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DENIM

American-Made Denim For Nearly 30 Years

By By John W. McCurry | November 13, 2014

After 28 years in business, Diamond Gusset jeans owner and co-founder David Hall says there is more happening with the Bon Aqua, Tenn.–based company than ever before.

Customization Program Lets Customers Build Their Brand

Customization Program Lets Customers Build Their Brand

Alstyle Apparel & Activewear, the Anaheim, Calif.–based blanks provider, is putting the focus on its custom apparel program with plans to launch a Web application to help Alstyle clientele customize their orders by fabrics, color and style.

LA Maker of Lux Tees Expands to Menswear

LA Maker of Lux Tees Expands to Menswear

Michael Stars is branching out into menswear by launching a limited 34-piece collection for Fall in September and then a more extensive collection for Spring 2015.

From LeBron to the Hustlers

From LeBron to the Hustlers

In a major case of beginner’s luck, basketball star LeBron James posted an Instagram picture of himself wearing a crew neck T-shirt by novice Los Angeles brand I Am Nameless in January.

New Nostalgia

New Nostalgia

A typical career trajectory in modern fashion starts with an entrepreneur introducing an apparel line and, a few years later, launching an e-commerce store. But that is not the case with Heather Lipner, founder and creative director of apparel line Clashist. She turned the typical trajectory upside down.

Opening at LA Market

Opening at LA Market

After testing the U.S. waters over the last year, French denim brand Skylton is putting down roots with the opening of a new showroom at the California Market Center.

Money Ruins Everything @ The Park Showroom

Money Ruins Everything @ The Park Showroom

In October, the menswear showroom opened contemporary boutique Seven Points on the ground floor of the Lady Liberty Building. Last month, it announced a merger with streetwear showroom Money Ruins Everything. T

 Zero Degrees Celsius

Zero Degrees Celsius

An abundance of light streams in through the south-facing windows of the new showroom for the Zero Degrees Celsius line.

 Agent Icon

Agent Icon

After many years on the 12th floor of The New Mart, the Agent Icon showroom moved in in June to a new space on the second floor of the Cooper Design Space, where light filters into the bright space through the trees lining Los Angeles Street.

Showroom Profile: Lynn Girard

Showroom Profile: Lynn Girard

After 36 years of running a showroom in the California Market Center, Lynn Girard thought it was time for a change.

American Apparel Names Four New Board Members

There are four new members to American Apparel’s board of directors following an agreement reached with New York–based hedge fund Standard General, which recently agreed to infuse American Apparel with $25 million to help pay off a $10 million loan that was being called in.

Menswear-Inspired Contemporary Collection for the Rebellious Dreamer

Menswear-Inspired Contemporary Collection for the Rebellious Dreamer

Taking inspiration from the strength and romanticism of Shakespeare’s passionate character, the Los Angeles–based team introduced Capulet, clothing for the edgy, rebellious, dreamer type. This eclectic, carefree spirit fits the prototype of the LA woman.

Kellwood Names Marc Babins President of Western Region

New York–based Kellwood Co. named Marc Babins president of Kellwood Western region, based in City of Industry, California

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

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. No purchase price was listed.

Trina Turk’s New Handbag Line

Trina Turk’s New Handbag Line

Known for colorful aesthetic and iconic contemporary designs for fashion and home, the brand is officially launching three categories of clutches, satchels and totes in August for Fall 2014.

After Billabong Sale, Dakine Expands Surf Line

After Billabong Sale, Dakine Expands Surf Line

Ever since Billabong International sold its Dakine label last year for nearly $66 million, the brand has been undergoing a transformation.