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Stevie Boi Return to Punk Leather May 2013 - Vol. 9

Amazing Summer Collections From Around The World


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Editor in Chief Csaba Fikker Managing Editor Dana Elizabeth Johnson Beauty Editor Clarissa Burt Creative Director Kai He Photographers Kai He Scott Naide Alex Kapustin Kevin M. Schmitz Cover shot aby Bernard Gueit Writers Dana Elizabeth Jonson Nyvia Weathersby Matt Prior Operations Manager Mitch Melassanos

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A New Era a New Woodberry

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Victoria’s Secret Swim

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Otis Delivers Again!

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Stevie Boi

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Paco Rabanne

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Allude

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Hexa by Kuho

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Ground Zero

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Elegance

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Photography: Bernard Gueit

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Dress/ Akira Isogawa @akira.com.au Cuff/ Betty Tran@betty-tran.com


Lace Dress/ Betty Tran@betty-tran.com Headpieces/Zara 

Kimchi Blue Floral Tank Block Island Blue Blazer Vintage Ivory Rose tassle SwayChic Egyptian Earrings Lush Natural Green Turquoise Ring


Lace Dress/ Betty Tran@betty-tran.com Headpieces/Zara 


Sequin Dress/ Neck piece/ Cuff/ Betty Tran@betty-tran.com


Lace Dress/ Neck-piece/ Belt/ Betty Tran@betty-tran.com


Dress / Bowie Wong @ Bowie.com.au


Dress / Bowie Wong @ Bowie.com.au Cuff/ Betty Tran@betty-tran.com


Dress / Bowie Wong @ Bowie.com.au Necklace/Betty Tran @ betty-tran.com


Dress/ Neckpiece/ Belt/ Betty Tran@betty-tran.com


Dress / Bowie Wong @ Bowie.com.au


Dress / Bowie Wong @ Bowie.com.au


Photography:

Bernard Gueit

@ Crave Agency

Model:

Gintarė Sudžiutė@ Wilhelmina Models

Styling:

Betty Tran/Obi Cymtica    Makeup:

Monica Gingold

Hair:

Cantrell Mitchell Assistant:

Astrid Montenot

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Woodbur y

A New Era, A New

By Dana Elizabeth

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erhaps it was Christian Lacroix who said it best; “People want to be in their own fashion tribes, so they want to wear the same clothes to be connected to everyone else in that tribe. But they want to be different from other tribes.” This statement couldn’t be more fitting as Woodbury University’s 49th annual Fashion Gala and Public Runway Show was centered around the theme, Neo-Tribes. The first event held on April 27th featured 24 capsule collections, produced by Woodbury University’s senior Fashion Design students. Preceding the senior collections was a stunning display of theatrical costumes, executed by The Costume Design department led by instructor May Routh and featured looks portraying Bram Stoker’s, Dracula. Launching the show were carefully selected swimwear looks produced by the sophomore and junior classes, who were mentored by fashion instructor and designer Eduardo Lucero. The night opened with a brief cocktail reception held in the main lobby of The Natural History museum where Woodbury students, sponsors, faculty and media had the opportunity to mingle with Lisa Kline, this year’s honoree. But what truly set this event apart was the setting of the runway show. Set against the backdrop of The Natural History Museum’s North American Mammal Hall, the models cascaded down the runway delicately illuminated by ambient light and flanked by Tule elks and Pronghorn Antelopes. The Mammal Hall, which houses an array of world renowned habitat dioramas made way for the perfect setting.

