MANUFACTURING

Italian Denim House Candiani Opening R&D Center in Los Angeles

By Alison A. Nieder | November 5, 2015

Early next year, downtown Los Angeles will have a new center for denim research and development when Italian denim mill Candiani Denim opens a new showroom and office space.

Turkish Denim Mill Bossa Opens Showroom in LA

To celebrate the opening of its new showroom in downtown Los Angeles, Turkish denim mill Bossa hosted a grand opening party and denim trend presentation on Jan. 15.

Denim from the 19th Century to the 21st

Levi Strauss filed the first patent for a distinctive pair of work pant made from a twill fabric in 1873. But denim work pants—or jeans—had been worn even earlier. The Fashion Institute of Technology recently organized “Denim: Fashion’s Frontier,” an exhibition charting the history and evolution of jeans, at the Fashion and Textile History Gallery at the Museum at FIT in New York.

Denim Maven Adriano Goldschmied Turns His Focus to Knits With Acynetic

Adriano Goldschmied’s career developing brands including Diesel, Replay, AG Adriano Goldschmied, Citizens of Humanity men’s and Goldsign has earned him the nickname “the Godfather of Denim.”

Kingpins Amsterdam Encompasses the Denim Industry From Fiber and Fabric to Design Development and Finishing

Kingpins Amsterdam Encompasses the Denim Industry From Fiber and Fabric to Design Development and Finishing

Now in its second year in Amsterdam, Kingpins organizers have determined a few keys to success in running the boutique denim-sourcing trade show.

Global Denim Awards

Global Denim Awards

Innovation in fabric and design was on the runway at the second annual Global Denim Awards, a fashion competition organized by HTNK Fashion recruitment and consultancy, the House of Denim, and Kingpins and sponsored by e3.

Good Denim Co.: Keep It Simple

Good Denim Co.: Keep It Simple

When consumers ask for a pair of good denim, Rob Goshen hopes they will find his new brand, called Good Denim Co. The Los Angeles–headquartered and manufactured brand will take a bow at the upcoming LA Men’s Market, scheduled for Oct. 12–13 at the California Market Center.

Eve Denim: Inspired by Vintage, Made in L.A.

Eve Denim: Inspired by Vintage, Made in L.A.

Native New Yorker Adelaide Bourbon moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and had the good fortune to meet and work for Joie co-founder Serge Azria just as he was launching his Equipment label.

Siwy Taps Jimmy Taverniti as Creative Director

Denim designer Jimmy Taverniti has joined Siwy as creative director. The first collection under Taverniti’s direction will be Spring/Summer 2016

Genetic Denim Has a New Owner

Genetic Denim, a Los Angeles premium jeans label started nearly a decade ago, was acquired recently by a small investment group that brought in veteran apparel executive Hubert Guez to help turn the company around. The acquisition price was not disclosed.

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.

Fighting for Greater Market Share

Fighting for Greater Market Share

Premium denim is a staple at LASC, but the West Hollywood, Calif., men’s boutique kept its offerings fairly narrow until recently, when the retailer began adding new labels to its mix.

Hudson Jeans Founder Fights to Get His Company Back

Sometimes breaking up is hard to do. But Hudson Jeans founder Peter Kim is trying to do just that.

Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression

From classic denim blues to activewear inspirations and the return of the ’70s, there is something for everyone for Fall '15.

Joe’s Jeans CEO Resigns

Marc Crossman has resigned from his position at chief executive officer of Joe’s Jeans Inc.