By Andrew Asch | December 21, 2017
Calik Denim has supplied fabric to famous blue-jeans labels such as Joe’s Jeans, Frame, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger and McGuire Denim, but on Dec. 6 the Turkish-based label made its own statement with a gallery show called “Denim Loves Art,” which opened for one night in downtown Los Angeles.
Bright lights illuminate Rodeo Drive almost every night of the year. But the iconic shopping district turned the lighting even higher with its 30th Annual Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Celebration on Nov. 20.
For nearly 70 years members of Los Angeles’ textile and apparel community have joined forces to host a holiday party for children from local after-school programs.
Revelation LA, the new event produced by Parker Whitaker Productions, kicked off Nov. 5–6 with a series of panel discussion, pop-up shops and runway shows at Siren Studios Orange 1 in Hollywood.
Coming at the tail end of Los Angeles Fashion Week, Revelation LA bowed with a concept that blended trade and consumer events.
Denim took another turn in the spotlight at the third annual Global Denim Awards in Amsterdam, where an international lineup of designers and denim mills collaborated on collections that highlighted the creative versatility of denim.
More than 100 designer lines graced the runways of Los Angeles Fashion Week, with six events spread out over a four-week span.
The winner of the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award (MAFI) was announced at the sixth-annual Fashion Business Inc. All Aboard Runway Show at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
There are more than 100 collections participating in this season’s Los Angeles Fashion Week, which is spread across six events over the course of a four-week span.
The key looks for Spring/Summer 2017 got the spotlight treatment when Directives West presented its runway show on Sept. 27 in the California Market Center Fashion Theater during LA Majors Market.
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.