2018 Fashion & Beauty Awards


Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

Letter from the Publisher

Anna Magzanyan

Welcome to the evolution of what was formerly known as the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Fashion Awards. This year, we expanded to include the evergrowing beauty industry, rebranding our annual celebration as the Fashion & Beauty Awards.
Our celebration was held Thursday, November 29 at the LA Grand Hotel Downtown where we recognized the top apparel and beauty companies in our region that drive tremendous economic growth and make Southern California a major force in the fashion and beauty business.
The event brought together industry leaders and we recognized top brands and their accomplishments in retail, couture, e-commerce, cosmetics and much more.
In the following pages we hope to shed additional light on some of the brands and companies that make the modern worlds of fashion and beauty so successful.
The finalists and honorees featured in these pages played a key role, not only in the success of the apparel and beauty industries, but in the success of the Los Angeles economy as a whole. So, to all the great organizations and trendsetters profiled in this volume we say: Thank you!

Best regards,
Anna Magzanyan
CEO & Publisher

Fashion Winners
Richard Saghian – Fashion Nova
Taryn Sage Larock – Sage Larock
Jay Mangel – Crowe LLP
Elyse Walker – Towne by ElyseWalker
Sharleen Ernster – We Are HAH
Steven Hirsh – Cooper Design Space
Tadashi Shoji – Tadashi Shoji & Associates, Inc.
Tamara Mellon – Tamara Mellon

Beauty Winners
Stacy Panagakis – Lime Crime
Jane Wurwand – Dermalogica
Ron Chavers – Cosmetix West
Adrienne Kramer – ProBeauty Partners
Emmanuel Rey and Suzanne Dawson – YUNI Beauty
Derek Hydon – MaCher
Anastasia Soare – Anastasia Beverly Hills
Sasha Plavsic – ILIA

Fashion Finalists
Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens – FabFitFun
Sita Thompson – SITA Couture
Stacey Goldstein – Lola Getts Active
Lela Becker and Tim Kaeding – MOTHER
Angelo Ghailian – Astrologie CA / AJG, Inc.
Gary Garfield – California Label Products
Tanya Viner – Buchalter
Janki Lalani Gandhi – Lincoln International
John Frierson – Fred Segal
The Levine Family – M.Fredric
Enna Grede – Good American
Jaclyn Jones – Jaclyn Jones USA
Blake Mycoskie – TOMS Shoes
Ed Handler – Cohn Handler Sturm
Adriano Goldschmied – AG Jeans
Jerry Lorenzo – Fear Of God

Beauty Finalists
Cat Chen – Skylar
Kristina Cole – Dollar Shave Club
Francisco Gimenez – eSalon
Gregg Renfrew – Beautycounter
Jesse Kreider – Ross Organic
Todd Shea – Aware Products | LA
Michael Garcia – Deloitte
Mark Riedel – Conkle, Kremer & Engel
Jen Atkin – OUAI Haircare
Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez – Youth To The People
Karissa Bodnar – Thrive Causemetics
Osher Netkin – artnaturals
Shannon and Glenn Dellimore – GLAMGLOW
David Olsen – Cos Bar

Inside this supplement:

Three Skincare Trends to Watch
Today’s beauty consumers seek natural, environmentally safe choices that produce results comparable to those with artificial ingredients. To meet this demand, three distinct trends will help shape the beauty market: Read More

USFIA Releases Fifth Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has released the fifth annual Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study, a survey of executives from nearly 30 leading fashion brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers, including… Read More

Athleisure Wear and Denim Can Co-Exist
Activewear or athleisure wear has been grabbing the apparel spotlight for the last several years, shadowing the all American classic, denim blue jeans. Denim designers and manufacturers took note that U.S. consumers — even the most fashionable ones… Read More