December 11, 1996 |
The chicken potpie established an aura of comfort and camaraderie at the Divine Design '96 gala Sunday night. The dinner was the same menu served that day by Project Angel Food to more than 800 homebound men, women and children living with AIDS.
January 27, 2013 |
Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a 3.3-million-square-foot development that would bring a college, hotel, offices and apartments to the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles. The owners of about three blocks' worth of faded commercial properties hope to build a project valued between $500 million and $1 billion called the City Market of Los Angeles. It would rise in an area that once housed wholesale produce businesses and is now home mostly to garment industry shops and warehouses.
March 25, 1988 |
It was supposed to be the season Moscow stormed Manhattan: Viyacheslav (Slava) Zaitsev, the favorite Soviet designer of Raisa Gorbachev, wife of Soviet leader Mikail Gorbachev, took his massive couture collection to New York last fall and dropped it on the U.S. fashion industry. But it turned out to be a bummer. Not one item in Zaitsev's show was purchased by one American store buyer. Make a Comeback Since then, the designer has been gearing up to make a comeback.
October 10, 2007 |
'Being copied is the ransom of success," Coco Chanel once said. The fashion designer laughed when people dug through the trash outside her Paris atelier looking for fabric scraps from a forthcoming collection. She smiled approvingly when she passed women on the street wearing collarless jackets inspired by her iconic tweed suit. But she never tolerated outright theft of her designs.
September 22, 2000 |
In February, when the Spanish-born Miguel Adrover sent down the runway an iconic Burberry trench coat that had been ripped apart and sewn back together as a dress, it was one of those big fashion moments. Suddenly, after only his second show, the designer was the next big thing, and journalists and editors who hadn't set a stilettoed foot into the community theater on the Lower East Side where the now-famous dress made its debut were bragging about having been there when Adrover was "discovered."
June 2, 1989 |
Two fashion design programs, at Woodbury University and Santa Monica College, finished the school year with graduating-student shows last week. And the audiences were impressed. "You know," said one viewer at the Woodbury event, "I saw a lot of clothes I could go out and buy, if they were sold in a store." That sentiment was prevalent throughout the crowd, and it may be the ultimate compliment to any student designer. Reasonable Interpretations Part of the reason may have been that many of the garments were reasonable interpretations of looks by cutting-edge designers from the United States and abroad.
May 26, 1994 |
After months of sketching, pattern-making, fitting and sewing, students at L.A.'s design schools got a chance to strut their stuff recently at semester-end fashion shows. Now, it's time to test their skills in the real world. These three young designers--from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Otis College of Art and Design, and L.A. Trade Tech--seem to have promising futures. FIDM: Janet Baluyot's first creation was a Diane von Furstenberg-style wrap dress for her Barbie doll.
February 8, 1991 |
The man who walked into the art gallery at Woodbury University last year did not think of himself as a patron of the arts. His home did not have art of great value on the walls and he didn't frequent the local art scene. But Rosalie Utterbach, one of the organizers of that exhibition and a professor of fashion design at the university, spotted him as soon as he walked into the room. She took him aside for a chat.
September 28, 2001 |
Dear Fashion Police: I am a graduate of fashion design school in Canada. I have worked for others and for myself in the field of fashion. I am currently in Los Angeles to continue to do the same, hoping my chances are better down in the eccentric, fashionable City of Angels. I could make things and sell them on consignment in stores, but I don't have the backing. I'm asking for any suggestions for how to get into the field here.