What to do in LA in October: fashion, art, pop-ups, LAFW

This story is part of Image Number 14, “Elevation,” where we examine beauty as a state of being, a process of fulfillment. Read the entire issue here.

Beyond the Streets flagship opening

A blurred figure walks past four works of art hanging on the white walls of an open gallery.

Beyond the Streets features works by artists such as Timothy Curtis, from left, Maya Hayuk and Madsaki.

(Yubo Dong / ofstudio photography)

Beyond the Streets, the global graffiti art movement and traveling exhibition, found a base in: where else? — LA Located on the Brea, the brick and mortar will debut with the opening of “POST GRAFFITI,” an exhibit tracing the evolution of graffiti through the work of artists such as Futura 2000, Lady Pink, Paul Flores, Todd. James, Othello Gervacio and more. Along with the new flagship gallery, there will also be a gift shop. open now 434 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. beyondthestreets.com

‘The New Bend’ at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

A blanket printed with images of a woman's face, baby angel emojis and a computer screen

Qualeasha Wood, “Ctrl+Alt+Del” 2021, cotton jacquard fabric, glass beads, 84 x 62 x 1/2 inches.

(Qualeasha Wood, Kendra Jayne Patrick Gallery)

“The New Bend,” an exhibit traveling to Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles after being located at the gallery’s New York location, takes a look at the intersections of race, class and gender that are inextricably woven through quilting and textile practice . Running from October 27 to December 30, the exhibition is curated by Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Kitchen, Legacy Russell. It is a tribute to the quilters of Gee’s Bend, a collective of African-American women who used quilting as a means of survival and community dating back to the days of slavery. 901 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles. hauserwirth.com

LA Fashion Week is back

Exterior view of a black corner building marked with LAFW imagery

A reimagined LA Fashion Week is taking over the city.


LA Fashion Week is back with a reimagined version of itself, this time presented by N4XT Experiences. From October 6th to October 9th, expect traditional catwalks alongside more immersive experiences including pop-ups, fireside chats, activations and masterclasses from designers and artists such as Maxwell Osborne of AnOnlyChild, Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport, Issa Rae and Sami Miró of Sami Miro Vintage with Levi’s. . lafw.net

Veuve Clicquot, ‘Culture Solaire’

A sample of various bottles of champagne presented in a unique way

Veuve Clicquot turns 250 years old, and the Champagne house celebrates by bringing its traveling exhibition, “Solaire Culture”, to Beverly Hills last October. 26. The show commissioned 10 female artists to create an original piece inspired by the sun and Madame Clicquot, known as “la grande dame de la Champagne,” including a portrait of the icon reinterpreted by contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Other objects on view include a Clicquot bottle from the 1800s, 20 historical documents and more. “Cultura Solaire” runs until November. 17 to 468 N. Rodeo Drive. Free entry; 21 and over only. veuveclicquot.com

‘Diorama Drama’ at Craft Contemporary

One tapestry depicts a woman with a ring of flowers around her neck.

Lezley Saar, “Ozile the clariviant stuck within a ring-pass-not, attempts to communicate with souls from the netherworld.”, 2019, acrylic on canvas, embellishments, curtain rod, 89 x 63 inches.

(Lezley Saar and Walter Maciel Gallery)

Lezley Saar takes over the walls of Craft Contemporary for “Diorama Drama,” the Los Angeles artist’s fabrication of “worlds within worlds”—dioramas composed of painted tapestries, totem sculptures, collages, altered books, and other mixed media pieces. Imbued with themes of race, gender, neurology and sexuality, the large-scale works are meant to get you lost, just as Saar has done with dioramas since she was a child. October 2 to January 8. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. craftcontemporary.org

Ralph Lauren Spring 2023 runway show

Ralph Lauren goes west. The designer’s first left coast show last October. The 13th will be held at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens of San Marino, in an estate that was built in the early 20th century. While most details are still locked in, the Spring 2023 men’s and women’s collections promise to stay true to the classic American brand. ralphlauren.com

Family style party

A man in a Park BBQ T-shirt stands on a grill.

