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designer Parkinson
Gregory Parkinson is a British fashion designer who has adopted Los Angeles as his home -- but who’s been showing in New York. This year he was lured to Los Angeles Fashion Week with a fully sponsored show Tuesday afternoon at Smashbox Studios. “All of a sudden I became aware of how much goodwill there is toward me here,” he says. (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times)
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Gregory Parkinson in his downtown Los Angeles studio. His spring line features pastel and jewel-toned silk tops and dresses that he delicately tie-dyes himself. (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times)
designer Sebelia
“Project Runway” made fashion designer Jeffrey Sebelia famous, and now he’s pounding the pavement to make his Cosa Nostra label take off. The offer for a free Fashion Week debut with BOXeight at St. Vibiana’s downtown? “Perfect,” he says. (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times)
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Jeffrey Sebelia outside his downtown Los Angeles studio. He says his spring line is inspired by Jon Krakauer’s book “Into the Wild,” about Chris McCandless’ journey into the Alaskan wilderness. It includes dresses, skintight jeans, slinky blazers and sportswear. (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times)
designer Scott
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott shows his spring-summer 2008 line in Paris. He’s happy to be bringing the line to Los Angeles with a sponsored show at Smashbox Studios on Wednesday night. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
designer Scott
Jeremy Scott’s spring collection has a street fashion sensibility -- as in dresses covered in prints of road signs and models painted with skid marks. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
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