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In Studio With… Matson + Palmer

September 23, 2015

Christy Matson and Jane Palmer, the duo who recently launched a Los Angeles-based cashmere line, Matson + Palmer, honed the master craft of their profession long before delving into production. They learned to work looms and dye yarn, literally getting their hands wet (soaked even, and colored) during the process. In this age of technology, Matson…

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In Studio With… Shop Hers

July 31, 2014
Two years ago, Jaclyn Shanfeld’s closet was overflowing with once-worn wedding outfits. Knowing she’d probably never wear many of the garments another time, the Los Angeles native and founder of Shop Hers, a high-end consignment company in Santa Monica, set out on a mission to find a consignment store for her designer goods. “It was…

In Studio With… Mother

June 03, 2014
“I don’t think there was one square inch of space we didn’t use in our first office,” says Tim Kaeding, co-founder and designer of Mother, the Los Angeles-based denim line he helped launch in 2010. Now, as co-founder Lela Becker (who also serves as president of sales at Mother) notes, the two run a much…

In Studio With… Field Scout

November 25, 2013
Every season, Ryan Hartman of menswear line Field Scout focuses on a particular global region, and the place influences the textures and colors of the new collection. Coordinates for the geographic region are even stitched into garments in the line that is packaged and shipped inside Hartman’s downtown L.A. studio and warehouse. The backstory is…

In Studio With… Stacey Lorinczi

October 18, 2013
Jewelry designer Stacey Lorinczi finds inspiration in fallen seedpods on the sidewalk and piles of seaweed that wash ashore in Pacifica for the eponymous line she manufactures by hand inside her San Francisco studio. But in her mind, the items themselves become abstract objects. “I’m interested in the negative space outside the shape,” she says.…

In Studio With… Gregory Parkinson

September 09, 2013
Bolts of vibrant lace from Lyon were waiting to be shaped into ethereal skirts and tops inside Gregory Parkinson’s sunlit downtown Los Angeles studio as he readied his spring 2014 collection for his fashion week show in New York on Friday, September 6. But something more subtle also demanded attention. The air had the lightest…

In Studio With… Heidi Merrick

September 06, 2013
Designer Heidi Merrick is launching her fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection with a video shot by Judson Morgan inside her downtown Los Angeles studio. As sunlight streams into Merrick’s workspace, a model dons each shirt, skirt and dress. She twirls, she poses, she buttons a blouse—she wears the clothes. And that’s the main conceit for the…

In Studio With… Eddie Borgo

July 02, 2013
After an extended journey from San Francisco to Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong, jewelry designer Eddie Borgo stopped in Los Angeles before returning to his New York studio. Borgo’s eponymous line launched four years ago—sleek cone bracelets and geometric necklaces are trademarks—and he won a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award in 2011. The designer arrived in…

In Studio With… Catherine Opie

May 29, 2013
On a blustery Friday morning near USC, photographer Catherine Opie opens the front gate to her 1908 Craftsman home. “Come on in,” she says. She’s wearing a peaked hat, dress shirt and loose-fitting jeans, eyes framed by thick white glasses. We pass a tangle of succulents and overgrown flowers and walk inside, where Opie’s partner—a…
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