FIDM 13th Television Costume Design Exhibit

FIDM 13th Television Costume Design Exhibit

The 13th Art of Television Costume Design exhibition is back this summer for another year of celebrating the artistry of costume designers and their teams. Television’s perpetual evolution through both network and digital platforms gives today’s designers even more opportunity to create bold, memorable characters for a variety of programming. This year’s exhibition will feature a diverse assortment of shows across several genres–science fiction fantasies, contemporary comedies, and historical dramas, to name a few–and as always will include Emmy® Award-nominated programs from the 2018-2019 television season. Look for fan favorites such as Game of Thrones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Black-ish, plus discover the latest hits like The Masked Singer and Good Omens,

The exhibition is free to the public and will be held in the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles through Saturday, Oct. 26. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

For information, visit FIDMmuseum.org.

MADE Rodarte 80’s Blowout Celebration Presented By Mastercard

MADE Rodarte 80’s Blowout Celebration Presented By Mastercard

Last night, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the talented sisters behind Rodarte, announced a limited edition capsule collection featuring “Cats!” from artist, Mari Eastman. By collaborating with Master Card (who are committed to championing women business owners), and by having their 5-piece collection sold exclusively through Fred Segal on Sunset with the new blockchain technology involved (which makes the company’s supply chain visible so you can see where and by whom your garment was made), the creative and eco-conscious sisters have a lot to celebrate.

And celebrate they did, with a huge 80’s blast-from-the-past blowout at Milk Studios. There were inflatable pink couches, popcorn and candy-corn stations, a mini game arcade with Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Master Claw (haven’t seen those games in years), plus a fashion show on roller skates and a short, but wonderfully enjoyable, performance from Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles), who treated the enthused crowd to her hits “Manic Monday” and “Walk like an Egyptian”.

Spotted in the crowd were Rachel Bilson, Ireland Baldwin, Rowan Blanchard, Skai Jackson, Hunter Schafer and Nikki Reed. In other words, a room full of beautiful ladies, all out to show their support.
The Rodarte collection is available starting today, August 2 exclusively at Fred Segal.

ABOUT MADE: MADE began as a designer discovery platform giving rise to some of the top names in fashion today, including Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Jeremy Scott. MADE has evolved into a cross-cultural collaboration platform pairing fashion designers with talent across passion points. Fusing the worlds of fashion, music, art and entertainment, MADE gives consumers front row access to limited-edition capsules, one-of-a-kind collaborations, and over-the-top presentations, through both large-scale fashion festivals and tailored special events.

Susanna Hoff, co-founder of the Bangles, performs Paul Simon’s Hazy Shade of Winter.

 

For more information:

http://www.rodarte.net/

https://www.fredsegal.com/

http://ma.de/

http://www.milkstudios.com/studios/losangeles/

Christian Cowan Wows L.A. with Powerpuff Girls Inspired Collection

Christian Cowan Wows L.A. with Powerpuff Girls Inspired Collection

     

If there’s something to be said about Christian Cowan, it’s that he’s as innovative as he is fun. We’re talking about a designer who’s dressed the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, and so many more, marking him as a prominent creative in the fashion industry. Amidst his well-deserved success, Cowan chose to celebrate women on International Women’s Day with a thoroughly captivating runway experience in Downtown L.A. at the City Market Social House showcasing his “Powerpuff Girls” inspired capsule collection.

The partnership came directly from Cartoon Network, the very network that first aired “The Powerpuff Girls” in 1998. In a continued celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary, Cartoon Network saw it fit to align itself with Christian Cowan to develop a collection that not only celebrates a pop culture phenomenon like “The Powerpuff Girls,” but also furthers the notion that women and girls can be powerful at any age.

The Powerpuff Girls have always been part of a broader pop cultural celebration around ‘girl power,’ said Jill King SVP, Marketing and Partnerships, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.Christian’s take on the many complex aspects of femininity, along with his originality and fearlessness as a creator, makes this a perfect collaboration to bring the message of empowering girls and women of all ages to life.

The collaboration between Cowan and The Powerpuff Girls will also benefit and support She’s the First (STF), as a means to further promote the nonprofit’s mission to fight gender inequality through education. STF believes that a girl with an education is unstoppable!

I am thrilled to be partnering with such an iconic brand whose message is about supporting one another and kicking butt no matter your age, size or gender,” says Cowan. “I grew up watching The Powerpuff Girls, and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to create a collection inspired by characters that advocate for sisterhood and positivity.

