By Andrew Asch | February 6, 2020
Former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and founder of the denim brand Trinidad3, Trinidad Garcia III, recently expanded his collection with a fresh take on jeans that are beautiful to wear but also ease daily life for leg amputees such as Marine veteran—and the campaign’s latest model—Josue Barron.
For its second collection, the Los Angeles–headquartered brand Kindom decided against buying more fabric to produce the line yet adding more categories to the label.
Wildfox Couture was acquired by Fam Brands, it was announced on Feb. 3, just a few days before the bankrupt Wildfox was scheduled to be auctioned off.
Global inspiration is at the heart of the Mozambique-born, Los Angeles–based designer Malena Ruth. Her eponymous brand has encountered an issue within fashion that she hopes will re-center the appropriation by Western designers into an appreciation for the communities from which they take their inspiration. Now, as she celebrates her 10-year anniversary, Ruth is sharing her story of giving back.
Known for its simple essentials in the womenswear category, Z Supply recently announced a number of changes as the company expands. The formerly Irvine, Calif.–headquartered brand recently moved into a new 25,000-square-foot office space in Costa Mesa, Calif. With this move, the company gains more than 5,000 additional square feet.
Los Angeles’ Funeral Party brand has been sold in San Francisco’s influential Stashed boutique for a few months as well as in a couple of Tokyo-area boutiques such as Sugata.
After guiding the Eddie Bauer outdoor brand to a merger with surf-and-youth retailer Pacific Sunwear of California to form the operating company PSEB Group, Mike Egeck will step down as chief executive officer, it was announced Jan. 23. His last day on the job will be Feb. 4, said Neale Attenborough, PSEB chairman.
The love affair between Linda and Johnny Ramone was immortalized in iconic songs such as “She’s a Sensation." For its next step in pop-culture history, this love story will be printed on a sock.
Los Angeles–headquartered Wildfox Couture, LLC, and Wildfox Couture IP Holdings, LLC, are scheduled to sell the brand’s assets and inventory at a live auction on Feb. 5, according to Brian Testo Associates, LLC, an asset-management company based in Westlake Village, Calif., which will be managing the sale.
With less than a year under its belt, Radda Golf by Jason Fields and Ivan Dominguez is breaking into the performance-apparel segment while also disrupting the culture that surrounds the sport, which has traditionally been reserved for the wealthy.
Since fashion veteran Jill Roberts started Honorine, a Los Angeles–headquartered linen-dress and beach-cover-up line, she typically delivered the brand to retailers during three seasons, Spring, Summer and Resort, but Roberts said that she’s looking to shake up the industry’s seasonal traditions.
Fashion veteran Robert Rodriguez was recently named the new chief creative officer for Halston, the brand announced earlier this year. Taking over for Marie Mazelis, the former chief creative officer/creative director, Rodriguez brings with him a career defined by work with some of the most venerable fashion houses.
Following the departure of Robbins Brothers’ president and chief executive officer Andy Heyneman, who had been with the company—also known as “The Engagement Ring Store”—for 14 years, the Los Angeles jewelry brand’s board of directors announced the appointment of Marc Friedant to the CEO role. For the past 18 months, Friedant has served as president and chief financial officer.
Following the 2017 transition of his company from ABS by Allen Schwartz into a simpler, eponymous Allen Schwartz brand, the company’s founder continued to focus on remaining true to a core mission of improving fashion by making better garments. This included trusting the design leadership of Bianca Bernal, the company’s creative director and designer, who has worked with the company since 2012.