Denim’s ultra-chic new look will be getting major street cred this Fall.
On The Beach And Beyond
Swim Trends: Swimwear—On The Beach And Beyond
Relaxed, Feminine Chic
From ’70s glam to loungewear chic, this Spring will be a decidedly feminine affair.
Known for her colorful, signature prints and mystical aesthetic, Mara Hoffman has added activewear to her evolving lifestyle brand.
Denim’s classic look is updated for today’s effortlessly cool crowd. Look for artisan effects, innovative fabrics and oversized shapes to be some of the hottest looks of the season.
Blame it on Nicolas Ghesquière, but the ’70s are back—and they are ever so chic.
The intersection of social media and business—and the increasing power of the social consumer—was on the agenda at a recent informal discussion between Rachael Dickhute, principal of the fashion blog Everything Hauler, and Don Stephens, vice president of information technology for Big Strike Inc.
Into the Blue
Denim designers go into the blue to create innovative looks for Fall.
Spring’s Sport-Inspired Styles Are a Fashion Knockout
Vegas Wrap—Spring ’14
Las Vegas was the place to find some coolest looks
Planet Blue is taking e-commerce to the next level. The Los Angeles–area multi-store retailer relaunched its website and now offers same-day shipping in select areas of Southern California. Soon, it will begin offering free international shipping to 100 countries.
There was plenty of action on and off the runway during Miami Swim Week.
Hottest Swim Trends from Cruise '14
BCBG BY THE POOL
A chic poolside presentation.
More, more, more” seemed to be the theme at Miami Swim Week
Miami Swim Week
Iconic surf brand ROXY kicked off Miami Swim Week on Thursday night and surf and ethnic inspired looks have ruled the runway since.
Beverly Hills was a glittering last night when celebs and Hollywood notables came out to celebrate Porsche Design’s newly renovated boutique on Rodeo Drive.
Swimwear gets chic for Cruise with the season’s hottest trends.
Swimwear on the Beach
Win the swim challenge with this season’s athletic-inspired suits.
L’Wren Scott is the latest designer to join the retail collab-fest. The stylist turned designer has created a limited-edition collection with Banana Republic for Holiday 13.
Backstage at Venice Beach
Behind the Scenes
Chapter, a conceptual new menswear line, is making its debut
Spinelli Kilcollin is bringing a luxurious edge to accessories
Eduardo Lucero made his return to the LA runway on May 30, presenting his first full collection in three years.
Fashion Digital Los Angeles set up shop at the Directors Guild of America last week to provide a conference dedicated exclusively to apparel and fashion e-commerce.
Catching up with Lubov Azria as her LA contemporary label approaches its 25th anniversary
Malibu locals and tourists will be getting their cool on this summer. AllSaints has just opened a year-long pop-up shop in the breezy beach town.
“My Life’s Story Will Be a Good One,” “Give Up on Giving Up,” “Goal Digger” and “Pets Are People Too” are just a few of the sayings on Good hYouman’s T-shirts, designed by Brett Novek in memory of his dad.
The Academy of Art University’s 2013 graduation fashion show.
Luxury Menswear Line
A.Hutching is a new menswear line with a clean, fashion-forward aesthetic made from luxurious materials.
Luxury Menswear Line
Antonio Barragan has dressed The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, and now the designer has created his own collection
Making specialty lingerie in LA for 40 years
This weekend is your chance to pick up some fashionable treasures from the archives of Randolph Duke.
The sunny rooftop of Siren Studios in Hollywood was the perfect setting for Simply Stylist’s annual style and beauty networking event last Saturday. E! news anchor Catt Sadler hosted the event along with Simply Stylist founder Sarah Pollack Boyd.
FIDM Debut 2013
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising presented its Debut 2013 Fashion Show to an audience that included fashion- and entertainment-industry heavyweights.
trade show report
There was a certain buzz in the air at Los Angeles Fashion Market for Fall 2013....
From camouflage to officer's jackets and leather details, "Military Chic" is the look of the season.
Los Angeles–based denim line THVM has delved into sustainability by adding eco-friendly denim to its core basic line of raw denim jeans. The new “Air Wash” denim collection, launched for Spring ‘13, was created by collaborating with Istanbul-based Orta Anadolu, to create the fabrics, and Los Angeles washhouse Denim-Tech, which developed the “Air Wash” treatments.
Vintage lovers, brace yourselves. The Fall edition of A Current Affair: Pop Up Vintage Marketplace is this Saturday! Stop by for a treasure trove of vintage finds – including designer - from over 30 premier vintage retailers and private dealers. In case you...
