The Children Are The Future In Fashion: Unincorporated Life's Unique Fashion Camp #LAFashion

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The Children Are The Future In Fashion: Unincorporated Life's Unique Fashion Camp #LAFashion

Los Angeles may not be a fashion capital, but it turns out we have some of the most unique and talented fashion designers right here in Southern California. If you saw them on the street, you might not think they’re designers… that’s because they’re six years-old.

We recently discovered the incredible Fashion Camp Experience at The Unincorporated Life in Los Angeles. It’s a weeklong summer program for kids and teens ages 6 to 18 years-old.

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Balmain Celebrates LA Store Opening With A Celebrity House Party #LAFashion @Balmain

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Balmain Celebrates LA Store Opening With A Celebrity House Party #LAFashion @Balmain

Bringing a touch of French fashion to the California coast, Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing celebrated the store's first Los Angeles outpost in Melrose Place with his closest celebrity friends.

Joining the designer, who, at 25, was appointed the youngest ever creative director in the brand's history, were Poppy Delevigne, Kerry Washington, Hailee Steinfeld and his long-time BFF, Kim Kardashian West. 

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Henry Cherner, AIMS360 Managing Partner, 66 #LAFashion @AIMS360

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Henry Cherner, AIMS360 Managing Partner, 66 #LAFashion @AIMS360

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Henry Cherner, a Los Angeles pioneer in software programs for the fashion industry and an apparel industry veteran, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday. He was 66.

Cherner, was in the apparel business for decades before transitioning into the world of fashion technology as a managing partner of software company AIMS360. He was also a founding board member of Fashion Business Inc., a Los Angeles nonprofit business incubator that helped startups and young apparel companies become more successful. He was on the FBI board since the organization’s inception in 1999 and was an advisory board member of the California Fashion Association.

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MODA 360 Event to Spotlight Sustainability, Benefit LA Zoo Conservation Programs #TheNewMart @Moda360Intl

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MODA 360 Event to Spotlight Sustainability, Benefit LA Zoo Conservation Programs #TheNewMart @Moda360Intl

MODA 360, an innovative exhibit of international art, fashion and film, presents a special event benefitting the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens' conservation program and celebrating the Zoo's 50th anniversary August 1, 2017, 3 to 9 pm, at The New Mart in Downtown L.A.

Incorporating exhibits and live presentations by international fashion designers, artists and filmmakers, Moda 360 encourages collaborations between the three creative industries. The 2017 edition of Moda 360 shines the spotlight on sustainability and the importance of preserving the habitats and inhabitants of our planet. A unique feature is "A Walk on the Wild Side," a sustainable runway fashion show with creations by artists and designers reflecting the species, habitats and conservation projects championed by the L.A. Zoo.

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Trina Turk to pop up at W Hotel #LAFashion @shoptrinaturk

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Trina Turk to pop up at W Hotel #LAFashion @shoptrinaturk

Resort and Trina Turk pretty much go hand-in-hand. The designer’s latest project had her collaborating with the W Los Angeles hotel in Beverly Hills on custom cabanas at the property’s Wet deck pool using prints from her Trina Turk indoor/outdoor Schumacher line.

It’s the first time the prints — a turquoise ikat and another inspired by the waves in Carmel — have been used on cabanas and it’s the first time Turk has partnered with a hotel in Los Angeles. She did cabanas a few years ago for the St. Regis on Kauai in Hawaii and this past spring for The Diplomat Beach Resort in Florida.

On Sunday, the designer will bring her namesake line along with Mr. Turk for a cabana pop-up at the W as part of the hotel’s summer pop-up and event series it’s calling Daydream. Turk will host two more pop-ups at the W in August and September.

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It's an Aussie invasion. Australian fashion brands and designers turn their attention to the L.A. crowd #TheNewMart #LAFashion

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It's an Aussie invasion. Australian fashion brands and designers turn their attention to the L.A. crowd #TheNewMart #LAFashion

ngelenos are known for many things, including their love for the great outdoors, their preference for casual dressing and their good fortune of being able to enjoy near-perennial summers and mild winters.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that fashion brands and designers from Australia are making a beeline for La La Land.

“The beaches, the mountains, all this space and the lifestyle,” said Lisa Gorman, founder of the Melbourne, Australia, brand Gorman. “Being in a city where we could stock the same collections we have in Australia was really important.”

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The (very) gilded world of the Boohoo billionaires: How the family who began with a market stall and built a £2bn fashion empire @boohoo #TheNewMart

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The (very) gilded world of the Boohoo billionaires: How the family who began with a market stall and built a £2bn fashion empire @boohoo #TheNewMart

It has no High Street shops and few people over the age of 40 will have even heard of it. But online fashion retailer Boohoo is instantly recognisable to teenagers and twentysomethings everywhere.

