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Discussing the logistics of managing one of the world’s largest costume rental houses with the Director of the Universal Studios Costume Department, Poppy Cannon-Reese.
Poppy is a former costume designer who stepped into the role a few years ago and brought new organization and technology solutions to the massive Universal Studios working archive.
- Poppy Cannon-Reese https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0134287/
This is Part 11 of our Los Angeles mini-series.
Los Angeles Magazine called Pocket Square Clothing “the king of the Made In L.A. accessories scene.” The brand was started in 2011 by two UCLA graduates who set out to just make interesting things. Andrew Cheung and Rodolfo Ramirez are the founders, and they speak about clothing the “gentleman of today” in this interview from the Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District near their new flagship store.
“I studied architecture formally, he studied business and film, and our mutual interest in fashion just came through a GQ subscription and being like, ‘one day we’d like to dress that way.’ … I don’t think the fashion scene in Los Angeles is as big as we would like for it to become, so part of our mission for our brand has been bringing exposure for all the creatives in Los Angeles who are in the menswear industry, and the flavor and identity and stylistic qualities that they add to that industry.” – Rodolfo Ramirez, Pocket Square Clothing Co-Founder
Sara Angelucci is the woman behind Armature, a Los Angeles-based clothing and jewelry brand. She makes and sells zeitgeist-inspired pieces both ready to wear and unique in the Venice area near the beach. Despite having her work dangling from the ears and necks of some of the most beautiful people in Hollywood, the designer is surprisingly low key in this revealing interview about her approach to her sometimes strikingly original work. THe interview also covers Sara’s personal take on having her work copied by others and the nature of manufacturing artisan jewelry in Los Angeles.
“Right now I feel like the best way to make the most out of my margins is to sell it myself online.” – Sara Angelucci
“Los Angeles is basically one of the largest cities that all of America does garment production in, so we have a lot of vendors that have buttons, trims, whatever. So, technically if you have a wholesale license and you Google deep enough you can find it.” – Christine Ko
This interview with Los Angeles-based Venia Collection designers Christine Ko and Keeter Ly involves a lot of tech talk. The sustainability-focused brand, which sells to fashion-forward knowledge workers around the world, spends a lot of energy on R&D. They sourced fish leather from Canada, hang out with the Silicon Valley crowd, and are part of the group developing the Neue VR marketplace and its proposed shoppable immersive online experiences. A fascinating conversation with two designers who aren’t afraid to try new things.