By Andrew Asch | August 16, 2015
With surfwear executives wearing colorful, sometimes outré styles, the Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association’s Annual Waterman’s Ball has earned a reputation as an irreverent, joyful event that raises funds for environmental causes.
Fashion Careers International, the downtown Los Angeles design school that specializes in short-term training, hosted Fashion Tribes, a runway event featuring the Fall ’14 collections of several FCI students.
Members of the fashion and textile industry turned out on Sept. 20 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to raise funds for the Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Laboratory and the Hal Kaltman Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Research Endowment.
After playing at the Burning Man festival in the harsh Nevada desert over the Labor Day weekend, Paul Oakenfold performed trance music Sept. 9 at the Create Nightclub in Hollywood, Calif., for Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2014.
The Fashion Industries Guild of Cedars-Sinai will honor technology entrepreneur Michael Lefenfeld at its annual gala on Sept. 20 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles.
The Waterman’s Ball has been described as the surfwear business’s excuse for a prom, a chance to party at the stunning Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, Calif., and a thank you to the ocean for providing the raw materials for the surfing lifestyle.
With surf music playing in the background and boards being shaped on site, new surf label Vissla showcased its debut collection on Aug. 2 with a pop-up shop at the Ron Herman boutique at the Fred Segal boutique compound in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.