The City of Angels is already a bustling melting pot of cultures and fresh fashion talent, and this month, it's about to welcome even more innovative designers from across the globe during two separate (and similarly named) spring/summer 2020 productions. [Editor's note: The shows are independent from luxury labels who've chosen L.A. as a destination runway, such as Rodarte, Saint Laurent and Moschino, Hermès, Dior, Tom Ford, and Burberry, to name just a few who've decided to depart from the traditional New York Fashion Week calendar.]
L.A. Fashion Week will hold court at Petersen Automotive Museum from October 8 to 12, while Art Hearts Fashion's Los Angeles Fashion Week will take over The Majestic Theater in Downtown from October 17 to 20. Lest you forget, stylish animal-loving Angelenos can also hit up Vegan Fashion Week, which takes place in DTLA from October 10 to 15.
LAFW kicks off with the exclusive Cars & Fashion gala, which features live entertainment and a headlining show featuring Peruvian womenswear designer Noe Bernacelli. General admission to the opening event is $100, while VIP with access to the after-party is $150. VIP all-week access is $250; tickets are available here.
As part of LAFW's culturally diverse roster, the Royal Thai Consulate will present some of Thailand's top streetwear designers, like Landmee, Kanapot Aunsorn, Renim Project, Salisa Official, and Q and Play. Also on the schedule is minimalist Italian streetwear brand Inkover, London-based luxury couture label, Luooif Studio, Brazilian designer Fabiana Milazzo, and Georgia-based Tako Mekvabidze.
Also on the roster are L.A.-based designers including Mexico City-born Coral Castillo, who's taking home the event's Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award; Lebanese-bred red carpet favorite Elie Madi; and Bohemian Society by Victor Wilde, to name a few. Hailing from elsewhere around the U.S. are designers like Baltimore-bred Project Runway alum Bishme Cromartie and New York-based avant-garde menswear label Rsquared Atelier.
As far as Art Hearts Fashion's four-day festivities, expect runway shows and presentations from nearly 30 designers, including Michael Costello and Charbel Zoé. The stylish happenings will also include Make-A-Wish showcases, art galleries, cocktail hours, food tastings, and swag bags for those who decide to splurge on VIP access.
Tickets are $50 to $100 and up for one-day standing or seated general admission; $333 for VIP FROW seating, hosted bar, and a gift bag; $200 to $500 for standing or seated all-week pass; and $1,500 to $3,300 to all-week VIP pass with a range of perks (such as backstage access, meet-and-greets, exclusive party invites, and more); to name a few options; they're available online here.