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Dov Charney Files Two Lawsuits Accusing American Apparel and Hedge Fund for Defamation

By Deborah Belgum | May 13, 2015

In more legal shots fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder has filed two lawsuits in less than one week accusing American Apparel and hedge fund investor Standard General of defaming his character in false accusations and letters.

Donald Pliner Leaving the Footwear Label He Founded

Donald Pliner is leaving his position as creative director of the Donald J Pliner Company to “pursue new creative endeavors,” according to a statement released by the luxury footwear designer.

American Apparel Hires New Menswear Designer

Weeks after firing creative directors Iris Alonzo and Marsha Brady, American Apparel made a big hire in March by bringing on board Joe Pickman, a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and the former men’s design director of the Band of Outsiders label.

Sequential Brands Buys Major Stake in Jessica Simpson Brand

Sequential Brands Group announced it is purchasing a majority stake in the Jessica Simpson brand, including the Jessica Simpson Collection master license and other rights. No purchase price was given for the deal that should close in 90 days.

Targeting Women Who Want a Touch of Edginess

Targeting Women Who Want a Touch of Edginess

Designer Anita Rinaldi-Harnden is a big believer in garment-dyed clothes. For the past 20 years, she has worked with this special dyeing technique and fell in love with the endless possibilities it renders.

From Flights of Fancy to Feathered Jackets

From Flights of Fancy to Feathered Jackets

Just east of downtown Los Angeles and you’ll find designers wandering among hundreds of bins of brightly colored feathers, racks of feathered boas and displays of feather flowers, elaborate feathered epaulettes and collars, and, of course, wings.

American Apparel Reducing Work Force

Some 180 workers are being let go by the Los Angeles apparel maker.

Jeff Rudes Launches Luxury Menswear Collection

More than two years after selling a majority share of his Los Angeles premium-denim label, J Brand, to Japanese retailer Uniqlo for nearly $300 million, Jeff Rudes is back in the clothing business with a new line of high-end menswear.

Mooney Exits Quiksilver, Agnes Promoted to CEO

Andy P. Mooney, chief executive officer of Quiksilver, is leaving the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based surf giant.

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.

Matiere: Avant Garde Brand Tries Denim.

Matiere: Avant Garde Brand Tries Denim.

Matiere, headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., has aimed to serve as an alternative for men’s wardrobes.

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.

Revolve Acquires Alliance Apparel Group

Internet clothier Revolve recently announced that it has acquired Alliance Apparel Group, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.

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.”