May 29, 1992 |
It'll be a big day for California Thursday when Madonna, "Beverly Hills, 90210," L.A. menswear designer Henry Duarte and display designer Simon Doonan--who began at the Maxfield boutique on Melrose and went on to Barneys New York--are honored at the annual Woolmark Awards for the men's fashion industry. To round out the West Coast sweep, Sandra Bernhard will host the event at a branch of the New York Public Library.
March 23, 2007 |
Tightly cinching the belt on a brushed wool coat with enormous bell sleeves, designer Zac Posen stood back to let the photographers do their thing. Demi Moore was cold, and so Posen, the evening's host, obliged by grabbing a coat seen minutes before on a white plastic runway, poolside at Bungalow One of the Chateau Marmont. "This is it! This is the hit!" Moore crooned.
March 16, 2006 |
The skinny: For the record, L.A. Fashion Week is officially called Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, hence the website is www.mbfashionweek.com.
September 8, 1994 |
Before L.A. fashion designer William Beranek sits down to an interview, he passes a slip of paper across the table. On it are his typewritten answers to a series of unasked questions. I design both my men's and women's collections for people who are a bit adventurous in their look. Hopefully, my designs are elegant and don't knock you over the head. Beranek is not a control freak trying to direct the conversation.
August 3, 1995 |
It doesn't take much searching to find trendy women's clothing at discount prices in Southern California. But unearthing cut-priced, cutting-edge menswear takes a bit of ingenuity. Discount stores such as Monopoly and Half Off in Los Angeles, Max Mart in West Hollywood, Armani Wells in Studio City and Piller's in Eagle Rock sell everything from designer clothing and sportswear to hip street fashion for 50% to 75% below retail. Some also carry great vintage clothing.
May 17, 2009 |
Stylish leather is as much a part of the rock 'n' roll image as groupies and smoke-filled tour buses. And these days, nobody is doing it better than South Paradiso, the hippie glam, art leather label following in the grand tradition of such music world haberdashers as Nudie's Rodeo Tailors, Granny Takes a Trip and East West Musical Instruments Co.
January 24, 1990 |
It was a study in color and the two coasts when the international Men's Fashion Assn. presented its spring, 1990 shows at the Biltmore Hotel. Leading designers from California and New York put forward some of the best efforts of the MFA shows, with those from the East tending toward subdued silhouettes and shades--taupe was among the favorites--while those from the West opted for wider shapes and warmer, spice colors.