By Alison A. Nieder | October 9, 2014
Moshe Tsabag spent 12 years building the Hot Kiss juniors label before selling it in 2008 and turning his attention to the contemporary market with his Velvet Heart label.
Necessitees came about 12 years ago when Hallie Shano was sitting in her self-named multi-line showroom at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles when a man in a baseball cap, T-shirt and shorts walked in and asked if she was interested in starting a T-shirt line.
A North Carolina sock manufacturer has fully embraced the “made in USA” trend and has taken it to the ultimate level. The company, Nester Hosiery, based in the textile region of Surry County, N.C., has achieved considerable success with its U.S.-centric supply chain.
Isda & Co., an updated misses line founded in 1989 by designer Isda Funari, has suddenly stopped operations and closed its doors after showing its Fall 2014 collection earlier this year in New York and Las Vegas.
Lanston is a Los Angeles–based luxury basics collection made from ultra-soft fabrications.
White Crow, the contemporary collection by Irvine, Calif.–based Z Supply Inc., has always had a few graphic tees in the collection. But for Spring ’15 and beyond, the company is giving the category a featured spot in the line.
When Cher Park launched her Poprageous collection in 2013, she had to persuade Los Angeles factories to take her small orders. So Park purchased her own sublimation printer and press, which is housed in her new two-room studio in downtown Los Angeles.
Established in 2010 originally just as a line of basic T-shirts, LVR has organically gained a strong following of loyal customers who embrace healthy, active lifestyles. Today, the brand offers full seasonal collections of flattering and functional yoga pants, shorts, tops, maxi and mini dresses, hoodies, wraps, and scarves.
Ever since sister brands Kersh and Press launched, the two collections have included graphic tees.
Alstyle Apparel & Activewear, the Anaheim, Calif.–based blanks provider, is putting the focus on its custom apparel program with plans to launch a Web application to help Alstyle clientele customize their orders by fabrics, color and style.
Michael Stars is branching out into menswear by launching a limited 34-piece collection for Fall in September and then a more extensive collection for Spring 2015.
In a major case of beginner’s luck, basketball star LeBron James posted an Instagram picture of himself wearing a crew neck T-shirt by novice Los Angeles brand I Am Nameless in January.
A typical career trajectory in modern fashion starts with an entrepreneur introducing an apparel line and, a few years later, launching an e-commerce store. But that is not the case with Heather Lipner, founder and creative director of apparel line Clashist. She turned the typical trajectory upside down.
After testing the U.S. waters over the last year, French denim brand Skylton is putting down roots with the opening of a new showroom at the California Market Center.
In October, the menswear showroom opened contemporary boutique Seven Points on the ground floor of the Lady Liberty Building. Last month, it announced a merger with streetwear showroom Money Ruins Everything. T
An abundance of light streams in through the south-facing windows of the new showroom for the Zero Degrees Celsius line.