Barbara Tfank

Spring 2014 fashion loves L.A.

Spring 2014 fashion loves L.A.

With its year-round lifestyle of sand, sea and surf, Los Angeles is a perennial creative touchstone for spring fashion collections.

So it's no surprise that our local landscape was an inspiration not only for the many L.A.-based designers who showed their spring 2014 collections during New York Fashion Week but for many non-natives too.

J. Crew women's wear designer Tom Mora was inspired by "the California coast, where it feels like summer all the time," which translated into an aloha print neoprene flippy skirt, rainbow-stripe silk track pants and a fun, big-wave intarsia sweater. Peter Som described his collection as "downtown surfer girl," including a...

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