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The Leverage Releases Karter Collection

By Andrew Asch | November 9, 2017

After developing a host of brands for jeans and shorts, The Leverage recently introduced the Karter Collection, a men’s brand focusing on jackets, hoods and tops.

New BCBG Owners Outline Their Plans for Moving the Brands Forward

When Michael DeVirgilio and Cory Baker were figuring out whether they wanted to acquire the BCBGMaxAzria label and its sister brands, they quizzed retailers about whether they were still willing to carry the decades-old brands in their stores. They were happy to find that the labels weren’t on life support yet.

Prana Chief Executive Leaving in Mid-August

After being with the company for nearly nine years, Scott Kerslake is leaving Prana as its chief executive to take another job.

Klarety: A Clear Vision for Womenswear

Klarety: A Clear Vision for Womenswear

Shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California, Tina Lo used her degree in economics and communications to immerse herself in the corporate world as a commercial insurance underwriter.

Cotton Prices Holding Stable as China Continues to Sell Off Its Reserves

Cotton prices should remain on a level playing field and even decline a bit next year as farmers around the world plant more acreage.

Reyn Spooner’s New Direction, New Leadership

Heritage aloha brand Reyn Spooner has been traveling a steady course for decades, but its new creative and executive team plans to steer it toward bigger things.

New Owners Take Over BCBGMaxAzria and Other Labels

On Aug. 1, Marquee Brands announced it had acquired the entire portfolio of brands once owned by the BCBG Max Azria Group, the Los Angeles fashion house that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 28.

Bankruptcy Court Judge Denies Lubov Azria’s Latest Move to Receive $7 Million in Compensation

In the latest saga in the bankruptcy case of BCBG Max Azria Group, a federal judge has denied Lubov Azria’s attempt to receive nearly $7 million in lost wages and a payout known as a golden parachute.

Trade Protectionism and E-Commerce Are Top Concerns for Chief U.S. Fashion Industry Executives

With a new president in the White House, U.S. fashion manufacturers and retailers said their biggest concerns this year are about new trade barriers going up that would restrict apparel imports.

How the Apparel Industry Is Coping With Higher Minimum Wages

The introductory video on the Tianello website talks about how the Los Angeles clothing maker’s collection of Tencel and silk tops lovingly passes through 100 hands before ending up in someone’s closet.

Vuori’s Performance Clothes Are made with Versatility and Comfort

Vuori’s Performance Clothes Are made with Versatility and Comfort

Football, lacrosse, yoga. Joe Kudla was game for almost any sport and fitness regimen.

Edgemine Goes Premium with Evidnt Los Angeles

Edgemine Goes Premium with Evidnt Los Angeles

After more than 20 years in fashion, the Edgemine company launched its first denim line intended for a women’s premium-denim market.

Hundreds Get Final Pink Slips at BCBG Max Azria

As operations wind down at the bankrupt BCBG Max Azria Group, nearly 500 layoff notices have gone out to employees of the contemporary brand founded in Los Angeles nearly 30 years ago.

Vans Unveils New HQ

Vans Unveils New HQ

Footwear and apparel titan Vans recently unveiled a new headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Raj & Sports Illustrated Team for Swim Brand

For more than 50 years, the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has been making headlines with its pictorials of supermodels posing in fashion’s most stylish swimwear in exotic locales.

Action Sports Vet Smith Joins Boardriders

Nate Smith was named president of the Americas region for Boardriders Inc., the Huntington Beach, Calif., parent company of Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes.