LA Fashion Week: N4XT Experiences unveils its program
N4XT Experiences, the new organization in charge of Los Angeles Fashion Week, has unveiled the details of its event scheduled for October 6-9, which will embody "a culture hub that will produce unique, immersive, state-of-the-art physical and digital experiences across fashion, beauty, technology, sustainability, and inclusion."
Event programming will include immersive experiences, traditional runway shows and presentations, pop-ups, panels, fireside chats, masterclasses, and beauty, health, and wellness activities.
Among the announced brands will be present AnOnlyChild by Maxwell Osborne with its inaugural Los Angeles presentation in collaboration with K18 Hair Biomimetic Hairscience; The Delta Runway Runway Collection with Issa Rae; Fleur du Mal with its 10th anniversary celebration in collaboration with Too Faced; Gypsy Sport, Sami Miro Vintage, Levi's, Guess, Revice Denim, Demobaza, Asian Journal Group & Tech Edge Solutions presenting Chris Nick, Francis Libiran & Avel Bacudio, and a selection of emerging designers.
On Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, LAFW will also feature N4XT Chats: a selection of masterclasses, fireside chats and panels at Citizen News. Among the events, sustainability and technology will occupy minds with Livia Firth of EcoAge addressing "Shifting the Tide of NFTs." Taylor Zakhar Perez will host a discussion on "Fashion Stands For and How We Can All Make an Impact/Be Part of The Change" and Joe Zee will host a talk on The Future of Beauty and The Clean Beauty Revolution.
The N4XT Experiences leadership team is made up of industry leaders including Ciarra Pardo, president of Los Angeles Fashion Week Enterprises and former creative director of Fenty, Imad Izemrane, co-founder of Spring Place, Marcus Ticotin, former co-founder and CEO of Abandon Entertainment, Keith Abell, former co-chairman of GSC Group and founder of Blackstone Group Asia, and Arthur Chipman, executive producer of LAFW.
For the first time in more than a decade, LAFW will also list its calendar on the CFDA Fashion Calendar, with the organization's support. "The new direction of LA Fashion Week is impressive. It's exciting to see the high level of shows and events on the schedule. I've spent time meeting with Ciarra Pardo and Imad Izemrane, and I'm in tune with their vision. I appreciate the respect they have for the CFDA, and we are pleased that LAFW is using the CFDA calendar to organize and present its program," said Steven Kolb, CFDA CEO.
N4XT Experiences has also recruited a special advisory board of fashion leaders to further exemplify the organization's mission to democratize the industry, amplify emerging voices and enrich the experiences of attendees. Board members include Catherine Bennett (CEO of FMT Entertainment, former SVP and Managing Director of WME-IMG Fashion Events and Properties), Bethann Hardison (fashion pioneer and activist, executive advisor to the Gucci Global Equity Board and CFDA Board member) and Livia Firth (co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age).
LAFW will take place in a variety of signature Los Angeles venues, with the newly renovated and innovative Lighthouse Immersive ArtSpace LA, Citizen News and Edition West Hollywood hotel as official LAFW partners, as well as Dr. Barbara Sturm Los Angeles Spa & Boutique.
Official partners include Mercedes-Benz of Los Angeles with the EQS class as the official car of LAFW, Bolt, Estée Lauder, Ray-Ban Stories & Meta, Delos, Ultimate Ears by Logitech, EcoAge, Red Bear Winery and Moët & Hennessy. Other partners include DeLeon Tequila, Ciroc, Crown Royal, Tanqueray, Heineken, Perrier, Essentia, Bev, Della Vite Prosecco, Moss Adams and many others. LAFW also brought Viper by KCH on board to enhance and elevate the overall guest experience.
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