Athleisure—Fad or Fashion for the Long Haul?

By Deborah Belgum | August 13, 2015

A fleeting trend or a cultural shift? That is the question everyone is asking about the popularity of athleisure clothing.

Luxe Atelier Opens in Downtown Los Angeles

Luxe Atelier Opens in Downtown Los Angeles

The young couture and eveningwear designer threw a gala party on June 24 for the opening of his first physical atelier, the Walter Mendez Collection Store.

German Style, Made In Los Angeles

German Style, Made In Los Angeles

For recent German transplants Daniel Thies and Eva Napp, California manufacturing seems wide open with opportunity.

Obituary: Kristine Garrett, URU Designer

Kristine Garrett, who founded URU clothing nearly 40 years ago with her husband, Ken Brown, died on June 2 of cancer. She was 69.

Joe’s Jeans in Talks With Investment Group Over Acquisition

News sources are reporting that Joe’s Jeans, the Los Angeles premium blue jeans maker that bought Hudson Clothing nearly two years ago, is in talks to be acquired by an East Coast private equity firm.

Legal Action Between Dov Charney and American Apparel Heats Up

American Apparel chairwoman Colleen Brown, in an anti-SLAPP motion filed June 19 in Los Angeles County Superior Court against former CEO Dov Charney, maintained that Charney was fired in December for just cause after an investigation turned up dozens of lascivious and discriminatory events.

Velcro Cos. Acquires Fastener and Elastic Web Companies

Velcro Companies acquired two Belgium-based companies specializing in hook-and-loop fasteners and elastic and rigid webbing in a move the company says will broaden its product portfolio, expand its presence in Europe, and facilitate research and development “to speed the pace of product innovations.”

FineLine Introduces ‘As You Like It’ for RFID-Integrated Hangtags

FineLine Introduces ‘As You Like It’ for RFID-Integrated Hangtags

Atlanta-based RFID (radio frequency identification) tag provider FineLine Technologies Inc. has a new quick-turn program, dubbed “As You Like It.”

Findings & Trimmings Focus

Findings & Trimmings Focus

Findings & Trimmings Directory

The Gores Group Set to Sell Big Strike Clothing Company

After four years, The Gores Group is selling Big Strike.

The Door Revolves Again on the American Apparel Board

More than five months after taking over as chief executive of American Apparel, Paula Schneider now sits on the clothing company’s board of directors.

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

Costume designers and fashion designers are two separate worlds, but in recent years the two professions have begun to overlap.

Brand Building With a Denim Foundation

Brand Building With a Denim Foundation

With the addition of Kathy Kweon as president, Citizens of Humanity has completed a number of staffing and brand-building changes to the Los Angeles–based denim lifestyle brand.

Quiksilver Scraps 2015 Outlook, Planning Comeback With Improved Supply Chain and Sales

Quiksilver Inc. reported results for its second fiscal quarter of 2015 and rescinded its previously stated financial guidance for the fiscal year, the surf giant noted that it would not provide an outlook for the rest of fiscal year, according to a company statement, which was released on June 9.

Quiksilver’s Only Female Board Director Exits in Protest

Elizabeth G. Dolan, the sole female director on the board for surf giant Quiksilver Inc., resigned because she had been ignored and left out of important meetings, according to her note, which was reported by Quiksilver on June 3.

K-Swiss Acquires Supra & KR3W Denim Co.

K-Swiss Global Brands—the sports-focused footwear, apparel and lifestyle company headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif.—is going street.