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Shortly after the runway show guests were ushered into the second Mammal Hall, where beautifully arranged tables draped in black, decorated with candles and floral centerpieces set the mood. Attendees were treated to a live performance by a quartet playing up-beat jazz . Guests dined on a three-course Moroccan feast accompanied by a selection of wine. The night ended as quietly as it had begun, guest meandered through the halls, slinking down the marble steps with gift bags provided by Stila in hand. The public runway show, held on May 2, at Center Stage Studios’ was another beautifully organized event put on by the Fashion Design department. The first of it’s kind, the public show featured the same 24 collections produced by the senior Fashion Design students and included additional looks for the Dracula themed costume collection. Adding to the runway show, the night opened with the car culture inspired swimwear looks designed by the sophomore and junior classes. But what set this event apart from the Gala, were the 1,300 tickets that were distributed to the public. For the first time in Woodbury University’s history—students, family, friends, faculty and media were able to attend the runway show. The public show was housed within an enormous sound stage, black curtains hung from floor to ceiling, an elevated four-way cross-catwalk was firmly planted in the center of the room. White folding chairs encircled the runway. The Stila make-up bar set-up slightly to the right of the runway could be seen, as model’s last looks and finishing touches were being placed. The show also created a precedent, a final touch to the year, it allowed for students to view their collections in a manner in which they might see them in the near future. Allowing the students to see what it’s like to produce and partake in a real runway show. The runway show provided students with a platform enabling the public to see first hand all of their hard work. It also allowed for Woodbury and those within the fashion industry to acknowledge those students who displayed exemplary work. After the conclusion of the runway show Woodbury presented several students with awards. As media sponsors of the event, it was also our pleasure to award Amie Schow and Natalie Yaru, two senior design students with The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine’s Student Designer To Watch, and The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine’s Student Designer Of The Year awards. The first awards of their kind—will incorporate both students’ collections into a published editorial to be released sometime in the coming months. The Gala, and public runway show were unlike any Woodbury events in the past. Both events were produced by Woodbury’s own; Jared Gold the well-known fashion designer and instructor at Woodbury.

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Gold, teamed with Kathryn Hagen, the head of the Fashion Design department to take Woodbury’s Gala and runway show to the next level. Having only taken over the department two years prior, the pair has truly transformed the Fashion Design program. If this years Gala and runway show were any indication as to the direction Woodbury University’s school of design is heading, Perhaps it will take the reigns and set the paradigm of what a truly great design program should be. From the looks of it Woodbury has picked up the pace and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. There is something to be said about following suit and falling in line with your ‘tribe’ whether it’s fashion, business, or another—however distinguishing yourself from others in your own tribe is what sets one another apart. It’s in the details and quality of work, it’s about finding your voice and designing your own path, collection or reshaping your design program. Modern or vintage, neo or not—Woodbury is paving the way. Woodbury University Images Photographed by: Kai He Natural History Museum Images provided by: Jonathan Roberts Photography -Dana Elizabeth


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Victoria’s Secret Launches 3rd and 4th 2013 Swim Collection

The third and fourth highly anticipated 2013 Victoria’s Secret Swim catalogues hit mailboxes nationwide March 27 and May 1st 2013.

Angel Candice Swanepoel appears on both covers of the Swim catalogue of the year. A twist on sultry seaside style: Very Sexy chainlink Bandeau Top with matching bikini bottom. This is paradise, live each day more glamorously than the last with the sexiest bikinis under the sun and passport to Sexy...Set off on the ultimate vacation fantasy, in the hottest bikinis under the sun.

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Erin Heatherton Forever sexy plunge one-piece

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Magdalena Frackowiak fabulous-push-up

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Candice Swanepoel Very Sexy Cut-out one piece

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Candice Swanepoel Gorgeous add-2-cups halter lace bikini

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Alessandra Ambrosio Sexy lace trim bandeau

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Candice Swanepoel Very Sexy bandeau bikini

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Candice Swanepoel Sexy beaded push-up bikini

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ALCHEMY

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Photography & Art Direction by

Kevin Michael Schmitz Photography Assistant:

Emre Sahin Makeup by

Uzmee Krakovszki Hair Styling by

DaRico Jackson Hair Assistant

Ouzton by Evans Wardrobe Styling by

Shelli Moore

Wardrobe Styling Assistant:

Sonovia Washington Models:

Amy Holt

Represented by Pinkerton Models

Hannah Flattery

Represented by Pinkerton Models Wardrobe Collection by

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Photography Courtesy of H&M

Otis delivers again!


Kendall Jenner opened and closed the show in a beautiful sequence bustier top and handmade tutu by Tumbler and Tipsy - rocking shoes from “the event showcased the work of upcoming designers menInPressLA tored by Bob Mackie, Mary Jo Bruno, Billabong, Christopher Wicks, Claire Pettibone, Cynthia Vincent, Disney, EleVen, Halston and Humane Society, Urban Outfitters, and Betsy Heimann with Western Costume”.

