From travel lust to Wonder Woman–inspired power suits, beachwear is being influenced by all manner of pop culture. This season, we caught up with designers from Bondi Beach to Lima, Peru, and the shores of SoCal to find out the latest trends for Cruise ’18.
Edgy and Elegant
Departed is bringing a sexy sophistication to menswear—with an edge.
Swimwear designers are turning up the heat as they head to Miami to debut Cruise ’17.
Rails launched with one hat at Fred Segal in 2008 and has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Rooted in classic silhouettes reinterpreted with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic, the brand takes its inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle of LA.
McGuire Denim is known for its glossy take on heritage denim, and this Fall, with a foray into sportswear, the brand is poised for growth.
MISA Los Angeles
Inspired by the love of global style and travel, MISA Los Angeles is designed for the modern bohemian. Created by Shadi Askari-Farhat, founder and designer of tbagslosangeles, MISA is an extension and evolution of the brand yet has its own identity.
Kristopher Enuke is launching a chic new look for denim this fall. The veteran Los Angeles designer’s namesake label challenges the traditional five-pocket jean with a unique fashion and fit sensibility.
English designer Sue Stemp channels a touch of British irreverence and New York City chic into Los Angeles–based St. Roche to create its direction each season.
Fall T-shirt Trends
From LA to London, T-shirts are a “go-to” fashion staple. And this Fall, juniors can look for plenty of new styles to update their wardrobe.
Buyers who attended the Barbara Fields Buying Office’s Fall ’16 Trend Presentation will be well ahead of the retail game. The veteran buying and trend expert presented an in-depth look at the season’s key trends at her event, held April 1 and April 4–6 during LA Majors Market.
AS by DF Launch Party
To celebrate the launch of a limited-edition capsule collection created by British TV host/personality Louise Roe and AS by DF designer Denise Focil, the two hosted a party at a chic residence in West Hollywood, Calif. Guests stopped by the March 3 event to sip champagne, view the collection and meet the designers.
West Coast Luxe
Fall '16 Trends
Denim’s ultra-chic new look will be getting major street cred this Fall.
On The Beach And Beyond
Swim Trends: Swimwear—On The Beach And Beyond
Relaxed, Feminine Chic
From ’70s glam to loungewear chic, this Spring will be a decidedly feminine affair.
Known for her colorful, signature prints and mystical aesthetic, Mara Hoffman has added activewear to her evolving lifestyle brand.
Denim’s classic look is updated for today’s effortlessly cool crowd. Look for artisan effects, innovative fabrics and oversized shapes to be some of the hottest looks of the season.
Blame it on Nicolas Ghesquière, but the ’70s are back—and they are ever so chic.
The intersection of social media and business—and the increasing power of the social consumer—was on the agenda at a recent informal discussion between Rachael Dickhute, principal of the fashion blog Everything Hauler, and Don Stephens, vice president of information technology for Big Strike Inc.
Into the Blue
Denim designers go into the blue to create innovative looks for Fall.
Spring’s Sport-Inspired Styles Are a Fashion Knockout
Vegas Wrap—Spring ’14
Las Vegas was the place to find some coolest looks
Planet Blue is taking e-commerce to the next level. The Los Angeles–area multi-store retailer relaunched its website and now offers same-day shipping in select areas of Southern California. Soon, it will begin offering free international shipping to 100 countries.
There was plenty of action on and off the runway during Miami Swim Week.
Hottest Swim Trends from Cruise '14
BCBG BY THE POOL
A chic poolside presentation.
More, more, more” seemed to be the theme at Miami Swim Week
Miami Swim Week
Iconic surf brand ROXY kicked off Miami Swim Week on Thursday night and surf and ethnic inspired looks have ruled the runway since.
Beverly Hills was a glittering last night when celebs and Hollywood notables came out to celebrate Porsche Design’s newly renovated boutique on Rodeo Drive.
Swimwear gets chic for Cruise with the season’s hottest trends.
Swimwear on the Beach
Win the swim challenge with this season’s athletic-inspired suits.
L’Wren Scott is the latest designer to join the retail collab-fest. The stylist turned designer has created a limited-edition collection with Banana Republic for Holiday 13.
Backstage at Venice Beach
Behind the Scenes
Chapter, a conceptual new menswear line, is making its debut
Spinelli Kilcollin is bringing a luxurious edge to accessories
Eduardo Lucero made his return to the LA runway on May 30, presenting his first full collection in three years.
Fashion Digital Los Angeles set up shop at the Directors Guild of America last week to provide a conference dedicated exclusively to apparel and fashion e-commerce.
Catching up with Lubov Azria as her LA contemporary label approaches its 25th anniversary
Malibu locals and tourists will be getting their cool on this summer. AllSaints has just opened a year-long pop-up shop in the breezy beach town.
“My Life’s Story Will Be a Good One,” “Give Up on Giving Up,” “Goal Digger” and “Pets Are People Too” are just a few of the sayings on Good hYouman’s T-shirts, designed by Brett Novek in memory of his dad.
The Academy of Art University’s 2013 graduation fashion show.
Luxury Menswear Line
A.Hutching is a new menswear line with a clean, fashion-forward aesthetic made from luxurious materials.
Luxury Menswear Line
Antonio Barragan has dressed The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, and now the designer has created his own collection
Making specialty lingerie in LA for 40 years
This weekend is your chance to pick up some fashionable treasures from the archives of Randolph Duke.
The sunny rooftop of Siren Studios in Hollywood was the perfect setting for Simply Stylist’s annual style and beauty networking event last Saturday. E! news anchor Catt Sadler hosted the event along with Simply Stylist founder Sarah Pollack Boyd.
FIDM Debut 2013
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising presented its Debut 2013 Fashion Show to an audience that included fashion- and entertainment-industry heavyweights.
trade show report
There was a certain buzz in the air at Los Angeles Fashion Market for Fall 2013....
From camouflage to officer's jackets and leather details, "Military Chic" is the look of the season.