It’s the end of an era. Well, that may be a stretch, but hanging over the festivities for this season’s fashion shows in LA was the knowledge that the 5 year partnership between IMG and Smashbox Studios has come to an end.  Originally showing at two separate venues, the two combined in 2003 to produce one event that would showcase the talent of designers in the LA area. This has been extremely beneficial for denim designers, many of whom are based in LA.  As of now, whether LA Fashion Week will produce an event this upcoming March is up in the air. However, Dean and Davis Factor, great-grandsons of cosmetics giant Max Factor, who also have found success with their own line of cosmetics aptly called Smashbox, are determined to continue LA Fashion Week in a new location either in Hollywood or Downtown LA.