Santee Winter Wonderland Dec. 10 & 17!

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Join us Saturday, Dec. 10 & 17 for a day of holiday fun, family activities, and shopping! Santee Winter Wonderland will take place on 11th Street between Santee Street and Maple Ave. This is a family-friendly, community event, and admission is FREE!

❄️ Selfies with Santa, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

❄️ Santa Letter Writing Station

❄️ Holiday Arts & Crafts

❄️ Kids Game Zone

❄️ Face Painting

❄️ 6 – Minute Portraits

❄️ Food

❄️ Music

❄️ and more!

 In partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th District.

 

2017 LA Market Week Dates

2017 la market week dates

The LA Fashion District hosts five market weeks a year. LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market, is a trade event in which designer brands and showrooms debut their collections for the upcoming season. Along with the district’s permanent showrooms, various trade shows participate in market week throughout the year. For a full list of participating brands, see our Lines Directory, which is updated prior to each market week.

The 2017 LA Market Week Dates will be as follows:

  • January 16-19, Summer 2017
  • March 13-16, Fall 2017
  • June 5-8, Fall II/Holiday 2017
  • July 31-August 3, Holiday/Resort 2017
  • October 2-4, Spring 2018

Market week is a trade-only event. You must own or work for a licensed retail business to purchase wholesale. Buyer requirements are listed here. Additional trade shows including LA Textile and LA Majors are listed here.

There are six main showroom buildings, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, The Gerry Building, The New Mart, The Lady Liberty Building, and Academy Awards Clothes Showroom Building. Learn more abou the Fashion District’s designer showroom buildings, here.

Questions? Tweet us! @lafashiondist

LA Fashion District Does Downtown Art Walk, July 14th!

Coral Forest on display at the farmer's market

Coral Forest on display at the THE WALL Farmer’s Market

Please join us for the Downtown Art Walk debut of Coral Forest, an interactive art installation by Los Angeles-based artist Doron Gazit, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016.

Coral Forest Artist Reception with Doron Gazit
Thursday, July 14, 2016
4-6 p.m.

Hosted by Preux & Proper
840 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Please RSVP to info@fashiondistrict.org by July 7th, 2016.
 

Coral Forest is an interactive installation made up of 10 giant “sea forms” that are moved and rearranged to create a new shape every time the installation is displayed. The inflatable art uses air as a medium and explores how people interact with the element. The inflatables were inspired by the Fashion District and made of fabric that was hand dyed to create the impression of texture. The public is invited to walk through, touch, and take selfies with the art.

Visit www.fashiondistrict.org/coral-forest-art-installation for more info.Stay for dinner!
Preux & Proper will open for dinner at 6 p.m.
Make reservations here.

Coral Forest Poster

Coral Forest is part of the Fashion District’s space activation initiative. Our goal is to take ordinary public spaces and use art and culture to bring the community together around public space. In doing so, we hope to illustrate the full potential of these streets and show what a truly vibrant Downtown L.A. community looks like.

Coral Forest was commissioned by the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) and curated by Carmen Zella of NOW Art LA. Coral Forest is a mobile art piece and will be installed at various locations throughout the LA Fashion District this summer. In the meantime, it will be on display Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Wall Farmer’s Market, between 7th and 8th Streets in the LA Flower District.

About the Artist
Doron Gazit is an environmental artist and industrial designer who focuses his art on air, line and color. Gazit and his design company, AirDD, work on high profile events worldwide, including Olympic Games and World Expos, from Dubai to Tokyo, Sydney, Lisbon and Jerusalem. Gazit’s current ongoing art project, which he named “The Red Line Project”, has recently been featured at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. This is a series of temporary environmental art installations travelling worldwide bringing attention to areas devastated by global warming and human’s misuse of the environment.

 

LA Market Week Tips for Buyers

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New to wholesale buying? Want to make your buying trips to LA more efficient? Learn how to successfully navigate showrooms and trade shows during LA Fashion Market with these three easy tips.

As the hub of the West Coast apparel industry, the LA Fashion District hosts five market weeks every year. LA Fashion Market takes places in the LA Fashion District’s designer showroom buildings. Buyers from all over the world attend LA Fashion Market to view designer collections for the upcoming seasons and place orders. There are multiple trade shows that exhibit during LA Fashion Market, featuring athleisure, contemporary, better contemporary, eco-fashion, accessories, maternity, and kids.

