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L.A.’s Topson Downs Acquires Majority of Rachel Roy Label

By Deborah Belgum | July 18, 2014

Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group.

Capital Tailors Relaunches

Capital Tailors Relaunches

Capital Tailors, the premium collection originally started in 2003 by Glenn Williams and Lucky Brand founders Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman, relaunched for Fall 2014 during Los Angeles Fashion Market.

Change Coming With Two Historic Garment Buildings Being Converted Into Loft-Style Apartments

Change Coming With Two Historic Garment Buildings Being Converted Into Loft-Style Apartments

Two years ago, Capital Foresight Development, headed by Naty Saidoff, bought architectural gems—the Garment Capitol Building and the Maxfield Building.

Kellwood and Meister Split

David Meister had operated under the Kellwood umbrella for 15 years under a licensing agreement that will not be renewed.

New Lines

The following new lines and new showrooms will be available during the March 16–20 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market. (Note: Not all showroom buildings are open all days. Please check Apparelnews.net for correct start and end dates for each building.)

Le Frenchlab

Le Frenchlab

Le Frenchlab launched in August and is distributing and marketing the “new generation” of French designers, said founder Emmanuelle Rienda.

Noella Showroom

Noella Showroom

She had worked for the Cooper-based Simon Showroom since 2010, and, when Vets decided to start her own multi-line showroom in August 2013, she had her heart set on staying at the Cooper.

The Village Showroom

The Village Showroom

Tina Fleming and her partner Shanon Martin have branched out to their own 1,200-square-foot showroom on the eighth floor of The New Mart.

Amuse Society: Fry and Rapp Announce Name of Their New Surf Brand

Amuse Society: Fry and Rapp Announce Name of Their New Surf Brand

Surf-industry luminaries Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp made waves when they joined new fashion label Stokehouse Unlimited in January. They recently released a few more details about their project for the Costa Mesa, Calif.–headquartered Stokehouse.

James Campbell Brands Acquired by Hampshire Group

Los Angeles–area menswear maker James Campbell Brands has been acquired by New York–based Hampshire Group Ltd. from Maverick J LLC, a Rick Solomon Co.

Swimwear Label Bleu/Rod Beattie Sold to Amerex Group

The California swimwear label is only 3 years old, but already Bleu/Rod Beattie has changed hands, being sold by New York swimwear manufacturer A.H. Schreiber Co. to Amerex Group.

Swimwear Label Bleu/Rod Beattie Sold to Amerex Group

Bleu/Rod Beattie has been sold by New York swimwear manufacturer A.H. Schreiber Co. to Amerex Group.

California Economy Predicted to Improve Next Year and Grow Modestly

California’s economy next year should be on a positive path, growing slightly more than the U.S. economy as the housing market and other industries forge ahead and grow, according to a recent economic forecast released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

Juniorswear Label Launches Medical Scrubs Collection

Juniorswear Label Launches Medical Scrubs Collection

HeartSoul is joining up with Strategic Partners to make HeartSoul Scrubs, workwear designed for young women who want to look fashion-forward while at their jobs in the healthcare industry.

Private Party: Hip-Hop-Inspired

Private Party: Hip-Hop-Inspired

Music plays a huge influence in Private Party’s ethos, which features graphics produced from a fan’s point of view.

Mine Is Yours: Art in Every Strand

Mine Is Yours: Art in Every Strand

When launching Mine Is Yours last autumn, it was very important to Megan Dorien, artist and founder, to be responsible about her impact on the earth when starting a business.