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The end of L.A. Fashion Week?

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on October 20th, 2008

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The future of L.A. Fashion Week is unsure as IMG, the producer of fashion weeks around the world, and Smashbox Studios, the main venue for the L.A. shows, disolve their partnership.

It’s no secret that L.A. Fashion Week doesn’t attract the big name stars you would think a fashion event in Hollywood’s own back yard would. New York Fashion Week and even foreign fashion weeks see more American celebs than their home-state event.

It’s always been a chicken or the egg situation – celebs attend shows for the media coverage a lot of the time, and the paparazzi goes where the most celebs are. So who stopped showing up to L.A. first?

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Finalists announced for CFDA/Vogue fashion fund

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on July 15th, 2008

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The CFDA/Vogue fashion fund has announced it’s 10 finalists: Richard Chai, shown; Jason Wu; Alexander Wang; Irene Neuwirth; Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus; Alejandro Ingelmo; Juan Carlos Obando; Swaim and Christina Hutson of Obedient Sons & Daughters; John Patrick of Organic, and Sophie Mayock and Lisa Buhai of Vena Cava.

Prizes for the winner include a mentorship with industry leaders and a monetary award of $200,000. Past winners Rogan Gregory of Rogan, Doo-Ri Chung, Trovata and Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough have certainly gone on to great things after winning the award.

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