LA Fashion Week October 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By Jennifer Uner

Fashion Week events in Los Angeles start today!

The central calendar at FashionWeekLA.com includes relevant runway shows, special presentations and market events through October 24.  Access to most shows is by invitation only. The events which are open to the public, or which make tickets available, are noted in the listings. Web site addresses are also posted for each event; these links will provide additional information about the collection or contacts.(This is also the best means to get in touch with event producers and press contacts as our free registration test offered for the last two seasons has concluded.)

You’ll find the LA fashion schedule of events across the city here.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Simply Stylist. Now in its 8th season, this essential event for celebrity and editorial stylists has flown just under the radar. That changes this season when they fling open the doors for some public access to the venue and the pros behind the scenes.

Concept Fashion Week. Now in its second season, this downtown indie production features some longtime LA favorites – martinMARTIN and Elmer Ave among them – in both runway shows and presentations.

The Green Initiative Humanitarian Fashion Show at LA Fashion Weekend. The brainchild of event organizer, wholesale showroom owner, and “Real L Word” reality TV star Mikey Koffman, this runway presentation features eco-collections and supports Green Youth Movement, the non-profit which sells tickets to the show.

L’une at World Coast Management’s LA Fashion Week. We’re a little bit excited to see the debut of this new California collection from designer Anh Volcek. She promises beauty AND comfort in a collection that uses only fabrics that stretch or move with the body. L’une will open a new series of shows by WCM at LA Production Studios that includes several designers from far-flung interesting places.

The Nightclubbers. For the market editor willing to adventure late into the night, Project Ethos sets the stage for its independent fashion/music/art experience at the Avalon with a private suite hosted by Absolut just for buyers and press; others include the Fashion Minga gathering at Boulevard 3 plus several bottle-service-meets-fashion scenes at W Hotel Hollywood, The Libertine, Vanguard and more.

The Independents. Each season brings several “off sites” and this season is no exception. Sue Wong Atelier, Julia Clancey, Siwy Denim, Pavonine, Skingraft, Anthony Franco, Ashton Michael and the LA Millinery Guild offer options.

The Retailers. EM & Co and Space 15 Twenty never disappoint. New this season is the opening of MyCloset Italia which promises to bring a little Euro street style from its boutique Italian chain to Melrose Ave. We’re also pretty excited, like everyone else, about the new Unique LA + Apartment 3 store at H.D. Buttercup.

The Museums. Serendipitously, several area museums are presenting fashion-themed exhibitions at the moment. These include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with “Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915″ at the new Resnick Pavilion, FIDM Museum & Galleries (opening Oct 19) with “Re-Designing History: FIDM Museum Study Collection, 1850–2000″ and the Pasadena Museum of California Art with the fashion component of it’s California Design Biennial “Action:Reaction.”

Market Week. Showrooms and trade shows populate the intersection of 9th & Los Angeles streets downtown and they’ll be open October 15-19 (trade shows may have different hours.) The California Market Center is offering a slew of group shows to connect buyers to resources and trends.

All dates and times are posted on the calendar.

Next season – February and/or March 2011 – will prove to be interesting as dates shift and new productions enter the fray. There will be new options for presentation and viewing of Fall 2011 Collections in Los Angeles. Visit us in January for details.

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