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St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

By Deborah Belgum | July 14, 2016

St. John, the venerable Southern California luxury label that is a staple in many well-heeled shoppers’ closets, has been on an odyssey in recent years.

Lucy Introduces Extended Size Range

Lucy, the Alameda, Calif.–based activewear brand, is launching a new extended-size range.

Football Pro Terrell Owens Launched Prototype 81

Football Pro Terrell Owens Launched Prototype 81

Former NFL player Terrell Owens launched a new luxury activewear collection during the recent run of the MRket trade show at the Javits Center in New York.

Obituary: Showroom Owner Terry Ventre, 62

Terese Virginia Ventre—known to her friends, familiar and colleagues as Terr—died on June 23 after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 62 years old.

Coolibar Acquired by California Company

Minneapolis-based sun-protective apparel and accessories maker Coolibar Inc. has been acquired by Olivarius Hospitality California, a Santa Barbara, Calif.–based company owned by Olivier Leclercq.

Andrew Richard Named VP Regional Sales for ASICS America

Irvine, Calif.–based ASICS America Corp., the U.S. headquarters of Japanese footwear and athletic apparel brand ASICS, has named sportswear industry veteran Andrew Richard vice president of regional sales for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Fall/Winter ’17-18 Key Denim Directions by Trendstop

Fall/Winter ’17-18 Key Denim Directions by Trendstop

Denim is transcending its workwear roots. Global fashion forecasting agency Trendstop gave us the lowdown on the major denim trends for Fall/Winter ’17/’18—from key silhouettes to surface finishes.

VF Corp. Sells 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss to Delta Galil

VF Corp. is selling two of its top contemporary brands to Delta Galil, an Israeli apparel manufacturer that is more than 40 years old.

LA Streetwear Company Buys Women’s Online Clothing Site

Stikeleather Apparel recently announced it acquired the online women’s clothing retailer White Plum, based in Modesto, Calif.

Interim Director Named for Fashion District BID

While the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District searches for a new executive director, the BID’s managing director will step in on an interim basis.

Roicom USA: Texas Factory With High-Tech, Denim Expertise and Social Message Looks to L.A.

Roicom USA’s sister production company, ReadyOne, employs the severely disabled to produce apparel and equipment for the U.S. military.

Rails: Contemporary L.A. to Global Lifestyle Brand

Rails: Contemporary L.A. to Global Lifestyle Brand

Rails launched with one hat at Fred Segal in 2008 and has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Rooted in classic silhouettes reinterpreted with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic, the brand takes its inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle of LA.

A Vested Interest: Tailored Menswear With a Twist

A Vested Interest: Tailored Menswear With a Twist

A Vested Interest, the menswear collection designed by William Beranek and Bill Beasley, features pieces that bridge the divide between tailored menswear and casual sportswear.

McGuire Denim Expands Into Sportswear

McGuire Denim Expands Into Sportswear

McGuire Denim is known for its glossy take on heritage denim, and this Fall, with a foray into sportswear, the brand is poised for growth.

Under Armour Launched Mobile UA Shop

Under Armour launched its first mobile app created to mix shopping with its Under Armour Connected Fitness platform, which includes several applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.