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October Fashion Events Tied to Fashion Week in LA

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Spring 2014 is here! Well, not quite yet, but fashionistas and fashion industry insiders will of course look to the bi-annual LA Fashion Week --and its citywide presentations and events--to point them to next year's runway trends and cutting edge looks. As the big style showcase of the season comes up, October 9-18, we look at some of the LA Fashion Week events and parties not to be missed.

Style Fashion Week

Los Angeles Fashion Week With Box Eight Events
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Staff/Getty Images

When: October 12-18
Where: LA Live, Downtown

What: This large scale fashion event kicks off with a VIP and media opening reception followed by five days of runway shows, red carpet arrivals, product launches, gifting suites, performances and designer showcases. Internationally recognized, the event has in the past acted as a platform for the work of designers like Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de La Renta, Badgley Mischka, Chanel, and Sergio Rossi, to name a few. This year's Style Fashion Week wraps up with an after-party at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and a performance by a special guest celebrity DJ (TBA).

Fi3 Conference

When: October 10-11
Where: LA Fashion District

What: Relatively new on the scene, this LA-based fashion forum focuses on "big ideas and dreams" as conceived in the showrooms and marts of the LA Fashion District in Downtown. The program at the conference (staged in a former perfumery) emphasizes disruptive thinking, from social commerce psychology to product design. Speakers include street style bloggers, trend forecasters and online fashion retailer pioneers, among others.

Project Ethos

Project Ethos Los Angeles
Flyer Image Courtesy of Project Ethos

When: October 15, 8 p.m.
Where: Avalon Hollywood

What: Project Ethos events typically feature fashion, live performance and art under one roof with an invite list including buyers, stylists, members of the press, curators and consumers. Their Fashion Week party is sponsored by Scion and hair care partner Sebastian Professional. Tickets go on sale September 9th.

Fashion Minga

When: October 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Exchange LA, Downtown

What: A collaboration between designers, performers and trendsetters, Fashion Minga celebrates fashion's inspirations, such as music, dance and color. It typically takes place on LA Fashion Week's final day. Two-thousand guests are expected, including young and established designers, as well as dance teams and performers. This year's peforming artists include: DJ Rico Rox, NAMI, Lafia Crew, and Arthur Davis III. The event is 21 and over.

"All Aboard" FBI Annual Runway Show

When: October 15, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Union Station, Downtown

What: This fundraising event, hosted by Fashion Business Incorporated will feature runway presentations of a variety of fashion labels, and the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator (MAFI) Award presentation. General admission tickets are $50 with FBI members paying $25. The event begins with a cocktail reception and is followed by a runway show.

Men's Fashion Week LA

Alpha Men's Clothing Shopping Pop-Up Shop on Melrose in Los Angeles
Photo Courtesy of Alpha/Darren Gold

When: October 14-15
Where: California Market Center, Downtown

What: A little something for the gents... LA Men's Fashion Week is the fifth major Men's Fashion Week in the world. The event will draw an audience of menswear editors, menswear media and press, bloggers, menswear buyers, stylists, and menswear fashion influencers and enthusiasts. A full list of showcasing designers will run on the Men's Fashion Week LA website, closer to the event dates.

LA Fashion Weekend

When: October 18-20
Where: Sunset Gower Studios

What: This three-day event showcases notable designers within the industry and includes runway shows, and presentations of high level brands, products and services. It promises a top-tier guest list and presents those guests with LA's unique take on fashion, entertainment and lifestyle.

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