Ugly Shoes are IN! #LAfashion

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Ugly Shoes are IN! #LAfashion

For Spring 2017, Christopher Kane's prehistoric-style gem-embellished Crocs created a big bang of buzz on the Internet. 

There were also booties shrouded with doily lace that whipped up like a lion’s mane when a foot thrust forward, while another version came with a tasseled fringe.

Kane’s runway isn’t the only place stylish-but-cringeworthy footwear has been stepping out this season. According to Vogue Fashion News Writer Emily Farra, Dansko clogs are making a comeback in all their kidney bean–shaped glory. 

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Fall Fashion Styles for Men and Women ! Show Me Yours #lafashion

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Fall Fashion Styles for Men and Women ! Show Me Yours #lafashion

Here is list of whats hot right here in LA! Show me your own fashion trends and email thenewmart@gmail.com! :) #thenewmart #lafashion #latesttrends #plaid #chokers #bomberjackets #layering 

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/09/17/fall-fashion-trends-for-men-women/

WOMEN

Chokers
90’s style is nothing new. In fact, it became popular in a more modern way about a year and a half ago. Along with ripped jeans, the choker is back in full swing. Get a choker necklace as your next statement jewelry piece.

Plaid
Designers are going crazy over plaid this year! But, not the plaid from 10 years ago. Think London’s Saville Row fabrics for everything from suits to coats.

Florals & Prints
Shirts, dresses, blouses and more with florals are back. From Topshop to top designers, you’ll find garden patterns and more on all types of clothing. This style will be popular for winter, too. Prints are also trending. From polka dots to other prints, show some color!

Non-Skinny Jeans
Sure, skinny jeans will always be popular, but the trend is looking more towards the bootcut of the 90’s. From high-waisted pants to full-length wide legs, there are tons of options to choose from. Match it with a flowy cape or a blouse.

Ankle Boots
Suede ankle boots, leather ankle boots and ankle boots in other fabrics will be everywhere this fall and winter. In L.A. and Orange County, it’s all about showing off some ankle, and these booties fit the look.

Capes
No, not the super-woman type of cape! These capes are stylish, and a way of staying warm and fashionable this fall and winter. From solids to checkered and plaid, capes will be everywhere.

MEN

Bomber Jackets
Bomber jackets are a way to class up your outfit and stay warmer in the fall and winter months. Originally made from heavy duty leather, these days this outerwear piece has gone through many changes and is made in a variety of different fabrics. The jacket, with ribbed cuffs and hem, a front zip closure and a defined neckline, comes in prints, as well as solids, too. Popular bomber jackets include the casual black one to wear with jeans or chinos, the leather bomber jacket, as well as leather and suede versions.

Prints
Prints will be everywhere this fall! From bomber jackets to shirts, jackets, sweatshirts and joggers, you’ll see it everywhere! Where can you find some of the best? Shop TopMan, J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic and others.

Flannel Shirts
With the 90’s being back in full swing, it should come as no surprise that flannels are back and better than ever. These aren’t your flannels from 3 decades ago though. These are made from rugged cotton, and are more modern and polished. Wear them as a light jacket over a shirt or a button down, or by itself.

Stripes, Stripes, Stripes
From cashmere sweaters with blue and off-white stripes to t-shirts and more, stripes will be a big fashion trend for fall and winter. This includes women too!

Hats & Caps
From bucket hats to baseball caps, you’ll see this casual style all over Southern California. Grab a bucket hat in deep indigo blue, or a camel colored baseball hat. Or, how about a jean hat? Wear it backwards too.

The Roll
The roll of jeans or trousers isn’t new to fall, or winter, but it’s going to continue from the past year. Whether you’re wearing jeans, or khakis, make sure to show a bit of ankle between your leather work boots, or classic vans and your pants.

Layering
Los Angeles and Orange County can get a bit chilly during the winter months. Stay warm and in style by layering a classic striped shirt or oxford along with a jean jacket on top and a stylish herringbone blazer on top. The shirt, jacket and topcoat look will be big this year.

