Inside the Dover Street Market Los Angeles

 

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From the enlivened junkyard in the desert, let me take you to the reestablished warehouse section in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Late last year, from London to Singapore, Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo and husband Adrian Joffe brought their sixth multi-brand Dover Street Market to the West Coast. Far-off the swanky Westside and into the fertile grounds of the Los Angeles Arts District, home to trendy cafes, art galleries, local artisan shops and concept stores.

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Next to the mouthwatering array of sneakers, from Gucci to Vans, I got fixated on the art pieces and installations.

Dover Street Market’s own “beautiful chaos” theme is made more striking by the fact that cutting-edge fashion shares the same platform with artists using recycled materials. Changing every several months, I heard, the quirky, refreshing art leaves you with a smile. Keep making that smile contagious, DSM!

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Filipino weaves meet autumn leaves

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We’re happy and proud Ilocanas wearing heritage, history, culture and tradition. Thanking modern Filipinas for creating easy to wear traditional abel fabric designs, helping sustain local weaving communities, and widening the love for anything indigenous and local.

I so love my handwoven wrap by news anchor-turned-designer Niña Corpuz. So versatile that it can be layered in a lot of ways. Very functional with a pocket, it’s also a belt bag. For those who’d want to see Niña’s latest creations and pop-up market schedules, @ninainabel is on Instagram.

Ericke’s inabel Dragonfruit top, is by Brae, created by upcoming designer Modesty Eugenio, who is currently preparing for a formal fashion and design training this coming year, I heard. Check out Brae on Instagram here.

Visited the Getty Center with the latest arrival. Welcome to LA, Brandon!!!

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