September 15, 1989 |
L.A. designer Karl Logan has filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11, according to a statement released by his design firm. The announcement, made just one week before the California Collections Press Preview is set to begin, came as a shock to the local design community in part because Logan has been nominated for the Designer of the Year award given by the Mart.
February 6, 1993
Karl Logan, 43, one of Los Angeles' top fashion designers. A native of Bakersfield, Logan studied fashion design at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York before he rose to prominence among contemporary Los Angeles designers in the mid-1980s. He launched his women's wear collection in 1986 and won the California Designer of the Year Award, presented by the California Mart, in 1988.
February 10, 1989 |
If bigger means better, Brea shoppers should be all set. After months of construction and an all-night move, a brand new Nordstrom opens today at Brea Mall. The store has 184,000 square feet, and replaces the 9-year-old Nordstrom store at Brea. The new, $17.5-million store about doubles the previous store's area of 104,000 square feet. Among its features: an upgraded designer area, with labels like Andrea Behar, Karl Logan and Mark Eisen.
September 30, 1988 |
In a word: Pants. That was the overwhelming look at this week's marathon fashion shows featuring about 80 California designers. Spring '89 collections presented by the California Mart were not only loaded with trousers (the fuller and more high-waisted, the better), they were filled with the most self-assured, sophisticated clothes to date from local designers.
July 10, 1987 |
Friends and fans are keeping the memory of Willi Smith alive. The designer of WilliWear, who died of AIDS this spring, will be the subject of a $100-per-person gala fashion show and retrospective at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 12. Julia Wilson, who promotes Third World fashion talent through her L.A. firm, Fashion Across America, announced the gala at a recent fashion-industry gathering in Marina del Rey.
April 2, 1989 |
Contemporary Italian design and looks reminiscent of Clark Gable movies of the '30s are the biggest influences now shaping men's fashion. Both Italian-accented suits and menswear that emulates leading-man glamour work easily for men in entertainment and other unconventional industries. But this season, even downtown executives can feel comfortable in some of the newest looks. Milanese design influence is apparent in suits that are cut wider than last season's.