American Apparel Names Brubaker as Interim CEO

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American Apparel Inc., the struggling clothing chain, named Scott Brubaker as its interim chief executive officer, replacing Chief Financial Officer John Luttrell, who had assumed the position temporarily after the ouster of company founder Dov Charney.

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The Secret Journey of a Fashion Piece — Part 1: Creativity & Design

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Taking a fashion piece from inception to store is a complex journey. In the first instalment of a three-part series supported by Lectra — a product design, development and manufacturing solutions company — BoF goes inside the studio to understand the creative process that goes into designing fashion pieces.

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Op-Ed | Sizing Up Spring, the Instagram-Like Shopping App

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David and Alan Tisch’s “shopping mall on your phone” has done a remarkable job of building a clean and sophisticated app that is made for shopping. But Spring has several issues to overcome, argues Richie Siegel.

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6 Emerging Fashion Brands Worth Investing In

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In the last two years, emerging fashion brands like Christopher Kane, Altuzarra, JW Anderson, Nicholas Kirkwood and Roksanda have attracted a flurry of investment. Who’s next? BoF identifies the young fashion labels we would bet on, based on their commercial and creative potential.

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