| July 30, 2015
The newly launched event was called Los Angeles Swim Week, but the organizers packed all the festivities—13 runway presentations—into one night on the roof of The London West Hollywood hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.
The swimwear runway and trade shows kicked off in Miami Beach.
Designer and “Project Runway” contestant Korto Momolu was among the designers featured at the Style Africa Gala and Runway Show, held June 20 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.
The California dream of tearing down convention and crafting an independent ethos is a serious goal and inspiration for designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais.
For this collection, Rich used dye-sublimation printing to incorporate original art and photography in his made-in-America designs.
Scores of store buyers filled the Fashion Theater in the California Market Center in Los Angeles for a runway show that outlined some of the emerging Fall 2015 trends presented by the buying office Directives West.
Opening night of Fashion Week El Paseo put the spotlight on eight Southern California designers: Trina Turk, Eduardo Lucero, Kevan Hall, Anthony Franco, Lloyd Klein, Chagoury’s Gilbert Chagoury, Oliver Tolentino and Candice Held.
After two weeks of runway shows, installations and parties, Los Angeles Fashion Week concluded with the Style Fashion Week shows, held March 18–22 at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles, as well as a solo show hosted by Kithe Brewster.
Los Angeles Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 runs from March 7-22.
Los Angeles designer Jason Ryan showed his avant-garde menswear collection as part of Metropolitan Fashion Week, held Oct. 26 at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
New York designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais skipped the New York Fashion Week runways at Lincoln Center in favor of a more intimate setting at the Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles, where the two showed their Spring 2015 Ruffian collection on Oct. 27.
Los Angeles Fashion Week’s lineup of more than 60 runway shows, installations and parties was held across the city.
Los Angeles Fashion Week events run from Oct. 8 through Oct. 19 and—so far—there are about 60 runway shows, installations and parties planned.
The Sept. 4–11 run of New York Fashion Week had a handful of California designers on the roster, including Skingraft, Clover Canyon, Mark and Estel and the students of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
The runway shows in Miami Beach are underway as swim designers showcase their latest collections on the runway and at the trade shows.
Nearly 20 seniors in the California College of the Arts fashion design program presented their work on the runway on May 16 at the design college’s annual fashion show, held in a tented space on a newly acquired 2.5-acre parcel on the CCA San Francisco campus.