sorting out issues in the locker room. Some things were unsettling by halftime. BOX SCORE: UCLA 74, Oregon State 69 Steve Alford, UCLA's always dapper-looking coach, ditched his jacket. That he didn't consider replacing it with a straitjacket was to his credit. In the first half the Bruins showed why they've lagged so far behind Arizona in the standings.
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August 30, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
A new style brigade has started to invade stores and malls, and the rank and file are, not surprisingly, wearing a uniform -- of sorts. Military-inspired jackets are a key item for the fall season, and they've been designed in a range of styles, at price points to suit almost any budget. This style of jacket has moved in and out of fashion for decades, particularly in the music world, beginning with the Beatles and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." More recently Chris Martin of Coldplay, Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West have worn military-inspired jackets, updating them with slim jeans and designer sneakers.
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September 30, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
Avant garde Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo showed her spring-summer 2013 Comme des Garcons collection Saturday afternoon underneath one of the docks on the Seine at Paris Fashion Week. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Damsels of deconstruction. Long blond Guinevere-style wigs. Helmets made out of recycled metal junk. White muslin cloth dresses and tops that were assemblages of bustles, ruffles, sleeves and pieces of gold leather biker jackets. Some were worn over plasticky white pleated skirts or cuffed shorts.
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December 18, 2011 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
It couldn't be further from the conventional period drama with the nipped-waist bodices and ostentatious accessories that frequently garner award show attention for costuming. Nonetheless, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," the American film based on the first book of Stieg Larsson's popular Millennium trilogy, is likely to attract some attention with its hard-hitting looks that reflect a darker side of contemporary street fashion. The producers of the film, which opens Dec. 20, put together a style dream team to transform actress Rooney Mara into Lisbeth Salander, a waifish, goth-punk heroine who becomes an unlikely ally for a journalist involved in a twisted mystery.
SPORTS
December 6, 2008 | Helene Elliott
VS. COLUMBUS Time: 7:30 On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Where: Staples Center. Records: Kings 10-11-4, Blue Jackets 11-11-3. Record vs. Blue Jackets (2007-08): 1-3. Update: After this game, the Kings will have played 18 home games and only eight on the road, an imbalance that will tilt the other way in February and March. Being at home didn't help them against Columbus last season: they lost both games at Staples Center. Columbus' Raffi Torres was scheduled to undergo knee surgery this week.
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February 12, 2004
"At some point, I had a hand in his face, I was almost touching his eyes, and he still came out shooting." Rashad McCants, North Carolina sophomore guard, on Georgia Tech's B.J. Elder, who made five consecutive three-point baskets in the Yellow Jackets' 88-77 victory over the Tar Heels on Tuesday.
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December 24, 1997
Re "Cyber-Geeks Try to Hack High-Class Ways," Dec. 14: In the fine restaurants and formal dinner parties I've known, it is far worse manners for gentlemen to remove their jackets than to use the wrong fork. MRS. M.L. WHITMORE Brentwood
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February 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- And just like that, Marc by Marc Jacobs is cool again. For their debut, Brit "It" girl designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier showed a brash, Riot Grrrl/punk/ninja-themed collection that put Jacobs' flailing secondary line back on the map. In recent years, Marc by Marc had devolved into a watered-down, fashion-irrelevant department store brand. So Jacobs hired Bartley and Hillier as creative directors to give the label a new direction. And they did just that, mixing a '90s-era agitprop vibe (Riot Grrrls meets Pussy Riot)
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February 6, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
The Kings honored their six Olympians on Thursday, inviting them to take one more trip around the Staples Center ice before leaving for Sochi and next week's tournament. But all six had to put in a little extra work on their way out the door. And that led to a nice parting gift, with defenseman Robyn Regehr scoring in overtime to end a four-game losing streak and give the Kings a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Regehr's goal, on a rising shot from just off the left circle at 2 minutes 33 seconds, also gave the Kings their fourth win in six overtime periods this season.
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December 23, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
What is the one item you always have on you? For me, it's my cellphone. So when I heard about the Yellow Jacket iPhone case, equipped with a built-in, battery-powered stun gun that can charge your phone at the same time, I had to try it out for myself and see what all the buzz was about. At a glance, the Yellow Jacket , named after the predatory wasp, looks like any other hard-plastic protective phone case, just a lot bulkier. But what is, eh, shocking about this case is what's concealed inside.
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December 20, 2013 | By David Wharton
Two downhill skiers at a World Cup event in Italy this week are testing a jacket that has air bags that deploy in violent falls. The Italian manufacturer Dainese developed the protective garment for winter sports and motorcycle riding. It has air bags embedded in the chest, abdomen and back areas. Werner Heel of Italy and Jan Hudec of Canada wore the jackets during training runs in Val Gardena this week, according to the Associated Press. International Ski Federation officials have been working with Dainese to develop a system that will deploy the air bags at a point where racers can no longer control their falls.
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December 13, 2013 | Roy Wallack, Gear
Back in the day, "Just do it" was the standard exercise mantra, a simple, silent pact between an individual and his or her motivation. Well, that's so Rocky Balboa. Today's data-drenched workout world doesn't need no stinkin' willpower of steel - just a USB port, Bluetooth and an Internet connection. Smart bracelets, smart goggles and other techy stuff worn on our bodies are turning us all into cycling cyborgs and robo-runners, with enough built-in coaches and clever distractions and real-time performance readouts to raise a top athlete's game and get the most dedicated couch potato moving.
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October 23, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Soft-drink maker Coca-Cola has tapped L.A.-based designer/collaboration king Darren Romanelli , a.k.a. Dr. Romanelli, a.k.a. DRx  (big "r" little "x" -- like a doctor's Rx) to create a capsule collection of pieced-together retro Coke clothing found at flea markets and in vintage stores around the world. While news of the Coca-Cola by DRx collection has been out for a few days now (we mentioned it in Monday's Fashion News report ), the official reveal of the collection -- and launch party -- took place Tuesday night at New York City's New Museum, and we've finally had a chance to see some of the pieces in the collection.
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July 5, 1987
In response to Jerry Hulse's lead item in the June 21 Travel Tips, I've managed to walk Las Ramblas and many other streets in cities around the world without the loss of any possessions--because I sew a zippered pocket inside jackets suitable for every climate. Before I leave my hotel I zip my money, traveler's checks, passport, plane ticket and VISA card inside the pocket, and away I go. I make the pockets of a good firm cotton, sew the zipper about an inch from the top, and whip them into my jackets by hand.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
About 35,000 Wagner paint sprayers, manufactured in China and imported by Wagner Spray Tech Corp. of Plymouth, Minn., are being recalled because the on-off switch can dislodge from the casing, exposing the electrical connections. This poses a risk of shocks. The sprayers were sold for about $99 at chain home centers and hardware stores around the country between August 2007 and April 2009. Information: (888) 925-6244, www.wagnerspraytech .com or www.cpsc.gov. About 1,300 hooded jackets for children, manufactured in Pakistan and imported by Jason Evans Associates of Hewlett, N.Y., are being recalled because the hood's drawstring poses a strangulation hazard.
NEWS
September 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- With the spring and summer 2014 men's and women's collection, shown Sunday, Mark   McNairy   gleefully pushed the now ubiquitous camouflage trend to the brink of extinction. The inspiration: Climb inside   McNairy's brainpan at your own risk, but based on the last look of the show -- which included a T-shirt printed with: "Hey hey, my my, camouflage will never die" -- he was either defiantly   embracing camo   culture or laying it on extra thick and hoping for an accidental overdose.
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