August 22 2014

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You read it right. The whole world may be going nuts for twitpics, but this fashion week, we opted for Whitpics, courtesy of Trovata designer John Whitledge. Since he took a season off from showing his collection, Whitledge had a little free time to take in the sights of New York fashion week. We sent him out, camera in hand; below is his photo diary of a week at the shows, the scenes, the parties, and the strip clubs (!) of NYFW, with a few words from the man himself on what he saw there.

“Erin Wasson was channeling a little Slash before her show.” Erin Wasson x RVCA show, ABC Carpet & Home.

“General Idea designer Bumsuk Choi faces the storm outside his showroom.” Soho.

“Kirsten Dunst was embracing a real fashion moment.” Patrik Ervell presentation, Milk Studios.

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The Mystery Is Gone, Karl On Curves, And More…


Mystique in fashion? So last season. Exposure is in (hello, no pants) and exclusivity is out. Tweet, shop, dress, and DIY accordingly. [WWD]

Marc Jacobs’ take on fashion’s lack of intrigue? Stop being nostalgic: “It’s just better to accept things for what they are and enjoy them.” [WWD]

After Liz Claiborne’s decision to sell exclusively at JCPenney, John Bartlett has decided to leave the company. Look for him and Cintra Wilson shopping elsewhere together. [WWD]

German mag Brigitte‘s plan to use only real women as models elicited the following from Karl Lagerfeld: “No one wants to see curvy women.” The charm and tact just ooze, right? [Wa Today]

Archs sans Lohan? Slightly improved. [The Cut]

Trovata: settled. [WWD]

Yohji: saved. [WWD]

Photo: Victory Boyko/Getty Images

Fashion’s Night Out, SoCal Update


Angelenos are notorious for going to bed early, but on September 10—Fashion’s Night Out—there are more than a few reasons to stay up late.

3.1 Phillip Lim

631 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310)-358-1988.

The SoCal native is releasing five new designs based on pieces from his archive. These signature classics, which have been re-created in new fabrications and embellishments to suit the fall season, will be available in a limited size run from 6 to 11 p.m.

Fred Segal

8100 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 651-4129.

The multi-store retail complex is hosting more than 35 special events from 7 to 11 p.m., including a denim-destroying workshop with Paige Gellar of Paige Premium Denim, photo ops with the Cobrasnake, and a pop-up candy shop from Rory Beca, who has created a limited-edition dress with a jersey top and silk voile cotton candy-print skirt.

Neiman Marcus

9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 550-5900.

Nathan’s hot dogs and Factors New York cheesecake will bring a bit of Manhattan to Beverly Hills, where from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a jazz band, runway shows, special gifts with purchase, and a trend presentation with Vogue‘s Lisa Love.

Rock & Republic

103 S. Robertson Blvd., L.A., (310) 285-0486.

From 6 to 11 p.m., the Robertson Boulevard boutique will feature giveaways and makeovers, along with special items like $178 limited-edition leggings with gunmetal studding for sale. CEO/creative director Michael Ball will be spinning the tunes.

TOMS Shoes and Trovata

3025 Olympic Blvd., C, Santa Monica, (310) 566.3170.

TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie and Trovata’s John Whitledge have teamed up for a Family Reunion party from 6 to 11 p.m. at TOMS’ Santa Monica headquarters. Groups of guests are being asked to dress up as an iconic family from decades past and the best “family” will win a $1,000 shopping spree from TOMS and Trovata. TOMS will sell its newest lace-up silhouette, the Cordones, while Trovata will have fall/winter items for sale.

Christian Lacroix Goes For Broke, Marc’s B-Day Party, And More…


Christian Lacroix has filed for the American equivalent of Chapter 11 to protect itself against creditors owed an estimated $14 million. Surely loyal Lacroix fans can pick up a few couture frocks to help defray costs. [WWD]

Marc Jacobs’ 30th b-day party for fiancé Lorenzo Martone featured Madonna, Jesus at the turntables, and a cake in the shape of a bear. W has the pics. [Editors’ Blog]

Trovata’s copyright case against Forever 21 ended in a mistrial yesterday, but founder John Whitledge plans to re-attack. Do you think the fight over knockoffs is worth it, or is it a waste of time? [WWD]

Photo: Photo: Marcio Madeira

Who Needs Culver City?


L.A. might’ve lost its official fashion week earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean the city is entirely bereft of fashion shows. They’re just sprouting up in unlikely places—for instance, the shopping mecca The Grove. Tomorrow night, Barneys Co-Op labels Trovata, Petro Zillia, Genetic Denim, Ever, and Twelfth Street Cynthia Vincent will kick off the new Fashion @ The Grove series with a catwalk presentation of their Spring collections. “There is an unbelievable amount of talent here on the West Coast,” says designer Michelle Mason, who will show her Mason collection (pictured at left). “I’m excited that all who enjoy fashion will have the opportunity to experience this show.” She means it when she says “all.” The runway show and designer meet-and-greet start at 9 p.m. along The Grove’s Bow Street, and it’s open to the public. Even better, Barneys will stay open late for a post-show shopping event in case you see something you simply must have.

Photo: Courtesy of Barneys Co-Op