L.A. Designer Pawan Kumar and Lenzing to Debut Midnight Blues at Kingpins

By Dorothy Crouch | October 18, 2018

At next week’s Kingpins Amsterdam—the denim trade show that runs Oct. 24–25—attendees will see the unveiling of a new collaboration between global textile company Lenzing of Austria and Los Angeles designer Pawan Kumar.

Good Times Might Be Coming Back for Surfwear

Good Times Might Be Coming Back for Surfwear

The surf industry might be catching a big wave for the rest of 2018, said market-research company ActionWatch.

Differential Brands Reports Second-Quarter Earnings Results

Differential Brands—the Los Angeles company whose labels include Hudson Jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS—said its second-quarter sales for the period ending June 30 were down 1 percent from the same period last year to $36 million.

Technology Changes Are Driving LA Fashion Industry

Fashion-industry leaders in Los Angeles far prefer to use Instagram as their social media of choice than any other digital outlet, with most gravitating toward making their social-media decisions in-house rather than using outside consultants.

Denim Tops for Martial-Arts Athletes

Mike Dytri’s puffy, cauliflower ears are badges of honor he got after years of gaining expertise in the martial art of jiu-jitsu.

DSTLD: Big Dreams From Small Investors

The forces behind the denim line DSTLD dream in black and white and believe that less is more until it comes to crowdfunding.

Quality Basics Is the Idea Behind November Six

The idea of basic clothes made of quality material was the impetus behind November Six, a new Los Angeles label sold exclusively online by two sisters who felt their clothing could fill a niche.

Surfwear Wades Through Questions on Diversity

Surfwear Wades Through Questions on Diversity

During the past decade, the surfwear business has been soul-searching after some high-profile bankruptcies, new fashion trends and a rapidly changing retail landscape that has challenged the category’s prominence.

Wolven Threads: Eastern Art, Sustainable Focus

Wolven Threads: Eastern Art, Sustainable Focus

For Kiran Jade, training as a yoga teacher also served as her market research for a new line.

Levi Strauss Expects Revenues This Year to Be Up Almost 10 Percent

Levi Strauss & Co. has been having a very good year, reflected by the fact that it now has 53 more company-operated stores than last year and plans to add approximately 50 more retail outposts by the end of this year.

Simple Santa Barbara Luxury Inspires Catherine Gee

Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Catherine Gee launched her eponymous brand two years ago with California on her mind.

Gordon Brothers Buys Streetwear Retail Brand

Gordon Brothers, the Los Angeles restructuring and investment firm, announced it has acquired the Bench brand and all its related intellectual-property assets.

Welcome to the Sthenos Concrete Jungle

As an artist, personal trainer, fitness model and figure competitor, it was only natural that Johanna Stavrakaki would gravitate toward starting her own activewear line after she moved from Canada to Los Angeles in 2015.

Online Retailer Acquires Wellen Surf Brand

Huckberry, the online men’s retailer based in San Francisco, has acquired the LA premium men’s apparel brand Wellen, which gives a sophisticated look to casual surfwear.

Bricks & Wood’s Mission for South Central Los Angeles

In 2003, the Los Angeles City Council voted to officially change the name of South Central Los Angeles to South Los Angeles.

Circular Systems Hits Boot Camps to Learn Sustainability

Isaac Nichelson is on a mission. He wants to make the fashion industry more sustainable and deal with a predicted decline in the supply of natural fibers for textiles.