We’re bringing our How to Make It in Fashion conference to Los Angeles on November 8. (That’s next week!) We’ve told you about our incredible line up of speakers–Erica Domesek of PS I Made This, celebrity stylist Cher Coulter, and Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo are just a few who will be joining us–but we’re equally amped on our panels.
Proving that fashion design doesn’t just happen in New York, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite West Coast-based designers for a panel called “Made in LA.” These guys will discuss their creative processes and what it’s like to produce clothes in Los Angeles.
We’ve got a great group: Parisian native Ambre Dahan is the CEO and creative director of Walk In My Closet, a company she co-founded with Amandine Rohmer after stints at Cartier and Joe’s Jeans. Grace Lee started Grace Lee Designs jewelry (formerly Oli+Me) after leaving her finance job in 2008. Robert Rodriguez, who trained at FIT and under Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, has been designing three lines: his namesake line, evening wear line Black Label, and younger line Robbi and Nikki. Heidi Merrick brings her love of California surf culture and ready to wear, all made in LA.
They’ll be moderated by the editorial director of The Zoe Report, Megan Gustashaw, so you’ll be sure to learn the ins and outs of the West Coast fashion scene. Between this exciting panel and our keynote speaker, L’Wren Scott, you’ll leave the W Hollywood prepped to create.
And on top of all of this, we have some pretty sweet gift bags for every attendee, featuring products from brands we love like Intermix, Caudalie, TIGI, Murad, Skinn Cosmetics, and Smart Water.