April 12, 1989 |
In a bold move that challenges an outmoded stereotype, five Los Angeles designers showed their fall fashion collections in Manhattan Tuesday, right along with the biggest names from Seventh Avenue. Rosemary Brantley, Mark Eisen, Karl Logan, Antony Moorcroft and Glenn Williams sent their styles down the runway at the Manhattan Theatre Center, just days after most Los Angeles designers showed their fall collections in California. "I wanted to include California designs that the New York fashion press would take seriously," said Joie Davidow, editor-in-chief of L.A. Style magazine, which sponsored the show featuring tailored sportswear.
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.
August 25, 1991 |
Fashion has long been dominated by a small group of pricey New York designers, but fall '91 may signal a change. A new generation of designers is attracting attention. Their names aren't as familiar as Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren or Donna Karan, but their talents have admirers hailing them as the hope of America's fashion future. Zang Toi, Gordon Henderson and Todd Oldham are among the East Coast newcomers; Mark Eisen and Eva Chun are two who work here in Los Angeles.
January 3, 1990 |
The Show: Anything But Love, ABC, 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Setup: Hannah Miller (Jamie Lee Curtis) weasels her way onto the staff of a Chicago city magazine where the boss lady, Catherine Hughes (Ann Magnuson) keeps the neophyte journalist double-checking her facts. Veteran staffer offers Miller helpful Ps and Qs , while viewers wait for romance to bloom between them.
April 17, 1992 |
THE MOVIE: "The Player" THE SETUP: Ambitious movie studio executive Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins, pictured) inadvertently murders a screenwriter. The incident rumples Mill's suit, but it doesn't hurt his career. He woos the screenwriter's girlfriend, June Gudmundsdottir (Greta Scacchi), rises past his studio nemesis, Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher), and ends up the studio's chief honcho in this wicked dissection of Hollywood ethics. THE LOOK: Fast-track Hollywood nailed down tight.
May 22, 2007 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will trim a second line of women's apparel by the end of this year as it struggles with a growing inventory of ladies wear despite a drive to offer more fashion for price-conscious shoppers. The world's largest retailer said Monday that it would reduce by an undisclosed amount the number of U.S. stores selling a fashion line by designer Mark Eisen, which it unveiled last year as part of a drive to match successful low-price designer labels at rivals like Target Corp.