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October 2, 1998 | BOOTH MOORE
Further evidence that Los Angeles has become a major player in the fashion world: Gen Art, a nonprofit organization that showcases emerging talent in film, art and fashion, will bring its Fresh Faces in Fashion program to Los Angeles on Monday for the first time. The program gives young designers the opportunity to participate in a runway fashion show that may otherwise be out of reach for them financially. "We have been doing shows for three years in New York, in which we have used some L.A.
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November 10, 2000 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA
Local designers are deconstructing L.A. style--and nowhere was that more apparent than during fashion week here. In all, more than 24 designers showed their spring and summer 2001 collections. Many presented an aesthetic that refreshingly went beyond the flesh and glam of Hollywood and the surfer looks of California. The L.A. designs were decidedly different from those on view at New York's recent shows, which offered primarily ladylike looks and 1980s chic.
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November 3, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
L.A. Fashion Week starts today, and this season there are more shows than last year as well as lots of parties as the local fashion scene tries to rise to its red-carpet reputation. No one is pretending the five-day week will rival those in New York, Milan or Paris, but this season's events are attracting more attention, especially from the media. CaliforniaMart, the downtown wholesale center of L.A.'
FOOD
June 21, 1990 | ROSE MARIE TURK
Move over, Miss Manners, the fashionable are taking shopping-bag etiquette into their own hands. As they see it the only response to "Paper or plastic?" at the supermarket is "Neither," followed by a dramatic act: they whip out their own bag. This trick plays equally well at the mall. Renee Gunter for Industrial Wear offers plain, sophisticated grocery-shaped bags in red, black, royal or forest green. Gunter says each nylon bag holes the contents of two ordinary grocery bags. Priced $12.
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November 10, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In L.A., fashion shows are just another excuse to party. Before Fashion Week wrapped up here Wednesday, designers mixed runway shows with cocktails and DJ music, concocting a swirl of soirees at unique venues. Nearly 400 guests surveyed the designs of John Cherpas and Kellie Delkeskamp at the California Modernist Schindler House built in 1922. The location's history highlighted the design duo's own aesthetic. "Schindler's whole idea was to bring artists together.
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November 10, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE
L.A.'s up-and-coming fashion designers took center stage at the second annual "GenArt Fresh Faces in Fashion" event Monday. GenArt, a New York-based nonprofit, is dedicated to showcasing young talent in fashion, film and visual arts. More than 200 fashionistas crowded into the ballroom at Park Plaza Hotel for a runway show hosted by Downtown Julie Brown, featuring the work of 12 emerging L.A. designers as selected by a panel of local stylists, retailers and editors.
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April 26, 2009 | Caroline Ryder
Davy Yang, 21, peers at the models sashaying down the Otis College runway in his carefully wrought designs -- an arresting yellow swimsuit that swirls on the hipbone with fabric trailing down the back, and a blue jumpsuit with an eye-catching rust-colored scarf -- garments that took two full semesters of sketching, stitching and adjusting to perfect.
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April 14, 2000 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES FASHION WRITER
Forget the fashion tents in New York's Bryant Park. Come with us to Soho Nightclub in downtown Los Angeles, where 10 local designers are about to send out some wickedly cool and free-spirited fashion ideas--a slice of L.A. style that the rest of the world lately seems to want.
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