MILTON SOLOMON, 94, A FOUNDER OF FAIRBROOKE ENTERPRISES
NEW YORK — Milton Solomon, a founder of Fairbrooke Enterprises, a leading manufacturer of designer coats, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack, according to a spokeswoman for the company. He was 94 and lived in Manhattan.
Solomon, who was born in New York but spent his early years in Gloucester, Mass., started working in the apparel industry in 1923.
In 1956, he left as national sales manager for Feirman Kolmer, and became a partner with his son, Gerald, in Fairbrooke, selling women’s suits.
Solomon retired in 1969 and his son continued to run the business. Gerald Solomon was joined by his son, Gregg, in 1978, and together, they turned Fairbrooke into a coat and outerwear firm. Today, Fairbrooke makes licensed lines under the Calvin Klein, Donna Karan Signature, DKNY, Perry Ellis, Isaac Mizrahi and Drizzle labels.
Also surviving are Solomon’s daughter, Patricia Greenberg, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.