Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fashion Week's Fashion Walk - Thursday October 15th!

This Thursday’s October 15th Downtown Fashion Walk, along Main, Spring and Broadway between 4th & 7th Streets, is right in the middle of everything that happens during Fashion Week!

The final runway shows at the Los Angeles Theatre - www.lafashiononbroadway.com - are that night and the after parties will be in the local bars. Designers – such as Skingraft & Bohemian Society will show their new clothes for the first time to the public at Fashion Walk after their runway shows, and other designers – such as Elmer Ave and 1-Man's Trash – will sneak preview their new lines on Fashion Walk before they have even been seen on the runway.

And even the fashionable KOGI taco truck will for the first time attend this Fashion Walk.

Runway couture (such as Skingraft, Elmer Ave, Fremont, 1-Man’s Trash, Symbiotic Form and Stelladottir) is only one part of Fashion Walk. Have your existing clothes customized on the spot at Appliq, find limited edition sneakers at Blends, shop walls of baseball caps at Shoe Hut. There are a dozen places to buy every type of hat imaginable including at the historic New York Hat store and even your pets can live in style with the finest in pet fashion from Pussy & Pouch.

Hard to find, unique purses & handbags are featured at Symbiotic Form and Chanelli, not to mention the rare sunglassses from Kapsoul and custom jewelry from many of the venues to add that perfect finishing touch. Artist designed urban wear from Crewest, Upper Playground & the Last Laugh, hip hop runway couture at Soulful Commandoe and women’s & men’s clothing of every kind from hipster fashions at Crack Gallery to classic workingmans’s Broadway Uniforms.

Finally - you can go vintage at Flea, 1-Man’s Trash, the Gallery @118 Winston, Kapsoul, ZLB and Goodwill, and these six stores will soon be joined by two more. And don't forget to check out two of LA Weekly’s October Issue’s Best Stores in Los Angeles – Stelladottir for her value priced custom clothing and Red Zone for their Downtown prices on Old School Old Melrose-style Punk & Metal Fashions. Most stores will be open noon to 10 PM, except on Broadway which will open at 10 AM and close at 7 PM.

As if all this wasn't enough, there are all the special events and individual pop-ups showcasing dozens of established brands and young and upcoming designers.

From 5-10pm the Spring Arts Tower at 5th and Spring will host the 5th & Spring Show with Money Laundry presenting along with 35MM Clothing, Hethan, Kablan, Valou Designs, Gigi In Style, Jessica Seaton, Louise Green Millinery, London Manori and the Bohemian Society.

Meanwhile, from 6pm-1am, at the Continental at 4th and Spring, Hit + Run will have a pop-up show at Dub Lab’s 10th anniversary celebration art show. Hit + Run will also provide on-site free live screen printing! Bring your own T-shirt or buy one there. DJ’s PAY RAY – EROK – VALTON provide the music and complimentary drinks are provided by Honest Tea

A silent auction benefiting the Children’s Hospital will at the Pacific Electric Building at 6th and Main from 6-10pm with four free runway shows including di’viniti, DV2, and Kanvis. Among the pop-ups in temporary residence here will be QueenKing Design, the Hacked Club (with new and vintage fashion), and Chanelli’s imported handbags and leather jackets.

Finally, the intersections of 5th and Main and 5th and Spring will have a variety of pop-ups operated by underground artists and indie designers for those who want something truly different proving that there is indeed something for everyone on Fashion Walk

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