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From The Underground - Skingraft’s Flagship Party

By Andrew Asch | October 20, 2014

Underground celebs and designers made their way to the Oct. 18 opening of the Skingraft designer label’s new flagship at the corner of 8th & Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles. For many it was the underground store party to be seen, but for Jonny Cota, founder of Skingraft, the new shop represented a new statement for the leather and avant garde - fashion label. “This is the brand grown-up,” Cota said of the new flagship for the label which has frequently produced runway shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, and back-in-the day when MBFW was in L.A

F21's Street-Style Simpsons Line

F21's Street-Style Simpsons Line

The Simpsons land at Forever 21 stores on Oct. 16.

 Have International Fashion Tour, Will Travel

Have International Fashion Tour, Will Travel

The International Fashion Tour plans to produce runway tours of international designers in various U.S. cities in 2015, but on Oct. 13, this runway with wheels held a preview show at the California Market Center, featuring the looks of Pia Gladys Perey, Charles Cua and Melchor Guinto.

Robert Talbott x Neiman Marcus

Robert Talbott x Neiman Marcus

The Robert Talbott label has been on the move. Earlier this year, the elegant label rolled out a handful of shop-in-shops across the country. It recently announced that its Fall ’14 menswear collection will be sold at four Neiman Marcus locations and at Neiman Marcus. Stay classy!

Max Mara’s South Coast Plaza Dolce Vita

Max Mara’s South Coast Plaza Dolce Vita

It was a perfect California day, shorts and T-shirt weather on Oct. 12, but it still felt like the right time to view the stylish coats at the North American debut of the Max Mara’s Heritage Project Installation.

Pink Tie Affair at California Market Center

Pink Tie Affair at California Market Center

Since 2010, Maxwell Dickson has been quietly running an art gallery in a building-full of fashion showrooms at California Market Center in Los Angeles, but the low key profile took a break on Oct. 11. Dickson put his self-named Maxwell Dickson gallery at the center of a gala Oct. 11 for the Pink Tie Affair, at Suite C919 of the CMC. One of the main activities for the night was an auction for his contemporary art to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund.

Moods’ Metropolitan Fashion Week

Moods’ Metropolitan Fashion Week

It’s not just L.A. Fashion Week. It’s also Metropolitan Fashion Week! This fashion event was hosted by Mood Designer Fabrics in L.A. The runway is in the store window.

Red Carpet Designer Chagoury in Scoop

Red Carpet Designer Chagoury in Scoop

Designer Gilbert Chagoury made a splash by designing red carpet gowns and eveningwear in Los Angeles, mostly sold at his atelier on 8378 Melrose Ave. Recently, he got into the ready-to-wear game. He placed several pieces at ScoopNYC at its Beverly Hills location and its online store

Gucci’s Rodeo Bow

Gucci’s Rodeo Bow

Gucci unveiled its remodeled emporium at 347 N. Rodeo Dr. recently. It’s the first of a few highly anticipated store remodels that will take a bow on Rodeo.

Uniqlo’s Gala Beverly Center Debut

Uniqlo’s Gala Beverly Center Debut

Uniqlo has been opening flagship stores all over Southern California, and on Oct. 10, the Japanese retailer held a pre-opening shopping event at its new Beverly Center flagship in Los Angeles

Party for Amanda Shi

Party for Amanda Shi

The Amanda Shi line took a bow with a soiree for the elegant line at pioneering retailer American Rag on Oct. 10.

 LA Fashion Week Begins

LA Fashion Week Begins

Los Angeles Fashion Week begins today.

Fashion’s Mentor Moment at the White House

Fashion’s Mentor Moment at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour hosted the first White House Fashion Education Workshop on Oct. 8 in Washington D.C.

Rachel Zoe at South Coast Plaza

Rachel Zoe at South Coast Plaza

Rachel Zoe styled looks for high profile women such as Nicole Richie, Britney Spears and Kate Beckinsale before launching her own media vehicles such as Bravo program The Rachel Zoe Project. On Oct. 9, Zoe will be at South Coast Plaza in Orange County to helm the Live the Look Fall trend presentation runway show.

Alternative X Art of Elysium

Alternative X Art of Elysium

Alternative gained notice for designing sustainable clothing at its Los Angeles studio. Recently, Alternative designed some soft tees to raise funds for Art of Elysium

Deep Pockets Required

Deep Pockets Required

The supersize of the iPhone 6 (and iPhone 5 Plus, not to mention the Galaxy Note) has created a fashion problem.