By Dorothy Crouch | October 10, 2019
Returning to the French roots of founder Max Azria for its Fall/Winter 2019 collection, BCBGeneration incorporated pop-culture elements from the region with an air of youthful sophistication.
Working in fashion, both as a designer and an educator at a college such as the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, I have to stay on top of what’s new, what’s next and keep abreast of trends or what could be a future trend.
The Dark Side
Daring to go darker for her Spring 2020 collection, Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based designer Dalia MacPhee recently unveiled her latest collection, which exudes notes of dark romance blended with a bit of fun.
Art Hearts NYFW
During New York Fashion Week, the Erik Rosete–produced Art Hearts Fashion unveiled its shows Sept. 5–8 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
For its 2019 MAFI award, Moss Adams chose Los Angeles–based designer Coral Castillo, whose formal designs with intricate details celebrate strength and femininity.
During the unveiling of its Fall/Winter 2019 campaign for its “Be Your Own Muse” initiative, Los Angeles-founded brand BCBGMaxAzria announced that it would continue to focus on women’s empowerment through self-expression.
People often forget that fashion is a business, but the two integral parts—design and business—go hand in hand; you cannot have one without the other. While the business of fashion might often be complicated, tedious and some would certainly argue not sexy, it is necessary.
For Nathalia Gaviria’s Fall 2019 collection, the Los Angeles designer created futuristic fashions inspired by the wild character of the city.
Classic California Cool
Remaining true to her Central California story, Catherine Gee unveiled her Fall/Winter 2019 campaign, which elevates the luxury brand to a new level through an expanded collection of pieces.
Art Hearts Fashion Miami
With its Miami Swim Week hybrid of runway shows, art exhibitions and festive gala events, hosted July 11 through 16, Art Hearts Fashion introduced emerging brands and revealed new designs from venerable labels.
Miami Swim Week
As designers, brands, buyers and influencers descended upon south Florida for Miami Swim Week, there was much competition for business on the trade-event circuit plus newcomers making it to the runway.
For Spring 2020, Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier traveled to northern Italy and Lake Como for a setting that influenced this season’s collection.
Summer practically never ends in Southern California, where the young and restless are always ready to don a swimsuit to lounge by the swimming pool, hit the beach or party in the desert at a music festival.