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Downtown LA Fashion Walk Plans Take Shape

Hats by Arturo Rios, whose work will be exhibited during the Downtown Fashion Walk. Images via <a href="http://www.arturorios.com/">Arturo Rios</a>
Hats by Arturo Rios, whose work will be exhibited during the Downtown Fashion Walk. Images via Arturo Rios

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The inaugural Downtown LA Fashion Walk is just two days away—Thursday, August 20, to be exact—and a few more details have emerged via the event's new website. First, we learn that the Walk will be taking place between 5:30 and 10pm, and the main event, so far, appears to be an exhibition of hats at the Spring Arts Tower curated by the Deep Glamour blog —participating designers include Stella Dottir, Louise Green and Arturo Rios, all of whom make fancy, My Fair Lady-esque confections. The Pacific Electric Building at 6th and Main is apparently going to be the site of a multi-designer sale, with pieces culled from studios throughout the Fashion District, while there's also mention of pop-up shops and in-store events throughout the neighborhood (the area bordered by 4th and 7th, Broadway and Main streets).

When we checked in with founder Brady Westwater a few days ago, he told us he was still finalizing the roster, but there are reportedly over 30 boutiques and designers that have been tapped to take part—the LA Times has thrown out names like Fremont, Skin.Graft, M'ouments, and even the Ed Hardy outlet, which should make for a pretty interesting mix of events on the night.
· Downtown Fashion Walk—Now With a Larger Shopping Radius [All the Rage]
· Downtown Designers Get a "Walk" Of Their Very Own [Racked]
· Downtown Fashion Walk [Official Site]