Sai Suman Fashion Show

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When you catch word of a fashion show on a Tuesday night, you feel inclined to check it out. When you hear it’s at the hip Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, you have to check it out. When you discover it’s Sia Suman showcasing a new Fall/Winter 2017 collection, you find yourself at the venue before you finish reading this sentence.

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At the venue, you’ll find noted guests such as Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite) and Ken Davitian (Borat), among a host of other attendees. Not doing anything in a traditional style, you’ll also find Suman’s designs to be highly fashionable, elite, and prime for the red carpet any top Hollywood event. The show made use of the entire venue space as an extended runway, ensuring everyone one got a close up and indepth viewing of the intricately elaborate designs.

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All in all it was a fun way to spend a Tuesday night…and to top it off we shot over to one of our favorite hot spots Toca Madera for an Agua Fresca, which we consider the best cocktail in Los Angeles.

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Cheers,

-JB

LA Fashion Week Spring 2017

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“Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream” – Donatella Versace

An inspired week for the LA Fashion scene wraps up as LA Fashion Week Fall & Winter 2017 comes to a close. Always evolving, the theme and scale for the events this week was more about intimacy and personal connection. The venues this year were a delightful mix of high end glamour with the W Hotel hosting the opening ceremonies, discrete on the outside yet lively on the inside with Plaza Bar in Hollywood hosting a show, and industrial underground with Hubble Studios on the outskirts of downtown LA as the venue for all the rest of the shows. The opening ceremonies featured some live musical performances, a live art demonstration, stunning a performance by the Anahiem Ballet and a display of never before seen prints of Andy Worhol.

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The venue selection and pacing of the shows this season harkened back to the budding fashion scene of New York in early 1990’s. The “less is more” approach this season combined with the inspired works of the designers made for a spectacular an truly memorable event. We can’t wait to see what the dedicated LA Fashion Week team pulls off later this ear for the spring / summer ’18 show!

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Be sure to view the list of the designers the presented at this season’s shows and checkout their websites for other unique works by them.

Sophie Hardeman

Hardeman

Hailing from Amsterdam, Hardeman draws inspiration from people in every day scenarios. Anything goes is a recurring theme you’ll find in designs from Hardeman.

Khala Jones

Grayscale

Fashion with an emphasis on a personal touch, Greyscale is about an appreciation for one’s own uniqueness expressed through apparel.

Vicken Derderian

Vicken Derderian

A distinct fashion duo, Vicken Derderian makes use of dynamic and sleek lines to make their designs stand out in a bold, yet refined way.

Edwin Haynes Sav Noir

Sav Noir

Classified as Dark Chic, Sav Noir has designs that speak to the rebellious night owls in all of us. Founded in San Francisco but now based in LA, Sav Noir features dark tones that capture the industrial-gothic mood of underground fashion.

House of Cuoco x Vanessa Simmons

A joint collaboration show, the talent and edge of House of Cuoco blended with the finesse and flair of Vanessa Simmons. We hope to see more collaborations between this duo in the future because the what we saw was an amazing blend of two dynamic talents.

Be sure to enjoy our gallery of photos from the all of the activities:

Cheers,

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-JB

 

 

The Business of Design

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On Monday, City Club LA hosted a very unique event in conjunction with FIDM. The event was a mix of mixer, shopping experience, discussion, and fashion show, which create d truly one of a kind night.

The night began a mix of vendors taking over the main ball room 51 floors up at LA City Club to make a high end street market of sorts. From clothes, to hand bags to specialty rum, there was a diverse mix of vendors and offerings.

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The next part of the night featured a panel of speakers discussing the topic of business in the fashion industry as well as design inspirations. The panelist where Kathryn Ireland (Kathryn M. Ireland Textiles), Barbara Bundy (VP of Education FIDM) , Elizabeth Fiske (National Sales Manager / Merchendiser, I 5 inc.),  and Deborah Arthur (Brand Expert, St. John Knits).

The conclude the evening, there was a special fashion show that was put on. St. John presented their Fall 2016 Collection, our good friends at Charles Goyer Bespoke Suits presented a sampling of Charles Goyer’s hand-crafted suits, and Skin Tone Men’s Clothing displayed a collection of vacation inspired casual wear.

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All in all it was a great night hosted by one of the best venues in Los Angeles. Education, fashion, and business all came together for an evening that everyone in attendance will remember for some time to come.

To checkout the official pictures from the event, stop by Facebook page of the event photographer Richard Hernandez.

Cheers,

-JB

LA Fashion Week Fall 2016

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada

Another great week for the LA Fashion scene comes to an end as the Fashion Week for Spring & Summer 2017 wraps up. It was another amazing week for this season the venue was the Hollywood Athletic Club located in the heart of Hollywood.

Here’s a list of the designers the presented at this season’s show. Be sure to checkout their websites for other inspired works by them.

Marcelo Quadros

Having been in the industry since the 90’s, Marcelo Quadros has continued to evolve and push his design language which is a testament to his dedication to his passion.

Cecilia Echenique

Hailing from Chile, Cecilia Echenque has traveled the world and incorporated various elements of her experiences into her design work.

Cindy Wei Zhang

Originally from China, this designer features traditional Chinese designs and styles with a twist of western influence.

Purana

Utilizing traditional Indonesian textiles, Purana features designs that reflect a strong a prominent Indonesian heritage.

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Blond & Bieber

A duo of designers heavily focused on the process of fashion, Blond & Bieber make use of unique textiles and color palettes to showcase their signature style.

Aurelia Santoso

Focused on simple, inspired designs, this label also has a blog that can be followed to give even further insight into the methods behind the design work.

Recreation

Coming from San Francisco originally, Recreation is a label that is focused on fashion in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

Datari Austin

This Los Angeles based designer is know for very contemporary designs, which echo his passion for cutting-edge fashion.

Rinda Salmun

Another cutting-edge designer, Rinda Salmun’s designs also show a sense of playfulness and Asian-inspired color palettes.

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Rickyy Wong

Hailing from Hong Kong, Rickyy Wong utilizes different fabrication textures as homages to their different regions of the world.

JAJAKA by Ivan Gunawan

Heavily inspired by tribal Indonesian culture, this collection features a blended mix of traditional and tribal themes, garments, and colors for a one-of-a-kind fashion experience.

IRISHLATINA

Featuring a very vibrant and playful blend of cultures and styles, this label features unique and impressive fashion mash-ups unlike anything else out there.

Vicken Derderian

Another fashion duo, Vicken Derderian makes use of dynamic and sleek lines to make their designs stand out in a bold, yet refined way.

Ashton Michael

Another Los Angeles based designer, Ashton Michael is known for many unique and bold designs worn by many celebrities and musical artists.

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Daniela Bozza

Based in Chile, Daniela Bozza’s designs are simple and fashion forward focused.

Oscar Lawalata

Another designer hailing from Indonesia, Oscar Lawalata brings much of his native’s culture’s influence into his elegant design work.

Bezgraniz Couture

Focused solely on providing unique and chic fashion to those with non-traditional body types, Bezgraniz Couture specializes in designs to celebrate disabled people.

Enjoy our gallery of photos from the shows below:

We are looking forward to being back in Spring for the next LA Fashion Week!

Cheers,

-JB