More energy – more events – for LA Fashion Week Spring 2014
We’re seeing an uptick in Los Angeles Fashion Week event productions — and a renewed sense of optimism — as we enter the Spring 2014 season this October. Perhaps it was this story in the New York Times a few weeks back, or perhaps it is because the creative air in Los Angeles is simply undeniable.
Find event dates and links to the individual productions taking place across Los Angeles updated regularly on the FashionWeekLA Calendar here.
This season, LA Fashion Council collections move to The Grove, LA’s flagship outdoor mall in the center of the city. Style Fashion Week — long counting Vibiana as home — moves to LA Live, the retail, restaurant and events venue adjacent to Staples Center and the LA Convention Center. The LA Convention Center will host a few fashion concepts as well, with Vintage Fashion Expo making the move downtown after the quaint mid-century Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was closed for good. Concept Fashion Week refreshes as the more narrowly edited Concept Los Angeles, choosing Quixote Studios for its presentations this season.
And the calendar diversifies. A new “TED-like” conference event, Fi3, will debut at Lot613 in the burgeoning Arts District. Men’s Fashion Week LA will make its debut at the California Market Center during Market Week. (Market Week is when all the fashion showrooms and trade shows are open.) Nearby, Africa Fashion Week LA will take place at 525 DTLA. Two plus-sized events grace the schedule this season (Haute Curves and Posh LA) and we’ll see the return of the MAFI (Moss Adams Fashion Innovator) Award with the Fashion Business Inc event “All Aboard….LA’s Fashion Platform” at Union Station. And this just in: a new Driven By Design LA platform for fashion and interior design will debut at the L.A. Mart.
LA’s nightclubs offer an entirely different scene during LA Fashion Week with the return of Project Ethos at Avalon, Fashion Minga at Exchange LA, newcomer “Rock That Fashion” at Boulevard 3 plus a new art+fashion concept “Wayward” downtown at Kresspro Studios.
But isn’t it supposed to be all about the DESIGNERS? While most up-and-coming designers will choose to present at one of the above-mentioned productions, there are several who will show on their own. Among them: Sue Wong will host a private invitation-only event at Club Cicada, and Irene by Greg LaVoi has chosen the delightful Japanese Rooftop Garden at the former Kyoto Grand Hotel in Little Tokyo. Designers and their Muses will also gather at the Sofitel on October 3, before LA Fashion Week begins.
Where will you be? Tweet your whereabouts with hashtag #FWLA to let us know. We’ll follow there and at #LAFW. You just might find us retweeting @FashionWeekLA.