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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.

VF Corp. Names a New CEO to Take over for Eric Wiseman

VF Corp.—the 118-year-old company whose brands include Vans, Wrangler, Lee and, until recently, 7 For All Mankind—has appointed Steve Rendle as its new chief executive, effective Jan. 1.

Troubled California Brands Figuring Out How to Survive in the New Apparel World

A rash of recent layoffs at big prestigious Los Angeles labels noted for their superb fabric, cutting-edge styles and trendsetting ways is a sign that traditional brands are facing tough competition from e-commerce sites and fast-fashion retailers and faced with the added challenge of a millennial mindset that shuns department-store merchandise in favor of fashion blogger recommendations.

Three Dots Launches Plus Sizes

Three Dots Launches Plus Sizes

Three Dots has been known for its American-made luxe basics in ultra-soft fabrications since the Garden Grove, Calif.–based company was founded in 1995. But Three Dots sizes only ran from XS to XL—until now.

BCBG Max Azria Downsizing With Big Layoffs

BCBGMaxAzriaGroup, one of the longest-running contemporary brands in Los Angeles, is laying off 123 people from its company effective Nov. 1, according to filings with the state Employment Development Department.

Several Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers Fined for State Violations

A two-day raid of Los Angeles–area garment factories resulted in the California Labor Commissioner fining 18 manufacturers and contractors $682,344 for having no workers’ compensation insurance and for garment registration violations.

What’s at Stake if a Designer’s Name is Part of the Label?

The name game can be a financially dangerous game played by designers every time they create a new label.

Chief Executive Paula Schneider Exiting American Apparel

After a tumultuous two-year ride as chief executive of American Apparel, Paula Schneider will be leaving the company on Oct. 3, sources said.

Retail Weakness Results in Layoffs at Major Los Angeles Contemporary Brands

High-end Los Angeles labels that have strong brand recognition are going through troubled times.

New Owners Laying Off 65 Employees at 7 For All Mankind, Ella Moss and Splendid

7 For All Mankind will be moving in with Ella Moss and Splendid.

U.S. Dyehouse Start-Up Sets Sights on Technical Textile Market

Saco River Dyehouse, a startup company formed in Biddeford, Maine, four years ago to dye yarn skeins for the home knitting industry, has moved into a new facility and has invested heavily in new equipment as it broadens into assorted technical textiles markets.

Levi Strauss Names New Global and Supply Chain Executives

Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco company known for its rugged denim, has promoted two executives to new posts.

Activewear: Finding the Spirit in Spiritual Gangster

Former yoga instructors Vanessa and Ian Lopatin are teaching what they preach through yogawear.

Mahoney named CEO at Manhattan Beachwear

Manhattan Beachwear named Kevin F. Mahoney chief executive officer of the Cypress, Calif.–based company.

Thursday Finest: Tapping Into 3D for Made-in-America Fashions

A Brooklyn, N.Y.–based husband-and-wife team is seeking to disrupt the traditional business model for textile and apparel manufacturing with a startup company that produces neckties, socks and scarves on a custom-order basis using the latest 3-D knitting technology.

Guess Sees Nearly Flat Second-Quarter Revenues

Guess, the Los Angeles company known for its sexy clothes and even sexier ads, reported a slight decline in its second-quarter revenues for fiscal 2017 as tourist traffic to stores dipped in the United States.