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
Christian Azzinaro has logged 10-years in L.A. fashion with repping his lines The Odds and Mint Currency, along with being a design consultant. His next project? His self-named line Christian Azzinaro. The first collection of the Christian Azzinaro line will be called Luna, and it is inspired by science fiction and men’s ready-to-wear
Roving market Northern Grade will take its traveling show of Made In USA men’s fashions and products, and make a stop downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District on Oct. 4-5.
Jeremy Steenblik and his partners have run the G-Star boutique on Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue for 10-years. He tells us a little about what got his boutique through good---and bad times.
The Los Angeles International Textile Show gets underway on Sept. 29 at the California Market Center.
Miss Me jeans collaborates with jewelry designer Dominique Cohen.
Musician, celebrity, fashion icon and provocateur Kanye West was recently spotted teaching a fashion class at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in downtown LA.
Call it a forecast come true. Since the beginning of this year, blogs and interviews with Jean Touitou noted that his highly anticipated A.P.C. boutique was scheduled to open in downtown Los Angeles. Recently, a public note confirmed that the French denim and ready-to-wear boutique will open in downtown's fashion district.
Maybe designers should take to the LA streets to show their new collections.
While another Los Angeles Fashion Week is scheduled to run next month, Michaela Mendiola of the Suitably Enough fashion label in the Los Angeles area produced a runway show for her fashions in Vancouver Fashion Week in British Columbia. Here’s a couple of looks.
The 3.1 Philip Lim sample sale is coming back to downtown Los Angeles.
Luxury auto maker Jaguar teamed up with designer Stella McCartney to create fleet of Jaguar XE model cars inspired by the designer and featuring her Superhero print from her Spring 2015 collection.
Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association, was featured in the Los Angeles Times “How I Made It” column.
The West Coast gets its first Sam Edelman flagship store.
In Heroes We Trust, one of Abbot Kinney Boulevard's newest shops, stayed open late on Sept. 18 to party with the designers and artists represented in the shop. Check it out.
Last year the map counted 36 stores. This year they found 50 boutique style stores in downtown Los Angeles. When they publish another edition of “50 Reasons To Shop DTLA,” probably around Black Friday, Cinnia Finfer and Kuo Yang expect to find more high end boutique shops. Meet the mapmakers of downtown Los Angeles' burgeoning boutique market.