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Top Denim Messages from CR20 Collections With an Eye Toward CR21

By Sharon Graubard, Contributing Writer | August 8, 2019

Cruise collections offer plenty of denim ideas, from updates on silhouettes to subtle details and evolved washes.

Authentic Brands Group Gets a $875 Million Investment

The Authentic Brands Group acquired the Costa Mesa, Calif., Volcom label and media property Sports Illustrated respectively in April and May of this year.

Steve Madden Acquires BB Dakota

After a 14-year run as an independent young-contemporary label, BB Dakota, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., announced Aug. 13 that it was acquired by the footwear-and-accessories company Steve Madden.

Surf Chiefs Challenged to be More Eco-Conscious at Waterman’s

Surf Chiefs Challenged to be More Eco-Conscious at Waterman’s

Supporting environmentalism is the main goal of Waterman’s, which is the annual fund-raiser produced by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.

Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act Could Diversify Cashmere Sourcing for U.S.

Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act Could Diversify Cashmere Sourcing for U.S.

Following the Trump administration’s declaration of raising tariffs by 10 percent on $300 billion of Chinese goods come Sept. 1—not including the $250 billion subjected to the existing 25 percent tariff—exports from China to the United States rose according to the General Administration of Customs earlier this week.

After Blazing His Own Path With Big Tech Clients, Matthew Moses Launches Mansfield Outpost

After Blazing His Own Path With Big Tech Clients, Matthew Moses Launches Mansfield Outpost

A big part of the clothing business is making apparel for different professions, such as scrubs for doctors, suits for lawyers and coveralls for mechanics. Matthew Moses has built a business out of making sportswear for different employee groups who work for technology giants such as Google.

Vans Names New Exec

The Costa Mesa, Calif.–headquartered Vans brand named Michel Bilodeau as vice president and general manager for Vans’ Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Mitchell Evan Brand Looks at New Directions With Women’s Styles

Mitchell Evan Brand Looks at New Directions With Women’s Styles

When men’s high-end basics line Mitchell Evan planned to release a women’s collection, the Los Angeles–headquartered brand’s executives did not want to take a one-silhouette-fits-all approach, said creative director Jarret Levin.

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New Lines

Hyden Yoo Brings Back Pioneering Brand Gotcha

Hyden Yoo Brings Back Pioneering Brand Gotcha

Men’s clothier and streetwear designer Hyden Yoo hopes to write a comeback story for the pioneering action-sports brand Gotcha.

Figs Injects Fashion Into Medical Scrubs

Figs Injects Fashion Into Medical Scrubs

For years, the $10-billion medical-uniform business was dominated by a handful of companies making loose, boxy scrubs for personnel in the operating room or caring for the infirm. Fashion was an afterthought.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Makes New Executive Appointment

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Makes New Executive Appointment

The board of San Francisco’s Sustainable Apparel Coalition has appointed Amina Razvi to the role of executive director.

Nike Reportedly Exploring Hurley Sale

Surprise registered in the surf world July 25 when Reuters published a story that athleticwear giant Nike Inc. was exploring a sale of Hurley International, which it acquired for an undisclosed amount in 2002.

Mega Fashion Club Says Its Mega Wrap Will Live Large

Mega Fashion Club Says Its Mega Wrap Will Live Large

The activewear market continues to grow on a foundation of well-known styles such as leggings, sweats, racer-back tops and track jackets.

Alkhemist Grows L.A. Apparel Industry and Cultivates Cannabis at its Center

Alkhemist Grows L.A. Apparel Industry and Cultivates Cannabis at its Center

With his sights set on the future of using hemp in a variety of goods, James Jeans founder James Chung unveiled one of the first fully licensed and legal cannabis-cultivation facilities in Los Angeles, which he is opening with college friend Conrad Yun.

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