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Waraire Boswell's Refined from the Raw Challenge

By Andrew Asch | July 18, 2017

Waraire Boswell has been cutting up Los Angeles’ custom clothing scene for some time. The NBA-sized clothier made a splash at the ESPY awards show July 12 when D’Angelo Russel l of the Brooklyn Nets came to the ESPYS in Los Angeles wearing a suit Boswell made as part of a challenge.

Blinkers On

Blinkers On

Here’s something sure to be a hit with the fashion—and festival—set. f.lashes are lightweight LED lights meant to be worn like fake lashes.

FIDM Fêtes Menswear

FIDM Fêtes Menswear

Industry insiders had a chance to review the work of the graduates of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Advanced Study Program in Menswear at a June 15 reception held at FIDM’s campus in downtown Los Angeles.

Club Monaco's ’90s Nostalgia

Club Monaco's ’90s Nostalgia

There’s some ’90s nostalgia going down at Club Monaco.

Talking Costumes With Mindy Kaling at Beverly Center

Talking Costumes With Mindy Kaling at Beverly Center

For a celebration to mark the completion of Phase One of an extensive remodel, Beverly Center hosted a talk on costuming with actress/producer/creative hyphenate Mindy Kaling and costumer Salvador Perez.

LeSportsac to Make Mario Bros. Travel Accessories

LeSportsac to Make Mario Bros. Travel Accessories

Look for new Mario Bros.-inspired gear in time for the Holiday season.

After Standing Rock Protest, B. Yellowtail Brings Style With Indigenous Angle to L.A.

After Standing Rock Protest, B. Yellowtail Brings Style With Indigenous Angle to L.A.

Shailene Woodley is a fan of B. Yellowtail, a Los Angeles-headquartered label inspired by Native American art, that has made clothes at the Standing Rock protest, and in an area the label calls Occupied Tongva Territory.

Volcom Launches New Collection With Mick Jagger's Daughter

Volcom Launches New Collection With Mick Jagger's Daughter

Georgia May Jagger hits downtown Los Angeles for unveiling of Volcom collection.

Shopify’s Frenzy Makes 1st L.A. Drop Zone

Shopify’s Frenzy Makes 1st L.A. Drop Zone

There have been plenty of forecasts on the merger between physical and online retail, Toronto’s Shopify may have found a merger between the sometimes exclusive realms with its Frenzy mobile app.

Faherty’s 1st Malibu Anniversary

Faherty’s 1st Malibu Anniversary

Faherty surfed into Malibu about a year ago. No wipe out dude! The Malibu Faherty boutique celebrated its first anniversary.

New Hotel & Retail in Once Tough DTLA Neighborhood

New Hotel & Retail in Once Tough DTLA Neighborhood

The Freehand Los Angeles hotel and Flowerboy Project boutique will open in the once tough intersection of 8th and Olive streets in downtown Los Angeles.

Lauren Moshi to Malibu Lumber Yard

Lauren Moshi to Malibu Lumber Yard

After more than eight years on Los Angeles' Robertson Boulevard, the Lauren Moshi brand opened a second boutique, this one across the street from the Pacific Ocean.

Thread Haus Co's Crew Caps to the Rescue

Thread Haus Co's Crew Caps to the Rescue

The wool beanie is so…winter! Fortunately, designer and stylist Manuel Jackson is coming to the fashion rescue.

Hobie X Katin: Surf OGs Mix It Up

Hobie X Katin: Surf OGs Mix It Up

Hobie and Katin started making surfboards, boardshorts and opening surf shops when Eisenhower was in the White House and Elvis Presley was considered a threat to society. Decades later, these innovative labels partnered for limited edition Hobie X Katin Surf Collection.

Small Town High School Wins $50,000 Prize from Vans

Small Town High School Wins $50,000 Prize from Vans

Parker City, South Dakota is a one stoplight town, but its arts and fashion potential is enormous. It was the grand prize winner for the 8th annual Vans Custom Culture art competition.

Trash Los Angeles' New Styles

Trash Los Angeles' New Styles

Trash Los Angeles was previously known for its T-shirts and hoodies. Now the rock 'n' roll inspired line is doing jeans and vests.