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DESIGNER PROFILE

Fueled by Heritage, Contemporary by Design

By Alison A. Nieder | October 9, 2014

The jewelry-like gold zippers are polished by hand in Japan, the motorcycle jackets are lined in silk, and the pattern on a leather shift dress is also done by hand. These are the exacting details Denise Fócil puts into her contemporary collection.

Duarte Gives Activewear a Fashionable Edge

Duarte Gives Activewear a Fashionable Edge

Henry Duarte is joining the ath-leisure movement, but the Los Angeles designer is putting his signature rock ’n’ roll stamp on the growing trend.

International Man of Swimwear

International Man of Swimwear

Back at the helm of his namesake label, Gideon Oberson channels his international perspective and haute couture training to the fine art of swimwear design.

Islands in the Stream

Islands in the Stream

Designing swimwear and running a swimwear company are worlds apart. So why shouldn’t a swimwear designer’s studio be a world apart from corporate headquarters? Many are.

Crooks & Castles: After Friend’s Shocking Death, a Collection

Crooks & Castles: After Friend’s Shocking Death, a Collection

The Spring ’15 looks of Crooks & Castles are in stores, and the streetwear brand’s Fall ’14 styles will be previewed at the upcoming Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif., but the Crooks label made one of its most heartfelt statements on June 19.

Lauren Moshi Marks 10 Years of Fashion

Lauren Moshi Marks 10 Years of Fashion

The Lauren Moshi brand of T-shirts was touched by a beginner’s luck that never faded.

Cross Colours Bringing the Brand Back

Cross Colours Bringing the Brand Back

Carl Jones will officially relaunch Cross Colours at the Jan. 7–8 run of the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif.

Freenote: Denim-Driven Menswear With a Focus on Authenticity

Freenote: Denim-Driven Menswear With a Focus on Authenticity

Brothers Matt and Andrew Brodrick 's menswear brand is a tightly focused concept and a 100 percent made-in-America production.

Allen Schwartz Ventures into Young Contemporary and Plus Sizes

Allen Schwartz Ventures into Young Contemporary and Plus Sizes

The fashion veteran Allen Schwartz reinvents himself with new collections.

New Collection From a Second-Generation Goldschmied

New Collection From a Second-Generation Goldschmied

Luxury streetwear from a second-generation Goldschmied.

Apparel Industry Gets Behind Mickey Sills in His Cancer Fight

Apparel Industry Gets Behind Mickey Sills in His Cancer Fight

P.J. Salvage and Scanty Clothing Founder Mickey Sills is launching a new brand

Shalom Cultural Peace Project: Peace, Fun and Streetwear

Shalom Cultural Peace Project: Peace, Fun and Streetwear

Shalom Cultural Peace Project plans on proving that peace can be promoted along with having fun.

Unique Vintage Swim: New Line/Vintage Style

Unique Vintage Swim: New Line/Vintage Style

There’s always another angle in the retro fashion biz.

Las Vegas Resource Guide

Alvanon, BBCN Bank, Bibby Financial Services, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, Dallas Market Center, Designer Fabric Warehouse, Dragonfly Clothing/Fender, Fashion Patterns, etc.

Vintage-Inspired, Designed for All

Vintage-Inspired, Designed for All

Lauren Moffatt is a brand known for its vintage-inspired garments, with retro prints that hone in on a seasonal vibe.

Optimistic Contemporary

Optimistic Contemporary

A new collection by the former owner of West Hollywood boutique Xin

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