Creativity mixed with design aesthetics that will blow your mind is never a bad combination. With a goal to

raise money so that students can have endless opportunities in the near future, on May 4th, 2013 Otis College of Art and Design held their 31st Scholarship Benefit and Fashion show. Raising over 1 million dollars for student scholarships, the annual gala brought out celebrities, socialites, designers, philanthropists, entertainment leaders and business tycoons. With a crowd of nearly 800, the event showcased the work of upcoming designers mentored by Bob Mackie, Mary Jo Bruno, Billabong, Christopher Wicks, Claire Pettibone, Cynthia Vincent, Disney, EleVen, Halston and Humane Society, Urban Outfitters, and Betsy Heimann with Western Costume. Highlights included projects with Halston and the Humane Society re-defining luxury in faux fur, with Billabong designing sustainable swimwear, with Disney and Pixar creating costumes for the upcoming feature Monsters University, and with Venus Williams’ EleVen designing tennis apparel. The LA Fashion magazine | 71


“It’s not just what you create, it’s what you leave behind,” said Otis Trustee Roger Wyett, Nike’s Vice President of Action Sports with Responsibility The inaugural Style Icon Award went to Sally Perrin, Creative Director of Perrin Paris, for her iconic style that combines a unique and discerning feminine eye with French tradition. “I’m so proud to be an Angeleno tonight,” she said. Additional attendees included Quiksilver CEO Bob McKnight, Hurley CEO Bob Hurley, Nike V.P. Roger Wyett, Publisher Alan Klein, Philanthropist Elaine Goldsmith, Art Patrons Francisco George and William Escalera, Cliff and Mandy Einstein, Filmmaker Mace Neufeld, Nicolas Bijan Pakzad, Kate and Art Coppola, Jennifer Perry, Dr. Gabriel Chiu, Christina Chiu, Peter Lai, Lu Parker, Lena Hermansson, Cameron Silver, Bob Colomby, Carolyn Mahboubi, Newman and Jonathan Arndt, Alma Ruiz, Nancy Moonves, and Frederick Fisher. Congratulations to all of the designers! JR. MENTOR Winners Disney – Jessica Choi Billabong – Sunah Jo Eleven - Sabrina Liu Urban Outfitters - Debby Payne Mary Jo Bruno - Na Wang Claire Pettibone – Jooyeon Oh SR. MENTOR WINNER Christopher Wicks - Elaine Shiao Halston - Michele Noparvar Cynthia Vincent – Elana Kloss Betsy Heimann- Elizabeth Vitiello Bob Mackie - Michele Noparvar Bob Mackie – Sarah Cioffi DESIGNER OF THE YEAR Michele Noparvar by NYVIA WEATHERSBY

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Behind The Scenes And On Set With Stevie Boi Recently I not only had the chance to take the lead as creative director for a shoot featuring luxury eyewear designer, Stevie Boi and his latest collection ‘Leather’—I also had the fortunate opportunity to sit down one-onone and ask the celebrity stylist, designer and on-air personality about his love of design, his latest collection and a few other questions in between. From social media to McQueen we covered it all. Even discussing briefly working with Lady Gaga on her upcoming album, ARTPOP. Dana Elizabeth: Start from the beginning, how did you get into Fashion? Stevie Boi: I got into fashion just by being spontaneous; I started off doing music and making music on social media platforms like Myspace and Youtube. Then I started making my own clothing so when I performed live, I’d have things to wear. Then it turned into this whole entire production. I started making T-shirts with my logo on it and eyewear, accessories, and started designing shoes with multiple companies…and that’s pretty much how it started… D: At what age did you start to design? S: Sixteen… D: What made you want to go into design and who really inspired you? S: Grace Jones and Leigh Bowery, which is ironically Alexander McQueens’ biggest inspiration when it came to design. I just love crazy stuff, ya know? I always try to think of the 1980’s when I design, that’s what I’m inspired by…the Andy Warhol era, Grace Jones and Leigh Bowery eras… D: So how did you go from designing for yourself, to designing for others? The LA Fashion magazine | 83


Painted Tights by MoonSpoon Saloon Dune Chrome and Black Leather Hot Pants by MoonSpoon Saloon Distressed Black Leather Fringe Collar by Stevie Boi Black Latex Crop Top, Stylists Own Black Leather and Vinyl Crop Jacket by Skingraft Designs


