October is the month for all things fashion in Los Angeles! It means the end of Fashion Weeks in London, Paris, New York and Milan……but the beginning of LA Fashion Week & LA Market Week (for the buyers).
Whether you stumbled across this blog post on accident or you’re looking for a little fashion inspo…here are The Top 5 Looks From the Runway So Far…
1. PRINTS. Of course we had to feature the iconic JLo moment.
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For the Spring-Summer 2020 Collection, Versace honors an iconic moment when fashion and culture became a catalyst for technological progress. Passionate for constant innovation, Chief Creative Officer, @donatella_versace uses the latest technology – the Google Assistant – to call for @jlo wearing the Jungle dress on the runway, creating yet another unforgettable, Google-worthy Versace moment. #MFW #VersaceSS20
2. Let’s Take It Way Back. Major Little House on the Prairie vibes, but we’re here for it.
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Spring Summer 2020 🖤 Look 1 Stylist: @vanessatraina Hair: @jamespecis for @dyson Makeup: @gucciwestman for @westmanatelier & @ubunabeauty Casting: @stefanie_stein PR: @bpcm Production: @mht Nails: @ohmynailsnyc
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3. Overwear. Something new but we’re willing to bet this will stick.
4. Euphoria. Thanks Zendaya! Sparkles everywhere.
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5. Accessories For Days. We’ve always been fans of accessories. Who can say no to a good pair of sunnies and a matching tote?
Which look will you be rocking this season? Tweet us!
See you at the upcoming LA Market & LAFW!
Are you a buyer interested in attending the upcoming LA Market Week? Click here for more info.
Excited about LAFW? Click here for details.
“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” —Diane von Furstenberg
Hey there buyers and soon to be buyers…this one’s for you!
We know running your business can be tough sometimes…and the process of buying can seem daunting. You’ve heard of this place called the “LA Fashion District” and how it’s the perfect place to shop wholesale, but you have no idea where to start or how to start. Sound familiar?
Here are “5 Informative Videos about Shopping Wholesale” in the LA Fashion District.
1. Where Instagram Boutiques Buy Wholesale
Tay brings you to the LA Fashion District to see how to buy wholesale clothing, jewelry and other items!
2. Where to Find Wholesale Products | The Find Guru
3. Where Instagram Boutiques Buy Wholesale + Free Vendor List
Tay brings you to the LA Fashion District to see some new vendors and shares a free way to find vendors!
4. Tips for First Visit to LA Fashion District
Gia Monae drops some tips on how to prepare for your first buying trip. They might seem like small tips, but trust us, you’ll thank her later.
5. FashionGo — The Leading Online Wholesale Marketplace
For those who love online shopping…
We take you along to meet the owner and floral designer of OldVine Florals during Episode 03 of the “Trending Series.”
Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss the next episode of our “Trending Series.” 🙂
Because activewear and athleisure are SO in, we sat with Yuska of Mono B to get the inside scoop, what’s behind the brand, and a sneak peek of their latest collection.
Tell us the story behind Mono B and who’s behind the brand?
Mono B was created by Mary Jane and Chris Chon, a husband and wife team. It was started in 2009, which means this year is Mono B’s 10th year anniversary. Chris Chon is our COO whilst Mary Jane Chon is our CEO and designer.
The word “mono” means “one” and the letter “B” stands for “basic.” The name was chosen to represent the idea behind the brand — we focus on creating items that are essential and versatile (“basic”) and can be mixed and matched with (almost) anything and be worn (almost) anytime and anywhere.
We started our activewear and athleisure wear lines to support the active lifestyle. We believe that an important step for people to start being active is having high quality activewear. This is where Mono B comes in. The beauty about Mono B’s activewear is that it can be mixed and matched with various items and accessories to create that true athleisure vibe – from windbreaker to denim jackets or from sneakers to high heels. And let’s face it, activewear and athleisure are very comfortable and fashionable. It’s the ideal sleep to street wear.
Our women’s activewear collection comes in three lines: the core Mono B (simply called “Mono B”), the low-impact and true athleisure wear (Mono B RED), and high-impact and true performance wear created using Lycra and Spandex (Mono B Bronze).
What’s your role at Mono B?
I’m the creative head for sales & marketing as well as the liaison manager for our VIP customers. My creative job includes copywriting product descriptions, designing and copywriting our seasonal lookbooks, back-up photographer, managing our Magento-based wholesale website as well as our other platforms (FashionGo, LA Showroom, OrangeShine), and writing articles for for the Mono B Blog. I also do support work in customer service and sales, including our VIP program.
Mono B has been around for 10 years — why a men’s collection now?
Mono B is already established as an activewear/athleisure brand for women. We launched our swimwear collection last year and it has been very well received. Menswear was the next logical step. There is a large demand for menswear and we’ve had many requests to come up with menswear, both as its own collection and to complement the women’s line in existing retailers. And true to its activewear/athleisure value, the Mono B MEN collection also features items that you can wear to workout (moisture wicking, polyester-spandex-blend, cool-touch cotton, four-way stretch) and as a daily athleisure look that is both comfortable and stylish.
Where can interested buyers find the Mono B collections?
Mono B is carried by independent retailers throughout the US as well as Canada, Central America, South America, South Korea, and the UK. These independent retailers are both brick-and-mortar and online stores as well as fitness and dance studios. We’re extremely proud to support local businesses. These business owners can just go to monobclothing.com and register their account. Once they register, they’ll get an automatic email asking them to submit their business license or reseller’s permit. After they’ve submitted the necessary documents, we’ll verify their account and they can start purchasing online! The first (ground) shipment is on us, as long as it’s within the 48 contiguous US states.
For end users, the best way to get Mono B is by letting your local apparel store (or fitness studio) stock up on Mono B clothing.
What can we expect to see next — any new collections in the works?
Apart from our women’s activewear, athleisurewear, loungewear, and denim collection, we’re so excited to be releasing even more menswear! For our upcoming Fall+Winter 2019 collection, we’re also releasing couple’s looks – these are identical items that will be made available in both women’s and men’s lines.
ABOUT LA MARKET WEEK
The Fall II/Holiday ’19 LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market will be held June 17 – June 19. Designers and brands will debut their collections for the upcoming Fall/Holiday season at the showroom buildings on 9th and Los Angeles Streets.
For the Lines Directory click here.
REGISTRATION AND BUYER REQUIREMENTS
LA Market Week is a trade-only event and buyers must be able to prove they have, or are working for, a licensed business.
Buyers and retailers wishing to attend LA Market Weeks will need to register at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building and The New Mart, Lady Liberty Building, and Academy Awards Clothes Showroom Building buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center, in order to register for market weeks you must be able to provide the following credentials:
Registration is available on-site. Online registration varies by building.
California Market Center (CMC), 110 E. 9th St.
The New Mart, 127 E 9th St.
Cooper Design Space, 860 S Los Angeles St.
The Lady Liberty, 843 S. Los Angeles St.
Academy Award Clothes Showroom, 817 S. Los Angeles St.
NEARBY “HOT SPOTS”
A list of local parking structures and lots can be found here.
TIPS FOR BUYERS
- Plan ahead! Know the brands and styles you are interested in ahead of time. Be sure your inventory and budget levels are good to go before your Market Week visit.
- Time management. Because there will be HUNDREDS of brands to see! Make a list and check it twice.