By Alison A. Nieder | December 15, 2016
The future of the apparel industry lies in its connectivity. That’s the word from a panel of industry insiders who spoke at a recent event hosted by Not Just A Label, the international platform for emerging designers, which recently put down roots in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles designer Mike Vensel presented a “tableaux vivants” fashion installation at a recent event at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles’ Westwood neighborhood.
California Collections on the Runway in New York
Los Angeles label BCBGMAXAZRIA fulfilled a lot of runway dreams at an Aug. 24 benefit for the Los Angeles chapter of Make-A-Wish at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.
Courtney Allegra started showing her self-named line as a 15 year old showing her collection at LA Fashion Week events and later, in July, at Miami’s Funkshion runway shows.
In recent years, Los Angeles label Skingraft has been showing its men’s and women’s collections at New York Fashion Week. But to celebrate the label’s 10th anniversary, designer Jonny Cota and his brother and company cofounder, Christopher Cota, hosted a fashion show and party in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 26.
The venerable Waterman’s Ball has been the backdrop to a wild style of surf looks for much of its 26-year history. But in 2016, it changed venues and took on an informal look.
Now in its third season, NY Fashion Week: Mens, held at Skylight Clarkson Sq in Manhattan, featured a mix of established and emerging menswear labels.
Los Angeles–based eveningwear designer Sue Wong, is in the process of shifting her business to a licensed operation and has been hosting a series of archive sales at her headquarters in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Classic Car Show, presented by Bombs Magazine, roared into Southern California recently, drawing a stylish crowd obsessed with vintage design.
On June 16, students in Santa Monica College’s fashion design and merchandising program showcased their creations on the runway at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, Calif.
Students from the Art Institute of California—Hollywood presented their designs at a runway show complete with a sweeping backdrop of the Verdugo Mountains.
Fashion Design and Merchandising students at Long Beach City College took inspiration from fashion history and added a modern twist at the school’s “Modstalgia” runway show.
Jeremy Scott showed the Moschino Resort 2017 and Menswear collections on June 10 at Made L.A. in downtown Los Angeles.
Before the World Wide Web, marketing was relatively simple. Companies chose their paths and consumers naturally followed because, frankly, they did not have another option. But today—with real-time feedback, increasing transparency in supply chains and sponsored content—consumers are more educated and are calling the shots about what they want to buy and when they want to buy it.
House of Harlow Creative Director and pop-culture icon Nicole Richie celebrated her collaborative project with Revolve clothing on June 2 at theRevolve Social Club on Melrose Boulevard in Los Angeles.