By Deborah Belgum | May 25, 2015
The Mayan Store was launched five years ago to help Guatemalan Indians find ways to use their colorful fabrics in contemporary ways.
It’s called the Art Dump, a collective of artists who work for Girl Skateboards, doing some extra curricular trouble making. But there are fans who prize their Art Dump’s scrawlings. One major fan is the high profile Oakley sports performance and lifestyle label, which produced Oakley in Residence: Los Angeles. There was an event for The Art Dump's work at the Oakley in Residence creative space April 23 at 7763 Melrose Avenue. Check it out.
Katin, one of the originators of this thing we call surfwear, threw a big party April 23 to celebrate the label’s Spring 2015 looks. The looks were curated in a pop-up shop at Conveyor @ Fred Segal in Santa Monica. The Pop-up shop will be in biz until May 11.
The Venice Rani brand took a bow at the high end Salon Allure show in Miami last year. This week brand founder Tina Rani launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the brand’s production for its Fall '15 season, which Rani intends to manufacture in California. ““Start-up costs are so high,”But my intentions for this brand is to open more creative jobs in this market,” she said. The goal for her Kickstarter campaign is $25,000.
For the second year,Los Angeles–based Guess Inc.? will help support Peace Over Violence, the nonprofit organization that seeks to end sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence in the days leading up with Denim Day 2015.
Control Sector, a New York brand, showed a few Fall '15 looks in Malibu. Take a look.
Los Angeles designer Chan Luu launched two new collections inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” and Cinderella” films.
Refinery29 is slated to roll out the second season of its “Style Out There” video series, which profiles independent designers, subcultures and trends.
BNKR starting to advertise its presence.
The State of California set a goal of recycling and composting 75 percent of its solid waste by 2020. Looks like H&M is helping out with that goal. People can drop off old/unwanted clothing and textiles at any H&M store. In return, participants will receive 20 percent off of their next H&M purchase.
Michael Stars stores will carry jackets made by Haitian artisans.
It might be time to say farewell to pioneering boutique Theodore in Beverly Hills, which has sold contemporary and designer fashion in the wealthy city of Beverly Hills since the late 1960s. Big signs bearing the messages “Store Closing Sale!” and “Lost Our Lease” were posted in the windows of the Theodore boutique located at 336 N. Camden Dr., a few blocks from Rodeo Drive where the store started business in 1969. It moved to Camden Drive in 2008.
Actress Rosario Dawson produced a reception for her company Studio One Eighty Nine, which showcases and celebrates fashion, arts and content from Africa. The reception was held April 17 at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles. Jessica Alba, Seal and Shaun Ross joined in the fun.
Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez sat down on April 15 at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York with Vogue’s Sally Singer and dished out some solid advice for budding designers.
The venerable Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles was the backdrop for science field trips for thousands of students, the knife fight in the much ballyhooed 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause--- and on the night of April 16, there’s the London in Los Angeles fashion show produced by Brit brand Burberry.
Kitson's big sale will last one week.