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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)