| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:29 AM
Two years ago, a dejected Bishme Cromartie almost gave up sewing altogether. He had just received a rejection letter from the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
"I just sat there and cried. You would have thought that someone died in my...
| Oct 28, 2012
It was 150 years after his patent went into effect, but John Landis Mason's glass jars with seal-tight lids experienced a renaissance in 2008 — although it wasn't for the use he'd originally intended. Instead of pickling vegetables or preserving...
| May 28, 2012
Fashion students get used to pulling all-nighters in the studio as deadlines approach.
But heading into the 11th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence recently, Maribel Dinwiddie thought she could rest easy, knowing her last loose thread had been...
| Oct 21, 2012
What does the rest of the world picture when it thinks of Los Angeles? Hollywood. Celebrities. Palm trees. Perfect weather.
Fashion capital? Not so much.
Yes, our celebrities are certainly well-dressed. Yes, the L.A. area is the mecca of youth culture,...
| Jul 8, 2012
With summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping.
There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Chicago fashion designers have a chance to impress producers from NBC's "Fashion Star" with their creations during a July 22 casting call at Macy's.
"Fashion Star" is looking for 12 innovative designers for its second season. The show's ultimate winner...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:06 PM
As the weather has gotten warmer, take a minute and look around town. Do you see a trend of baggy clothes and emaciated limbs — a waifish, androgynous, broken-doll sort of look? We all know someone like this. Think of a young Kate Moss. They call...
| Nov 18, 2012
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita's Tie the Knot bow ties are not the first product to emerge from the intersection of fashion and the marriage movement. Here's a brief timeline of other recent occasions when the fashion industry showed its support...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:26 AM
Loyola University Maryland is expected to announce Tuesday a partnership with a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm for a startup accelerator that will help students quickly form new companies — one of a handful of such programs recently...
| Feb 25, 2011
-- Just before Paris Fashion Week is due to start, Dior has suspended creative director John Galliano, left, pending an investigation into his arrest Thursday night after an incident in a Parisian bar. Galliano allegedly had been drinking and is......
| Mar 5, 2011
This is the tenth post of a weekly series that helps you get to know the Laker Girls (who, by the way, officially go by one name only) Laker Girl name: Erin Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ Area of Residence: Downtown - Los Angeles, CA College/High School:...