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BCBG Max Azria Receives Bid to Take It Out of Bankruptcy

By Deborah Belgum | June 13, 2017

Negotiations that started in May lead to a bid that will take the Los Angeles label out of bankruptcy.

The Leverage Makes Millions from Overlooked Market

The Leverage Makes Millions from Overlooked Market

During a time when conventional wisdom says that retailers are not making big merchandise orders, The Leverage fashion house reported making millions of dollars from an overlooked boutique market.

Key Industry Issues on the Agenda at AIMS360 Empowerment Conference

Don Nunnari first began working with True Religion when the premium-denim brand was in its infancy.

Mad Engine Acquires Neff

In April, Danish Gajiani, chief executive officer of Mad Engine LLC, a designer and distributor of licensed apparel, said that his company would acquire more branded apparel and accessories labels.

Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

Los Angeles’ Reformation label is one of a handful of companies that has lifted eco-fashion from a cottage industry to a larger scale.

Twin Dragon Introduces New Eco Initiatives for Denim

Gardena, Calif.–based Twin Dragon Marketing Inc. has introduced several new environmental initiatives for 2017 for the company’s denim facilities in Mexico and Asia.

Sister Act in Creating the Fenini Collection

Sister Act in Creating the Fenini Collection

When Fei Yang was a little girl growing up in Taiwan, she was constantly drawing on anything that had a flat surface—napkins, notebooks, newspapers and walls.

Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch

Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch

Joyce Azria is a child of Los Angeles’ fashion industry. Azria talked to California Apparel News on introducing a new fashion label during a time of great change, leadership and why she chose to do business with Macy’s when the retailer is cutting back.

Paula Schneider Steps Down as CEO of Three Contemporary Brands

Paula Schneider no longer CEO at 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss.

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim—the heritage denim mill with operations in the U.S., Mexico and China—recently hosted an event in Los Angeles to highlight new developments and preview trends for Spring/Summer 201

Noon Goons: From SoCal Punk to High End Design

Noon Goons: From SoCal Punk to High End Design

SewCal is a production company in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District. Its founder, Kurt Narmore, moonlights as the designer for high-end men’s contemporary line Noon Goons, which is moving from an inspiration of Southern California concrete to a continental sophistication.

LRG Acquired by Mad Engine

Lifted Research Group, a popular Irvine, Calif.– headquartered urban streetwear brand was acquired by licensed apparel company Mad Engine LLC.

Azrias Lose Out in Contract Dispute With BCBG

A bankruptcy judge rules against Azrias in their contract dispute with BCBG.

Long-Term Licensing Agreement Signed With Calvin Klein

Delta Galil Industries Ltd.—the Israeli company that recently purchased the Los Angeles contemporary brands 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss—announced that its Delta Galil USA subsidiary has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Calvin Klein Inc. to develop, manufacture, produce and distribute boys’ and girls’ underwear, sleepwear and socks.

American Apparel and Los Angeles Apparel: A Tale of Two Labels Starting From Ground Zero

As part of his apparel comeback, Dov Charney recently signed an exclusive partnership with TSC Apparel in Cincinnati, Ohio, to distribute his Los Angeles Apparel collection to screen printers and embroiderers in need of well-made blanks.

TPC: L.A.’s Networking Group for Industry Professionals

It’s a group that includes factors, bankers, lawyers, certified public accountants, insurance agents and other members of the professional services community that specialize in working with apparel businesses.