And thanks to its remarkable ability to replicate celebrity fashion trends in a matter of days, it’s one of the most extraordinary British success stories of recent times.

The brand has humble origins on a Manchester market stall but it is now worth £2.6 billion – almost five times as much as Debenhams – after the shares surged tenfold over the past two years.

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B.James Tells L.A. Story With Emerging Label #LAFashion

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B.James Tells L.A. Story With Emerging Label #LAFashion

In Brandon James’ tough South Los Angeles neighborhood in the 1990s, the people who dressed well and had money were known as hustlers according to James, now a designer.

“If someone hustles, that defines everything. They can sell drugs, cars, anything to pay bills. It wasn’t always the 9-to-5. People would say, he is a hustler, he has ambition, and fashion is the way I do it.”

Out of 40 of the boys in his group of neighborhood friends, four are still alive and avoided lengthy jail sentences, according to James. It was easy for the boys to get swept up into violence and troubles with the law.

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The Second Life of Clothing You Donate #LAFashion

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The Second Life of Clothing You Donate #LAFashion

n a chic clothing store in Los Angeles, a handful of women quietly browse racks of flowy summer dresses, brightly colored shorts, fringed caftans, and shoes ranging from five-inch stilettos to strappy jelly sandals. Rihanna is singing about diamonds through the speakers while expertly dressed sales associates wrap purchases in tissue paper and hand-stamped shopping bags.

While this could be a scene from any of the city’s trendiest shopping streets — Melrose Avenue, Rodeo Drive, Robertson Boulevard — it is happening near Skid Row, a homeless enclave in downtown LA. The store, MADE by DWC Resale Boutique, is in fact a secondhand shop that serves homeless and low-income women in the area. It is an extension of the Downtown Women’s Center, a nonprofit that provides permanent housing and supportive services to women in Skid Row.

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Kid's Dream is The American Dream #LAFashion

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Kid's Dream is The American Dream #LAFashion

Every parent of a little girl knows that her dress for that special occasion is something she will dream about and never forget. But finding a perfect dress that is also affordable can be more of a challenge than it should be. Kid's Dream, http://www.kidsdreamus.com is the answer. Kid’s Dream began as a wholesale manufacturer of special occasion dresses for girls and toddlers, located in downtown Los Angeles in the fashion district. Their clothing line includes special occasion dresses for girls, flower girl dresses, Communion dresses, summer dresses and holiday girls' dresses.

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Michael Kors highlights 36-year fashion career during Met talk @MichaelKors #TheNewMart @LATimes

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Michael Kors highlights 36-year fashion career during Met talk @MichaelKors #TheNewMart @LATimes

ichael Kors and Alina Cho were interrupted by animal rights activists early on in their discussion Wednesday night at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but neither was about to let the protesters ruin the night.

One minute the designer was talking about giving his likeness “a cute backside” in a resort print and moments later he was encircled by demonstrators chanting about his use of fur. But Cho and Kors kept their cool. Once order was restored, after a short break, they returned to the stage to discuss his career. After the fact, Kors said of his intrepidness, “Listen, I had the ceiling fall during a runway show and hit Suzy Menkes on the head, and the show went on.”

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UBM Brings Swim Lessons Back to LA #LAFashion @BBDAKOTAINC @apparelnews

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UBM Brings Swim Lessons Back to LA #LAFashion @BBDAKOTAINC @apparelnews

Early in BB Dakota’s history, the brand was picked up by the juniors buyer from a major department store—even though the Costa Mesa, Calif.–based company didn’t consider the brand a juniors label.

“In our heads we were a contemporary brand,” said Gloria Brandes, BB Dakota’s chief executive officer and creative director.

When the same buyer moved to the department store’s contemporary buying team, she wanted to take the brand with her, Brandes said. At the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas, the buyer placed an order for BB Dakota for the store’s contemporary floor. But when the store’s new juniors buyer arrived in the booth, Brandes had to do some quick thinking.

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Meet Angel and Dren, the twin DJs serving beats to the fashion crowd #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Meet Angel and Dren, the twin DJs serving beats to the fashion crowd #LAFashion #TheNewMart

DJing is reading a room and knowing how to juggle people and what they want and what you want,” says Angel Coleman, one half of twin DJ duo Angel and Dren. Intuition is key — or perhaps in their case, it’s twin telepathy.

Born in the Bronx to Jamaican immigrants, Angel and Dren, 26, grew up surrounded by music. “You couldn’t block it out if you tried,” says Angel. Dren says her sister spontaneously proposed DJing after spending some time “messing around” with a friend’s equipment.

