By Christian Chensvold, Contributing Writer | July 14, 2022
If you were lucky enough to have lived through the last great decade to be a teenager—the ’80s, of course—then you surely remember the colors.
Heidi Merrick’s collections are all about quintessential California minimalism. The designer grew up in a surf town and still enjoys surfing, but early years spent in New York, London and Paris fueled her love of fashion equal to her love of the sea.
Everything that’s ever been created first existed as an idea. If it failed to materialize, or didn’t go as planned, then determined people simply shrug their shoulders and move on to implement the next idea.
Joy of Denim
For the sixth edition of their partnership on the Sustainable Denim Wardrobe, Lenzing and Jeanologia examined methods of bringing joy to clothing. The partnership brings a sustainable approach to manufacturing in the quest for more ecologically sound denim.
House of Aama
As Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka created the Autumn/Winter 2022 Bloodroot: Into the Archives collection for House of Aama, they were inspired by their previous work on the Autumn/Winter 2017 Bloodroot collection.
Vegan Fashion Week
Vegan Fashion Week returned to Los Angeles Oct. 10–12 on a mission to promote sustainability and peace through a partnership with Ukrainian Fashion Week, which has been seeking much-needed support from the industry.
Fashion and society exist in symbiotic relationship and change in tandem. Losano, a new sustainable luxury-apparel brand, has entered the market focused on a conscious consumer who puts “people and planet above all else.”
Abstract & Elegant
Art Hearts Fashion featured over 30 brands from around the world with runway shows held Oct. 13–16 at the historic Majestic Theater in downtown Los Angeles. A kaleidoscope of looks ranging from the abstract to the elegant drew a wide range of celebrities, influencers, style setters and entertainers.
Los Angeles Fashion Week, a N4XT Experience,delivered as promised on a fresh, new and reimagined LAFW with events taking place at uniquely cool locations across Los Angeles that included dazzling runway shows from celebrated designers over four days, Oct. 6–9, atthe Lighthouse ArtSpace Los Angeles.
Get ready for naked summer, 2023 edition. As fashion weeks concluded, it’s clear that we are all in for an uplifting, body-positive season that puts the female form in the spotlight.
The MAFI Goes To…
Hundreds of L.A.’s hottest and coolest fashionistas flocked to Hollywood for an evening of style Oct. 8, where emerging designers, influencers, media and industry elite gathered at The Lighthouse ArtSpace for the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award.
New York Fashion Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion showcased acclaimed international designers in true contemporary style over four days of runway shows held Sept. 8–11 at the iconic Angel Orensanz Foundation Synagogue.
Colors of Mexico
Colors and silhouettes from interior designer Jenny Armit and her inviting boutique hotel in the artists’ enclave Todos Santos, Mexico, were the inspiration for Kevan Hall’s Spring/Summer 2023 Hotelito collection.
The aisles were filled with excitement at Surf Expo, held Sept. 8–10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The watersports and coastal-lifestyle trade show had an energetic, fun and upbeat vibe reminiscent of pre-pandemic times.
New Showrooms and Lines
Flashback to 1962: What would Barbie be doing? Barbie-queing, perhaps, in her backyard overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and lounging by the pool while listening to bossa nova?