Top Ten: Sustainable Fashion Brands to Shop Right Now #TheNewMart @freshgarments

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Top Ten: Sustainable Fashion Brands to Shop Right Now #TheNewMart @freshgarments

With the state of our planet and its future looking bleak unless we shape up (or it’ll give out) we all need to be more mindful of our carbon footprint. While many labels are slowly switching to sustainable practices, these ten brands stand apart because it is at the core of their identity. Here are ones to shop right now ...

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FCI’s Spring Bricolage Student Fashion Show #LAFashion @apparelnews #TheNewMart

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FCI’s Spring Bricolage Student Fashion Show #LAFashion @apparelnews #TheNewMart

Daniel Feld was a “Project Runway” star who now teaches at FCI Fashion School in downtown Los Angeles.

Like the designer contestants on the long-running fashion reality show, Feld’s students had a limited amount of time—a few months—to create a fashion line. On April 6, the students displayed their designs at a runway show called “Spring Bricolage” in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. (The word “bricolage” is a French term for DIY or creation of works made from various available objects.) The show had an international flavor, and about half of the class grew up outside the United States.

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Lions Modeling agency opens Los Angeles office #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Lions Modeling agency opens Los Angeles office #LAFashion #TheNewMart

The Lions Model Management, the three-year-old New York-based boutique modeling agency whose clients include Irina Shayk, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Adwoa Aboah and Cameron Russell, has opened a new office in Los Angeles. The Lions L.A. is the second location in the United States for the upstart agency, which has seen rapid growth since its launch.

The new location marks a strategic expansion, tapping into Los Angeles’s suddenly buzzy fashion scene. “From the beginning, we’ve built The Lions on a non-traditional business model that looks beyond measurements to find clients who have unique qualities and we work to develop their profiles,” said Ali Kavoussi, one of the agency’s managing partners. “As the fashion industry continues to evolve, opening an outpost in L.A. is a natural next step as we continue to grow our business.”

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L.A. startup brings runway fashions to hospital hallways #LAFashion

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L.A. startup brings runway fashions to hospital hallways #LAFashion

Scrubs — those pajama-like outfits that doctors and nurses wear — may be comfortable and durable, but they’re not the most fashionable work uniform.

A Los Angeles startup called Jaanuu aims to address that issue with stylish and functional medical apparel inspired by the latest design trends — think peplum tops, floral prints, lace-up necklines, zipper embellishments and asymmetrical cuts that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of ensembles.

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How Fashion Can Teach You To Be Detailed-Oriented #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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How Fashion Can Teach You To Be Detailed-Oriented #LAFashion #TheNewMart

There’s a lot we can learn from fashion besides what clothing we should wear every morning. Fashion also teaches us to be detailed-oriented.

Some of fashion’s greatest icons are super detailed-oriented and live a well oiled lifestyle. If you’re ever wondering what it truly means to be detailed-oriented, perhaps you should take some hints from fashion’s most prized community of geniuses. Here are some tips on how to be detailed-oriented as per the fashion elite.

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Image Comic's Snotgirl to the Fashion Rescue #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ImageComics

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Image Comic's Snotgirl to the Fashion Rescue #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ImageComics

There’s a new comic book hero in town. Lottie Person is a downtown Los Angeles fashion blogger. With her costume of green hair and the latest styles, she valiantly documents fashion, parties and Los Angeles. Pitted against her, super villains such as haters, fair-weather friends, regular coffee (our heroine only drinks half-caf cold brew with nonfat almond milk and one pump of lavender syrup) and the most dastardly opponent; her allergies.

Earlier this year, Image Comics released Lottie’s chronicles in the graphic novel Snotgirl; Green Hair Don’t Care, Vol.1. The adventure was created by Leslie Hung and Bryan Lee O’Malley. If O’Malley’s name seems a tad familiar, you may have seen Scott Pilgrim vs the World, the 2010 widely released movie about his comic. It starred geek extraordinaire Michael Cera.

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