As Los Angeles’ fashion week rolled along, there was something for everyone — rockers, glam queens and hipster misses, alike.
At Downtown Standard — or party central — Yohanna Logan’s Shawn girl went all out pretty in punk, with lots of chains and rocker buttons. A world away, in a warehouse on the outskirts of Chinatown, Nikolaki’s globetrotting lady pulled out a pretty strapless blouson dress or two made of airy, printed cotton voile brocade, then some Grecian goddess minidresses and finally, Thirties glamour looks.
After years of catering to personal clients and costuming gigs, Jessica Moss is wholesaling her lady looks reconstructed from vintage with some new elements — a gray wool suit was trimmed in pink and gray striping from a moo-moo and a mint green leather corset was embellished with a vintage lily pad appliqué. At Private by Freddie Rojas, the designer funked things up with lots of gray fleece worked into low-rise pants and tiered skirts laced up with pink ribbon.
Susana Mercedes rolled out her silk, chiffon and voile sirenwear at the Sowden House in Los Feliz for her debut collection. Of note were the high-waisted tap pants paired with cropped blouses and back-slit romantic coats in groups of black, red and cream. Jennifer Nicholson’s "Love Letters" also summoned old-world glamour, by way of the Riviera with bright ruffled minidresses, sherbet-hued satin slips and bold shell and wave prints. Years after starting out in ravewear, Atousa’s club girls are all grown up now, preferring to dance into the night in metallic tweed hot pantsuits and charmeuse minidresses.
The highlight of Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI), a local nonprofit organization supporting local designers, was the tablecloth skirts and ribbon-trimmed camis from Notice. Also of note was (Un)Designed’s crinkled cotton hoodies paired with reverse seamed A-line skirts, and Rigged Tee Shirt Couture, a cult favorite of local stylists, gave the classic tube dress a makeover with laced-up sides.
Another nonprofit-eer was Coalition of Los Angeles Designers (CLAD) which included Eisbar, who put a new spin on army looks with diagonal bands of sueded fabric, Mona and Company’s pretty tissue silk shirts and fitted kimono jackets and Mhope’s poke at the Fifties with a fuchsia silk tweed house dress and apron skirt. And rounding out the collective shows was the Los Angeles Independent Designers (L.A.I.D.) presentation at downtown’s Inshallah Gallery. It featured Carol Ai’s Peter Pan-collared tux shirts, Duc’s cheerleader minis and racer-back mesh tops, and military olive and pink skirts, layered and hemmed unevenly, from W.I.E.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews