Fashion

Pia Arrobio Doesn’t Play It Cool

To make it in fashion is a dicey proposition — a lot of talent, a lot of hard work, and, course, a healthy sprinkle of luck are all necessary ingredients. Pia Arrobio, head designer and founder of LPA, a label that looks made for '70s bombshells, makes it seem (almost) easy — except that she's very ...

House of Aama Fuses Southern Spirituality With African Roots

House of Aama, designed by mother-daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka, explores Southern Creole spirituality and African roots by tapping into the power innate within traditional African fabrics and southern dress. Henry, a former lawyer and trained seamstress, and Shabaka, a student at Pars ...

Designer Jill Aiko Yee Made a Uniform for the Creative Woman

In today’s fast-paced society, clothing suited for mobility, freedom and comfort is essential to the busy, working women. LA-based designer Jill Aiko Yee takes the time to sit down and talk with Cools, and take us through her journey from majoring in French and economics to designing the “uniform fo ...