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Why the Life of a Celebrity Stylist on Emmys Weekend Is “Like Game of Thrones” #thenewmart

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Why the Life of a Celebrity Stylist on Emmys Weekend Is “Like Game of Thrones” #thenewmart

If you watch "Game of Thrones" then you know how the 'game' to the Iron Throne is intense and stressful! A celebrity stylist for the Emmys is just the same with late nights, complicated dresses, and great people. It may be demanding but it's all worth it in the end.

Stylist Cristina Ehrlich worked with 8 celebrities on Sundays night to put together the perfect look for the 2017 Red Carpet event! Ehrlich dressed Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Laura Dern, Priyanka Chopra, Kyra Sedgwick, Yvonne Strahovski, and Uzo Aduba.

"Each of her clients has different needs, as one would expect. So while some actresses opted for custom gowns, which require many more fittings and effort, others have a more straightforward process to the dress selection".  

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Crowell Public Library Presents A History of Fashion from a Technical Perspective #LAFashion

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Crowell Public Library Presents A History of Fashion from a Technical Perspective #LAFashion

Former Fashion Institute Librarian Alex Kosztowny returns to Crowell Library on Tuesday, October 10, with another talk about fashion history, this time from a technical perspective. Most people do not think about the craft and construction aspects that go into garment creation, but these elements play a vital role.

Alex Kosztowny is a Los Angeles based freelance designer and librarian who focuses on art, fashion, textiles, and the preservation of materials. He was an instruction and reference services librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles and now works for the County of Los Angeles. He holds his master’s degree in library and information science from the University of California at Los Angeles as well as degrees in fashion knitwear design, theatre costume design, and business management.

Come to Crowell Library for this fascinating look at fashion history at Crowell Library October 10th at 7:00 p.m.

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Nordstrom is Opening a Store with No Clothes #lafashion

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Nordstrom is Opening a Store with No Clothes #lafashion

Opening October 3rd right here in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Nordstrom's is creating a new way to shop for clothes. With only 3,000 sq feet, the shop with have personal stylists to help pick out clothing and accessories, a styling suite, and 8 fitting rooms.

Also, they will be offering services like wine, beer, manicures, alterations, and most importantly online buying.

This may be where the future of shopping is headed - online buying - so Nordstrom is staying modern, but interpersonal with your own style expert!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/09/12/nordstrom-new-store-no-clothes/658091001/ 

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Marcus Lemonis of 'The Profit' fame opens a showroom in downtown Los Angeles @mlfashiongroup #TheNewMart

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Marcus Lemonis of 'The Profit' fame opens a showroom in downtown Los Angeles @mlfashiongroup #TheNewMart

Entreprenuer and television personality Marcus Lemonis is expanding his fashion footprint with the opening of the ML West Showroom, a 4,000-square-foot multibrand showroom in downtown Los Angeles’ The New Mart building.

Launched last summer, Marcus Lemonis Fashion Group has offices in New York and plans to open an ML East showroom there in the coming months. So far, several episodes of the reality shows have been shot in the new L.A. space.

Stephanie Menkin, president of ML Fashion Group, said, “The sky is the limit. This is the first time Marcus has ever done anything like this, and being in the New Mart is so key for us because there is traffic. This is just a snippet. We have so many new brands in development in different categories. Nothing in the showroom competes.”

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Meet Ayanna James, the costume designer who brings L.A. style to HBO's 'Insecure' #LAFashion @FIDM

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Meet Ayanna James, the costume designer who brings L.A. style to HBO's 'Insecure' #LAFashion @FIDM

If you’ve tuned in to Issa Rae’s hit HBO sitcom “Insecure,” you’ve no doubt criticized the characters’ stunningly bad life choices, while simultaneously coveting their clothes.

For every one of the eponymous lead character’s dating disasters and work blunders, there’s a hip-hop inspired top or bohemian-bourgeois blazer you’d love to own. Meanwhile, her glass ceiling-cracking BFF, Molly, steals scenes in a dizzying array of tailored power suits and Fendi heels.

