November 3, 2000
Nothing a fashion designer wears for an important appearance is randomly selected. As Jeremy Scott stood backstage at his first U.S. show last week, he was dressed in a shawl-collared tuxedo jacket, a mostly unbuttoned ruffled shirt, Miu Miu sandals, a gaudy rhinestoned eagle necklace and, hanging from his shoulder, a tattered, yellow and white striped cotton tote bag from Giorgio of Beverly Hills. On anyone else, the bag would just be another rescued relic from the '80s.
October 16, 2000 |
Seventeen designers. Three hundred-fifty guests. And, damas y caballeros, mucho Latino flair. That was the scene at the black-tie "Hispanic Designers" gala that featured the creations of Latino designers, most from the Los Angeles area. Sponsored by the nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based Hispanic Designers Inc., the Thursday show at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel was the second stop of a three-city tour that began in Washington last month and moves on to Miami in November.
October 5, 2000
It wasn't New York, but that's exactly the point. When it comes to fashion, California designers proved on the runway Tuesday at CaliforniaMart that they have designs of their own. They could not care less about all those shirtdresses, trench coats and culottes shown last month on New York runways during that city's spring 2001 Fashion Week. In L.A.
October 29, 1999 |
You may not know his name now, but if fashion insiders are correct, Los Angeles designer James Sowins will become well-known to customers looking for the kind of clothes you'd get if designs from the patrician Ralph Lauren met up with the surfwear gods at Stussy. Sowins and his Level 7 line were selected to be featured in the West Coast edition of a fashion show put on by Gen Art, a New York group that promotes emerging stars in fashion, film and other arts.
January 15, 1999 |
Summer's heat may be five months away, but starting today the temps will fashionably sizzle at the California Mart, the world's largest fashion-industry hub. And the buzz is all about femme fun. Think pink. Slip into gauze. Girlfriend, revisit the '50s. Buyers from across the country--and around the world--will invade CalMart to shop the latest trends for the coming summer season of sand and surf.
December 11, 1998 |
"No, no. Audrey should wear the bathing suit. Chandra's hips will look too big in it." The decision to have a 19-year-old French waif walk down the runway in a bikini of glittering crystals is voiced softly, the words buffed by an Italian accent that smooths any sharp edges. The common perception is that all supermodels are blessed with perfect bodies. But Donatella Versace, the woman in charge, knows better. And she knows exactly what she wants. Next?