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DESIGNER PROFILE

Fueled by Heritage, Contemporary by Design

By Alison A. Nieder | October 9, 2014

The jewelry-like gold zippers are polished by hand in Japan, the motorcycle jackets are lined in silk, and the pattern on a leather shift dress is also done by hand. These are the exacting details Denise Fócil puts into her contemporary collection.

Making Luxury Wearable

Making Luxury Wearable

Spinelli Kilcollin is bringing a luxurious edge to accessories

New Resources: RoviMoss

New Resources: RoviMoss

RoviMoss: Classic handbag design at contemporary prices

Make Smith Leather Co.

Make Smith Leather Co.

California leather craftsman and designer Steven Soria didn’t have to look very far when it came to finding inspiration for crafting leather accessories as founder and owner of Make Smith Leather Co.

Amma Design: From Sarajevo to Made in LA

Amma Design: From Sarajevo to Made in LA

Amila Malovic walks past the rows of brightly colored fabric that make up her print-driven tunics, tops and dresses sold under her label, Amma Design.

Tadashi Shoji Charts the World of Fashion to Stay Successful

Tadashi Shoji Charts the World of Fashion to Stay Successful

At the end of his recent runway show at New York Fashion Week, when the last model had sashayed down the catwalk, Tadashi Shoji’s first thoughts were, “What will I be doing for the next season?”

Michael Stars: Balancing 'Made in LA' With 'Made in Peru'

Michael Stars: Balancing 'Made in LA' With 'Made in Peru'

Michael Stars takes pride in its buttery soft cotton T-shirts and tops renowned for their quality and comfort.

Freedom Artists: Wearable Art on a Tee

Freedom Artists: Wearable Art on a Tee

Imagine going to a cool art-gallery opening—except instead of canvases and glossy prints hanging on the walls of a white room, it’s T-shirts with the photographs, paintings, illustrations and collages printed on them.

The Return of St. Pucchi

The Return of St. Pucchi

Rani Totman’s retail business has a good sense of timing. In 2007, she let the lease run out for the flagship of her St. Pucchi bridal line. Subsequently, she ducked some of the pain of the Great Recession.

LuxSwim: Understated Elegance

LuxSwim: Understated Elegance

Designer Nicole Vaughn is looking to incorporate an understated elegance with her LuxSwim collection.

Venus Williams' EleVen Is Made in LA

Venus Williams' EleVen Is Made in LA

Venus Williams, who turns heads as much with her flair for style as her 125-mph serves, believes if you don’t look good, you won’t play well. The tennis pro contends that looking good even enhances athletic performance.

Halston Carves Out Designer Niche in Los Angeles

Halston Carves Out Designer Niche in Los Angeles

From his corporate aerie, Ben Malka, the newest chairman and chief executive of Halston, has a sweeping vista of skyscrapers clustered around the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

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