What to do in L.A. in December: Fashion launches, art, pop-ups

Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy

Aerial view of Luna Luna in Moorweide park. Hamburg, Germany, 1987. Photo: © Sabina Sarnitz. Courtesy Luna Luna, LLC

(Sabina Sarnitz / Luna Luna)

In 1987, an amusement park opened in Hamburg, West Germany, where all the rides and games were also contemporary art: a carousel by Keith Haring, a glass labyrinth by Roy Lichtenstein, a multicolored archway by Sonia Delaunay. The pieces were then stored and forgotten in shipping containers for 36 years. Astonishingly, the park has been reassembled at Ace Mission Studios in downtown L.A. Now open. 1601 E. 6th St., Los Angeles. lunaluna.com

Golf le Fleur* season two

In Tyler, the Creator’s universe, Lil Yachty, Maverick Carter and Anwar Carrots all pour out of the same school bus dressed in spring pastels from le Fleur*’s season two collection. The video look book, designed and directed by Tyler himself, shows models giving statements to a slightly out-of-frame police officer after their bus hit another car. The camera focuses in on the string of characters in their puffer jackets, the brand’s first-ever take on a cycling jersey, fur ushankas, berets, sweater vests and sport coats with matching trousers. In typical le Fleur* fashion, the clothes are whimsical and sharp. Select pieces available in stores December 9 and online December 13. golflefleur.com

Slauson Saturdays powered by Supervsn


Since October, Supervsn has been hosting a monthly party known as “Slauson Saturdays.” The free event takes place at the flagship store in Windsor Hills and features guest DJ sets, food and drink. December’s party will feature some holiday specials, including custom Supervsn gift wrapping and Santa’s Custom Embroidery Workshop. Saturday, Dec. 9. 4440 W. Slauson Ave. Flagship.

A photograph by Deanna Templeton featured in "Staring Into the Sun," a group show at Webber Gallery.
Photographs by Deanna Templeton (left/top) and Amina Cruz (right/bottom) featured in "Staring Into the Sun," a group show at Webber Gallery.

Photographs by Deanna Templeton (left/top) and Amina Cruz (right/bottom) featured in “Staring Into the Sun,” a group show at Webber Gallery. (Deanna Templeton; Amina Cruz)

A photograph by AJ Wilson featured in "Staring Into the Sun," a group show at Webber Gallery.

A photograph by AJ Wilson featured in “Staring Into the Sun,” a group show at Webber Gallery.

(AJ Wilson)

“Staring Into the Sun,” a group show curated and edited by Chantal Webber of Webber Gallery and Yudo Kurita of Comfort, opens at Webber Gallery December 8. Featuring the work of 30 L.A. photographers including Eddie Salinas, Nori Rasmussen-Martinez, Jess Cuevas, Carlos Jaramillo, Thalía Gochez and Deanna Templeton, the opening is from 6 to 10 p.m., with DJ sets by Passionfruit and Gem, followed by an after party at Soho Warehouse. 939 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. @webber_gallery

Fear of God and Adidas launch Athletics

Fear of God x Adidas campaign photo
Fear of God x Adidas campaign photo

After three years in the making, Fear of God Athletics has launched. The sports line hearkens back to late ’90s and early 2000s Adidas football gear — think thick stripes and oversize hoodies — with puffy jackets and track pants in earthy, gray tones. “My heart has always been in sports,” Jerry Lorenzo tells GQ. First drop now available. fearofgod.com

“Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight” at the Huntington

Betye Saar with “Drifting Toward Twilight,” 2023 (installation view).

Betye Saar with “Drifting Toward Twilight,” 2023 (installation view).

(The Huntington Library Art Museum and Botanical Gardens)

Betye Saar, “Drifting Toward Twilight,” 2023 (installation view).

Betye Saar, “Drifting Toward Twilight,” 2023 (installation view).

(The Huntington Library Art Museum and Botanical Gardens)

L.A. icon and artist Betye Saar has just unveiled a brand-new artwork that takes over an entire room at the Scott Galleries at the Huntington. The centerpiece is a wooden canoe, carrying various “passengers,” including birdcages, antlers and children’s chairs. The walls are bathed in blue and the floor is scattered with plants that Saar foraged from the surrounding gardens. Saar has invited us to drift and dream. On view through Nov. 30, 2025. Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. huntington.org

Hiro Clark opens in L.A.

You can now feel Hiro Clark’s soft cotton tanks and sweatpants for yourself at the brand’s first L.A. store. Look out for the Tom of Finland collab, sleek tees with desert plants in silhouette, and some items that are available exclusively in-store. Open now. 677 N. Berendo St., Los Angeles. hiroclark.com

L.A. Wonderland

In this art wonderland curated by L.A. brand Amor Prohibido, painters, fashion photographers and jewelry designers intermix in surprising and moving ways. Look out for works by Monica Zulema, Danie Cansino, Ally Rae, Maggi Simpkins and many more. Through Jan. 3. 2–3 Fair Gallery, 1800 Berkeley St., Unit B, Santa Monica.

grounds and H. Lorenzo Mens Holiday Pop-up

a model standing in front of a red wall wearing a gray trench coat and red grounds and H. Lorenzo shoes
grounds and H. Lorenzo product photo

The Tokyo shoe brand grounds has teamed up with H. Lorenzo Mens to host a holiday pop-up this month. If you’re looking for a fun pair of sneaks, grounds will have limited-edition colors of its signature, bubbly shoes. Also, the 13-foot sculpture of a “human-like creature” wearing the brand’s shoes seems worth seeing for spectacle alone. Dec. 8–26. 8700 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

“Tidawhitney Lek: Living Spaces” at Long Beach Museum of Art

"Happy Birthday, Again" by Tidawhitney Lek

“Happy Birthday, Again” by Tidawhitney Lek

(Tidawhitney Lek)

"Khmer New Year at Eldorado Park" by Tidawhitney Lek.

“Khmer New Year at Eldorado Park” by Tidawhitney Lek.

(Tidawhitney Lek)

In her first solo museum show, Long Beach-based artist Tidawhitney Lek paints a tender portrait of her city: moments of picnicking on the grass, celebrating a birthday, walking past dandelions on the sidewalk. Lek’s paintings are so layered that they have been likened to quilts — rich patchworks that remind viewers how much more there is to see. On view through Feb. 4, 2024. Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. lbma.org

Genny opens in Beverly Hills

Genny store in Beverly Hills

Genny store in Beverly Hills


Genny, the Italian womenswear brand, has opened its first U.S. store in Beverly Hills. Peruse elegant knitwear and glittery pants in the soothing new space built in white and champagne tones. Open now. 9536 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills. genny.com

Fred Segal and grantlove Holiday Pop-Up Shop

in-store view of the Fred Segal X grantLOVE pop up

It’s that time of year. Fred Segal and grantlove have a pop-up on Sunset Boulevard stocked with a cozy wintry assortment, including a new hoodie collaboration with A-Morir, throw blankets by Faribault Mill and candles by Amber Sakai. Open through January. 8500 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. fredsegal.com

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