LAFW AW19: Four Designers To Watch

By Mariam Makatsaria No matter how you slice it, you know—when you sit in one of the rows sandwiching a runway—that you’re not only there to ogle the flow of whimsical fabrics or zero in on the trendiest silhouettes of the season. You’re there to witness someone’s milestone. It becomes the most obvious at the […]

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Visually: Inside 29Rooms, Refinery29’s Instagram Pop-Up in Los Angeles

The lowdown: Ever since its inception in 2015, 29Rooms—a haven of 29 “individually curated, artist-collaborated rooms” dreamed up by the folks at Refinery29—has become somewhat of a magnet for social media enthusiasts. This year was no exception. The Reef, a 860,000-square-foot creative space in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, played host to the five-day […]

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What LAFW Runway Shows Taught Us About Beauty

When it came to makeup, the color palettes at LAFW SS19 got a little rowdy. Lipsticks were daring and sunny, or quite the opposite—peachy to accommodate heavy strokes of winged eyeliner. Cheeks glimmered and glowed.  The season also saw a proliferation of equally spirited hair—serpentine braids, wind-swept, pastel pixie dos and cotton-candy-like teased ponytails. Suffice to […]

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LAFW SS19: Designers To Watch

1 – Bomme Studio There was a fierceness about LA-based designer Bo Matthew Metz’s collection, partly thanks to its color palette, which almost seemed plucked from a close-up of the sun’s photosphere—big, bold reds and yellows, searing vermilions and dusty oranges. “I was inspired by the films of Derek Jarman,” he said after the show, adding that […]

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