Deborah Belgum

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Fashion and Design Students Take Their Creativity to the Runway


Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport was packed with 700 people who showed up for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s annual Debut show, which tops off the academic year for its fashion, costume and interior-design students.

Dov Charney Seeking $40 Million in Wrongful-Termination Complaint Against American Apparel


Three months after Dov Charney was dismissed from American Apparel as its chief executive officer, the founder of the Los Angeles clothing company is seeking $40 million in damages stemming from his termination.

C&C California Sold to Los Angeles Licensing Company


Perry Ellis recently announced it sold C&C California’s intellectual-property rights and trademark to Los Angeles licensing company ACH C&C Inc., a newly created venture by members of ACI Licensing, a Los Angeles licensing agency for personality chefs, TV programs and brands.

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LA Opera Costumes for Sale


Los Angeles Opera has a ton of costumes for sale on March 28.

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Hot Topic Introduces "Orphan Black" Collection


Hot Topic has developed a limited clothing collection inspired by the TV thriller "Orphan Black."

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Orders, Out-of-Town Buyers and Mixed Traffic Reports

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Traffic appeared lighter than usual for March at the recent run of Los Angeles Fashion Week, but exhibitors said traffic was steady and reported landing orders from local and out-of town retailers.

Georges Marciano Files Lawsuit Against Guess Over Name

Manufacturing | Legal

Georges Marciano, who founded Guess 35 years ago, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles clothing company run by his brothers to be able to use his name for new clothing labels he wants to develop.

American Apparel Resolves Lawsuits Against Ousted CEO Dov Charney

Manufacturing | Legal

Months after firing Dov Charney, two lawsuits against the founder and former chief executive of American Apparel have been settled.

New American Apparel Director on Board After One Board Member Resigns


Los Angeles–based American Apparel’s board of directors has had several members come and go in the wake of founder Dov Charney being suspended and later terminated as the president and chief executive.

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Unicolors Wins Another Copyright Infringement Case Over Fabric Design

Manufacturing | Legal

Nearly one year after filing a lawsuit over a colorful fabric design, Unicolors Inc. has been awarded $164,400 in a case over copyright infringement.

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