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Creative Director: Dana Elizabeth Art Director Photographer: Sebastian Smith Designer: Stevie Boi Model: Kim Daunais with ONE model management Make-Up: Toby Fleischman With The Wall Group Hair Stylist: Sienree Du With Celestine Agency Lead Wardobe Stylist: Briana Gonzales Style Consultant: Stacy Ellen Behind The Scenes Photographer: Alex Kapustin Assistant Stylist: Natalie Hemmati Make-Up Artist For Stevie Boi: Edgar Anthony MUA


Vintage Bustier and Panty Set, Stylists Own Silk Chiffon Cape by Stevie Boi Black Tights by Fogal Legging Accessories, Stylists Own Black Ankle Boot Heels with Spur Hardware by Esarsi White Sunglasses Monicle by Stevie Boi


Black Tulle Structure Dress by Adolfo Sanchez Turban Wrap by Mike Vensel Black Bug Glasses by Stevie Boi Black Patent Leather Heels by Costume National


Black Tulle Structure Dress by Adolfo Sanchez Turban Wrap by Mike Vensel Black Bug Glasses by Stevie Boi Black Patent Leather Heels by Costume National Deconstructed Umbrella Frame by Stevie Boi Black Patent Leather Heels by Costume National


Lace Net Blouse and Skirt by Camila X Castillo Silk Chiffon Pleated Skirt by Stevie Boi Studded Bralette with Skull Hardware by 214 Designs Red & Black Tape by Stockroom Pointed Ankle Boot by Esarsi Latex Ruffle Pant by MoonSpoon Saloon Black Socks by FogalPointed Ankle Boot by Esarsi Latex Ruffle


Black Tulle Structure Dress by Adolfo Sanchez Turban Wrap by Mike Vensel Black Bug Glasses by Stevie Boi Black Patent Leather Heels by Costume National Deconstructed Umbrella Frame by Stevie Boi Black Patent Leather Heels by Costume National


Black Tulle and Leather Dress by MoonSpoon Saloon Black Patent Leather Heels by Costume National Spike Eye Patch by Stevie Boi


Lace Net Blouse and Skirt by Camila X Castillo Silk Chiffon Pleated Skirt by Stevie Boi Studded Bralette with Skull Hardware by 214 Designs Red & Black Tape by Stockroom Pointed Ankle Boot by Esarsi Latex Ruffle Pant by MoonSpoon Saloon


Black Alligator Racerback Tank by Adolfo Sanchez Gold Chain Collar by 214 Designs Black Leather Harness by Skingraft Designs Black Leather Lasercut Shawl Jacket by Skingraft Designs Black Leather Sleeveless Moto Jacket by Skingraft Designs Black Latex Ruffle Pant by MoonSpoon Saloon Pointed Ankle Boot by Esarsi Military Pin Glasses by Stevie Boi


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S: Um, well I was in the Club Scene a lot and another one of my biggest inspirations is ‘Richie Rich’—he had a brand entitled, ‘Heatherette’ with Traver Rains and it was really inspiring because he brought sort of Pop-Culture to fashion. I met him and he just took me under his wing and put me in the fashion world. I also met Anna Dello Russo—the Editor of VOGUE Japan and she really took me under her wing as well… D: So tell us about your latest collection, “Leather” S: So, my newest collection Leather is all about…sexual stuff, I guess. I don’t know it’s a little freaky! Everything is really dark, lots of sheer fabric, lot’s of leather, It’s really fun in my opinion and different from my previous collection. My last collection titled: 54 was very colorful, lots of glitter, lots of color---but I wanted to go back to being dark because for me it’s easier...and then I don’t have to wash my clothes a lot…(laughing). D: (Laughing)…So how do you feel your collection was received this season? I know you recently showed Leather in New York, and this week you debuted Leather in Los Angeles. How do you feel the collection was received and how was your experience? S: It was really, really great, you know I’m so known for working with big stars and right now I want to work with more up and coming artists because that’s what is really going on right now. Like Brooke Candy, Little Debbie…people in that scene…so I brought out all of these amazing, young, talented, individuals to my shows this season. Because like myself, even though you know people really think I’m established---I’m really not yet. I’m still growing I’m still learning and I like it like that. I actually kind of enjoy being in the underground world again. D: I’m going to bring the focus in to today a bit. How do you feel the shoot is going overall? S: Um, I’m excited! I mean I feel like It’s very whimsical…and this is just my brain speaking here---I see like lion fur, I got this faux fur on…(motioning to the all gray fur jacket by Skingraft) I like it! It’s going really great with the leather collection, I never would have thought to pair the pieces like this so it has been really great to see the transformation and concept develop right on set. D: Let’s talk a little bit about your personal life, the world wants to know—are you single? S: I am single, but I’m single for a reason though and it’s because I don’t like to share things. I take care of my friends and my loved ones. Those are the people I care mostly about. But when it comes to a relationship I feel like you have to bring something more to the table aside from your personality. (Laughing) I’m sorry, my parents were military and I The LA Fashion magazine | 97