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Rebecca Minkoff goes High-Tech with her See Now, Buy Now experience

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Rebecca Minkoff goes High-Tech with her See Now, Buy Now experience

Rebecca Minkoff's store in NYC goes high-tech with mirrors that adjust lighting, find other colors or sizes of a product, and contact sales associates

Rebecca Minkoff's store in NYC goes high-tech with mirrors that adjust lighting, find other colors or sizes of a product, and contact sales associates

Fashion week "used to be open to a very small closed circle of editors and buyers and we've seen a huge dramatic shift. We decided to open up our show to the consumer," Rebecca Minkoff, the creative director for her own line told CNBCs "On the Money." 

Now, instead of waiting 6 or more months for a designer's clothes to hit the market, Minkoff implements the See Now, Buy Now experience where consumers are able to purchase her accessories and clothing lines as soon as they are revealed!

Social Media, especially Instagram, is allowing this rising shopping experience to sky rocket and even boosts their sales; it lets costumers see the designs they desire first-hand.    

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Stellar Lineup of International Brands Join LA Fashion Week, As It Gears Up For Its Fifth Season #LAFashion @TheNewMart

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Stellar Lineup of International Brands Join LA Fashion Week, As It Gears Up For Its Fifth Season #LAFashion @TheNewMart

LA Fashion Week (LAFW) will be hosting its 2018 Spring/Summer runway presentations October 4th through the 8th at the luxurious Alexandria Ballrooms in the heart of Downtown LA. In partnership with Vogue International, Style & Society and Destination Luxury, the LAFW SS18 event will feature nearly 20 award-winning designers and artists from Los Angeles and around the world.

Praised for "raising awareness of cultural diversity and creativity in the United States," Executive Producer, Arthur T. Chipman and the LA Fashion Week Team were recently recognized by the honorable Office of Michelle & Barack Obama for being innovators in the industry.

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Jeremy Scott is the man fashion loves to hate #LAFashion @ITSJEREMYSCOTT

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Jeremy Scott is the man fashion loves to hate #LAFashion @ITSJEREMYSCOTT

Fashion Week is a circus, and no one relishes the big top more than Jeremy Scott.

The designer’s February runway show had fashionistas sweltering in an 80-degree room as they waited for attendee Kylie Jenner to appear, 45 minutes late and with TV crew in tow. Gate-crashers stole seats, relegating top editors from Elle and Teen Vogue to watching a live stream of the presentation in a screening room. Model Gigi Hadid stormed the runway in velvet bell-bottoms emblazoned with the face of Jesus; Anna Cleveland sashayed in a gaudy, Vegas-era Elvis cape.

Scott had inched toward an unabashedly pop style, inspired by the garish glitz of game-show hostess Vanna White. Scott settled in Los Angeles, so he could be closer to his growing celeb clientele.

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Smart Clothing and Body Sensor Shipments to Reach 119 Million Units Annually by 2022

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Smart Clothing and Body Sensor Shipments to Reach 119 Million Units Annually by 2022

Smart clothing and body sensors are in many ways the ultimate wearables, items that can be integrated into your life as garments, shoes, accessories, or sensor devices that can track or measure physiological or biometric attributes, or help you become “connected” in a more unique way. 

According to a new report from Tractica, smart clothing has been developing a wider ecosystem with more players entering the market and more organizations forming to nurture this nascent industry.  There is growing product variety with hats, gloves, shoes, jeans, and accessories entering the smart clothing space.  Sports apparel and footwear continue to lead the charge into smart clothing with sensor-infused shirts, shorts, undergarments, and socks that provide more in-depth biometric data than has been previously available in smart watches and fitness bands. 

Meanwhile, the body sensor market is experiencing an explosion in potential use cases, mainly in the medical and sports fields.  Professional sports teams continue to adopt the technology, and body sensors continue to be used in clinical trials.  Pharmaceutical companies are using sensors and wearable patches to get a more constant stream of data quickly.

Tractica forecasts that smart clothing shipments will grow from 1.7 million units in 2016 to 26.9 million units by 2022.  The market intelligence firm forecasts that body sensors will be an even larger market, increasing from 2.4 million units in 2016 to 92.1 million units in 2022.  Together, the two segments will generate $19 billion in annual revenue by the end of the forecast period.

