By Dorothy Crouch | September 16, 2021
As the fashionable set returned to the runway for New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2022 hybrid on-site and virtual events, California designers shone through with Golden State style during in-person shows and filmed presentations.
During its run July 8–11, Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion showcased designers whose garments epitomized the atmosphere of the hot, provocative edginess for which the city is known.
The Paraiso Miami Beach celebration of swimwear and resort fashion returned to its on-site schedule during Miami Swim Week, as industry insiders welcomed a long-awaited return to the beachside runway to become immersed in sun, surf and the business of selling swim.
For his Spring 2021 ready-to-wear presentation, New York designer Thom Browne hosted a global event for Paris Fashion Week by producing a show filmed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Leading a new fashion format, Claude Kameni’s new LavieByCK swimwear brand launched with a Bali-inspired, Los Angeles–produced campaign and a Paraiso Miami Beach runway debut with The Diigitals.
Artistic details dominated the runway during Art Hearts Fashion in New York as designers unveiled their prowess creating finery to reflect their visions for women’s formalwear, men’s suiting, casual pieces and everything in between.
Named “From Grandma’s Couch,” the New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020-21 show by Kenneth Nicholson blended cultural references and featured elements that could be found in a living room from a bygone era.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College recently started a Costume Technology Program to prepare students to make costumes for film, television and theater productions.
At the Oct. 10 FCI Fashion School student show, there was a wide exploration of fantasy-inspired looks. The event took place at the Phylm Studios event space near downtown Los Angeles and showcased styles of 11 students from the private fashion school, which teaches accelerated courses in fashion design and merchandising.
The Los Angeles Fashion Week production of Art Hearts Fashion saw the unveiling of Nathalia Gaviria’s Spring 2020 collection for her NG Gold brand. Inspired by styles of the late 1990s and childhood playtime spent dressing her toys such as Barbie and Ken, the designer brought fun back into fashion.
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.
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.
Now celebrating its second year, Paraiso Miami Beach boasted more than 30 runway shows and a new pop-up-shopping experience, the Paraiso Bungalow, during its July 11–14 run.
Debuting July 11 and closing July 14, Nu Wave Swim served as SwimShow’s runway-event foray at Miami Swim Week.
Love and peace were in the air at the annual Gold Thimble Fashion Show held May 24 in the south tent on the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College campus.
Academy of Art University Students Take On Nature and the International Scene for Inspiration in Their Annual Fashion Show
Students from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco presented their creative interpretations on fashion at their annual student fashion show.