Paul Frank Returning to the Company He Founded

By Deborah Belgum | February 1, 2016

Paul Frank Sunich, the man who invented Julius the Monkey and founded Paul Frank Industries—only to be forced out from his namesake venture—is back with the label.

American Apparel Emerges From Bankruptcy

After four months in bankruptcy, Los Angeles clothing maker American Apparel announced on Feb. 5 that it had exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a reorganization plan was approved days earlier by the U.S. bankruptcy court.

Turkish Denim Mill Bossa Opens Showroom in LA

To celebrate the opening of its new showroom in downtown Los Angeles, Turkish denim mill Bossa hosted a grand opening party and denim trend presentation on Jan. 15.

Denim from the 19th Century to the 21st

Levi Strauss filed the first patent for a distinctive pair of work pant made from a twill fabric in 1873. But denim work pants—or jeans—had been worn even earlier. The Fashion Institute of Technology recently organized “Denim: Fashion’s Frontier,” an exhibition charting the history and evolution of jeans, at the Fashion and Textile History Gallery at the Museum at FIT in New York.

Fox Names David Durham Creative Director

Motocross and mountain-biking clothing brand Fox Racing, a division of Fox Head Inc., announced some big changes, according to a Feb. 3 company statement.

California Market Center Makes Big Push to Add More Exhibition Space

The California Market Center—the biggest apparel showroom complex in the Los Angeles Fashion District—is undergoing a metamorphosis by adding more mammoth exhibition space and consolidating showrooms onto fewer floors.

Third-Quarter Revenues Slip for American Apparel

Third-Quarter Revenues Slip for American Apparel

Just days after American Apparel was cleared to exit bankruptcy, the troubled Los Angeles clothing maker filed its third-quarter earnings results showing the company is bleeding money.

Letter to the Editor: Charney Responds to the Bankruptcy Court Decision

Dov Charney Responds to the Bankruptcy Court Decision

Quiksilver Announces Bankruptcy Exit

Surf giant Quiksilver Inc. plans to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by Feb. 8, it was announced on Jan. 28. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the Huntington Beach, Calif.–headquartered company’s plans for reorganization. The bankruptcy was declared in September 2015.

Dov Charney Loses in American Apparel Takeover Bid

Dov Charney Loses in American Apparel Takeover Bid

A U.S. bankruptcy judge rejects Dov Charney's bid to take over American Apparel.

American Apparel and Charney Testify in Bankruptcy Court

American Apparel founder Dov Charney, current Chief Executive Office Paula Schneider and others vying for a stake in the future of the Los Angeles–based apparel manufacturer and retailer recently appeared before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon in Wilmington, Del.

Crew Knitwear Hires Former Kellwood Exec as CEO

Los Angeles–based Crew Knitwear, maker of the Bobeau and H.I.P. brands, has hired Tricia Franklin as chief executive officer.

Showroom Profile: The NTWRK Agency

The NTWRK Agency is on the move. In December, the showroom started a massive remodel of its space in the “B” wing of the California Market Center. It also embarked on an expansion. A wall of the adjacent showroom, B-405, was knocked down and The NTWRK added additional real estate.

AAFA Names Helfenbein as New President and CEO

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the trade group in Washington, D.C., comprising 530 apparel and footwear members representing 1,000 brands, has selected apparel and footwear veteran Rick Helfenbein to become the new president and chief executive of the organization.

Showroom Profile: Now Showroom LA

Couture, contemporary and ready-to-wear styles from designers around the world fill the new Now Showroom LA, opened recently by Natasha Greizen, a Los Angeles jewelry designer and entrepreneur.