Family Style Fest is where fashion meets food in Los Angeles, and the event supported by hundreds returns in October. 9 in Television City. This year’s lineup features the likes of Union, Carrots, Happy Ice, Osteria Mozza, Market, Badmaash, Helen’s Wines, Paisaboys, Apt.4B, Blondie Beach and more. Foodies and streetwear heads, rejoice. General tickets are $60 and VIP tickets are $200. 130 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. familystylefest.com

Van Cleef & Arpels, ‘Dance Reflections’

Van Cleef & Arpels brings three unique dance performances to LA, collaborating with the LA Dance Project and MOCA for a program that spans concept and style, from the minds of exciting choreographers across the country. “Dance Reflections” features the work of Dimitri Chamblas, director of UCLA’s dance department, who will present “Slow Show” at MOCA, and Gisèle Vienne, whose piece “Crowd” will be held in the outdoor space of the LA Dance Project studios. Benjamin Millepied’s creation, “Be Here Now,” will also take place at the LA Dance Project studios. Performance times vary, starting in October. 25 and until October. 27. dancereflections-vancleefarpels.com

‘Joan Didion: What She Means’ at the Hammer

A photograph of Joan Didion wearing a black collar over her face

Brigitte Lacombe, “Joan Didion, New York, 1996,” 1996, black and white photograph, 16 × 20 inches.

(The artist and Lacombe, Inc.)

Writer Hilton Als has curated a new exhibition that opens in October. 11 at the Hammer, “Joan Didion: What She Means,” chronicling the life of the late, iconic California writer less than a year after her death. Featuring the work of artists Pat Steir, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Félix González-Torres, Silke Otto-Knapp, John Koch, Jorge Pardo, Vija Celmins and Maren Hassinger, among a total of 50, the exhibition “follows a meandering chronology that deals with the evolution both personal and distant of Didion’s voice as a writer and pioneer of the ‘New Journalism'”. 22. 10889 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. martelo.ucla.edu

Lacoste heads to LA

This October, the French brand is heading to LA for the first time to launch a women’s only collection, also a first for her. Look out for the pop-up store and Lacoste Café at Bandier’s Melrose store, which will feature a limited-edition juice collaboration with Erewhon and a specialty coffee with Bluestone Lane. It all starts in October. 1. Sip on your freshly squeezed juices and brewed coffees while perusing the brand’s trendy sportswear. 8101 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. lacoste.com/us/

Nike x UCLA

A pair of blue Nike sneakers

Nike has collaborated with UCLA on the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39 ($140), a classic Nike silhouette that sports a Bruin blue and gold colorway. Now available in the UCLA store. uclastore.com

California Biennial 2022: “Pacific Gold” at OCMA

Abstract floral matte black sculpture

Alex Anderson, “Lovely Shade Flower,” 2021. Earthenware, glaze, and gold luster, 22 x 17 x 2 inches.

(OCMA, The Artist and Sargent’s Daughters)

The Orange County Museum of Art brings back the California Biennial, curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, who served as the California Biennial curator in 2002, 2004, and 2006 as a former OCMA curator, with the California African American Museum’s curator of visual arts Essence Harden and the chief curator. at the Gilbert Vicario Museum of Phoenix Art. “Pacific Gold” features more than 20 artists from across the state and in between, capturing the artistic imagination of a region. Running October 8 to February 26. 3333 Avenida das Artes, Costa Mesa. ocma.art

“Our Black Experience: Stories From Black Femme, Queer, Non-Binary and Transgender Photographers” showcases the work of 21 Black female photographers, including Alexis Hunley, Kate Sterlin, Lauren Todd, Nia Green, Jessica Bethel and more. Presented by Black Women Photographers, the exhibition begins in October. 15 to November 20 at the Perfect Exposure Gallery in the Alhambra. 2424 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra. theperfectexposuregallery.com

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