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.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)