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DESIGNER PROFILE

Bringing Production Back to the U.S.

By By Alyson Bender | April 17, 2014

When Lonnie and Karen Kane established the Karen Kane clothing line in 1979, everything was manufactured stateside. Economic shifts that took place during the 1980s forced the Kanes to look overseas.

Tadashi Shoji Charts the World of Fashion to Stay Successful

Tadashi Shoji Charts the World of Fashion to Stay Successful

At the end of his recent runway show at New York Fashion Week, when the last model had sashayed down the catwalk, Tadashi Shoji’s first thoughts were, “What will I be doing for the next season?”

Michael Stars: Balancing 'Made in LA' With 'Made in Peru'

Michael Stars: Balancing 'Made in LA' With 'Made in Peru'

Michael Stars takes pride in its buttery soft cotton T-shirts and tops renowned for their quality and comfort.

Freedom Artists: Wearable Art on a Tee

Freedom Artists: Wearable Art on a Tee

Imagine going to a cool art-gallery opening—except instead of canvases and glossy prints hanging on the walls of a white room, it’s T-shirts with the photographs, paintings, illustrations and collages printed on them.

The Return of St. Pucchi

The Return of St. Pucchi

Rani Totman’s retail business has a good sense of timing. In 2007, she let the lease run out for the flagship of her St. Pucchi bridal line. Subsequently, she ducked some of the pain of the Great Recession.

LuxSwim: Understated Elegance

LuxSwim: Understated Elegance

Designer Nicole Vaughn is looking to incorporate an understated elegance with her LuxSwim collection.

Venus Williams' EleVen Is Made in LA

Venus Williams' EleVen Is Made in LA

Venus Williams, who turns heads as much with her flair for style as her 125-mph serves, believes if you don’t look good, you won’t play well. The tennis pro contends that looking good even enhances athletic performance.

Halston Carves Out Designer Niche in Los Angeles

Halston Carves Out Designer Niche in Los Angeles

From his corporate aerie, Ben Malka, the newest chairman and chief executive of Halston, has a sweeping vista of skyscrapers clustered around the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

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