By Betti Halsell, Contributing Writer | June 30, 2022
A collaboration between Art Hearts Fashion, Fashion Tech Works and The New Mart, the four-day event ran concurrent with the June L.A. Market. Held June 12–15 at the iconic fashion building, L.A. Swim proved to be an immersive experience for attendees.
Art Hearts Fashion featured over 30 brands from around the world with runway shows held Oct. 13–16 at the historic Majestic Theater in downtown Los Angeles. A kaleidoscope of looks ranging from the abstract to the elegant drew a wide range of celebrities, influencers, style setters and entertainers.
FIDM graduate designs on display
Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion held a week of runway shows and VIP events July 10–17 at six of Miami’s most iconic venues.
FCI Fashion School held its student fashion show July 26 at The New Mart in downtown Los Angeles, its first runway show since the March 2020 lockdown due to COVID-19.
From “Anastasia” to “Wicked,” Los Angeles Trade-Technical College graduating seniors were “Inspired by Broadway Musicals” as exhibited in their designs on the runway at the semi-annual Gold Thimble Fashion Show held on campus May 27.
To celebrate the return of in-person events, Otis College of Art and Design held O-Launch ’22 May 13–15 to showcase the future of art and design and highlight the work of the college’s graduating students.
Woodbury University honored its fashion-design students by showcasing their impressive collections on May 1 at its 57th annual fashion show, this year called Odyssey, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Fashion Week converted the Petersen Automotive Museum into a fashion destination March 31–April 2, where designers representing different scopes of innovation showcased their work. The runway took on different settings, defining a new narrative for fashion and design.
The City of Los Angeles celebrated Los Angeles Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion upon its return to the L.A. runway March 17–20 and the debut of the Fashion Week Hub @ Fashion Techworks / New Mart March 14–18.
On March 8, Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit working toward inclusion for all in the fashion industry, hosted A Fashion Revolution at the Majestic Downtown in Los Angeles, focused on the latest styles and trends in adaptive fashion. The organization aims to bring awareness of adaptive clothing for people with disabilities to achieve one goal: change in the fashion industry.
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.