Citizens of Humanity Inks Deal With Denim Industry Visionary Adriano Goldschmied



    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /CNW/ -- 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.
    
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    "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 .




For further information:

For further information: Cindy Capobianco of CAPOBIANCO & Associates, 
+1-323-850-1030, cindy@capobianco.biz, for Citizens of Humanity Web Site:
http://www.citizensofhumanity.com

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