By Andrew Asch | September 2, 2014
Months before its anticipated 2015 opening, The Bloc retail center in downtown L.A. gave a preview of its new attitude. A flock of 2,000 origami birds was affixed to the mall's 7th Street entryway.
The new Barbie collection for Forever 21 arrives this week in stores and online.
At the invitation of the California Fashion Association’s Ilse Metchek, I sat on a panel organized by the CFA on behalf of Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles and Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Association.
The Gap has hired David Fincher (director of “The Social Network,” “Fight Club” and the U.S. version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) to direct a series of ads it is calling “Dress Normal.”
Some fashion reporters are always on the look-out for what is new in jeans. I seem to always be on the lookout for caps. Outside of the Project show, there was some headwear that caught my eye.
Next month, Undefeated, a pioneering streetwear label, will open its long-anticipated shop at District LaBrea.
Can anyone really get enough of the ice bucket challenge? Joining the tidal wave of people and businesses accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge last week was the Kitson emporium in Las Vegas. Check it out.
Part tech, part accessory, the QBracelet is a lightweight aluminum bracelet with a rechargeable lithium ion battery inside to charge a cellphone.
The first-official Hello Kitty fan convention will be held in downtown L.A. in late October.
With 20 shows spread out over several venues in Las Vegas, I decided to put trade show mileage to the test.
Bemo is a small camera designed to capture images and quickly post them on social media. Last week, it hosted a party with the Ron Robinson boutique.
FIDM is selling a few dummies.
Levi’s is biking to downtown Los Angeles. It opened a pop-up shop for its bicycling friendly Levi’s Commuter line at 157 W. 5th St in downtown Los Angeles.
Call it an unofficial 1-year birthday party. Downtown L.A. boutique Curio and fashion line Echo and Air are both about 1-year old. So they had a party.
Menswear Line Parke & Ronen will go into its Spring ’15 looks with a yen for linen, said co-founder Ronen Jehezkel.