While it might seem like yoga pants are taking over the world, designer denim will always have a place in our wardrobes. Since Los Angeles is the epicenter of high-end denim production, we decided to bring together a group of the industry's most unique leaders to discuss how they got into the business -- and where they think it's going -- for our semiannual "How to Make it in Fashion" conference, happening November 14 at the Line Hotel in Los Angeles.
Genetic Los Angeles founder and creative director Ali Fatourechi -- who launched the label in 2007 in the midst of the designer denim boom -- will be on hand, as well Janet Sung, the founder and creative director of Denim Refinery, an online store where customers can send denim to be customized: treatments include waxing, distressing, and even laser printing. (Sung also sells a carefully curated selection of classic vintage denim that has been gently "refined," while still preserving the original aesthetic.) Joining them will be Nicole Najafi, founder of Industry Standard -- which offers designer-level denim at a gentler price point -- and Objects Without Meaning designer Alexandra Michelle, whose denim collection has quickly become a favorite amongst fashion editors and bloggers.
Wanna hear from these guys? Now is the time to buy your ticket. We're getting dangerously close to selling out, so move it or lose it!