The Most Important Fashion Designers In L.A. 1.2
David Heil is the American fashion designer specializing in custom menswear who truly understands how to create a spectacularly cut suit. The Chief Executive Officer of David August, Inc. is known for a signature aesthetic: clean, modern, tailored lines and an almost fanatical and legendary attention to detail. He continues to scour the world to perfect his craft, seeking fabulous fabrics in Italy, learning how to sew a button correctly from master tailors on Savile Row and, a after discovering the best belt maker he had ever seen in El Paso, learned said skill firsthand. As David August heads towards its 25th anniversary, Heil continues to push the envelope beyond what’s expected from men’s fashion, offering business and formal wardrobes and a complete collection of casual elements, as well, to the likes of Chris Hemsworth and UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
Here comes the bride… and, more often than not, she’ll be wearing a Monique Lhuillier creation. This L.A.-based bridal and RTW designer’s creations have been worn by everyone from Blake Lively to Reese Witherspoon to First Lady Michelle Obama—women who are drawn to her unique, feminine and alluring, whimsical and playful, sophisticated and sexy aesthetic. Lhuillier, who most recently launched her first line of accessories, including footwear and bags, has some serious pedigree attached to her name: she was invited to be a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2003 and received the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2006.