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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.

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.

Halladay: Denim Built for Comfort

Halladay: Denim Built for Comfort

The owners of newly established women’s contemporary line Halladay, Greg Duzian and Azi Tchatalbachian, have worked in the fashion industry for more than 25 years. The two have covered everything from design to product development, sales and marketing, production, and sourcing.

Former Levi’s Exec Joins True Religion

Vernon, Calif.–based True Religion Apparel Inc. named Mary Alderete chief marketing officer, overseeing the brand’s marketing strategy for retail, wholesale, international and e-commerce.

Jacob Davis: Denim From Street to Stage

Jacob Davis: Denim From Street to Stage

Their double lives give them added insight into menswear market research.

True Religion Adds to Management Team

The new owners of True Religion, taken private nearly three months ago, have added two top management team members to the premium-denim company, based in Vernon, Calif.

True Religion Adds to Management Team

The new owners of True Religion, taken private nearly three months ago, have added two top management team members to the premium-denim company based in Vernon, Calif.

Tortoise Jeans: Getting More Wash Using Less Water

Tortoise Jeans: Getting More Wash Using Less Water

Tortoise uses an ozone process to alter the jean’s color

Kennedy Denim Co.: Premium Denim, Populist Price

Kennedy Denim Co.: Premium Denim, Populist Price

President John F. Kennedy inspired the denim line

Joe’s Jeans Completes Acquisition of Hudson Clothing

The merging of two Los Angeles–based premium-denim companies is a done deal. Joe’s Jeans announced Oct. 2 that it had completed the $97.6 million acquisition of Hudson Clothing.

Silver Jeans to Open at Glendale Galleria

Silver Jeans to Open at Glendale Galleria

Opening a boutique at the Glendale Galleria

Big Denim Brands Turn Out for Isko Workshop on Wash Treatment and Finishes

Big Denim Brands Turn Out for Isko Workshop on Wash Treatment and Finishes

Big Denim Brands Turn Out for Isko Workshop