By Deborah Belgum | August 25, 2015
One block of Broadway closes in downtown LA for a big event.
Update - and look- at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles. The compound's roof was torn off to make way for an open-air center which will take a bow in late 2015. Here's a look at the roofless building now.
Tommy Hilfiger hosted tennis match between professional tennis player Rafael Nadal and models Chanel Iman, Constance Jablonski and Noah Mills.
Actor Antonio Banderas is studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins in London.
Sportswear exec loans his private jet to ferry moms to France to see their hero sons honored by French president.
Ayumi Shibata's / eis / line made an appearance at the Emerging Designers section of WWDMAGIC recently. Shibata's cocoon capes look a bit avant garde, and she hand draws prints for her kimonos with Native American and Americana styles. Take a look.
Fifty years ago, Alpha Industries made the M-65 field coat for the United States military. On the M-65's gold anniversary, Alpha designed a capsule collection celebrating the action-ready coat. Alpha displayed the capsule collection at the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs in Las Vegas recently
Flowerboy Project produced a debut party for its new space at 824 Lincoln Blvd. in Los Angeles' Venice district. Flowerboy's new neighborhood might be turning into a new retail neighborhood.
Katin's Sato Hughes is considered one of the pioneers of boardshort style. Katin recently posted a video of Sato who continues to tailor boardshorts at the Katin surf shop in Orange County, Calif.
Since the beginning of the Agenda trade show more than a decade ago, art has been one of the touchstones of the street, action sports and fashion show. The Champion brand booth at the show's recent Aug. 17-19 run in Las Vegas took the art challenge very seriously. The booth was lined with street art with a Jean-Michel Basquiat edge.
Mimi Kim's skincare line Biodara is hand-blended from bioactive botanical materials in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Vans comes out with "Weapons of Mass Ridiculousness" campaign collection of shoes and apparel.
To show off its Fall collection, California plus-size retail chain Torrid turned to its customers.
Here’s a few looks at the Crooks & Castles brand’s Fall ’15 lines. There’s the Luxplorer outerwear collection and Crooks Femme, a streetwear line for women.
Here’s another dispatch from downtown Los Angeles’ funland. Globe Theatre, a more than 100-year-old theatre located on 740 S. Broadway, was reopened as a nightclub and events space earlier this month.