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DESIGNER PROFILES

Crooks & Castles: After Friend’s Shocking Death, a Collection

By Andrew Asch | June 26, 2014

The Spring ’15 looks of Crooks & Castles are in stores, and the streetwear brand’s Fall ’14 styles will be previewed at the upcoming Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif., but the Crooks label made one of its most heartfelt statements on June 19.

Honorees Steinberg, Zaffaroni Help Raise more than $500K

Honorees Steinberg, Zaffaroni Help Raise more than $500K

The apparel community turned out to honor CIT Trade Finance’s Debbie Steinberg and Roth Capital Partners’ Paul Zaffaroni and raise funds for National Jewish Health at the Black and White Ball, held at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills.

FIDM Exhibition Showcases Fashion Sketches From Hollywood’s Golden Age

FIDM Exhibition Showcases Fashion Sketches From Hollywood’s Golden Age

The art of fashion illustration and Hol­lywood's Golden Age will meet at the Fashion Institute of Design & Mer­chandising's Museum & Galleries in an exhibition titled "Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection.

CCA Holds Annual Runway Show on New Addition to Its San Francisco Campus

CCA Holds Annual Runway Show on New Addition to Its San Francisco Campus

Nearly 20 seniors in the California College of the Arts fashion design program presented their work on the runway on May 16 at the design college’s annual fashion show, held in a tented space on a newly acquired 2.5-acre parcel on the CCA San Francisco campus.

Honoring Missoni Family at Graduation Fashion Event

Honoring Missoni Family at Graduation Fashion Event

Members of the Missoni family—including Rosita Missoni, Angela Missoni and Margherita Maccapani Missoni—were the guests of honor at the Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony, held May 8 in San Francisco.

Alice in Wonderland Meets Streetwear and Fabergé

Alice in Wonderland Meets Streetwear and Fabergé

For its 50th runway show, Woodbury University showcased the work of its fashion design and costume design students at the Burbank, Calif.–based design school’s May 8 runway gala at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.

Featured at The C.H.I.P.S. Benefit for CII

Featured at The C.H.I.P.S. Benefit for CII

The Colleagues Helpers in Philanthropic Service—a group known as The C.H.I.PS.—hosted its Spring Luncheon on May 8 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles to raise funds for the Children’s Institute Inc.

CFF and TALA Present 2014 Scholarship Awards

CFF and TALA Present 2014 Scholarship Awards

The California Fashion Foundation, the charitable arm of the California Fashion Association, and the Textile Association of Los Angeles presented scholarships to local design students at its annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on May 1 at the California Market Center.

Celebrating Innovators, Visionaries and Legends at Annual Scholarship Benefit

Celebrating Innovators, Visionaries and Legends at Annual Scholarship Benefit

Leon Max, the founder of Los Angeles–based MaxStudio and action-sports executive Michael Egeck were honored on May 3 at the Otis College of Art and Design’s 32nd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, where attendees helped raise nearly $1 million to support the design school’s scholarship program.

Fashion Group Talks Fashion, Tech, Social Media and E-commerce

Fashion Group Talks Fashion, Tech, Social Media and E-commerce

Fashion, design and commerce in the digital age were discussed at an April 29 panel hosted by Fashion Group International–Los Angeles and held at Maker City LA, a new creative workspace at The Reef (formerly known as the LA Mart) in downtown Los Angeles.

New Hank Pola Scholarship Presented at FIDM

New Hank Pola Scholarship Presented at FIDM

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising student Shayna Goldberg received the first Hank Pola Scholarship at an April 17 event at FIDM’s downtown Los Angeles campus.

Annual Fundraiser for the Children’s Institute

Annual Fundraiser for the Children’s Institute

A full house of well-dressed women—and a handful of equally well-dressed men—turned out at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills at The Colleagues’ 26th annual spring luncheon and fashion fundraiser for the Children’s Institute Inc. (CII).

Rodeo Celebrates 100 Years

Rodeo Celebrates 100 Years

Rodeo Drive, one of Los Angeles County’s top shopping streets, became party central on April 27, when the City of Beverly Hills celebrated its centennial.

Showcasing 25-Year History

Showcasing 25-Year History

After 25 years of designing an idiosyncratic mix of “Paris chic with LA cool,” the fashion house BCBGMaxAzriaGroup turned part of its warehouse in Vernon, Calif., into an exhibition space on April 29. The center of attention was “Living the Bon Chic Life,” a retrospective of the fashion house’s quarter century in business.

Support Denim Day

Support Denim Day

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, musicians Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter, and Guess? Inc. founders Maurice and Paul Marciano April 23 in kicking off Denim Day 2014 in Los Angeles.

Runway Show at Lazr

Runway Show at Lazr

During the April 23–25 run of the Lazr footwear trade show at The New Mart, Fashion Business Inc. and Centric Software presented a runway show.

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