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DESIGNER PROFILE

Jomo Harajuku: Tailoring Suits for Millennials

By Andrew Asch | October 19, 2017

The basic ingredients for the men’s suit have stayed the same since the late 19th century through the mid-1960s and on to the power suits of the Reagan era and present day.

BCBG Max Azria Receives Bid to Take It Out of Bankruptcy

Negotiations that started in May lead to a bid that will take the Los Angeles label out of bankruptcy.

Equestrian Designs Taps New Reps in the Mid-South, New England

Santa Barbara, Calif.–based Equestrian Designs has new representation in Texas and New England.

A New NAFTA Is Having a Ripple Effect in Los Angeles

With changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement in the wind, Los Angeles blue-jeans factories have been fielding more inquiries from denim labels thinking about switching production from Mexico to California.

Premium Denim Line Works With Skingraft Brand to Knock Homeless Crisis

Premium Denim Line Works With Skingraft Brand to Knock Homeless Crisis

Los Angeles County’s homeless crisis has skyrocketed in the past year, with 57,794 individuals counted as homeless by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. It’s an almost 23 percent increase over 2016.

St. John Knits Gives Pink Slips to More Than 100 Workers

In an effort to cut production costs, St. John Knits is laying off 130 workers effective on June 26.

Max Azria Named CEO of Bug-Zapping Light Company

More than one year after being forced out of his Los Angeles clothing company, Max Azria has been named chief executive of ZappLight and its parent company, Clean Concept.

FBI Moves Out of CMC

After nine years at the California Market Center, Fashion Business Inc., the educational nonprofit for start-up and growing fashion companies, is moving into a shared office space called CTRL Collective.

Max Azria Named CEO of Bug-Zapping Light Company

Max Azria Named CEO of Bug-Zapping Light Company

More than one year after leaving his Los Angeles clothing company, Max Azria has been named chief executive of ZappLight and its parent company, Clean Concept.

Funko Acquires So Cal–based Fashion Accessories Company Loungefly

Pop-culture consumer products company Funko LLC has acquired Loungefly, a Southern California–based contemporary fashion accessories company that produces products under licensed brands such as Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Sanrio and Pokémon.

Leading the Los Angeles Fashion District in a New Era

Leading the Los Angeles Fashion District in a New Era

Every day, seven tons of trash are collected in the Los Angeles Fashion District, up from six tons a day last year.

S.M.N. Plans To Offer the ‘Real’ Premium

S.M.N. Plans To Offer the ‘Real’ Premium

S.M.N. Studio sells men’s denim that retails from $200 to $600, but the pricing is not a repeat of the go-go days of Los Angeles’ premium-denim business from a decade ago when denim labels typically asked consumers to pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of jeans, according to Jazmin Kim, cofounder of S.M.N.

The Leverage Makes Millions from Overlooked Market

The Leverage Makes Millions from Overlooked Market

During a time when conventional wisdom says that retailers are not making big merchandise orders, The Leverage fashion house reported making millions of dollars from an overlooked boutique market.

Key Industry Issues on the Agenda at AIMS360 Empowerment Conference

Don Nunnari first began working with True Religion when the premium-denim brand was in its infancy.

Mad Engine Acquires Neff

In April, Danish Gajiani, chief executive officer of Mad Engine LLC, a designer and distributor of licensed apparel, said that his company would acquire more branded apparel and accessories labels.