Editorial Shoots

April 16, 2013

California Apparel News' editorial fashion shoots produced and art directed by Fashion Editor N. Jayne Seward.


Miami Heat | Cruise '14

August 8, 2013 11:40 a.m.

Swimwear was hotter than hot at this year’s Miami Swim Week. And so were the newest trends, which designers presented on the runways and trade shows held in Miami Beach July 18–23. From scuba-inspired styles to ethnic chic, swimwear has turned into an art form. There were plenty of neoprene, intricate strapping, original artwork and high-tech construction. Surf-inspired looks and rashguards are the new must haves while mesh fabrications, crochet and black-and-white color palettes are key for the season. Look for sporty activewear, tropical island kitsch and sexy Bond Girl looks to heat up the beach this season. —N. Jayne Seward


Cruise Chic

July 11, 2013 7:28 p.m.

Swimwear gets chic for Cruise with looks designed for jet-setting style. Look for striking black-and-white palettes, rashguards, lingerie styling and high-tech details to make a statement poolside or on the beach. —N. Jayne Seward


Fall Style

April 16, 2013 4:34 p.m.

Designers showing at LA Fashion Week played on the city's multi-faceted lifestyle. From casual-chic street looks and denim to red-carpet gowns, there was plenty of variety on the runway. Key trends included shorts, military chic, sexy crop tops, luxe leather and black-and-white color palettes. There was a grunge and streetwear influence along with colorful prints and an ode to Old Hollywood glamour. Here are some of the key trends of the season. —N. Jayne Seward


Fall In —to the Season’s Hottest Trends

March 1, 2013 2:21 p.m.

The recent trade shows in Las Vegas offered a look at some of the hottest new trends for Fall ’13. From printed pullovers to matching “twin sets,” the look was sportswear chic. Tried-and-true classics such as motocross looks and vintage styling continued but with updated fabrics and details. Oxblood, olive and black-and-white color combos stood out as key palettes. Denim spanned the gamut from acid wash and distressed treatments to eco-friendly processes and novelty fabrications. Colorful ’60s-inspired shifts, scuba chic dresses, sweatshirt styling and two-tone paneled pants were key silhouettes. Look for optical patterns, snake prints and plenty of camouflage to make a statement this season. —N. Jayne Seward


Spring 2013 Runway Report

October 25, 2012 12:56 p.m.

Los Angeles Fashion Week showcased West Coast style as key trends emerged on the runway Oct. 10-20. Designers presented collections that ranged from sporty leathers to romantic dresses and sophisticated suitings. There was plenty of color to brighten up the season. Soft pastels were abundant, and bright neons added an '80s edge. Vibrant prints and graphic black-and-white patterns created an artsy touch. From flirty skirts to biker jackets and ladylike dresses-it's all in the mix for Spring. Here is a look at trends from the LA runways. Photographs by Volker Corell, John Eckmier and Felix Salzman.


Las Vegas Trends: Pop Goes Spring

September 13, 2012 1:28 p.m.

"Girls just wanna have fun" could be the fashion mantra this Spring as prints, neon brights and an '80s revival lighten up Fall's serious mood. That was the look designers presented at the recent Las Vegas trade shows, which ran Aug. 20-23. And in true '80s style, it was a colorful affair. From pastels to printed denim and ethnic patterns, the look was all about eye-catching fashion. For those who prefer a clean aesthetic, bold and bright accessories made the fashion statement. Here are the key looks of the season.


Miami Swim Week 2012: Cruise Control

August 29, 2012 2:37 p.m.

Themes from South Beach chic to Slim Aarons-inspired retro glamour set the Cruise control for 2013. During Miami Swim Week, designers from the around the world showcased their collections-and all the key trends of the season. South Beach's Art Deco district, ethnic allure, and the ocean and surf lifestyles were key inspirations. Pastel hues and prints of all kinds were statement making as were coordinating resort sets. Think conversational prints, ethnic patterns, scarf prints and scenic Hawaiian imagery on swimwear and matching coverups. Lingerie had a major influence this season as underwires and corset tops were back in full force. And leotards, tube suits, crop tops and rash guards are breakout fashion silhouettes. Retro styling continued with high waists, and details such as keyholes, cutouts and dramatic strapping have the season all wrapped up. Here are key looks of the season.


Geo Ethnic

August 9, 2012 9:48 p.m.

Designers create a sophisticated take on ethnic style for Holiday. Geometric shapes, exotic leathers, and gold and brass jewelry create the look. —N. Jayne Seward