In 2007, the Los Angeles Times launched the Image section. The first issue included a story about nine designers who were changing the L.A. look. To mark Image’s 10th anniversary, here are stories about nine L.A. designers (including one about Jenni Kayne, who was named in the 2007 story) whose work covers everything from high-end jewelry and luxury footwear to, yes, jeans, T-shirts and tracksuits, which are having a moment again.
These nine — Anita Ko, Marjan and Maryam Malakpour of Newbark, Meritt Elliott and Emily Current of the Great, Beatrice Valenzuela, Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars of Amo and Kayne — show how the West Coast’s creativity has continued to help define L.A. as a major hub in the world for luxury and fashion brands.
— Marques Harper, Fashion Editor