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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Is June Becoming L.A.'s Unofficial Fashion Month? #LAFashion

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Is June Becoming L.A.'s Unofficial Fashion Month? #LAFashion

With Resort shows and Made L.A. converging at the same time, Los Angeles' fashion scene is in full bloom.

Twice a year, conversation surrounding the runway season inevitably resurrects the age-old question: When will Los Angeles have its own legitimate fashion week — one on par with those events in New York and across the globe?

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Brian Kelley and Wife Bring Clothing Line to Los Angeles Store #LAFashion

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Brian Kelley and Wife Bring Clothing Line to Los Angeles Store #LAFashion

When Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line isn’t teaming up with fellow singer Tyler Hubbard on music, he’s working together with his wife, Brittney, on their collaborative clothing line.

Labeled Tribe Kelley, the brand fuses together classic staples in neutral tones with a grungy, industrial look with pieces for both men and women. Born out of a dinner date idea sketched on a tablecloth, the company was created in 2014 and has blown up within the local Nashville community since its launch. Throughout the years, Tribe Kelley expanded its fashion horizons and landed them a spot in a Los Angeles storefront called Ron Robinson.

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Leading the Los Angeles Fashion District in a New Era #LAFashion @apparelnews

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Leading the Los Angeles Fashion District in a New Era #LAFashion @apparelnews

Every day, seven tons of trash are collected in the Los Angeles Fashion District, up from six tons a day last year.

More trash on the streets is just one of the challenges that Rena Masten Leddy has had to encounter since becoming the new executive director last summer of the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District.

Other problems include the homeless who camp out on the streets and sidewalks every night and addressing crime in the district.

“Providing clean and safe services is 80 percent of our business,” said Leddy, who took over from Kent Smith, who stepped down as the executive director after heading up the BID for 17 years. When Smith first came on board, the district encompassed 56 blocks and had 300 business owners. Now it covers 100 blocks and has 1,000 business owners, who contribute funds for safety enforcement and clean-up crews as well as other services.

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First she wows Prince Harry. Now L.A.-born Meghan Markle is poised to dazzle the fashion world #LAFashion

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First she wows Prince Harry. Now L.A.-born Meghan Markle is poised to dazzle the fashion world #LAFashion

aving captured the heart of Britain’s Prince Harry, one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, it was only a matter of time before “Suits” actress Meghan Markle captured the attention of the fashion industry.

Now, insiders are bracing themselves for the “Meghan Effect,” with every outfit and accessory worn by the L.A.-born 35-year-old pored over and copied by countless young women determined to emulate her style.

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You Oughta Know: Los Angeles Plus Size Designers, Renee Olivia #LAFashion

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You Oughta Know: Los Angeles Plus Size Designers, Renee Olivia #LAFashion

It’s a brand new week, and I have brand new plus size fashions to introduce you to today. I don’t know if you know this, but I take great pride in my responsibilities, as your hostess with the most-est!  There are scores of plus size fashion resources becoming available, and it is my goal to connect every single one of your beauties with them if I can!

Last week, I raved all about the glorious African-inspired fashions from Atlanta plus designer Maria Paulina. Did you get your life as much as we did? I certainly hope so! Today, we are leaving the peach state for the city of angels! That’s right… Los Angeles, California! Now California is known for its bright lights, movie stars, and hordes of body conscious citizens. But among the palm-tree lined streets, if you know where to look, you can and will find the fierce and oh so fabulous plus size fashions and plus size community!

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Fashion photos including a Calvin Klein fragrance shot by Bruce Weber raise $3 million at auction #TheNewMart @CalvinKlein

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Fashion photos including a Calvin Klein fragrance shot by Bruce Weber raise $3 million at auction #TheNewMart @CalvinKlein

ruce Weber’s black-and-white image of a suntanned, nude couple on a swing — who over the age of 40 could forget it? — broke a new world auction record for the photographer at Phillips in London on Thursday.

The image, “Ric and Natalie, Villa Tejas, Montecito, California, 1988,” was used for the 1989 Obsession ad, and was a part of Ultimate Campaign, a collection of nine fashion advertising photographs that went under the hammer. The nine images were part of a larger sale of photographs at the auction house’s Berkeley Square space.

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Gaga to launch a fashion range #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ladygaga

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Gaga to launch a fashion range #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ladygaga

Lady GaGa is set to launch her own fashion range with Urban Outfitters titled Gaga x UO x Joanne, which will be available to buy on Friday.

