By Sharon Graubard, Contributing Writer | January 10, 2019
Pre-Fall collections are usually a great place to research emerging looks that will satisfy consumers’ hunger for newness while remaining approachable and wearable.
Tadashi Shoji at NYFW
L.A. designer Tadashi Shoji had his fashions on the runway during New York Fashion Week for his Fall/Winter 2019 collection, which carried influences from Southeast Asia.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy are home-grown designers who grew up in Pasadena, Calif. But their careers and their fashion shows for their Rodarte label have taken them mostly to New York, where their creations are seen on the runway during New York Fashion Week.
Movie Costume Exhibit
More than 800 people attended the Feb. 2 preview opening of the annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition, which features more than 100 movie costumes from some 25 films released in 2018.
Creativity in the fashion industry comes in many forms. It pops up when a designer sees an incredible movie or travels to an exotic destination. It emerges when they look at old photos or see someone walking down the street in a vintage dress.
Fall Colors by Monique Lhuillier
In 1996, Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier launched her self-named company with a line of wedding dresses that had a more modern feel to them.
It was five years ago that Brian Wolk and Claude Morais made the move from New York to Los Angeles to find more creative freedom.
Fashion designer Michael Costello is known for his elegant evening gowns, which have been worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry.
After starting with Johnny Was from its inception during the early 1990s, the company’s senior vice president of design, Theresa McAllen, continues to cultivate the brand.
Never forgetting her Colombian roots, Nathalia Gaviria now calls Los Angeles home, where she has a flagship store called Nathalia Gaviria: Black on Melrose Avenue.
Los Angeles–based Heidi Merrick was known from the start as an artist who envisioned designs that were far beyond popular trends.
Hong Kong Fashion Week
Traditionally, Hong Kong Fashion Week shows have been down a long catwalk surrounded by spectators interested in the latest trends.
Latin Style Influence
The fashion students at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College held their biannual student fashion show where designs covered everything from childrenswear to evening wear.
Run, Rabbit, Run
During the move toward more athleisure-focused collections, many apparel brands have sacrificed technical features in favor of comfortable styling.
Artistic images on prints and trendy silhouettes were part of the fashion show held at the Mash Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.