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just feel so differently about being in a relationship. D: Lets talk about LA briefly, because I know you come to Los Angeles two or three times a year. Do you have any places you love to frequent, places you love to shop or spend time at while being here? S: Actually there are so many places in Los Angeles that I like and it’s a beautiful place, but you know a lot of people know this about me and I’m not ashamed to say this, but I don’t really like coming here what so ever. It’s so different from the East Coast. The entire East Coast period, but then again when I do come out here I’m surrounded by friends and loved ones and we get a lot of work done. We’re always working, there’s never time to sit down and get in the Jacuzzi… (Although the first few nights I was here this time I did get into the Jacuzzi…) D: (Laughing) Oh, so you did? S: (laughing) I did, so you know we had some wine… and enjoyed some relaxing time. It was nice. But honestly when I come out here I come to work; I don’t necessarily have any favorite spots or places I frequent. D: I know you’ve talked about this quite a bit in your career, but talk with us about what it’s like working with Lady GaGa, Nicki Manaj…what it’s like to work with them and how do you work creatively with the rest of your celebrity clientele? S: You know, working with someone like Stefani or Gaga is easy for me because they have a huge creative spirit. I don’t have to say, ‘I don’t like something, or I do—we just have an eye-to-eye contact sort of thing. It’s like that when I work with one of my favorite photographers Michael Antonio or Joseph Jaso of Gossip Photography. Working with certain people, like Edgar Anthony my Make-Up Artist. We don’t have to explain things to each other it’s just very simple… D: It’s like you have a connection. S: Yes, connection! Oh I like that word. I should use that more often when I’m explaining myself. (Laughing) D: (Laughing) So when we spoke off camera, you mentioned you were working on a few collaborations, can you share with us about your recent collaborations and what we can expect to see from Stevie Boi? S: Of course, yeah, recently I teamed up with Envi Shoes in which I made shoes for Jeffrey Campbell for New York

Fashion Week. I also teamed up with Luigi Sardo of Canada, I designed some shoes with him. I’ve teamed up with a lot of people and I’m doing a lot of great collaborations. But my main focus coming up is making sure I can take the collection on the road. I’m showing ‘Leather’ in Tokyo in October and Santa Fe in October. In the next three months I’m showcasing this collection all over the East Coast… D: You are bringing the Leather collection, but are you also bringing the other collaborations you’ve been working on? S: Yeah, I am but you know I think it’s great because not just am I able to make money off the collection but also I’m able to fund future projects. I’m taking an old school approach, acting as if my collection is a rock star and bringing it to peoples personal spaces. Instead of saying, hey only come to New York Fashion Week, I’m coming to your town. D: Really quickly, can you talk to us about your upcoming collaboration with Gaga for her new album, ARTPOP? S: Yes, but unfortunately all I can only say is that I’m working with her on ARTPOP. (In all capital letters because I don’t want her fans to attack me anymore because of that. I sent out a tweet once with Art Pop and I didn’t capitalize it…) I literally got like three hundred tweets attacking me. (Laughing) It was like new-age social media hate mail… D: Speaking of Social Media, how do you feel about it? S: I love social media; I think without social media we would be lost in today’s era. I mean I don’t personally know how to work a phone book, you could pay me I would not…(Laughing) No you know quite honestly I don’t care to know, that’s what an Iphone is for. But social media is great because you get a chance to connect with people you wouldn’t normally get a chance to connect with. That’s the reason I’m traveling the world, calling around and connecting with people… D: Do you have anything you’d like to say to your fans or your future customers? S: Yeah…I’m pregnant! D: (Laughing) When’s the baby due? S: Today! So you better be there...(laughing) No you know I’m kidding—but honestly it’s all about ‘Leather’ right now and I’m going to continue to showcase it for the rest of the 2013 all the way until February of 2014. And at the end I’m just going to continue to do my thing. by Dana Elizabeth The LA Fashion magazine | 99


