Gen Art’s 13th Los Angeles installment, held Saturday at Vibiana, lived up to the city’s fashion reputation of mixing emerging talent, theatrics and Hollywood. Hosted by actress Zoe Saldana with celebrity guests including Christian Serratos and Evan Ross, the show featured the runway debuts of six local fashion brands — Dear Creatures, Odylyne, Chambers, 71 Stanton, Funktional and Stand and Deliver — and, randomly enough, an Australian swimwear line named We Are Handsome.
The two most polished women’s brands stood on the opposite ends of the style spectrum: Funktional, designed by Jennifer Park, infused a youthful, relaxed vibe to trenchcoats, cropped skinny jeans, shorts and jackets (all inspired by native American beadwork), while Ellis Yu’s 71 Stanton took a sporty turn with flowy separates done in silk organza, polka-dot lace and printed sequins.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)