By Dorothy Crouch | March 18, 2020
After the announcements that Art Hearts Fashion’s Los Angeles event and LA Fashion Week’s March edition would be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vegan Fashion Week founder Emmanuelle Rienda remained steadfast that the April show would go on.
For California Fashion Association President Ilse Metchek, the business of apparel is more than an industry that produces clothing. With a career that has spanned decades, Metchek has served as a resource for many in the field.
Recent announcements from within the apparel industry have revealed that major Fashion Week events in Los Angeles will be postponed.
Preparing to host its second annual Scholarship Gala on April 18, non-profit organization The Black Design Collective has announced that it will honor Pyer Moss founder and Reebok Studies Creative Director, Kerby Jean-Raymond during the event.
Artistic details dominated the runway during Art Hearts Fashion in New York as designers unveiled their prowess creating finery to reflect their visions for women’s formalwear, men’s suiting, casual pieces and everything in between.
Named “From Grandma’s Couch,” the New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020-21 show by Kenneth Nicholson blended cultural references and featured elements that could be found in a living room from a bygone era.
Industry Voices: Fashion
Taking inspiration from nature, Ética shared how it created its Spring 2020 denim collection in true blue and new hues using responsible manufacturing as it adheres to ethical practices that promote a healthy environment.
Fashion designer and innovator Dalia MacPhee celebrated strong, yet elegant, women through a collaboration with mountain-bike Olympian Emily Batty for a Spring 2020 campaign that was shot in California’s Lucerne Valley.
The innate elegance of the Halstonette, with inspiration rooted in the modern majesty of Northern Spain, defines Halston’s pre-Spring 2020 collection, which translates modern details of the city’s artistic sites into updated formalwear.
In his pre-Fall 2020 collection, Tadashi Shoji blended Byzantine and Ottoman inspirations to create garments that draw from the artistic craftwork found in Istanbul’s wondrous historic sites.
Falling for Fantasy
A magical fashion season is on the horizon for next year, according to Monique Lhuillier, who recently introduced her whimsical Fall 2020 collection of ethereal garments.
Throughout 2019, the Black Design Collective maintained its commitment to highlighting the accomplishments of black fashion creatives by hosting a number of events and building a community within the fashion industry.