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Super DJ Aoki’s Garmento Heart

By Andrew Asch | November 25, 2016

Steve Aoki makes a mint every time he deejays at a Las Vegas mega-club or at a giant concert, but the guy has demonstrated that he has a garmento’s heart, and he’s upping his ante for the fashion game.

Orange County Sportswear Company Leasing Former American Apparel Dye and Finishing Plant

Months after American Apparel emerged from bankruptcy, the company shuttered its dye and finishing plant just outside of Los Angeles, which will be leased to AST Sportswear Inc.

Cotton Citizen: “Don’t Fear Color”

Cotton Citizen: “Don’t Fear Color”

Los Angeles–headquartered label Cotton Citizen is aiming to go beyond the basic look of a plain top. It plans to accomplish its goal with unique colors and finishes, luxe fabrics, and fashion silhouettes.

Arcady: Classic Design Meets Individual Style

Arcady: Classic Design Meets Individual Style

Men’s fashion line Arcady was introduced with a big splash recently—the label founders produced a party attended by actors, models and musicians at the Los Angeles landmark Chateau Marmont—but the show of glamour was not necessarily the aim of the new line. Founders Billy and Christopher Hines hope that the line will mix in seamlessly with whatever someone is wearing.

Fred by Fred Segal: Denim Rooted in Los Angeles Culture

Fred by Fred Segal: Denim Rooted in Los Angeles Culture

For the first time since retailer Fred Segal opened its doors in Los Angeles in 1965, the famous Fred Segal name will appear on an apparel line: Fred by Fred Segal.

DSTLD: Building the Wardrobe One Premium Piece at a Time

DSTLD: Building the Wardrobe One Premium Piece at a Time

When DSTLD launched two years ago, the company focused on premium denim and luxury tees. After two years of design development and brand building, the company is preparing to provide consumers with an entire wardrobe of luxury basics.

Revice: Fast Premium Denim Direct to Consumer

Revice: Fast Premium Denim Direct to Consumer

Founded earlier this year, Revice is aiming to be the go-to brand for premium denim for women and men, utilizing a fast-fashion format of manufacturing to offer limited quantities of each vintage-inspired style.

Daniel Patrick X T Raww 2016: Making Jeans With Hip-Hop Star Tyga

Daniel Patrick X T Raww 2016: Making Jeans With Hip-Hop Star Tyga

When designer Daniel Patrick expanded his eponymous streetwear label to include jeans, he wanted to steer clear of the traditional five-pocket style.

Tavik: World After Boardshorts

Tavik: World After Boardshorts

Designers at the Tavik brand thought that there was no reason to make yet another boardshort in Orange County, Calif.—the center of the surf industry and a place where scores of companies make boardshorts.

Speedo USA Gets a New President

John Graham, previously senior vice president of sales for Speedo USA, has been named to take over the job as president of Speedo USA.

Paula Schneider Named Chief Executive of Three Los Angeles Premium Labels

Former American Apparel Chief Executive Paula Schneider has been named chief executive of DG Premium Brands, whose recently acquired Los Angeles labels include 7 For All Mankind, Ella Moss and Splendid.

Langly Supply: Indie Label Takes On Elements and Fashion

Evan Lane hated carrying camera bags on his professional photography gigs in locales such as Nicaragua and Canada’s Vancouver Island.

Lacausa: Contemporary Basics Meets California Bohemian Style

In Spanish, “la causa” means “the cause,” and Rebecca Grenell’s underlying mission with her Lacausa clothing line is to make quality garments locally under ethical conditions.

Year of Ours:  Athleisure as the New American Sportswear

Year of Ours: Athleisure as the New American Sportswear

Los Angeles–based Year of Ours wants to put its mark on women’s sportswear with an in-house production facility and made-in-America craftsmanship.

Surfer Jessie Snyder Branches Out On Own With Fitness Line

Jessie Snyder is using her experience as a professional surfer to leverage her newest venture, an eponymous line of basics.