The scene: L.A. Confidential and Black Halo kicked off Emmy week with a runway show and party on the rooftop of The London hotel in West Hollywood.
Saint Laurent is a hot topic on the runways in Paris and last night it was cause for celebration in L.A. What Goes Around Comes Around kicked off a vintage sales event to fête the relaunch of the brand. Guests sipped cocktails, ate...
Last night Cerre held a champagne reception in its Melrose Avenue boutique to fête its private sale which will run through the 23rd. The evening, which was hosted by Decade's Cameron Silver, kicks off the beginning of its...
Diana Vreeland has been called the “empress of fashion.” And attendees at the Costume Council of LACMA’s Monday night screening of the soon-to-be-released documentary film “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” now have a deeper understanding why.The crowd, which...
Yves Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane, photo courtesy of Rex Features/Vogue.co.ukLos Angeles just got a design boost in the form of Parisian couture. Newly appointed Yves Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane will base out of his studio in Los Angeles rather than...
Philip Treacy demonstrates how to make a hat at the Academy of Art University, photo by Randy BrookePhilip Treacy’s hats have topped the heads of Lady Gaga, the Royal family and walked the runways of haute couture shows. He has worked with Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Valentino and with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Treacy’s designs for the Royal...
Sarah Burton, Philip Treacy and Academy of Art University's Gladys Perint Palmer and Dr. Elisa Stephens Sarah Burton, Philip Treacy and H.R.H. Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud are three of the high profile guests who attended and were honored at the Academy of Art University’s 2012 Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony. The School of Fashion at AAU held its annual runway show on May 3rd and there was a whirlwind of activity leading up to the big event. A Fashion Symposium with Treacy and Burton, a luxury presentation by Princess Reema and a hat demonstration by Treacy are just a few of the events that were on the two day itinerary. Dr. Elisa Stephens, president of AAU and Gladys Perint Palmer, executive director of the School of Fashion hosted a luncheon on May 2 for the Guests of Honor with notable attendees including Mayor Edwin M. Lee and former Mayor Willie Brown as well as members of the San Francisco community. A glamorous cocktail party at a chic mansion in Pacific Heights was held in honor or Princess Reema, a breast cancer awareness activist. She is also the CEO of the ALFA and AL HAMA companies that own and operate Harvey Nichols, Donna Karan and DKNY stores in Saudi Arabia. In addition, there was a private tour of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the deYoung Museum led by Jill D’Alessandro, Curator of Costume and Textile Arts. I attended many of the functions along with Suzy Menkes, Fashion Editor of the International Herald Tribune, Cathy Horyn, fashion critic of the New York Times and Stephan Rahim Rabimov, Editor-in-Chief of Depesha magazine. It was a rare opportunity for students to hear from some of the industry’s leading talents. Here are some highlights from San Francisco.Simon Ungless, Director of the School of Fashion and Sarah Burton, Creative Director for Alexander McQueen at the AAU Fashion Symposium, photo by Randy Brooke.Philip Treacy, Mayor Edwin Lee and Dr. Elisa Stephens at the AAU luncheon, photo by Randy Brooke.A dessert created in honor of Treacy, Burton and H.R.H. Princess ReemaH.R.H. Princess Reema talks luxury in Saudi ArabiaSuzy Menkes and Cathy Horyn speak to students in a panel moderated by AAU's Journalism Coordinator, Paul Wilner, photo by Randy Brooke.Philip Treacy demonstrates how to make a cloud hat similar to one he made for a Chanel runway show, photo by Randy Brooke.Depesha Editor-in-Chief Stephan Rahim Rabimov reviews portfolios for the styling class, photo by Randy Brooke. It's me. N. Jayne Seward, Fashion Editor for Apparel News, reviewing styling portfolios, photo by Randy Brooke. Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the deYoung Museum
SwimShow on the runway, photo by John EckmierThe swim world is preparing for its annual trek to Miami Beach, and this July there will be a landmark occasion to celebrate. SwimShow, the swimwear industry’s longest running trade show, turns 30 this year. The Swimwear...
Diesel Sample Sale, April 25 26, 3 to 6 pm, 662 N. Robertson Blvd.The fashion lines are buzzing this week with sample sale news in LA. From Diesel's sale which kicked off today and tomorrow on Robertson Blvd. to Cynthia Vincent's sale...
Heritage Auctions' Spring Luxury Auction, photos: Alex J. Berliner/AB ImagesThe“Constance” bag in metallic silver, a Chanel bike and a Fontana Frenchart deco diamond platinum bracelet. These are just a few of thecovetable items in Heritage Auctions' Spring Luxury Auction.And it'salso the...