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DENIM

Fighting for Greater Market Share

By Andrew Asch | March 5, 2015

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.

Georges Marciano Files Lawsuit Against Guess Over Name

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


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

Letter to the Editor: In Response to Coverage of the Otis Creative Economy Report

There is an issue of data vs. substance, and clarity continues to be required when gathering and reporting on the diverse industry that is called “fashion.”

Activewear: From Fitness Trend to Lifestyle Uniform

Activewear: From Fitness Trend to Lifestyle Uniform

Just like the “casual Friday” trend, which evolved from a weekly break from professional attire to an everyday uniform, activewear has spread beyond the gym, yoga studio or dance class.

Karma Activewear: Taking Yoga From Hot to Haute

Karma Activewear: Taking Yoga From Hot to Haute

When Nasim Tyab launched his Karma activewear brand in 2002, his goal was to “capture the spirit, beauty and athleticism of yoga” in a clothing collection designed specifically for practitioners of Bikram yoga.

Colosseum Activewear: Support For Your Sport

Colosseum Activewear: Support For Your Sport

Colosseum Activewear was launched in Spring 2012 under the parent company Colosseum Athletics Corp. as a fashion-inspired, contemporary performance collection.

Cozy Orange: Taking Eco Active Beyond the Gym

Cozy Orange: Taking Eco Active Beyond the Gym

Carlsbad, Calif.–based Cozy Orange launched in 2013 with a mission to fuse active apparel with a sustainability message. Today, the company continues to evolve its eco-active focus to position the brand as a fashion-driven lifestyle collection.

The Activewear Solution

The Activewear Solution

The last two years have seen streetwear shift from denim to activewear. Everywhere, women are sporting yoga pants, running tights and other clothing once reserved for the gym while running errands or even dressing them up with heels for evening.

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.

Unicolors Wins Another Copyright Infringement Case Over Fabric Design


Unicolors Wins Another Copyright Infringement Case Over Fabric Design


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.

Mall Giant Simon Makes Bid for Macerich

Simon Property Group Inc. continued its campaign to acquire The Macerich Co.

Otis Report: L.A.s’ Creative Economy Slowly Regaining Jobs, but Fashion Manufacturing Continues to Shrink

The Los Angeles County fashion industry is the second-largest sector in the local creative economy, right behind the entertainment industry and just ahead of the publishing industry.

Stance Raises $50 million in VC Funding

Stance, a San Clemente, Calif.­–based company that helped build a market for fashion socks at streetwear and surf and skate retailers, raised $50 million in venture capital funding, according to media reports.

Mission Showroom


Mission Showroom


Inside the Mission Showroom, the décor is minimalist, but the various brands are not. They range from clunky jewelry and fashion-forward sunglasses to colorful men’s socks and athletic streetwear.

Australian Fashion Labels

Australian Fashion Labels

In the days leading up to Los Angeles Fashion Market, the new U.S. team at Australian Fashion Labels was putting the finishing touches on the 4,100-square-foot headquarters and showroom space on the third floor at the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles.

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