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Celine brings its Hedi Slimane charms to Beverly Hills with a new store

Earlier this month, French luxury house Celine opened a new flagship boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, stocked with the brand’s full line of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories. According to a Celine spokeswoman, the nearly 4,600-square-feet store is among the first along with...

Salvatore Ferragamo reboots its South Coast Plaza store, drops mini collection

Last month, Italian luxury label Salvatore Ferragamo had a flurry of fashion activity in Southern California. The brand outfitted a bumper crop of stars during awards season, including actors Gerard Butler and Zachary Quinto, who were at Vanity Fair’s Oscars party; skier Gus Kenworthy and boyfriend...

Hailey Bieber, pro surfer Kelia Moniz talk Roxy Sister line

Hailey Bieber and Kelia Moniz sat in the VIP offices of Palisades Village, fielding questions about their friendship hours ahead of a launch party for their new line from Roxy called Sister. It’s an apt name for a four-season collection inspired by the pair’s friendship, which was evident as they...

CFDA Awards: A recap of this year's fashion nominees, honorees and awards changes

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has revealed the nominees and honorees for the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards, which will take place June 3 at the Brooklyn Museum. The nominees for Womenswear Designer of the Year are Brandon Maxwell; Marc Jacobs; Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte;...

Tom Ford elected chairman of the CFDA

Tom Ford has been elected chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. WWD broke the news last week that Ford was in line to succeed Diane von Furstenberg, who has held the job for the past 13 years. Under von Furstenberg, along with Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA,...

Lady Gaga makes surprise appearance at the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards

Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Sunday night. Asked who designed her black and white dress, the newly minted Oscar winner answered, “Rodarte,” as she swiftly made her way inside the event. Having capped off last month’s arduous awards...

Louis Vuitton drops Michael Jackson-inspired items from 2019 men’s collection

In a move distance itself from the late pop star Michael Jackson, Louis Vuitton is pulling pieces from its fall and winter 2019 men’s collection that appear to directly reference Jackson’s artistry and legacy. Officials for the French luxury brand said that the decision comes in the wake of the...

The Owl Bureau, a new Highland Park bookshop, builds on creating community

The Owl Bureau, a visually stimulating, curvilinear design feast at 5634 N. Figueroa St., isn’t merely a place to buy books at the hands of Richard Christiansen, recent Highland Park transplant and founder of Chandelier Creative, a full-service advertising and media agency with bicoastal offices...

About last night: Celebrating the premiere of ‘Black Super Hero Magic Mama’

Catching up with Craig Robinson during intermission at opening night for “Black Super Hero Magic Mama” at the Geffen Playhouse, we asked the “Brooklyn 99” actor how he was enjoying the new play. “I love it,” he said. “I’m along for the ride and can’t wait to see what’s next.” Like Robinson, the...

Jessica Chastain, Busy Philipps celebrate at Marie Claire’s Change Makers event

One of the cover stars for Marie Claire’s Change Makers issue, Jessica Chastain said she “absolutely” saw changes ahead for women — and not just in the field of entertainment. “When you see how many women just ran for office, how many women are serving our country, you know this is an exciting...

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22 Mar 2019 10:00

Who needs L.A. fashion week? Not these designers

<p>The fashion designer Zoe Latta seeks inspiration at Los Angeles gas stations, where people from all walks of life emerge from their cars. “I’ve seen some obscene looks in L.A. gas stations, like six-inch stilettos with sweat pants,” the co-designer of Eckhaus Latta says with an enthusiasm that...</p>

21 Mar 2019 08:00

L.A. brand Dôen adds celebration dresses for weddings and more to its mix

<p>Back in the spring of 2016, while Hillary Clinton was in the throes of campaigning as the first female presidential candidate of a major party, Los Angeles-based sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland were busy putting their own stamp on the female empowerment landscape with the launch of their...</p>

21 Mar 2019 07:00

Atelier &amp; Repairs gives a second life to the fashion pieces we dump

<p>On a leafy street off Melrose Avenue, past trendy fashion boutiques, a bungalow with large picture-frame windows can easily catch the eye with its colorful mural evoking a deconstructed Mondrian painting. The Beverly Grove space could be mistaken for an art gallery, but what hangs within the white...</p>

21 Mar 2019 06:00

L.A. designer Emme Parsons slides into spring with a curated collection of sandals

<p>Emme Parsons’ shoe label was inspired by two tiny feet. “The catalyst for my brand was having my son,” Parsons said of launching her Los Angeles-based eponymous line of women’s sandals in 2017.</p> <p>As the story goes, Parsons first had the impulse to create footwear many years earlier while on vacation...</p>