Citizens of Humanity has bolstered its arsenal of creative talent.
The Huntington Park, Calif.-based premium denim brand has named Simon Miller and Catherine Ryu its new creative directors for men’s and women’s, respectively.
Miller founded the retailer Fabric in New Zealand before moving to Los Angeles in 2006 to start a namesake brand. He has also contributed to NSF and Ron Herman in freelance capacities and, in January of this year, launched Fabric-Brand, which he will continue to lead. (The Simon Miller brand remains in business under the management of Daniel Corrigan and Jake Sargent.)
“I’ve always worked on smaller, independent stuff, and this gave me an opportunity to work at a company where you have a lot more reach. The resources enable you to be a little bit more creative,” said Miller. “I had retail stores in New Zealand and have been working with Citizens since the beginning and have always had an affinity for the brand. I always thought it was the one bigger brand that’s remained cool over a long period of time.”
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