And they’re off and running. L.A.’s designers, that is. As fashion week kicks into full swing here, WWD takes a look at eight up-and-comers who hope to make a splash in the coming days.
LOUIS VERDAD: His Forties-centric clothes are already favorites of Madonna and Cate Blanchett, but Louis Verdad wants a serious business beyond the red-carpet set. He’s carried at Traffic in Los Angeles, Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide and New York’s Henri Bendel, but he’s on the prowl for financial backing.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
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