By Deborah Belgum | April 16, 2015
A second federal judge’s ruling is making California apparel makers think twice about how they use their “Made in USA” labels.
Just east of downtown Los Angeles and you’ll find designers wandering among hundreds of bins of brightly colored feathers, racks of feathered boas and displays of feather flowers, elaborate feathered epaulettes and collars, and, of course, wings.
Some 180 workers are being let go by the Los Angeles apparel maker.
More than two years after selling a majority share of his Los Angeles premium-denim label, J Brand, to Japanese retailer Uniqlo for nearly $300 million, Jeff Rudes is back in the clothing business with a new line of high-end menswear.
Andy P. Mooney, chief executive officer of Quiksilver, is leaving the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based surf giant.
Three months after Dov Charney was dismissed from American Apparel as its chief executive officer, the founder of the Los Angeles clothing company is seeking $40 million in damages stemming from his termination.
Matiere, headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., has aimed to serve as an alternative for men’s wardrobes.
Perry Ellis recently announced it sold C&C California’s intellectual-property rights and trademark to Los Angeles licensing company ACH C&C Inc., a newly created venture by members of ACI Licensing, a Los Angeles licensing agency for personality chefs, TV programs and brands.
Internet clothier Revolve recently announced that it has acquired Alliance Apparel Group, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.
Georges Marciano, who founded Guess 35 years ago, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles clothing company run by his brothers to be able to use his name for new clothing labels he wants to develop.
Months after firing Dov Charney, two lawsuits against the founder and former chief executive of American Apparel have been settled.
There is an issue of data vs. substance, and clarity continues to be required when gathering and reporting on the diverse industry that is called “fashion.”
Just like the “casual Friday” trend, which evolved from a weekly break from professional attire to an everyday uniform, activewear has spread beyond the gym, yoga studio or dance class.
When Nasim Tyab launched his Karma activewear brand in 2002, his goal was to “capture the spirit, beauty and athleticism of yoga” in a clothing collection designed specifically for practitioners of Bikram yoga.
Colosseum Activewear was launched in Spring 2012 under the parent company Colosseum Athletics Corp. as a fashion-inspired, contemporary performance collection.
Carlsbad, Calif.–based Cozy Orange launched in 2013 with a mission to fuse active apparel with a sustainability message. Today, the company continues to evolve its eco-active focus to position the brand as a fashion-driven lifestyle collection.