By Andrew Asch | August 16, 2015
With surfwear executives wearing colorful, sometimes outré styles, the Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association’s Annual Waterman’s Ball has earned a reputation as an irreverent, joyful event that raises funds for environmental causes.
Known for its fast-track design program, FCI The Fashion School (previously called Fashion Careers International) showcased the Fall ’15 collections of 10 students on Aug. 13 at the Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood.
Max and Lubov Azria presented the Resort '16 collections for BCBGMaxAzria and Herve Leger on the Runway in L.A at the Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles.
In a new capsule collection, Michael Costello took a small detour from the colorful gowns that he had become known for since appearing on season eight of the fashion reality show “Project Runway.”
In recent months, there has been some consolidation in the factoring and banking business, with CIT Group acquiring OneWest Bank and Sterling National Bank purchasing a factoring portfolio from First Capital Corp.
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.
Just a few months before Los Angeles Fashion Week is scheduled to run in October, Kelsi Smith, one of the week’s prominent producers, announced that she should would not produce runway shows for Los Angeles Fashion Week again.
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.
It was a sea of black-and-white formalwear at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles when apparel-industry executives gathered to honor Sunnie S. Kim, and George P. Blanco.
Costume designers and fashion designers are two separate worlds, but in recent years the two professions have begun to overlap.
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College celebrated its 90th anniversary during its May 29 Gold Thimble runway show, where student designers showcased everything from swimwear, sportswear and menswear to day dresses, and after-five dresses inspired by the 1970s.
California College of the Arts hosted its annual fashion show on May 15 at CCA’s San Francisco campus, where 13 senior design students showcased their final collections for a crowd of about 750 guests.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America was honored and designer Ryan Roche received the Distinguished Alumna award on May 14 at the annual Academy of Art University graduation fashion show in San Francisco.
Woodbury University returned to downtown Los Angeles for its annual runway show, held May 3 at a new venue: The Majestic Downtown, a 1921 architectural gem of a building that once housed the Los Angeles Bank of America.
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