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FIDM Students Get Advice, Inspiration from Some of Denim’s Best

By Alison A. Nieder | August 14, 2014

Denim pioneer François Girbaud is credited with a lot of firsts in the industry—from stonewash finishing and industrial washing to stretch denim and new silhouettes such as the baggy jean, the pedal pusher and engineered fit.

American-Made Denim For Nearly 30 Years

American-Made Denim For Nearly 30 Years

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.

Alternative Takes a Bow

Alternative Takes a Bow

Levi Strauss & Co.’s new brand, Levi’s California introduced a collection designed by Nic Rendic, Levi’s global design director.

Aussie Brand Makes Comeback With L.A. Knowhow

Aussie Brand Makes Comeback With L.A. Knowhow

Ksubi is preparing for an LA comeback.

Big Star: European Heritage, Los Angeles Design and Environmental Philosophy

Big Star: European Heritage, Los Angeles Design and Environmental Philosophy

Established in 1974 in Europe, Big Star denim has been Los Angeles–based since Koos Manufacturing picked up the line in 2003, first as a licensed brand but now as one of Koos’ company-owned trademarks, which also include AG Adriano Goldschmied.

Lynne Koplin Named President of J Brand

Industry veteran Lynne Koplin, who most recently worked for denim maker True Religion, has been named president of J Brand, another Los Angeles denim maker.

Kingpins Puts LA Show on Hiatus Until July

Kingpins—the boutique denim trade show with editions in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong—is putting its Los Angeles show on hiatus while it concentrates on launching its newest show in Amsterdam.

Retailers, Brands Brave Snow to Scout Denim Trends at Kingpins

Retailers, Brands Brave Snow to Scout Denim Trends at Kingpins

Despite inclement weather, the boutique denim trade show was held at The Tunnel in New York’s Chelsea district.

New Exec at Levi's

Craig Nomura is moving from Williams-Sonoma Inc. to Levi Strauss & Co. as the new executive vice president and head of global retail.

2013 Year in Review: In Memoriam

Mel Matsui, denim expert and founder, Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp

Carlos Alberini Named New CEO at Lucky Brand Jeans

Just days after Fifth & Pacific Companies announced it was selling Lucky Brand Jeans to a Los Angeles private-investment firm, Carlos Alberini has been tapped to be the new chief executive.

Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Fetches Top Price

Los Angeles blue-jeans company Not Your Daughter’s Jeans has been sold to a group of New York investors in a multi-million-dollar deal that closes in early January.

True Religion’s New Owners Lay Off Scores of Employees

Seven months after being bought by a private-equity firm, True Religion has laid off at least 70 people—many of them department heads and production people.

2013 Newsmaker: European Union Denim Tariff

2013 Newsmaker: European Union Denim Tariff

At a time when the Obama administration has been trying to boost U.S. exports overseas, Europe this spring put a crimp in the president’s initiative.

Law Firm Gets UK to Strike Down Steep Tariff on Hudson Jeans

Law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg has won a ruling in the United Kingdom that exempts Los Angeles–based Hudson Clothing from paying a steep 38 percent tariff on its women’s premium denim jeans made in the United States.

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