5 PRODUCERS BEHIND LA FASHION WEEK
As the last steps were being made on runways of Los Angeles Spring Fashion Week this past weekend, many designers, buyers, bloggers, stylists, MUA and photographers celebrated their latest breakthroughs and innovations, social connections and collaborations, the birth of new ideas and affirmation of old ones. Even though Los Angeles is not considered to be the world center of fashion industry and is a few steps away from the level of the Big Apple, rumors have it that soon the game will change.
With hundreds of new Angeleno designers emerging every year, the fashion week creative volume has drastically expanded since its inception in late 1990s. Being organized biannually, in March and October, these series of events attract a multitude of industry professionals as well as random spectators going above and beyond to get “on a list”.
If you happen to be one of them – a poor fella with no connections yet, but with a sketch book full of doodled skirts and shorts in your pocket, or with the freshly purchased DSLR and big dreams to make it to the fashion show in Los Angeles, here are 5 PRODUCTION COMPANIES that stand behind the organization of famous runway shows, cocktail parties and new collection presentations.
1. LA FASHION WEEK
LA Fashion Week® is an organization dedicated to raising the profile of fashion in the United States with focus on the emergence of Los Angeles as one of the most important cultural cities in the world. They are proud to be a leader in supporting the growing community of artists and designers that are a part of the cultural renaissance in Los Angeles and bringing them to the world stage.
This organization represents designers such as:
CANDICE CUOCO-VANESSA SIMMONS, VICKEN DERDERIAN, SAV NOIR, HARDEMAN, GRAYSCALE and LAUREL DEWITT.
2. ART HEARTS FASHION
“Art Heart Fashion”events are a leading platform for designers and artists to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting. Their events have been held coast to coast as a national platform for designers to showcase in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Founded in 2011 by philanthropist and designer Erik Rosete, AHF has grown to become a top platform in the art & fashion community.
Designers have included:
FURNE AMATO, MICHAEL COSTELLO, BETSEY JOHNSON, ELOCHEE, ROCKY GATHERCOLE, JOULES LONDON, MICHAEL NGO, NICOLE MILLER, HALE BOB, SUE WONG, PEDRAM COUTURE, DATARI AUSTIN LONDON, CONTROL SECTOR, MAGGIE BARRY, CRYSTAL HEFNER, PINEDA COVALIN, WILLFREDO GERARDO, CONSORT 62, MAYA HANSEN, ZHANG JINGJING, MANOLO BLAHNIK, FERNANDO ALBERTO, YAS COUTURE, CARY SANTIAGO and many more.
Art Exhibits have been presented by:
EUART, SHAM IBRAHIM, SEQUOIA EMMANUELLE, JOSEF JASSO, LUDOVIC BARON, DAVE WRATHALL, BSUDEN, GRAPHICS METROPOLIS, LISA REILLY, LILIPOP FAUXTOGRAPHY, EUGENE HUFFMAN, & BRAINWASH.
Celebrity guests and participants:
LINDSEY LOHAN / CURTIS YOUNG “50 CENT” / ADAM LAMBERT / DREW BARRYMORE / ALYSSA MILANO / CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER / LUCKY BLUE SMITH / BOBBY BROWN / FLOYD MAYWEATHER / JOJO / PEREZ HILTON / PHILIP BLOCH / JASON DERULO / PIPER AMAERICA / YASMINE PETTY / CORY FELDMAN / THREE SIX MAFIA / BABY FACE / JON LOVITZ / JAMES ANDERSON / DREW SEELEY / DAPHNE JOY / TY HUNTER / JANICE DICKINSON / KAYA JONES / BAI LING / ANGELYNE / COLIN EGGLESFIELD / CANDIS CAYNE / BLANCA BLANCO / BILLY ZANE / NIKKI SIXX / LANCE BASS / ALEXIS ARQUETTE / TATUM ONEAL / GLORIA GOVAN / PORCELAIN BLACK / KERLI / TIA MOWRY / NEON HITCH / BONNIE MCKEE / EVENESENCE / ANGELA SIMMONS / TERELL OWENS / CRYSTAL HEFNER / ASIA MONET / DALE MOSS / SHAUN ROSS / ALEX MINSKY / CARMEN CARRERA / ANNA DEMIDOVA / CAPITAL CITIES / JOURDAN MILLER / GERARDO MEJIA / CHANDLER PARSONS / NADIA MEJIA / LILLY GHALICHI / JEREMY RHOMER / JOSELINE HERNANDEZ / COLETTE CARR / KAYLA BRIANNA / IAN ZIERING / DANA CODY / CARSEN CRESSLEY / TONI GARN / JANINE TUGONON and many more.
3. LA EMERGING DESIGNERS
LA Emerging Designers is the event brand produced by Ecclipse Management. Ecclipse is a full service management company specializing in Brand Management and Showroom Services. Founded by creators of ZellaBlogs.com and LA Emerging Designers, the two merged in order to create a powerhouse in Production & Creative Consulting. Their Showroom is located in the heart of Los Angeles Fashion District, allowing their clients to optimize their production and availability to potential buyers and customers.
TALE FOR ESTHER, OX BY OLIVIA, TOKIO FEVER and MONREUDY AISLINN.
4. STYLE FASHION WEEK
Style Fashion Week, producer of globally recognized fashion events, provides top designers a world class platform to showcase their collections. Each year Style Fashion Week presents the season’s must see shows, unforgettable performances and exclusive installations. Their expansive Style Marketplace immerses guests in fashion as well as art and design. Guests directly engage with brands throughout the week.
Style Fashion Week represents the diverse cultures of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Santa Fe, Boston, Palm Springs and Dubai, integrating international designers, media, celebrities and commerce season after season.
This past fashion week Style Fashion Week Art Show showcased urban and street art connected to the pulse of today’s art world. They housed incredible artists from around the world, +20,000 guest attendees, celebrities, buyers, press, and fashion industry insiders.
FWLA promotes the business of fashion in Los Angeles by creating a robust ecosystem that supports:
Press/Media & Consumer Sales by providing tools that assist in engaging audiences while content is most valuable.
Wholesale Relationships by efficiently connecting Brands with wholesale targets in an environment that communicates customer value to apparel buyers.
Here are the initiatives FWLA has: