By Deborah Belgum | July 18, 2014
Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group.
Here’s a typical timeline for designers: Toil through the process of making a debut line, produce a big party, and then hope buyers take a look at the line. The Well, a downtown Los Angeles creative company, flipped the typical timeline.
Marciano has returned to fashion with his own clothing line. It is called GM - Georges Marciano. It launched about three months ago with the help of 6188, a creative branding studio owned by Marciano’s son, Scott Marciano, and Marciano’s former design liaison, Angela Furlong.
Dov Charney nearly doubles the amount of American Apparel stock he owns.
Sequential Brands Group is getting ready to double its revenues. The company, which got its start in Los Angeles as a clothing company that has the William Rast label, announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Galaxy Brand Holdings for $280 million in cash and stock.
Crooks & Castles' Spring '15 styles will bow at the upcoming Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif., but the label made one of its most heartfelt statements on June 19.
In a filing on June 23 with the Securities & Exchange Commission, Dov Charney, the ousted American Apparel founder, president and chief executive, said he met with a group of shareholders last week who want him to continue running the company, and he will fight to stay on.
Set to debut in September, the Monkey Sports menswear collection will include more than 200 styles, including denim, T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, woven shirts, sweats, shorts, track pants and underwear.
Laura Glover designs understated knit tees that combine both comfort and style into one. Her Los Angeles–based brand, Daydreamer, features soft tees that combine effortless, California style with a rock ’n’ roll, bohemian vibe.
Sherman Oaks, Calif.–based Cherokee Inc. struck several new alliances that will take the company’s lifestyle brands further across the globe.
“Julius Jr.” is a new pre-school children’s TV series that debuted last September on Nick Jr., part of the Nickelodeon network. Saban Brands is signing agreements with a host of licensing partners this year and next to make tons of Julius Jr. products.
With an eye on taking advantage of the free-trade agreement between Central America and the United States, a large South Korean apparel and textile company is building a $50 million thread mill in Costa Rica.
In a stunning move, the board of directors of Los Angeles–based American Apparel Inc. voted June 18 to suspend founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney, naming John Luttrell as interim CEO.
The board of directors of Los Angeles–based American Apparel Inc. voted to suspend founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney, naming John Luttrell as interim CEO.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Arlington, Va.–based apparel and footwear association, named Juanita D. Duggan its chief executive officer, replacing Kevin M. Burke, who left AAFA in January after 13 years with the organization.
Inside a sewing factory in South Central Los Angeles, mounds of colorful fabric are piled high as the buzz of sewing machines punctuates the air.