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Los Angeles Fashion Week set to kick off Thursday

Los Angeles Fashion Week's 10-day schedule kicks off with a pair of charity cocktail party / fashion shows on March 8, and wraps up on March 18 with L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios. Labels set to show their fall and winter 2012 collections are local brands Stop Staring! and SkingraftPhotos: Runway looks from Style Fashion Week’s Gen Art Fresh Faces showcase in October 2011 included, from left, Odylyne, Funktional and Chambers. Credit: Luis Sinco / ©Los Angeles Times

Paris Fall 2012 ready-to-wear (RTW) shows now over, it’s time to bring the fashion focus a bit closer to home. Following are some of the noteworthy scheduled events of Los Angeles’ 10-day Fashion “Week Shows,” which begins Thursday, March 8, 2012:

“Attire to Inspire,” a Thursday evening cocktail party, fashion shows and silent auction fundraiser for BREATHE LA (a nonprofit focusing on lung health and air quality) is set to include Moods of Norway, Yotam Solomon and eco-contemporary label VBN. It is open to the ticket-buying public at the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles. Cocktails will kick off at 6:30 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. fashion shows. Attire to Inspire, Conga Room at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., $125 tickets available at attiretoinspire.eventbrite.com Continue reading