LA Fashion Week (LAFW) has returned after missing a season last spring, with a complete rooster of 28 designers.
Running from October 18 to October 22, LAFW is hosting a series of runway shows at production studio NYA Studios. The ideal central hub for hosting varied format events, the shows, curated by the team at N4XT Experiences, include emerging and established local designers as well as international talent under the theme 'Empowering Designers, Empowering Dreams.'
Combining fashion, beauty, technology, and sustainability with inclusivity at its core, LA Fashion Week opened with a show on Wednesday from the avant-garde brand Imitation of Christ, known for blending art with fashion.
LAFW's lineup includes other leading designers, such as the dynamic Theophilio, lively Neon Cowboys, and elegant Sergio Hudson. Many of these designers previously showcased at New York Fashion Week and will be showing at LAFW for the first time. The week is set to conclude with the much-anticipated finale by No Sesso on Sunday evening, renowned for its audacious styles and redefining fashion conventions.
This season's programming also includes exclusive events and insightful discussions next to its runway shows. The N4XT Experiences is hosting the debut edition of Beautylab, a cutting-edge installation in partnership with Lancôme that focuses on beauty tech and sustainability.
In addition, the interactive SAP tent offers an immersive shopping journey with featured designers daily, while digital showcases, like those from SAP.iO and BigThinx, aim to bring virtual fashion experiences with select designers to life.
Supported by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), LA Fashion Week highlights the city's rising stature as a nexus of fashion ingenuity and innovation.