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.
Lonnie Kane, co-owner of the Los Angeles label Karen Kane Inc. and chairman of the California Fashion Association, received the Icon Award at the second annual Southern California Apparel Awards.
The Los Angeles Fashion Week scene is typically an ever-shifting landscape, and this year proved no different with new players, new partnerships and a few no-shows.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her sister, Lee Radziwill, strolling the streets of Capri, the Mediterranean resort island in the Gulf of Naples. That was the inspiration for designer Kevan Hall’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which he presented on Nov. 17 at his atelier in Los Angeles.
Members of the apparel industry and consumers with a passion for eco issues and sustainability met recently at The New Mart in Los Angeles for a TEDxLA event organized by LA Beyond the Label.
Evening gowns with denim, floral jacquard bra tops, mesh neoprene. These were a few looks from the Wolk Morais label’s Collection 2. A runway show for the brand took place on Nov. 9 in West Hollywood, Calif.
LA Fashion Week: Street Scene
Innovation in fabric and design was on the runway at the second annual Global Denim Awards, a fashion competition organized by HTNK Fashion recruitment and consultancy, the House of Denim, and Kingpins and sponsored by e3.
Fashion for a good cause was at the forefront at the Revolve Clothing Stand Up to Cancer benefit at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles.
The new organizers of Los Angeles Fashion Week events are creating a bit of confusion among the fashion crowd. Because Arthur Chipman has trademarked the name LA Fashion Week, fashion show organizers are wondering if they can no longer use LA Fashion Week in their title and whether that extends to the term Los Angeles Fashion Week.
Disruption and sustainability in fashion were at the forefront of discussion during the Oct. 12 debut of Fashion Week Los Angeles at Union Station. Offering runway shows spotlighting local designers and a series of panel discussions, the event was open to industry members and the public.
After five runs as a solo event, Venue Trade Show’s streetwear grit set up shop with the gowns and sequins of Style Fashion Week.
Inside his spare office, located in a 1920s-era historic brick building in the heart of Hollywood, Arthur Chipman is just letting the dust settle after five days of back-to-back fashion shows produced by his company, LA Fashion Week.
For its annual fund-raiser for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Fashion Industries Guild changed things up a bit.
Denise Focil, designer of the AS by DF and ASTARS collections, received the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award on Oct. 13 at Fashion Business Inc.’s All Aboard LA’s Fashion Platform runway show and fundraiser for the nonprofit business organization.
The 1970s hippie has come back.