March 21, 2010 |
Echo Park's Clare Vivier is having a moment. L.A. designer Jasmin Shokrian just collaborated with her, the always-stylish Rashida Jones is a regular client and Target's Red Hot Shop website recently sold out 200 of her fold-over clutches in a matter of days. The ClareVivier handbag collection, produced entirely in L.A., is winning fans with a mix of Parisian flair and timeless design. Popular styles include La Tropézienne, an eco tanned Italian leather bag; a slouchy messenger tote made of unlined nubuck leather and soft metallic flat work totes.
February 6, 2006 |
THE first weekend of Fashion Week is traditionally relaxed. It's a chance for lesser-known designers to get their feet wet, and many of the shows are small affairs, held in downtown galleries and loft spaces, instead of under the tents at Bryant Park. Top editors don't always turn out and neither do the crowds. But even damp weather couldn't stop the frenzy from building as soon as the fall season started here on Friday. Kenneth Cole had everyone up at the ungodly hour of 9 a.m.
February 8, 2005 |
If there was any question that New York Fashion Week had lost its edge, it was answered here on Friday when the fall season opened with a toilet sponsor in the lobby of the tents in Bryant Park. OK, it wasn't just any toilet, it was the Kohler Hatbox, a new highfalutin commode from the Wisconsin-based appliance maker.
December 10, 2004 |
Score another point for West Coast fashion. Two L.A. designers are among the winners of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award, a prize that comes with a $25,000 grant to produce a runway show during New York's Fashion Week in February. Jasmin Shokrian's sculptural garments appeal to artsy types, or "galleristas," as she calls them.
April 15, 2005 |
The Mercedes-Benz shows at Smashbox Studios may get a lot of attention, but the hottest new design duo to come out of Southern California for fall didn't even show on the runway. Sister act Kate and Laura Mulleavy wrote a letter to vintage guru Cameron Silver and charmed him so with their 10-piece Rodarte collection that he invited them to set up shop during L.A. Fashion Week at his Melrose Avenue store Decades.
October 12, 2008 |
Sunday | Premium denim The strategy L.A. has made the $200 price tag an American way of life and put names such as Earl Jean, 7 for All Mankind and Rock & Republic on hips around the globe. The A-Team 2 p.m. | Crate Denim Chad Hilton and company turn dead-stock denim into raw, simple jeans made right in downtown L.A. As they branch into bags and men's shirts, they shouldn't have to leave town to strut their stuff. 3 p.m.