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Model Georgia May Jagger rides the waves into a new Volcom fashion collaboration #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Model Georgia May Jagger rides the waves into a new Volcom fashion collaboration #LAFashion #TheNewMart

aking a royal entrance befitting of her rock star lineage, Georgia May Jagger rode up in a vintage Porsche Speedster Tribute 356 flanked by motorcyclists to the launch party of her new collaborative line with fashion brand Volcom.

Last year, the 25-year-old model and London native, daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, became an ambassador for the Costa Mesa-based surf, snowboard and skater-oriented label bought in 2011 by French luxury conglomerate Kering. Their new 15-piece Volcom X GMJ line ($32-$101.50 at www.volcom.com) includes T-shirts, a hoodie sweatshirt, scuba-inspired swimsuits, slender cigarette pants, a military jacket, a perforated bomber jacket, and star-patterned rompers and shorts.

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Your Guide To Fourth Of July Fashion #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Your Guide To Fourth Of July Fashion #LAFashion #TheNewMart

This Independence Day, stay ahead of the trends without overdoing it. The Fourth of July can be a tempting time to break out that flag-print top from the back of your closet that you annually reserve for the occasion. Instead, get involved with the holiday spirit by dressing in trendy red, white, and blue while also staying fashion-forward with a patriotic flair.

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New Hotel & Retail in Once Tough DTLA Neighborhood #LAFashion @apparelnews

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New Hotel & Retail in Once Tough DTLA Neighborhood #LAFashion @apparelnews

The intersection of 8th and Olive streets in downtown Los Angeles was kind of a tough place. So tough that parts of 1999 movie Fight Club, a paean to blight if there ever was one, was filmed in the street’s once crumbling buildings.

Much has changed in the past couple of years. High end organic grocer Whole Foods opened by the intersection, which is a short walk from Los Angeles’ Fashion District. 8th and Olive will be the site of more high life. Freehand Los Angeles, a unique, luxe hotel produced a soft opening earlier this month. Developed by Sydell Group, Freehand Los Angeles will offer more than 200 rooms which will feature exclusive, private rooms and communal rooms like a hostel. The hotel’s interiors were designed by the acclaimed Roman and Williams design firm. Also at the hotel, artisanal coffees to be served at Café Integral, and Los Angeles food viewed through an Israeli lens at The Exchange Restaurant.

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Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Wife Bring Fashion Line to Los Angeles  Read More: Brian Kelley, Wife Bring Fashion Line to Los Angeles Store #LAFashion

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Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Wife Bring Fashion Line to Los Angeles Read More: Brian Kelley, Wife Bring Fashion Line to Los Angeles Store #LAFashion

Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley and his wife, Brittney, launched a fashion label called Tribe Kelley in 2014, and the popular line is already getting its own storefront. The fashion partners revealed their latest collection last month at Ron Robinson in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

“I never thought that this day would come,” Brittney tells People. “I really envisioned this being e-commerce at first, but it kept building and it kept growing. It’s so surreal to see our clothing displayed in a store for people to walk through. It’s cool to transition from an Etsy account to a bigger business with bigger numbers, bigger decisions, bigger checks being written.”

Husband Kelley agrees, adding that “it’s super humbling to see our clothes in this amazing space.”

 

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Meet Bethany Yellowtail, a Native American fashion designer who's inspiring a whole generation of women #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Meet Bethany Yellowtail, a Native American fashion designer who's inspiring a whole generation of women #LAFashion #TheNewMart

n an era of fast fashion — and even faster technology — it seems every day brings a new instance of cultural appropriation with some of the most egregious examples having to do with “borrowing” elements and imagery from Native American culture without fully understanding their significance or context.

Model Karlie Kloss wearing a Native American war bonnet during a 2012 Victoria’s Secret fashion show is one high-profile example; the too-cool-for-school Coachella crowd (pick a year, any year) is another.

Los Angeles-based designer Bethany Yellowtail, 28, is out to flip the script by creating clothing that expertly weaves together a traditional Native American perspective with contemporary silhouettes, and as a result it does something that’s rare on today’s fashion landscape: It carves out a space for truly authentic Native American representation that all walks of life can wear and enjoy.

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Reese Witherspoon on Southern charm and ‘carrying the baton’ #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Reese Witherspoon on Southern charm and ‘carrying the baton’ #LAFashion #TheNewMart

Reese Witherspoon ladled on her Southern charm to host a luncheon in L.A. with Porter magazine’s Lucy Yeomans on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of Draper James on the e-tailer. As Jennifer Garner, Molly Sims, Camilla Alves, Rachel Zoe, Ali Larter and more noshed on friend chicken, strawberry shortcake and sweet tea, the Oscar winner took five to chat with WWD about why Southern women look so good and her latest Hollywood projects.

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