Premium denim brand AG Jeans is forging ahead after the September departure of founder and designer Adriano Goldschmied.

The Koos Mfg-owned AG label recently hired Christopher Enuke of Oligo Tissew as head designer of its LA-based AG line and also this month opened its first AG store on Robertson Boulevard next door to trendy Kitson.

Founder of the Oliver Twist brand, Enuke will continue his Oligo Tissew line of women’s denim and separates, which Koos will back financially and administratively.

"Christopher is very talented and gifted with creativity," said Koos CEO Yul Ku to Sportswear International. "He's a rare find who has a respectable industry reputation and a great amicable personality that pairs well with us. We look forward in working with him"

Next February, Koos plans to expand its AG denim line with the debut of Sam & Billy jeans.

– Max Padilla