   

SoCal Mag was all for the nostalgia and appreciated Cowan’s attention to detail through design from the show’s inspiration. Hues of the iconic blue, green, and pink donned by the Powerpuff Girls’ uniform were seen throughout the collection with additional nods to other notable characters from the show like Miss Sara Bellum and the Girls’ arch nemesis, Mojo Jojo.

Celebrities in attendance included: Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum, Erika Jayne, Tinashe, Amanda Steele, Kollin Carter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Monique Coleman, Betty Who, Skai Jackson, Kim Petras, Draya Michelle, Shaun Ross, Julissa Bermudez, Francia Raisa, EJ King, Gia Gunn, Max Emerson, Marta Pozzan, Megan Pormer, Patrick Starrr, Christa Allen, Madison Grace, Niia Bertino, Ginta Bertino, Nikita Dragun, Jazzmyne Roberts, Khrystyana Kazakova, and Lindsay Webster.

CREDITS:

Styling – Patti Wilson; Hair – Bumble & Bumble; Makeup – MAC; Music – Ty Sutherland; Production – IMG Focus

Check the rest of the looks at the gallery below:

(Photo Credit: Mark Hill Photography)

MOBS Brings in Father’s Day with a New Shoe Style

MOBS Brings in Father’s Day with a New Shoe Style

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and instead of brainstorming the many ways to make dad feel appreciated, families can look to MOBS Footwear. MOBS is delivering a brand new style, sure to impress people everywhere. This new look, named Grid is perfect for the busy ‘cool dads’ who jump from meetings in the office, to their kids’ soccer practice right after.

The Grid set’s stretch knit upper maximizes breathability, and a nested elastic and leather mid-foot strap provides support and stability while maintaining a clean minimal aesthetic. The sleek “Grid” EVA midsole delivers lightweight cushioning, and the rubber outsole assures both flexibility and traction. Easy to slip on and available in two different color-ways — it works for all dads alike! The new Grid style maintains MOBS’ signature mobility and comfort, yet introduces a new type of versatility that is appropriate for a quick round on the golf course, business meetings, travel, walks at the park, or just getting a drink at the bar.

Visit https://mobsdesign.com/ to get the “dadpreneur” in your life a stylish and functional set of shoes that will keep him moving from business to casual without skipping a beat!

DesignerCon 2017 Brings The Creative Juice – Video

DesignerCon 2017 Brings The Creative Juice – Video

           

Attending  DesignerCon 2017 was like walking into a creative wonderland. This annual  art and design convention is specifically catered to highlight design mediums like paintings, sculptures, toys, and pop culture art. It’s literally a “creative nerd’s” fantasy come true. Held at the Pasadena Convention Center on November 11th and 12th, DesignerCon showed no limits to a variety of design concepts from mainstream artists and apparel designers to underground art enthusiasts.

           

Don’t expect to find common art commodities at DesignerCon. The featured artists are experts at challenging the status quo, veering far away from conventional ideas of art. Part of this convention’s magic is the ability to experience the oddities and learn from the artist directly through panels led by some of the World’s top designers across multiple categories. The panels served to not only showcase in-depth dialogue with the artists’ work but to also enlighten attendees on the business aspect of design and how to navigate the art world professionally.

           

For first-time attendees, here are my beginner’s tips to Designer Con:

  1. Save some money before you attend! – Art can be expensive, and at an event like DesignerCon, impulse buys are certainly going to come up. You’re going to want to splurge, so be prepared. I personally wanted to take home every piece of superhero art in the room.
  2. Get to know the artists. – More often than not, opportunities to meet one on one with these artists are rare. This convention allows attendees to really connect with them and learn from them directly. You’d be surprised to learn what their intended interpretations are from a lot of their work.
  3. Expand your mind and perception. – We all have different artistic tastes, but DesignerCon was created to shatter those preconceived notions and to expand your knowledge and view on non-traditional art pieces. Have an open mind.

I’ll definitely be attending DesignerCon next year. Be sure to check for updates on their website HERE. Below is a quick recap on the experience.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BysC7WGNi34&t=18s

Shaquille Woods is from Marion, Arkansas and loves his Southern roots. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Creative Media, and is currently a freelance social/entertainment journalist for the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper. Creativity plays a major role in his life to include video, photography, and graphic design skills. His own ShaqThisOut brand explores all creative entertainment in the Los Angeles area.
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