 

The 31-year-old singer has collaborated with the popular fashion house on a 10-piece menswear, womenswear and accessories collection ahead of her ‘Joanne World Tour’, which is set to take place in Vancouver, Canada, on August 1.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker’s capsule will feature a mixture of long-sleeve, short-sleeve and tank tops, as well as hooded sweatshirts, a cap, a tote bag as well as a bomber jacket, which will be produced in partnership with Bravado.

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Goodbye side boob, hello butt cheek: Reflections on the new female erogenous zone #LAFashion

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Goodbye side boob, hello butt cheek: Reflections on the new female erogenous zone #LAFashion

hen did butt cheeks become a fashion statement?

For the last couple years, on the Venice Boardwalk or the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, I have seen young women wearing denim cutoffs that appeared to have been snipped too short, leaving part of their undercarriages exposed. I’d wonder: Do those girls realize their butts are hanging out?

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Pop-up-shop fever and more hits the Los Angeles retail scene #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Pop-up-shop fever and more hits the Los Angeles retail scene #LAFashion #TheNewMart

os Angeles is in the midst of pop-up-shop fever. Three of the area’s newest temporary outposts include Spanish brand Quero (think personalized shoes) as well as Tamara Mellon (sexy stilettos and more) and Amiri (avant-garde offerings) from designer Mike Amiri.

However, pop-up shops aren’t the only sources of retail good times. New in the L.A. market and here to stay is Prism, a London-based brand that just put down roots in Culver City.

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Hundreds of Guests Attend the Annual Otis College of Art and Design Fund-raiser and Fashion Show @ApparelNews @OtisCollege

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Hundreds of Guests Attend the Annual Otis College of Art and Design Fund-raiser and Fashion Show @ApparelNews @OtisCollege

A fashionable collection of 800 people crowded into a large ballroom at the Beverly Hilton for the annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, which raises money for students and highlights the fashion collections designed by the junior and senior classes of the fashion design department.

The well-dressed crowd of alumni, mentors, supportive parents and students gathered on May 6 for an elaborate event that started out with an acrobatic performance that could have rivaled anything performed by Cirque du Soleil.

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Demi Lovato, Kate Hudson Collaborate on Workout Clothes #LAFashion

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Demi Lovato, Kate Hudson Collaborate on Workout Clothes #LAFashion

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Demi-Lovato-Kate-Hudson-Workout-Clothes-421999124.html

Lovato says the fashion line reflects her struggle with bipolar disorder and advocating for mental health awareness

Kate Hudson and Demi Lovato went from working out at the gym together to working on a fashion-line collaboration.

Hudson, who co-founded activewear brand Fabletics in 2013, says she instantly hit it off with the "Confident" singer when the two ran into each other at the gym. They were celebrating together Wednesday at the Demi Lovato for Fabletics Collaboration launch event.


 

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The Business of Fashion Touches Down in Los Angeles #LAFashion #TheNewMart @BoF

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The Business of Fashion Touches Down in Los Angeles #LAFashion #TheNewMart @BoF

“There are more creative people here than in any place at any time at any time in the history of human beings,” said Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan in a toast at a dinner celebrating The Business of Fashion’s latest print issue, “America,” at the museum’s Ray’s and Stark Bar, co-hosted with his wife Katherine Ross and BoF founder and chief executive Imran Amed. “This is a very special time and place and that’s represented by so many people I know here.”

The symbiotic relationship between art and fashion in Los Angeles was impossible to miss at LACMA on Thursday night, as creative and business leaders from across the sprawling city came together at a convivial dinner with designers, artists and industry leaders including Tom Ford, Richard Buckley, will.i.am, Lucky Blue Smith, Maye Musk, Greg Chait, Angelique Soave, Rosetta Getty, Kate Mulleavy, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Paola Russo, Karla Welch, Ilaria Urbinati, Stuart Miller, Rachel Zoe, Nick Fouquet and Josh Peskowitz.

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Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ApparelNews

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Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ApparelNews

Joyce Azria is a child of Los Angeles’ fashion industry. She grew up working at BCBG, the fashion label founded by her father, Max Azria. After serving as creative director for BCBGeneration, she introduced her first solo line, Avec Les Filles, in 2016. Billed as a fashion label for millennial women, Avec Les Filles has made some moves counterintuitive for that social-media generation such as opening 155 doors at traditional department store Macy’s. Azria talked to California Apparel News on introducing a new fashion label during a time of great change, leadership and why she chose to do business with Macy’s when the retailer is cutting back.

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