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.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye