Alternative Apparel: All the world’s a stage for Alternative Apparel designer Greg Alterman, who transformed a downtown Los Angeles loft into a Depression-era carnival.
The Battalion: Inspired by the desert’s dusty hues and textured scenery, Linda Wong elevated sustainable style with fake leather motorcycle jackets and body-conscious dresses.
BOXeight: BOXeight invited 14 designers and fashion brands to stage photo shoots March 19-21 at its industrial studio in downtown Los Angeles.
B:SCOTT: Menswear designer Brandon Scott emphasized oversized collars and hoods on architectural jackets in black, gray and navy paired with slim black jeans.
Chelsea Rebelle: Sarah Brannon showed a collection inspired by the angsty teenagers who populated the suburbs of her native New Zealand in the late Seventies.
Elmer Ave: Matthew Mathiasen showed his crafty tailored men’s and women’s jackets — this season cut higher on the ribcage to emphasize trim torsos.
Fremont: Devin Carlson took an edgy and dark turn for the normally playful brand during his runway show at Concept Fashion Week.
Gen Art: Along with host Amber Rose, Gen Art honored 17 of its L.A. fashion alumni at a poolside party at Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel.
Jen Awad: The rocker-cum-designer funneled her eclectic interests into an ambitious but disjointed collection.
John Sakalis: The "Project Runway" alumnus made a limited group of fabrics work by mixing metallic lace, russet tweed, soft knits and burgundy velvet.
MartinMartin: Diane Moss-Martin and Eric Martin had Goths who garden in mind for the oversize knits, long skirts, billowing tank dresses, cropped pants and second-skin jersey they presented in dark earth tones
Mike Vensel: The designer showcased his streamlined, asymmetrical jersey and silk dresses via a mock photo shoot installation.
Otto Gates: Katie Kay debuted her collection via a Concept Fashion Week installation featuring five models clad in black sweater knit leggings, crocheted sweaters and hooded jersey tops.
Pleasure Doing Business: Simone Gonzalez diversified from her signature bandage miniskirts and tubedresses to Sixties-inspired schoolgirl looks.
Project Ethos: The group show at Hollywood’s Music Box Theater showcased looks from designers including Marialia, Seth Wellington, Emel, Arka and Love Child.
Sew Down: The collective showcased lines Pylo, Atousa G, Love Nail Tree, Good Garbage, Ric Rac, Haute Olive and Sloane and Tate.
Valerj Pobega: In tribute to Vivienne Westwood and the British punk movement, Valerj Pobega hand-painted tartan prints on 10 silk and cotton dresses.
Yotam Solomon: The designer’s form-fitting black party dresses showed some skin through cut-out and crisscross details.