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Gap Inc. Names New Head of Gap Brand

By Dorothy Crouch | June 14, 2018

Neil Fiske, who has held top executive positions at Billabong International and Eddie Bauer, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Gap brand, a role he will assume at the San Francisco company on June 20.

Former Liz Claiborne CEO Named to Deckers Brands Board of Directors

William McComb, who headed up Liz Clairborne for eight years and was there when the label changed its name to Fifth & Pacific Companies, has been named to the board of directors of the California shoe company Deckers Brands.

Designer Candice Cuoco Sees Inspiration in Her Move to Los Angeles

In the past, Candice Cuoco’s connection to Los Angeles was when she traveled down from her native Bay Area eight times a year, spending two weeks in the city during each visit to source materials. Now a place she calls home, Los Angeles provides a lot more than valuable manufacturing and fabric sourcing.

A Clothing Label to Fill In the Gaps

After years of being surrounded by pixels and algorithms in the tech industry, Scott Carter was ready for a change. His next career move was to transition to the fashion industry and start a new label called Kiln.

Upcycle Stands Up for Sustainable Manufacturing

Upcycle Stands Up for Sustainable Manufacturing

After 16 years at American Apparel, Tabitha Vogelsong and John Chung were on a mission to create a responsible apparel brand.

Mountain Hardwear Names New Marketing Director

Mountain Hardwear, the Northern California outdoors wear company owned by Columbia Sportswear, has named a new head of marketing.

Guess? Inc. Joins the Movement to Make Better Denim Jeans for the Environment

As an apparel brand whose denim products represent 20 percent to 25 percent of its business, Guess? Inc. hopes to reduce the environmental threats that often result from making its jeans.

Maui and Sons Announces American Eagle Collaboration Line

With the help of Maui and Sons, American Eagle Outfitters is going surf.

Orange Coast College Launches an Apparel Sustainability Program

The future of the fashion job market is green, said Lauren Becker, the fashion department coordinator at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif.

LA Apparel Contractor Ships ‘Hot Goods’ to Charlotte Russe Prompting Restraining Order

Apparel subcontractor cited for not paying minimum wage for goods destined for Charlotte Russe.

Levi Strauss Shows Strong First-Quarter Revenue Gains

Levi Strauss & Co., that venerable denim brand founded in San Francisco in 1853, has been on a revenue roll recently as it diversifies its products and targets the international market for growth.

AST Sportswear Takes Over Where American Apparel Left Off

AST Sportswear Takes Over Where American Apparel Left Off

When American Apparel went bankrupt and laid off some 3,500 employees last year, another company was waiting in the wings to take over the title of the largest vertically integrated T-shirt venture in the United States.

Haggar Acquires Louis Raphael

Men’s clothier Haggar Clothing Co. announced it purchased certain assets of San Francisco Bay Area menswear company Kizan International Inc., whose label is Louis Raphael.

Women’s Golf Wear Takes Shape in Los Angeles

Women’s Golf Wear Takes Shape in Los Angeles

In the world of active apparel, women are often met with options that don’t fit properly, lack support and don’t transition well from the playing field to everyday life.

Hudson’s Parent Company Sees a Net Loss in 2017

Revenues keep growing for Differential Brands Group—the parent company of Hudson jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS—but that hasn’t translated into a profit yet

Fields Predicts Spring 2019 Trends

On the fashion radar for juniors next year will be brightly colored T-shirts, pops of Glen-plaid designs printed on key items and more distressed denim.