Shade; Cey Adams; Jason Wu

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A model shows off the coral pink wool outfit with a silk lining designed by Oli Perez, a fashion student at Otis College of Art and Design. Perez’s class worked with designer Jason Wu for nine months. Photo by Avishay Artsy/KCRW

In sunkissed Los Angeles shade is a luxury. Reporter Sam Bloch explains why, and what needs to change for Mayor Eric Garcetti to plant 90,000 trees. The exhibition “Contact High” goes back to the early years of hip hop. Graffiti and graphic artist Cey Adams talks about a career shaped by that era. Jason Wu made a splash in fashion very young. Now he passes on lessons learned to students at Otis College of Art and Design, through a love for 1950s-era uniforms.