Alison A. Nieder

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American Apparel Names Interim CEO and CFO

Executive Shift

American Apparel Inc. has a new interim chief executive officer and a new chief financial officer following the resignation of John Luttrell, who took over the two positions in June after the company’s board asked founder Dov Charney to step down.

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Textile Show Starts on Monday

The Los Angeles International Textile Show gets underway on Sept. 29 at the California Market Center.

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Designer Evolves Brand from Prints to Printed Fabric to Finished Garments

Josi Severson

Josi Severson’s original prints feature mid-century graphics in a sunny palette. The Minneapolis-based designer has designed fabrics for companies such as Crate & Barrel, Thibaut, Joseph Abboud, Richloom Fabrics and Blu Dot.

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Relaunched Mill Has American Heritage and Italian Know-How

American Woolen Co.

A 19th-century textile mill in northern Connecticut is currently humming with the activity of 40 looms making woolen and worsted fabrics for the American luxury market.

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Kanye in Fashion

Musician, celebrity, fashion icon and provocateur Kanye West was recently spotted teaching a fashion class at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in downtown LA.

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Get Your Sample Sale Shoes On

The 3.1 Philip Lim sample sale is coming back to downtown Los Angeles.

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McCartney Car Couture

Luxury auto maker Jaguar teamed up with designer Stella McCartney to create fleet of Jaguar XE model cars inspired by the designer and featuring her Superhero print from her Spring 2015 collection.

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Fashion Industry Spotlight

Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association, was featured in the Los Angeles Times “How I Made It” column.

CFA Members Event Discusses Private Label and Branded Manufacturing


There’s no magic formula for striking the right balance between producing your own brand and producing private-label products for retailers. But having a mix of both can be a good strategy for growing a brand as you maintain a steady stream of production work.

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Project Runway Winner & Belk

Reality (TV) to Retail

Dom, the collection designed by "Project Runway" season 12 winner Dom Streater is now in Belk stores.

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