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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.

Shade 55: The Authentic Roots of Denim

Shade 55: The Authentic Roots of Denim

Shade 55 is the name of the deepest indigo color, said designer Paul Hagopian.

New Levi's Shop

New Levi's Shop

Aug. 1 was the official opening day for Levi Strauss & Co.’s new 7,000-square-foot store at 815 Market St. in San Francisco.

New CEO Named at True Religion

At a July 29 special meeting, True Religion shareholders approved the company’s acquisition by TowerBrook Capital Partners at $32 a share, or $824 million.

New Execs at Levi’s US, Europe, Asia and Dockers

San Francisco–based Levi Strauss & Co. added a trio of regional presidents for the Americas, Europe and Asia as part of the company’s effort to “leverage the strength of its global brands.”

Joe's to Acquire Hudson

Joe's to Acquire Hudson

Joe’s Jeans Inc. signed a deal to acquire Hudson Clothing Holdings Inc. for $97.6 million.

Kingpins’ LA Show Features New Innovations in Denim

Kingpins’ LA Show Features New Innovations in Denim

The July 9–10 run of the Kingpins boutique denim trade show at the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles included 44 local and international exhibitors.

Etienne Marcel: So Cal Denim With a French Twist

Etienne Marcel: So Cal Denim With a French Twist

With roots in France and a base in Los Angeles, Etienne Marcel jeans launched its U.S. business in 2011 after showing at Coterie in New York.

Direct to Consumer: Bluer Denim’s New Business Model

Direct to Consumer: Bluer Denim’s New Business Model

Denim vet's new line is made in US, crowd-funded and sells direct to consumers.

Denim Under Fire: The EU Tax Hike on US-Made Jeans

Denim Under Fire: The EU Tax Hike on US-Made Jeans

The European Union recently unexpectedly and drastically raised duties on US-made women’s jeans to 38 percent. Trade officials, industry organizations and manufacturers are working to repeal the tax hike. Stay up to date on the issue here.

The Able Tailor:  Denim Fit for All Physical Needs

The Able Tailor: Denim Fit for All Physical Needs

The Able Tailor was conceived by Stephanie Alves including denim bottoms, sweat pants, jackets, tops and accessories

EU Denim Duty: California Representatives Press Administration to Protect Denim Jobs

California Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard, Xavier Beccera, Linda Sanchez and Grace Napolitano urge action on the EU's steep duty on US denim.

Thvm Shakes Denim Rules

Thvm Shakes Denim Rules

Thvm Atelier, William Lemon roll over denim's color convention.

Obituary: Mel Matsui, 68: Denim Expert Launched Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp Brands

Obituary: Mel Matsui, 68: Denim Expert Launched Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp Brands

Denim-industry veteran Mel Matsui died on April 12. He was 68.

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