MANUFACTURING

Lubov Azria Exits BCBGMaxAzria as Company Restructures

By Deborah Belgum | March 10, 2017

With the BCBGMaxAzria Group trying to restructure its business after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection days ago, the Los Angeles contemporary clothing company has replaced its chief creative director, Lubov Azria, whose husband founded the company.

CottonlinksCA: Luxury Blanks Produced Close-to-Home

Robby Khalek has been producing apparel—domestically and overseas—for well-known brands for nearly 20 years. Recently, he saw a void in the market for a well-made blank T-shirt and launched CottonlinksCA.

Brooks Joins Element

David Brooks was named global general manager of Irvine, Calif.–headquartered brand Element, a division of Billabong International Ltd.

Emi-G Knitting: Domestic Sock Maker Finds Fresh Opportunities in Organic Market

Gina Locklear had wanted to join her family’s sock-manufacturing business in Fort Payne, Ala., since she was in college. That was in the early 2000s, when the U.S. industry’s decline was in full swing. Momentum toward cheap imported socks was robbing the northeastern Alabama town of its revered reputation as the “Sock Capital of the World.”

AAPN Conference: Speed to Market Is More Important Than Ever

Maybe everybody should look to Zara—the highly successful Spanish retail chain that can churn out clothing collections in a few weeks—to survive these uncertain fashion times.

Z Supply's First Icons of Culture Collections Includes Ocean Pacific and Gotcha

Z Supply's First Icons of Culture Collections Includes Ocean Pacific and Gotcha

For the launch of Z Supply’s new Icons of Culture brand, Greg Garrett went back to his roots.

Coco Cooper: Taking a New Look at Size and Fit in Premium Denim

Coco Cooper: Taking a New Look at Size and Fit in Premium Denim

Jillian Nelson’s career as a model and fit model—in Hong Kong, at the Columbus, Ohio–headquartered Limited Inc., and in New York—has made her a fit expert.

BCBGMaxAzria Outlines Store Closing Plan

Los Angeles–based brand BCBGMaxAzriaGroup, which has been weathering some tough financial times lately, has outlined its strategy for closing nearly 400 stores in its retail chain of 570 outposts.

Allen Schwartz Revamps His Company With a New Name and New Business Model

Allen Schwartz Revamps His Company With a New Name and New Business Model

Los Angeles apparel guru Allen Schwartz is back at it, changing his business model.

Dov Charney: From American Apparel to Los Angeles Apparel

If the business plan sounds the same, it is. Dov Charney is more determined than ever to make his second stab at apparel manufacturing more successful than the first.

Hauste & Harte’s Trek for California Sophistication

Hauste & Harte’s Trek for California Sophistication

Nathan Rostro spent a lifetime at the beach and once worked for surfwear brand O’Neill, but he wants to tell the world that stereotypes of California fashion should be tossed in a dustbin.

New CFO Named to Hudson Jeans Parent Company

Differential Brands Group has named Bob Ross its new chief financial officer, effective Jan. 30.

Bills Khakis Fully Acquired by NEJ

American-made menswear brand Bills Khakis has been acquired by NEJ Inc., a Connecticut company that supplies excess inventory to specialty stores and offprice retailers.

PVH Strikes Deal With Peerless for Tommy Hilfiger Tailored Menswear

New York–based PVH Inc. has struck a licensing deal with Peerless Clothing International Inc., which will begin producing tailored menswear under the Tommy Hilfiger label in 2018.

ASICS Names Two Execs

ASICS America Corp., the U.S. operations of Japanese footwear and athletic apparel brand ASICS, has named two new executives to the team, based in Irvine, Calif.

Mika Jaymes:  Brand Wants New Look For Tees

Mika Jaymes: Brand Wants New Look For Tees

Roddy Javahery hopes to right a wrong against men’s fashion—starting with T-shirts.