LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens of Humanity, a leader in denim design and fashion apparel, announced today that it has joined forces with denim industry pioneer, Adriano Goldschmied. Mr. Goldschmied will join the company as a partner and Executive Vice President of Product Development. In addition, Mr. Goldschmied will continue to design the GoldSign brand, the luxury denim label he founded. He will work side by side with Citizens of Humanity CEO and founder, Jerome Dahan. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070911/LAM130) "Adriano has long been a mentor to me and his mastery of denim is unparalleled," said Mr. Dahan. "The premium denim industry simply would not exist without Adriano. He possesses an endless curiosity for the ways in which denim can be rendered. Adriano is a true artist." Over his thirty-year career, Mr. Goldschmied has created brands such as Diesel, Replay, AG Adriano Goldschmied and GoldSign, which have collectively shaped the modern denim landscape. "What everyone asks is 'what's next?,'" Mr. Goldschmied said, "The opportunity to collaborate with an old friend like Jerome is a dream come true. Our combined experience, resources and vision will enable us to write the next chapter of denim history, together." In addition to Mr. Goldschmied's new partnership with Citizens of Humanity, the company has acquired Mr. Goldschmied's, GoldSign label and his legendary laboratory and laundry facility, Laundry Atelier. GoldSign will remain a high-end denim brand distributed in exclusive boutiques and stores. The acquisition of Laundry Atelier will enable Citizens of Humanity to develop proprietary processes, which in turn will increase flexibility, capacity and the ability to drive innovation. About Citizens of Humanity Citizens of Humanity is a leading designer and distributor of premium denim and other apparel. The company was founded by Jerome Dahan in 2003. Before founding Citizens of Humanity, Dahan was a co-founder and the original designer of 7 For All Mankind, and the head designer at Lucky Brands. In 2006, Berkshire Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, acquired equity in Citizens of Humanity. The company is headquartered in Huntington Park, California. For more information, visit http://www.citizensofhumanity.com .
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