LOS ANGELES — The buzz surrounding the newly revamped fashion week here energized the fall market, which ended Tuesday.
In a more theatrical presentation, Mercedes-Benz Shows LA and SmashboxFashionWeekLosAngeles hosted nearly 60 fashion shows spread over five days, inspiring the California Market Center to freshen its traditional Friday night fete. CMC moved the festivities to the historic Orpheum Theater nearby, serving a dinner buffet and cocktails in between events honoring the Otis School of Fashion mentoring program, which presented designer Corey Lynn Calter with the first Moss Adams Fashion Innovator award, and runway showcases of mart vendor trends and the Coalition of Los Angeles Designers members.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"