Fashion’s Blind Spot

This came shortly after Franca Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue, published a provocative issue using only black models and feature subjects; Bethann Hardison, a former model and agent, initiated a series of panel discussions on the subject; and Diane von Furstenberg, the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, urged members to […]

Get ready for Open Runway — fashion’s answer to open mic night

Local fashion scene booster Los Angeles Fashion Council has joined forces with fashion-themed Hollywood nightclub Couture Los Angeles to create a showcase and competition for emerging designers in a format loosely based on the open mic nights found on the comedy club circuit. According to the fashion council’s Kelsi Smith (whose tireless efforts on behalf of the city’s style […]

Hood by Air Has a Fashion Moment

The models, including a gender-contorting female performance artist from San Francisco named Boy Child, wore white-out eye contacts, light-up mouthpieces and an assortment of “luxury street wear” that included baggy pairs of athletic shorts, sweatshirts with satellite screen shots and silk-screened T-shirts. By the time ASAP Rocky closed the show — wearing a backward white […]