Spring/Summer 2013 collections from around the world Paco Rabanne SS/2013 Lydia Maurer took the reins at the Paco Rabanne studio. Lydia was born in Germany of a Colombian mother and a German father. She travelled throughout her childhood, following her parents between Europe and South America. Then at sixteen: Paris, and fashion. Serving a fashion ever in motion, honoring the body, Lydia is sensitive to the alliance of cultures. Fascinated by 60s and 70s arts, which emphasize the material and can transform metal into divine sculptures, she naturally inscribes her universe of creation into the heritage of the Paco Rabanne House. www.pacorabanne.com

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Allude SS/2013 URBAN LUXURY… it’s all about the dialogue “In terms of the manufacturing process, it has been quite a challenge. We have combined the finest cashmere with leather to fulfill the highest standards of workmanship”, says Karg. “And we achieved this by collaborating with the best and most experienced artisans.” The result: leather and fur intersecting in harmony with cashmere to create a new urban Allude Silhouette. In this collection Andrea has maintained her usual slim, figure-hugging silhouette, contrasting with a strong boyish look – sharp lines, crisp tailoring with masculine details. Cashmere, the material she is most passionate about, is weighted accordingly: from the finest knits of wafer to extremely opulent tailored multiple textures. A unique combination resulting in an ultra feminine hyper-cool look. Karg surprised her audience with four striking men styles. The designer’s colour palette is a response to the urban landscape Petrol and Steel Blue paired with Dense Black. Portrait: Mathias Ziegler. www.clarisse-hieraix.com photography by Olivier Claisse The LA Fashion magazine | 103


Spring/Summer 2013 collections from around the world

Hexa by Kuho SS/2013 Designer Jung Kuho studied at Parsons School New York in communication design, he launched ‘KUHO’ brand in Seoul in 1997 and joined Samsung in 2003. He is now executive creative director of Samsung, Cheil industries Inc. He held four times in New York for hexa by kuho collection and he has been the art director and costume designer for many films, modern dance, play (“An affair“, “Tell Me Something” and “Asako in Ruby Shoes“, “Scandal”, “Hwangjiny” and more) and he was chosen by ELLE as one of the best new designers. www.hexabykuho.com photography by Shoji Fujii 104| The LA Fashion magazine


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Spring/Summer 2013 collections from around the world Ground Zero SS/2013 GROUND-ZERO was established in 2003 by the young and talented brothers acting like a duo : Eri and Philip Chu. Each collection is like a new experiment to which no rules apply. Like a physicist GROUND-ZERO believes that each and every garment represents a mix of elements. The unique graphic print has become a signature. Merging creativity with craftsmanship, each of the two brothers is combining his fortes to give a strong direction to GROUND-ZERO. “Zero could be everything” – GROUND-ZERO will not limit itself to being just a fashion brand. It can be diverged into anything, from graphic arts, music, video, art installation and more. The possibilities of GROUND-ZERO are endless. www.zerolaboratory.com


Spring/Summer 2013 collections from around the world Manish Arora SS/2013 MANISH ARORA has shown his first collection in New Delhi in 1997. Three years later MANISH ARORA represented India at the Hong Kong Fashion Week and participated in the first ever India Fashion Week held in New Delhi, which distinguished him with the Best Womenswear Designer Prize on the occasion of the Indian Fashion Awards in 2004. His successful debut at the London Fashion Week in September 2005, led him to receive an overwhelming response from buyers as well as from the press. At the same time his creations are being sold at 75 well-known stores worldwide. Invited by Didier Grumbach, MANISH ARORA showed his Spring-Summer 2008 collection for the first time at Paris Fashion Week in October 2007 and every season since then. www.manisharora.ws

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