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American Apparel starts mass layoffs as company winds down operations

American Apparel was once a fashion industry trailblazer with its colorful basics, provocative marketing and commitment to U.S. manufacturing. But after years of financial strife and corporate intrigue, the company began laying off 2,400 workers in Southern California on Monday — kicking off its...

  • PETA seeks to pressure LVMH on using reptile skins for bags, other goods

    PETA seeks to pressure LVMH on using reptile skins for bags, other goods

    PETA hopes to challenge LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton from the inside. The non-profit animal rights group, formally known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said that it has purchased a single share in the French luxury goods giant in order to pressure the company to stop selling...

  • Matty Cardarople on playing the henchperson of indeterminate gender in ‘Lemony Snicket’

    Matty Cardarople on playing the henchperson of indeterminate gender in ‘Lemony Snicket’

    If the art of acting had 10 commandments, perhaps the first would be “Know thyself.” Matty Cardarople has this down pat. In fact, he can identify the type of role he’s best suited for without hesitation: “I’m, like, born to play the clerk role, you know?” “That’s me — the awkward clerk at a store,”...

  • How the fashion industry is preparing for Trump's inauguration

    How the fashion industry is preparing for Trump's inauguration

    Come inauguration night, the newly sworn-in President Trump will be testing his celebrity pull as he hops between two official inaugural balls as well as the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball. And — at least according to Trump — the celebrities are lining up for tickets. It just isn’t clear who...

  • Kellan Lutz signs on to be a brand ambassador for Geoffrey Beene

    Kellan Lutz signs on to be a brand ambassador for Geoffrey Beene

    Geoffrey Beene has tapped an action hero to serve as the new face of its advertising campaign. No, it’s not Batman or Superman — it’s “Twilight” actor Kellan Lutz. Lutz has been brought on board as the brand’s ambassador and is being featured in “A Man on a Mission” print, outdoor and online campaign...

  • Joe Jonas stars as the face of Guess’ first men’s underwear campaign

    Joe Jonas stars as the face of Guess’ first men’s underwear campaign

    Looks like someone’s been hitting the gym. Guess has tapped musician, actor and social media star Joe Jonas as the face of its inaugural men’s underwear line, “Hero.” The campaign, shot by Yu Tsai and styled by Avo Yermagyan, will make its debut in March and features Jonas solo and alongside Guess...

  • Shoe designer Francesco Russo opens shop-in-shop at Just One Eye in Hollywood

    Shoe designer Francesco Russo opens shop-in-shop at Just One Eye in Hollywood

    Paris-based shoe designer Francesco Russo has just opened his first shop-in-shop outside of Paris at Los Angeles emporium Just One Eye. Russo began working with Just One Eye a year ago, when owner Paola Russo (no relation) suggested opening a permanent space for clients to peruse the ready-to-wear...

  • Tommy Hilfiger teams up with Rossignol on skiwear capsule collection

    Tommy Hilfiger teams up with Rossignol on skiwear capsule collection

    Tommy Hilfiger is indulging his love of snow sports by partnering with Rossignol on a special collaboration. The capsule of four looks in the Tommy x Rossignol line feature the designer’s trademark red, white and blue color palette blended with performance features that make them appropriate to...

  • Watch live: Valentino live-streams its pre-fall '17 collection this morning

    Watch live: Valentino live-streams its pre-fall '17 collection this morning

    Starting at 7 a.m. (of course, that’s 10 a.m. for you East Coasters), Italian luxury fashion brand Valentino will live-stream its pre-fall ’17 fashion collection from the Beekman hotel in New York. The famed fashion brand appears to be having a high-profile week thanks to Emma Stone, who wore Valentino...

  • American Apparel is sold at auction to Canada's Gildan Activewear

    American Apparel is sold at auction to Canada's Gildan Activewear

    For years, American Apparel proudly touted its “Made in Los Angeles” motto. With its sale Tuesday to a Canadian sportswear firm, neither American Apparel’s name nor its motto will ring so true.  Gildan Activewear agreed to pay $88 million in a winning auction bid for the American Apparel brand...

  • After opening at the Grove, Illesteva plans to continue store growth

    After opening at the Grove, Illesteva plans to continue store growth

    Eyewear and accessories firm Illesteva opened four stand-alone stores in 2016 and is on pace to roll out about as many in the new year. Chief executive officer Daniel Silberman declined to specify where the new stores would be located but sees physical retail as a good way of expanding the company’s...

  • Tommy Hilfiger gets techie for Pitti Uomo presentation in Italy

    Tommy Hilfiger gets techie for Pitti Uomo presentation in Italy

    The traditional runway show is so last century.So instead of trotting a bevy of male models down a catwalk, Tommy Hilfiger is preparing to unleash a multimedia extravaganza at Pitti Uomo to showcase his fall collection. Hilfiger’s installation at the Florence trade fair from today through Friday...

  • Dior Homme taps Boy George for new ad campaign

    Dior Homme taps Boy George for new ad campaign

     Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche has tapped a fresh, cross-generational cast of subversive faces to front the house’s latest advertising campaign – including Boy George, his childhood hero harking back to the era of the New Romantics movement. In the portfolio – photographed by Willy...

  • Golden Globes 2017 | Best- and worst-dressed

    Golden Globes 2017 | Best- and worst-dressed

  • Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta settle legal battle

    Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta settle legal battle

    Designer peace reigns. The legal tussle between Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta, which shined a spotlight on the inner workings of two of America’s most iconic fashion houses, came to a discreet end Friday. A statement from Oscar de la Renta chief executive officer Alex Bolen on Friday noted:...

  • Designer Vivienne Westwood explains why she's 'very keen on unisex' looks

    Designer Vivienne Westwood explains why she's 'very keen on unisex' looks

    Vivienne Westwood, London’s queen of punk, is back on the catwalk for fall with a unisex collection that fuses her Man men’s wear line and her Red Label women’s wear collection. The activist designer said the new main line collection, Vivienne Westwood, is an exercise in quality, efficiency — and...

  • Neiman Marcus won't go public after all

    Neiman Marcus won't go public after all

    High-end retailer Neiman Marcus has backed out of an initial public offering. The Dallas chain initially filed in 2015 to go public, but later said it would delay its plans until 2016. On Friday, Neiman Marcus said it has abandoned an IPO altogether after deciding that “it is not in its best interests.”...

  • Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone turn out for W magazine's Golden Globes party

    Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone turn out for W magazine's Golden Globes party

    While most people were still settling into the first work week of 2017, Hollywood kicked off Golden Globes weekend with W magazine’s Great Performance party at Chateau Marmont on Thursday night. It’s one of the few fetes where showing up on time, if not early, is de rigeur, since the other option...

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