View the LA Fashion Market Fall / Holiday 2016 Buyer’s Guide here.

LA MARKET WEEK TIPS FOR BUYERS

  1. Time management: Managing your time while at Market is crucial. We recommend buyers make appointments with popular brands early, as they tend to book up quickly. We also suggest allotting time to walk the buildings, because sometimes the biggest successes are the showrooms you stumble upon by accident.
  2. Pre-plan: Buyers who come with a clear vision for what kind of styles and brands they are looking for will have a more successful market experience. Know your shopper and research brands you might be interested in ahead of time. To know what brands will be exhibiting at LA Fashion Market, check the Lines Directory. It is updated prior to each market week.We also recommend visiting trade show and showroom buildings’ websites and pre-register when possible. The LA Fashion District has a newsletters for wholesale buyers, which you can sign up for here. We also post market week and buyer information on this blog and on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Lastly, as a buyer, make sure you inventory and budget levels are well planned out before Market.
  3. Network: Building strong connections while attending LA Fashion Market can lead to lasting partnerships with vendors. Bring business cards and always follow up with new partners. Take advantage of educational and networking events whenever possible.

SEMINARS, EVENTS, AND SERVICES IN THE LA FASHION DISTRICT

California Market Center

California Market Center (CMC)

  • CMC Retail Relations Service: Buyer perks, tours of the CMC building and show areas, suggestions on brands and showrooms, coffee, snacks, and other amenities
  • LA Fashion Market Seminars: Business tips and fashion trend information from recognized industry insiders
  • Market Passport Sweepstakes Promotion: Cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1000 for visiting showrooms and exhibitors
Designers and Agents
Image via Candy Washington

The New Mart

Brand Assembly
Image via ChicMi

Cooper Design Space

NEW RESTAURANTS NEAR LA MARKET

Verve Coffee 833 S. Spring Street

Preux + Proper 840 S. Spring Street

Pattern Bar 100 W. 9th Street

Terroni 802 S. Spring Street

LA Chapter 930 S. Broadway

NEW SHOPS NEAR LA MARKET

BNKR Broadway and 9th

A.P.C. 125 W. 9th Street

AltHouse 761 S. Main Street

Skingraft 758 S. Spring Street

Tanner Goods 860 S. Broadway

 

Have questions about LA Market Week tips for buyers? Tweet us! @lafafshiondist

Coral Forest art installation debuts in the Fashion District

Coral Forest Art Installation in Downtown L.A.

Follow us on Instagram to see more photos of the Coral Forest art installation! @lafashiondist #CoralForest

Art in Downtown L.A. is about to get a lot BIGGER! The LA Fashion District is excited to announce the official debut of the Coral Forest art installation, an interactive art piece by Los Angeles-based artist Doron Gazit. The Coral Forest art installation is composed of 10 separate larger-than-life-size pieces that can be reconfigured and displayed in various ways. The inflatable art piece uses air as a medium and explores how people interact with the element.

The public is invited to walk through, touch, and take selfies with the art.

View Coral Forest every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at THE WALL Farmer’s Market, located on Wall Street between 7th and 8th Streets in Downtown L. A. The installation will be set up in front of the So Cal Flower Market at 755 Wall St.

Doron Gazit is an environmental artist and industrial designer who focuses his art on air, line, and color. He has done art installations internationally and is based out of Los Angeles. His work has been featured everywhere from the New York Convention Center to the Dead Sea. Learn more about the artist and his work on July 14, 2016 during Downtown Art Walk. Gazit will be speaking about his work and inspiration for Coral Forest at Preux & Proper, where the art installation will also be displayed.

The piece was commissioned by the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) and curated by Carmen Zella as part of the Fashion District’s space activation initiative. Our goal is to take underutilized and/or less trafficked areas of the LA Fashion District and use art and culture to bring the community together around these spaces. By doing so, we hope to illustrate the full-potential of these streets and what a truly vibrant Downtown L.A. community looks like. The Coral Forest art installation is a mobile art piece and will be installed at various locations throughout the LA Fashion District this summer.

See our previous space activation projects here and here.

 

Art in Downtown Coral Forest by Doron Gazit

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Art in Downtown LA Coral Forest LA Flower District

Follow us on Instagram to see more photos! @lafashiondist #CoralForest

 

Please Note: Coral Forest will not be on display in the event of rain or inclement weather. The piece will be on display at the farmer’s market indefinitely.