By Dorothy Crouch | September 5, 2019
For its 2019 MAFI award, Moss Adams chose Los Angeles–based designer Coral Castillo, whose formal designs with intricate details celebrate strength and femininity.
Art Hearts NYFW
During New York Fashion Week, the Erik Rosete–produced Art Hearts Fashion unveiled its shows Sept. 5–8 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
During the unveiling of its Fall/Winter 2019 campaign for its “Be Your Own Muse” initiative, Los Angeles-founded brand BCBGMaxAzria announced that it would continue to focus on women’s empowerment through self-expression.
People often forget that fashion is a business, but the two integral parts—design and business—go hand in hand; you cannot have one without the other. While the business of fashion might often be complicated, tedious and some would certainly argue not sexy, it is necessary.
For Nathalia Gaviria’s Fall 2019 collection, the Los Angeles designer created futuristic fashions inspired by the wild character of the city.
Classic California Cool
Remaining true to her Central California story, Catherine Gee unveiled her Fall/Winter 2019 campaign, which elevates the luxury brand to a new level through an expanded collection of pieces.
Art Hearts Fashion Miami
With its Miami Swim Week hybrid of runway shows, art exhibitions and festive gala events, hosted July 11 through 16, Art Hearts Fashion introduced emerging brands and revealed new designs from venerable labels.
Miami Swim Week
As designers, brands, buyers and influencers descended upon south Florida for Miami Swim Week, there was much competition for business on the trade-event circuit plus newcomers making it to the runway.
For Spring 2020, Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier traveled to northern Italy and Lake Como for a setting that influenced this season’s collection.
Summer practically never ends in Southern California, where the young and restless are always ready to don a swimsuit to lounge by the swimming pool, hit the beach or party in the desert at a music festival.
2020 Swimwear Trends
Swimwear for Spring/Summer 2020 takes its cue from such ready-to-wear trends as graphic minimalism, statement sleeves, the resurgence of crafty crochet and macramé as well as a more covered-up approach.
The fashion students at Santa Monica College showcased an eclectic mix of styles that was heavy on recycled denim.
Moschino’s Monster Mash
Creative director Jeremy Scott did his own interpretation of Resort and Spring for the Italian brand Moschino.
With the departure of Bruce Ferguson, the president of Otis College of Art and Design for four years, the educational institution is looking for a new, permanent president.