Athleisure—Fad or Fashion for the Long Haul?

By Deborah Belgum | August 13, 2015

A fleeting trend or a cultural shift? That is the question everyone is asking about the popularity of athleisure clothing.

Alternative Closing L.A. Design Lab, Vows To Stay in Calif.

For about five years, Atlanta-area basics label Alternative ran a design lab in Los Angeles’ Fashion District. However, the more than 20-person office is scheduled to close by the end of the year, said Evan Toporek, chief executive officer of Alternative.

Hurley Steps Down as CEO of Hurley

Bob Hurley is stepping down as the chief executive officer of Hurley International.

American Apparel Focusing on Building New Product

American Apparel Focusing on Building New Product

Financial woes throw American Apparel into bankruptcy court.

Quarterly Report: Baby Boomer and Millennial Impact Leads the Economic Forecast for LAEDC

The economy is gearing up for a major shift as the huge baby boomer generation enters retirement and the even larger millennial generation begins taking a greater position in the workforce.

Shibata Wins WWDMAGIC’s Crème de la Crème

Japanese-born designer Ayumi Shibata put her angle on Americana and bohemian styles with her label / éis / Los Angeles, and with help from the WWDMAGIC trade show this Los Angeles–based designer is going to Paris.

Online Auction Set for Assets of Sublimation Printer Avid Ink

A live online auction for the assets of Southern California garment and fabric printer Avid Ink will be held on Sept. 29.

Obituary: Designer Carole Little, 79

Obituary: Designer Carole Little, 79

Designer Carole Little passed away on Sept. 19 at her home in San Diego following a long illness. She was 79.

ASICS America Hires Footwear Veteran to Replace Retiring CEO

ASICS America, the Irvine, Calif.–based U.S. arm of Japanese footwear brand ASICS, hired Gene McCarthy to replace ASICS America Group President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Wulff, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Eve Denim: Inspired by Vintage, Made in L.A.

Eve Denim: Inspired by Vintage, Made in L.A.

Native New Yorker Adelaide Bourbon moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and had the good fortune to meet and work for Joie co-founder Serge Azria just as he was launching his Equipment label.

Clade Introduces Rock Looks for Women

Clade Introduces Rock Looks for Women

Maya Reynolds, downtown Los Angeles designer for CLADEman, used her line, worn by male rock stars such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Perry Farrell and Chris Martin from Coldplay, as an inspiration for her new line, CLADEwoman

Jesse Curlee to Retire from Supima

Jesse Curlee, who has had a career in the cotton industry for more than 35 years, announced he will retire as president and chief executive of Supima, a premium American cotton brand, at the end of this year.

Oscar Utierrè: Post LAFW, He Takes New York Fashion Week Bow With WantMyLook

Oscar Utierrè: Post LAFW, He Takes New York Fashion Week Bow With WantMyLook

Oscar Utierrè made his Los Angeles debut with his mysterious, theatrical Ophelia line from his self-named emerging designer label, Oscar Utierrè, earlier this year.

California Relaxes Requirements for “Made in USA’ Labels

One of the smallest items on a piece of clothing is the inside tag noting where the garment was made. Yet it is one of the biggest headaches in apparel manufacturing.

California’s Drought has Buhler Considering Wider Cotton Possibilities

California is known for its high-quality Pima cotton, but the state’s ongoing drought has had an impact on cotton yields and prices.

Joe’s Jeans Reaches Deal for Major Transformation

After months of negotiations, Joe's Jeans finishes up deal to sell the Joe's brand and form a new company.