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WWD's report from LA Fashion Week is blistering. Under the headline, "L.A. Fashion Week Limps On," WWD suggests that any steps taken last season towards improving the LA event have hit a snag. WWD's Marcy Medina and Khanh T.L. Tran write:
The handful of promising new lines, such as Frances Caine, Alexandrino and Sania Josiah, and steady collections from Colton Dane and Altaf Maaneshia, were far outnumbered by ill-fitting clothes, poor quality and collections that were generally not up to runway standards.The trade mag does call out some positives that could attract designers to LA Fashion Week, like proximity to celeb stylists, affordability for young brands, and free advertising via social media. But they dole out harsh advice, too: "If L.A. Fashion Week is going to continue to exist, it needs to define its purpose."
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