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.
"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 .
SOURCE Citizens of Humanity