By Deborah Belgum | April 18, 2019
Fashion and parties are an integral part of the Coachella Festival, where the Southern California desert becomes inundated with music fans and partygoers.
A Fashionable Future
Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., was the setting for FIDM Debut 2019, the annual showcase produced by the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.
Skinny jeans have long reigned over the juniors denim market, but when the Spring 2020 season rolls around they will have to make room for the more relaxed style of mom jeans, said Barbara Fields of the self-named Barbara Fields Buying Office.
Fall’s Wild Forecast
Animal prints and bright neons were all over the runway at the Directives West trend show for buyers, held April 1 at the California Market Center.
Los Angeles Fashion Week
The runways were full for Los Angeles Fashion Week with styles being seen in two locations this season.
Trina Turk Collection
For her Fall 2019 collection, Trina Turk took a trip to California’s wine country for her inspiration and colors.
Fall collections are considered the most exciting of the fashion calendar because of the many more clothing options the cooler season offers. The lush materials, the chunky sweaters, the outerwear pieces, the mix of textures, the opportunities for layering—all add up to a season rich in expressive possibilities.
California Love for NYFW
Fernando Alberto was one of the Los Angeles designers who showed at Art Hearts Fashion in New York
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.