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.
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.
Frederick's of Hollywood ceases to exist in the world of bricks and mortar.
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th opens a new store near Sacramento.
Sherry Lee Meredith discusses all things in the full figured world for her web show Go Curvy. We liked it for its R&B theme song Go Curvy. Meredith also recently dropped by the City Chic store at the Glendale Galleria to discuss plus size fashion.
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th is opening its first store in Los Angeles County.
Violence Ordinaire took American Rag CIE on April 9. The colloboration collection from Globe International and Desillusion Magazine took a bow at the high profile store with a party and a store window devoted to Violence Ordinaire.
Some of the standout fashion categories of the past year or so spent much of their history being, well, ignored; yes, we’re talking about men’s underwear and socks. L.A.-based Related Garments offers matching socks and skivvies for guys. Does it go together like peanut butter and chocolate? Does it have the sex appeal of matching bra and panties for the ladies?! You be the judge. As of the posting of this blog, Related Garments was wrapping up a Kickstarter campaign.
Australian retailer opening its U.S. flagship near the Ace Hotel.
Coachella Music and Arts Festival revelers looking for a last-minute style update are in luck. Los Angeles–based e-tailer Revolve is offering same-day delivery to California’s Coachella Valley and surrounding areas during the festival’s two weekends.
South Coast Plaza shot its 2015 Spring Portfolio Lookbook in downtown Los Angeles. The cosmopolitan lookbook was celebrated with a gala dinner for fashion writers on April 7 at Perch, a bistro overlooking downtown's skyline.