“The market for smart clothing and body sensors is still in the beginning stages, but moving in a positive direction, albeit at a slow pace over the next year or two,” says research analyst Sherril Hanson.  “The body sensor market is expected to be larger in the long run due to a wider variety of device types and use cases.  Healthcare will be one of the biggest drivers of the body sensor market, particularly connected wearable patches.”

Tractica’s report, “Smart Clothing and Body Sensors”, examines the market opportunities for smart clothing and body sensors including a detailed analysis of market drivers and challenges, market issues and use cases, and technology issues.  The study provides global unit shipment and revenue forecasts through 2022, segmented by device category, application market, connectivity technology, and world region.  More than 25 smart clothing and body sensor companies are profiled in depth and the report also includes strategic recommendations for current industry participants, as well as those who are looking to enter the market.  An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the firm’s website.  

 

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Alliance Apparel, the Revolve-Owned Company that is Busy Building Brand #LAFashion

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Alliance Apparel, the Revolve-Owned Company that is Busy Building Brand #LAFashion

The New York Times recently shed light on the budding Los Angeles-based fashion brand, LPA. The lengthy spread highlighted founder Pia Lara Arrobio’s ability to build a thriving young label without sewing or making patterns for garments, noting that Ms. Arrobio “has people for that.” Those people fall under the umbrella of Alliance Apparel - a company whose model sheds light on a budding new way of building mini fashion conglomerates. 

Nestled in the heart of the Los Angeles Fashion District, Alliance Apparel is far from a small operation. In fact, the company, which was founded in 2014 by designers – and brand builders – Mitch Moseley and Raissa Gerona, is in expansion mode. As a fashion design and production company, Alliance Apparel is the force behind 13 labels buzzy brands– including Arrobio’s own celebrity-favored line. Also on Alliance Apparel’s roster: Lovers + Friends, Tularosa, NBD, Raye, Privacy Please, L'Academie, Grlfrnd Denim, Majorelle, and h:ours, among others.

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Rachel Zabar, Scion of Saul, Eschews Lox for Vintage Couture #LAFashion

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Rachel Zabar, Scion of Saul, Eschews Lox for Vintage Couture #LAFashion

Ms. Zabar, who has two employees, works out of her home, a 1953 Gregory Ain gem tucked in the hills near the Hollywood Bowl. She has art on the walls, including a pair of Guido Manerba crushed shell paintings and a framed needlepoint of a prehistoric-looking bird. A George Nelson sofa covered in pink-purple-orange Jack Lenor Larsen fabric sits in one corner of the cozy living room.

Racks of clothes take up almost all of the floor space. There are eight in the living room, holding some 1,500 pieces that range in price from $125 to $15,000. “I don’t want to just have rich clients,” Ms. Zabar said. “To me that would be a bit of a bummer.”

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In an Instagram world, artist David Downton continues to draw fashion and Hollywood's top stars #LAFashion

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In an Instagram world, artist David Downton continues to draw fashion and Hollywood's top stars #LAFashion

David Downton has drawn some of the world’s most stylish women, such as Cate Blanchett and Linda Evangelista, several enduring fashion icons, the likes of Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and Zac Posen, as well as numerous A-listers, including Lady Gaga and Rachel Weisz.

Still, the London-based portraitist has a list of potential subjects that he said he’s always pursuing. Such as?

“And I’m not saying who they are,” Downton said during an interview earlier this spring. “Although someone I’d love to draw is Tilda Swinton. But I haven’t asked her yet.”

The artist was in Los Angeles in May to inaugurate his first exhibition in the city. It’s a yearlong showing that began in late April at upscale L.A. design store Minotti at 8936 Beverly Blvd.

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L.A. designer Andrea Lieberman reinvents Nike’s classic Cortez sneaker #LAFashion @ALCLTD

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L.A. designer Andrea Lieberman reinvents Nike’s classic Cortez sneaker #LAFashion @ALCLTD

Nike and Los Angeles fashion brand A.L.C., founded by former celebrity stylist Andrea Lieberman, have teamed up on a limited-edition Nike Cortez by A.L.C. sneaker for women ($100) available at Nordstrom at the Grove on Aug. 25 and on Nike.com, ALCLtd.com and Net-a-Porter.com starting Aug. 28.

