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Louis Verdad Hosts Fashion Event

| April 10, 2014

Los Angeles designer Louis Verdad recently hosted a high-fashion tea to introduce his made-to-order collection of tailored dresses, jumpsuits, shorts and blouses.

Ralph Lauren Looks to the USA for Winter Olympic Uniforms


It didn’t take designer Ralph Lauren long to learn that any Olympics uniforms worn by U.S. athletes need to be “Made in the USA.”

T-Chip: Transparency at the Textile Chemical Level

Brands and retailers looking at the transparency of their supply chain often hit a stumbling block when it came to their chemical suppliers.

Federation Design Studio: Premium Fashion Made Here, Not There

Federation Design Studio: Premium Fashion Made Here, Not There

The Federation Design Studio outline the new company’s Made-in-America ethos

Hemp: From Outlaw Fabric to Legal Threads

After 20 years, Rob Jungmann, president of the Los Angeles–headquartered Jungmaven hemp T-shirt brand, might be seeing his business turned upside down.

Gap Closes 1969 Design Studio in Los Angeles

When The Gap Inc. opened its artsy denim design studio in the heart of downtown Los Angeles nearly four years ago, the company later went on a big media campaign touting the creative spirit wrapped up in the new locale.

Legendary Surfer Shaun Tomson Buys Back Solitude Label From Oxford

Legendary Surfer Shaun Tomson Buys Back Solitude Label From Oxford

The legendary world-champion surfer has bought back the surfwear label he sold to Oxford Industries.

Kingpins Puts LA Show on Hiatus Until July

Kingpins—the boutique denim trade show with editions in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong—is putting its Los Angeles show on hiatus while it concentrates on launching its newest show in Amsterdam.

New AAFA App Provides Industry Insight and Avenue to Share Industry Issues

Members of the apparel industry are on the front line of many industry issues, such as proposed trade agreements and pending legislation, but often they have limited access to elected officials to voice concerns or share their insight. Now there’s an app for that.

P.J. Salvage Founder and Creative Apparel Director, Mickey Sills, 55

P.J. Salvage Founder and Creative Apparel Director, Mickey Sills, 55

Seven months after being diagnosed with cancer, the apparel veteran passed away on Jan. 28.

Lauren Moshi Marks 10 Years of Fashion

Lauren Moshi Marks 10 Years of Fashion

The Lauren Moshi brand of T-shirts was touched by a beginner’s luck that never faded.

Retailers, Brands Brave Snow to Scout Denim Trends at Kingpins

Retailers, Brands Brave Snow to Scout Denim Trends at Kingpins

Despite inclement weather, the boutique denim trade show was held at The Tunnel in New York’s Chelsea district.

RVCA Joins Forces With Model for Capsule Collection

RVCA Joins Forces With Model for Capsule Collection

RVCA, a leading boardsports and fashion brand out of Costa Mesa, Calif., recently announced its first capsule collection with a model since its popular collaboration with model and actress Erin Wasson for Spring 2009.

New Exec at Levi's

Craig Nomura is moving from Williams-Sonoma Inc. to Levi Strauss & Co. as the new executive vice president and head of global retail.

Apparel and Textile Executive Ed Woods, 80

Apparel and Textile Executive Ed Woods, 80

Longtime apparel and textile industry executive Edward Woods died on Jan. 1. He was 80.

Cherokee Acquires Tony Hawk Brands

Looks like Cherokee Inc. is going to be getting a little air with two new brands, Tony Hawk and Hawk, which it acquired for $19 million in cash.