Former CEO and founder of American Apparel, Dov Charney has new strategies towards getting his brand back after being ousted by his board on June 18, 2014. First, just 2 weeks after getting pushed out, Charney borrowed $20 million from Standard General to move his ownership from 27% to 43%. At the time, Randy Katz, […]
American Apparel Saga Update: Dov Charney Gains Stocks, Standard General In Greater Control
American Apparel’s CEO and Founder Dov Charney Ousted by the Board for Misconduct—Fate of Beloved Teen Brand on Hold
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Dov Charney, the out-spoken founder and CEO of American Apparel, was ousted by his board of directors. The reason was because of the ongoing investigations of misconduct towards women. “This is not easy, but we felt the need to do what we did for the sake of the company,” Allan […]
The L.A. Fashion Industry Profile–Highs and Lows of a Leading-Edge Area
As an $18 billion apparel business, Los Angeles, CA, is increasingly seen as the fashion capital of trends in the United States. There is tremendous interest in streetwear, surf and beach lifestyles, and the L.A. Style. According to recent study sponsored by CIT and the California Fashion Associate called “The Los Angeles Area Fashion Industry […]
Dov Charney, CEO of American Apparel Talks Future of Manufacturing in America, Trends, Immigration in Fiery Interview
Manufacturing in the United States is a hot issue especially in fashion these days and who better to outline predictions of a global economic change than the controversial CEO of American Apparel, Dov Charney. Filmed inside his downtown Los Angeles manufacturing center of American Apparel Charney offers up why his Made in the USA model […]
The Fate of American Apparel and What this Means to the Basics Fashion Industry
American Apparel’s struggles may also have created new opportunities for basics brands to fill the hole, which has an effect on youth culture fashion markets.
Immigration Reform Protests in Downtown LA Bring Diverse Youth Groups Together with American Apparel at the Forefront
Thousands of activists gathered May 1 in alliance for immigration reform, workers rights, and Made in America symbolism, many carrying Shepard Fairey posters and American Apparel “Legalize LA” T-shirts.