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February 15, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- "Understated elegance. Like a whisper. " That's how Los Angeles-based designer Juan Carlos Obando described his fall 2013 collection, shown Thursday afternoon at New York Fashion Week, in the salon of the Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side. Obando drew inspiration from four muses he would not name, but no doubt one of them was Katherine Ross, a fashion consultant and the wife of Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan, who has been a supporter of the designer's work.
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September 16, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK --  During a break in the Fashion Week runway action here, we had a chance to get an up-close look at the spring and summer 2014 Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers men's and women's collections. Like Brooks' regular collection for next spring, the Thom Browne-designed collection is full of details -- some subtle and some decidedly not -- that can only be truly appreciated up close. The inspiration: Although no explicit inspiration was given (when it comes to sharing what inspires him, Browne is a gray-suited riddle wrapped around a short-pantsed enigma)
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September 15, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Many of the spring clothes designers are showing this week have a tactile appeal. Maybe it's a signal that we're searching for more depth in fashion, something to touch and feel, not just to look at and discard after one season. Of course, it also helps to justify a high price tag -- because you can actually see the work. The new summer suit as a trend came into focus at Carolina Herrera on Monday, where a sinewy rope-weave raffia vest was paired with linen shorts. Herrera's collection had an organic sensibility and was free of any strict theme.
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April 25, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has released its second Wear LACMA collection of fashion accessories created by Los Angeles designers and inspired by the museum's permanent collection. And the creations are so spectactular, they are practically works of art themselves. Custom perfumier Haley Alexander van Oosten of L'Oeil du Vert , accessories mavens Maryam and Marjan Malakpour of NewbarK and women's clothing designer Juan Carlos Obando were tapped for the collection, which is for sale at the LACMA store and online, with all proceeds benefiting the museum.
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September 6, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- The collection: BCBG Max Azria. The inspiration: Femme fatales and Helmut Newton's black and white photography. The look: Boudoir bondage. A mix of chambray work wear pieces (jumpers, jump suits and jackets) and fluid, silk crepe blouses, skirts and dresses with digitized print, tulle and lace panels -- all accessorized with black leather harnesses. Colors included black, white and petal pink. The scene: A glittering front row of celebs with Estelle, Selena Ebanks and Olympic sprinter Sanya Richards Ross, who was wearing beige crepe trousers, a color-blocked blouse and super-high sandals with what appeared to be white cotton pads on the insides of the straps to keep from blistering her famous feet.
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September 20, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
Each season, the action on the catwalk is only part of the New York Fashion Week drama, and the fashion flock's descent on Manhattan last week for the group hug formally known as the spring-summer 2010 collections was no exception. Below are some of the most memorable and talked about "off runway" moments and musings. Fashion's Night Out Juan Carlos Obando gave salsa lessons, Third Eye Blind performed at Nine West, Rosie O'Donnell ragged on pricey purses (and the price of the shirt she was wearing)
NEWS
September 6, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
Even before the starting gun had officially been fired on New York Fashion Week, Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte could be found doing laps in the deep end of the celebrity-meets-fashion pool. We first spotted him at the Joseph Abboud menswear show at the New York Public Library on Wednesday evening, where the Olympian joined a celebrity-stocked front row that included Kellan Lutz (he of the “Twilight” movies), Daniel Gilles ("Broken Kingdom," "Vampire Diaries") and the New York Rangers' Brad Richards.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has released its second Wear LACMA collection of fashion accessories created by Los Angeles designers and inspired by the museum's permanent collection. And the creations are so spectactular, they are practically works of art themselves. Custom perfumier Haley Alexander van Oosten of L'Oeil du Vert , accessories mavens Maryam and Marjan Malakpour of NewbarK and women's clothing designer Juan Carlos Obando were tapped for the collection, which is for sale at the LACMA store and online, with all proceeds benefiting the museum.
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March 11, 2012 | By Booth Moore and Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Many big-name L.A.-based designers - Rodarte, Gregory Parkinson, Rachel Zoe, Barbara Tfank, Skaist-Taylor and Juan Carlos Obando among them - have already shown their fall 2012 collections at New York Fashion Week. Now in the middle of Los Angeles Fashion Week, it seems like a good time to meet other designers and labels that are shaping the L.A. fashion scene and giving it global reach. Of Two Minds The look: L.A.'s answer to Isabel Marant. The goods: Designer Sunjoo Moon marries Parisian chic and West Coast cool for a world-traveler vibe seen in fur vests, maxi-length dresses done in relaxed 1970s silhouettes, cozy knits and trousers festooned with subtle tribal patterns.
NEWS
February 15, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- "Understated elegance. Like a whisper. " That's how Los Angeles-based designer Juan Carlos Obando described his fall 2013 collection, shown Thursday afternoon at New York Fashion Week, in the salon of the Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side. Obando drew inspiration from four muses he would not name, but no doubt one of them was Katherine Ross, a fashion consultant and the wife of Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan, who has been a supporter of the designer's work.
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- The collection: Creatures of the Wind by Chicago-based designers Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, who were runners-up for the Council of Fashion Designers of America's 2012 Swarovski Award for Womenswear and also had a capsule collection at J. Crew this year. The inspiration: The 1960s -- crinolines, hair nets and all. "It was more of a technical investigation than a conceptual exercise," Gabier said, explaining that the construction of '60s-era couture garments was the real starting point.
NEWS
September 6, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
Even before the starting gun had officially been fired on New York Fashion Week, Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte could be found doing laps in the deep end of the celebrity-meets-fashion pool. We first spotted him at the Joseph Abboud menswear show at the New York Public Library on Wednesday evening, where the Olympian joined a celebrity-stocked front row that included Kellan Lutz (he of the “Twilight” movies), Daniel Gilles ("Broken Kingdom," "Vampire Diaries") and the New York Rangers' Brad Richards.
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March 11, 2012 | By Booth Moore and Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Many big-name L.A.-based designers - Rodarte, Gregory Parkinson, Rachel Zoe, Barbara Tfank, Skaist-Taylor and Juan Carlos Obando among them - have already shown their fall 2012 collections at New York Fashion Week. Now in the middle of Los Angeles Fashion Week, it seems like a good time to meet other designers and labels that are shaping the L.A. fashion scene and giving it global reach. Of Two Minds The look: L.A.'s answer to Isabel Marant. The goods: Designer Sunjoo Moon marries Parisian chic and West Coast cool for a world-traveler vibe seen in fur vests, maxi-length dresses done in relaxed 1970s silhouettes, cozy knits and trousers festooned with subtle tribal patterns.
IMAGE
September 20, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
Each season, the action on the catwalk is only part of the New York Fashion Week drama, and the fashion flock's descent on Manhattan last week for the group hug formally known as the spring-summer 2010 collections was no exception. Below are some of the most memorable and talked about "off runway" moments and musings. Fashion's Night Out Juan Carlos Obando gave salsa lessons, Third Eye Blind performed at Nine West, Rosie O'Donnell ragged on pricey purses (and the price of the shirt she was wearing)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Many of the spring clothes designers are showing this week have a tactile appeal. Maybe it's a signal that we're searching for more depth in fashion, something to touch and feel, not just to look at and discard after one season. Of course, it also helps to justify a high price tag -- because you can actually see the work. The new summer suit as a trend came into focus at Carolina Herrera on Monday, where a sinewy rope-weave raffia vest was paired with linen shorts. Herrera's collection had an organic sensibility and was free of any strict theme.
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