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How Are L.A. Designers Doing at New York Fashion Week?

©ourtesy of Lydia O’Connor LA desigeners 2013 nyfwOur Los Angeles designers are doing us proud at New York Fashion Week so far. L.A.-based Tadashi Shoji and BCBG Max Azria both kicked off our favorite week of the year with inspired collections that maybe have us wishing for colder temperatures. Tadashi Shoji’s Fall 2013 collection, presented on Monday, was inspired by a trip to St. Petersburg, and his gowns were nothing but befitting of a Russian princess. They may be more appropriate for the Siberian cold front than Los Angeles, but his lux velvet
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GenArt F/W host Independent Designers in Los Angeles

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Wednesday night- The third day Style Fashion Week featured a collaboration with GenArt, a national arts and entertainment company, to bring three Los Angeles indie fashion designers to the stage.  Shaina Mote , Crybaby Presents, and Korovilas wowed the crowd with their individual runway shows. Before each line hit the stage, a short video giving a background of the different designers gave the audience a better insight into the inspiration behind each particular line.

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Next up was up-and-coming indie and self-taught designer Shaina Mote. Large floppy hats gave this chic and organic looking line a nice touch. Her collection was fresh and tailored to perfection. Shaina’s dedication to creating timeless pieces was also apparent.  With a bright future in design ahead of her, Shaina eventually hopes to include menswear in her line as well as open her own boutique store that would feature items other indie designers in the area. Continue reading

Cornejo, New York Designer for ‘Zero’ talks fashion

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Designer Maria Cornejo host New Show With Artist Alice Waese and Wearing Her Own Designs as she was in Los Angeles to launch an art show and début her resort and pre-fall collections. Maria Cornejo Designs - H 2012

THR Q&A: Zero’s Maria Cornejo is one line of clothes out of New York that is an insiders’ fashion brand, and her New York fashion week runway shows always prove that, as they are attended by editors at the highest levels of the fashion business. Her clothes are always comfortable and chic, go from day to  with a quick change of shoes or jewelry and  have an avant-garde city cool-girl edge that’s sophisticated without hitting that “arty” line too hard. In other words, they’re rather perfect. Her pants, sweaters and leather jackets have amazing fit and a little twis,- and her dresses achieve the impossible trifecta: They’re sexy and comfortable and interesting. All this, and her prices are much better than most designer clothes, but the quality doesn’t suffer. No wonder smart women love her. Cornejo has a longtime small West Village boutique at Greenwich and Jane, but her eponymous Melrose Place space is many times the size and has the airy feeling of an art gallery. That’s why she decided to host a small art gathering for her friend, former employee and present artist Alice Waese, from New York City, who creates art out of metal, silver and paper. Cornejo doesn’t get to L.A. often as she’s busy Continue reading

Tyra Banks, ‘America’s Next Top Model’ hires BRYANBOY

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  • Tyra Banks introduces the  fashion blogger  to TV
  • The CW network show has a new cast. Rob Evans, a model and Johnny Wujek, Katy Perry’s stylist.

Tyra Banks new kid on the block, Bryan Grey Yambao, is more commonly known as Bryanboy, will join the cast of America’s Next Top Model. The 31-year-old fashion blogger, who launched his site in 2004, wrote on his Facebook this morning about his new America’s Next Top Model gig: ‘Excited with my new role on cycle 19 of America’s Next Top Model’. Although the CW network is yet to confirm how the fashion blogger, who  lived in the Philippines, will be involved, he has already relocated to Los Angeles in order to film the CW network reality series created by model Tyra Banks. He posted a photograph of his new Los Angeles apartment on Twitter yesterday. The new signing follows news that Tyra Banks, 38, dumped the show’s previous judges, fashion photographer Nigel Barker, runway coach J. Alexander and make-up artist Jay Manuel, last month. Tyra Banks told Access Hollywood: ‘We reached a point, where we feel the CW network show needs a new boost.’ While many TV stars, such as Brooke Bourke and Katherine Heigl, have turned to blogging after building successful careers, it is the first time a fashion blogger will become a TV star. His appointment had been hinted at for months. Mr Grey Yambao, who was raised in Manila, declined an interview with The Observer in February because he was not able to participate in any ‘profiles pending a project Continue reading

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Fall Fashion LA’s Presentations

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“Concept fashion – it’s when music, art & fashion come together as one”

It takes place twice a year, at Ace Gallery in Hollywood.

Concept fashion week, Hollywood’s bi-annual event, was as last season located at Ace Gallery (5414 Wilshire) and welcomed 16 designers, two nights of runway shows,  and creative installations. This March fashion- presentations featured fall 2012 season’s runway collections and installations by: MIKE VENSEL, HENRY DUARTE, BRYAN HEARNS, PAUL REDMOND, MEMENIC, NUVULA, S&G, CHAMBERS, THAI NUYGEN, CURLY V, BELLE N. MATISSE, ELAINE ALLEN, ZuBAUEN, GYPSY JUNKIES, LAILI LAU, NAMI and JEN AWAD.

Edgy, Dark & Spanish style for S & G by Sequoia and Gita

Concept fashion week was founded by fashion designer Mike Vensel and downtown Los Angeles visionary Brady Westwater in 2010. The concept was seen as a new alternative for designers wanting to showcase their latest collections under their own terms.

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Style at Fashion Week L.A. Glam

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Ina Soltani brings the Gleam and Glamour

L.A. Style Fashion Week has returned to the former St. Vibiana’s Cathedral downtown March 12-16 with a schedule that to date includes runway shows by Stop Staring!, Ina Soltani, XCVI, Skingraft and L’une Collection by Anh Volcek. (Open to industry buyers, media and invitees only.) For the third season in a row, Style Fashion Week dazzles in the Vibiana cathedral at 214 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. The six day elite production kicked off Sunday at a private party in Bel Air. Soltani couture Style Fashion week the L.A. based vintage dress line Stop Staring! rolled out a new collection inspired by The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (Epoca de Oro). Sarajevo native Ina Soltani revealed her glamorous, passionate collections full of high drama and mystique, all enhanced by the makeup design by Emmy Award-winning L.A. makeup artist Melanie Mills, the creator of Gleam by Melanie Mills, a show sponsor.

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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

Costume Design display at FIDM

Eye on the Oscars: Art Direction, Costume Designers & Makeup

FIDM’s Meghan Hansen installs Peppy Miller’s dress from ‘The Artist.’

For 20 years, costume designers, some of whom were nominated for an Oscar on Jan. 24, have found their work on display at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles. The groundwork for securing the costumes starts a year in advance as FIDM Museum director Barbara Bundy and her staff curate the display after watching movies and trailers. Some of the costumes have been rented, some recycled for other productions and with so many projects from around the globe meriting inclusion, the staff has to move early before costumes are scattered to the winds once production ends. Costume Designer Oscar nominees displayed in the LA fashion district in downtown Los Angeles. FIDM Institute of Fashion Design and Merchandising School, has produced several notable designers over the years. The show is also hosted by the Costume Designers Guild of professionals. – – read more in Variety.com By Shalini Dore

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