This celebration of the 45th anniversary of Nike’s Cortez, follows other recent women’s and unisex riffs on the shoe style by Nordstrom’s vice president of creative projects, Olivia Kim, in June and L.A. graffiti and tattoo artist Mister Cartoon (a.k.a. Mark Machado) in July, respectively.

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Olivier Rousteing, Balmain's creative director, brings his French style to a fashion army in L.A. #LAFashion @ORousteing

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Olivier Rousteing, Balmain's creative director, brings his French style to a fashion army in L.A. #LAFashion @ORousteing

One thing was clear for the young king of France’s venerable house of Balmain on a quiet July morning — and it wasn’t just the sky on a sunny day in Los Angeles.

“If there’s one city I would move for, it would be L.A.,” said Olivier Rousteing, the 31-year-old creative director of the fashion label founded in 1946 by its namesake, Pierre Balmain.

The designer may not be moving to Los Angeles anytime soon, but with the opening of Balmain’s new West Coast flagship store on Melrose Place — it’s only the second U.S. standalone store after New York — he’ll have a good reason to return often to California.

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Runway to holiness? Young entrepreneur finds vocation in liturgical design #LAFashion @TheLiturgicalCo

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Runway to holiness? Young entrepreneur finds vocation in liturgical design #LAFashion @TheLiturgicalCo

Los Angeles is one of the fashion capitals of the world, where for many Catholics, the path to holiness can be found walking down the runway, or styling a photo shoot.

But for the past three years, Sequoia Sierra, a young Catholic entrepreneur working in style and design, has channeled her love of faith and fashion into a unique start-up, The Liturgical Co., with a mission to make the Church’s beautiful liturgical design more accessible.

Sierra, a lay Third Order Norbertine and alumna of Christendom College, gained experience in the secular fashion design and style world, working in both television and film. She studied costume design at Los Angeles City College, and fashion merchandising at Los Angeles Trade Tech. Over the summers, she continues to take courses on faith, sacraments, and the spiritual life at Christendom College’s Notre Dame graduate school.

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Recycled fashion gets an artistic twist at Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show #LAFashion

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Recycled fashion gets an artistic twist at Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show #LAFashion

ashions created from reclaimed, reused or recycled material were modeled Saturday in the Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show in front of more than 2,000 guests from the fashion and design world and the Laguna Beach community.

Four prizes of $1,000 each were awarded at the ninth annual show, for Most Creative Concept, Most Exciting Ensemble, Most Innovative Use of Materials and Most Glamorous & Elegant red carpet-worthy creation. Visitors voted in the People’s Choice category.

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At Designer Camp’s first O.C. session, students get a taste of fashion 101 @AlexandraChan10

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At Designer Camp’s first O.C. session, students get a taste of fashion 101 @AlexandraChan10

hen Kristen Dees and Mercedes Curran made high school visits on behalf of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles to speak with adolescent students, many of the pupils seemed unsure about pursuing a future in the industry.

“It was almost too late, like they were too scared to know if this was something they wanted to do for the rest of their lives,” Dees said. “Some parents wanted tutoring and mentoring geared toward the college-bound kids. But what about the age before that?”

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Sonas Denim And Disrupting A Fashion Staple #LAFashion @SonasDenim

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Sonas Denim And Disrupting A Fashion Staple #LAFashion @SonasDenim

Many innovators end up in the business of commerce or technology because they are trying to solve a problem — usually their own. This is often a good or service they find they need, and that the market doesn’t offer, which sets off a light bulb and begins the cycle of innovation.

Gerry Kelly didn’t have a problem so much as he had an interesting pair of pants. The pants in question were patchwork jeans, and purchased in a San Francisco vintage shop while Irish-national Kelly was on a world tour — a tour which included a final stop at Burning Man. Kelly needed appropriate attire, and he felt the patchwork pants would get the job done.

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