Los Angeles’s distinct west coast style has undoubtedly become an essential root in the fashion world. Over time, designers have settled in LA to contribute to the uproar of the rising fashion profile in the United States. Although New York is considered one of the “big four” fashion capitals among Milan, London and Paris, Los Angeles’s credibility has exponentially expanded over the last decade. 

From award shows to red carpets, LA has made a name for itself regarding high-end looks. These five recognizable designers have proven that elegance and high fashion is a staple in Hollywood. 

Adolfo Sanchez

The elegant, expressive nature represented in Adolfo’s designs stems from his personal experiences. As well as his ability to capture the essence of fashion through his surroundings. Additionally, Sanchez shines a light on the Los Angeles fashion scene and dares individuals to manifest their distinctive style. Adolfo’s brand creates high-end looks that prioritize the empowerment of women all over the world.  

Monique Lhuillier 

Renowned for bridal wear, Monique Lhuillier is a household name among the Los Angeles fashionistas. Though spotlighted in the industry for many years, Monique’s looks never shy away from the red carpet and continuously illustrate an ethereal appeal within her designs. Her luxurious collections capture sophistication and grace. 

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Jeremy Scott 

Creative director of the fashion house Moschino, Scott never wastes a moment with his over-the-top execution in fashion. For over 20 years, Scott has been leaving an indent in the industry through every look, runway show and collection. His fiercely creative designs have been sported on some of the most admired celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Gigi Hadid. Undoubtedly, Scott will forever be pop culture’s fashion go-to. 

David Heil

The Southern Californian native has impacted luxurious menswear with his custom men’s wardrobe company, David August. His chic and classy tailor-made suits are a staple to any Hollywood red-carpet event. Heil’s looks are simple yet desirable and are always fit to perfection.

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Rachel Zoe 

Not only a stylist, entrepreneur and designer but also an editor. The continuous success of Rachel Zoe has made her a renowned woman in the fashion industry. For instance, her designs fit the needs of all occasions. From accessories to footwear, the glamorous yet modern designs of Rachel have been styled by women for nearly two decades. Zoe is one of the most influential Los Angeles-based designers of our time. She is an important part of the revolution of Los Angeles fashion. 

By Alexis Garcia
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