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As 2012 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. Earlier today, we discussed the best stores of 2012; now, we find out how insiders really feel about LA Fashion Week. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.
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Kara and Brit Smith, designers of of Elkin: Brit: "It'll get there. LA is becoming much more of a fashion city in terms of emerging designers and amazing talent." Kara: "Prefer not to say."
Alisa Gould-Simon, co-founder of shopping and style app Pose: "Nay, but there's so much potential."
Ilaria Urbinati, celebrity stylist and co-owner of Confederacy: "Honestly, nay. That's not me being a snob—I keep waiting for it to happen. The LA art scene has grown so relevant in the last few years, I don't know why the LA fashion scene can't get their shit together."
Yael Aflalo, founder and owner of Reformation: "Unfortunately, I'm still nay. But maybe we will change that in the near future."
Cher Coulter, celebrity stylist and JewelMint designer: "Prefer not to say."
Brenna Egan, editor of Refinery29 LA: "Prefer not to say."
Cameron Silver, LA man-about-town and founder of Decades: "MAY-be. It could work. I have a concept but it's about getting more global brands on board who also want to court celebs."
Melissa Magsaysay, author of City of Style: "Prefer not to say."
Elizabeth Kott, founder of Closet Rich: "Yay."
Kate Albrecht, designer and founder of Mr. Kate: "Yay! Why not! Let's celebrate self expression! (As long as it doesn't cause too much extra traffic.)"
Marlien Rentmeester, Lucky West Coast editor and blogger at Le Catch: "Nay."
Aimee Song, interior designer and blogger at Song of Style: "I don't know honestly since I've never attended. Definitely not near as good as NY Fashion week but I think it's getting better over the years. I have hope!"
Brigham Yen, DTLA chronicler at Brigham Yen: "Yay."
Kelly Wearstler, designer: "Yay. I am always an optimist."
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