LA fashion week 2015 has exceeded my expectation in many ways. I have hand picked my favorite styles and moments to share with you all the top reasons it has been one of the best LA fashion week ever. From couture gowns, contemporary fashion, tribal, tropical, Egyptian and oriental styles, to men’s wear, swim wear, kids fashion, couture lingerie, hot dance, rap and opera, the versatility of designer styles and entertaining forms has made LA Fashion Week FW’15 a Phenomenal Feast.
1. Charity: use fashion to convey the message of “Do Good”
Style Fashion Week, the Official Fashion Week of Los Angeles raised awareness for fight against heart disease in women with a star studded Go Red Fashion Show, to benefit American Hearts Association. Celebrities such as Janice Dickinson (first super model), Carmit Bachar (Pussy Cat Dolls) along with her adorable daughter Keala and many other talents proudly walked the runway:
2 . Celebrity models and guests
LA Fashion Week has become a cultural phenomenon with acclaimed designers and celebrity attendance. Rapper 50 Cent attended Art Hearts Fashion watching his son Sire on the runway debuting with mother Daphne Joy:
Real House Wives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Venderpump hosted Style Fashion Week opening reception at her newly opened Pump restaurant in West Hollywood:
Real house wives of Orange County’s Gretchen Rossi walked the runway for New Orleans designer Pedram Pasha Taheri’s Pedram Couture Collection:
Bai Ling modeled and danced on the runway for designer Andrea Soriano at Style Fashion Week:
4. Nicole Miller Another headliner NY designer Nicole Miller, one of my previous client, also presented itself at Art Hearts Fashion. Let’s give it a toast as well:
6. Oriental + Egytpian fusion
While Philipino designer Cary Santiago’s embroidery work is more oriental with Buddha and temple print, the stunning head pieces looked more like an Egyptian King. I am a super fan of exotic styles. This feel of sacred mystery is absolutely a thriller to me.
7. Controversy+conceptual design
Finnish conceptual designer Antti Asplund brought his new collection HETEROPHOBIA (means ʼthe fear of the differentʼ; ‘no fear of the different we are all equal’) to US this spring. The collection speaks out for the equality of people regardless of attributes, appearances or opinions and takes a stance on supporting the equal marriage everywhere. European designers are well respected for merging fashion with art and quality craftsman work. HETEROPHOBIA is eccentric but refreshing with a unique story. Another outlier design I favors:
8. Tiki Oasis + Polynesia
Designer Koco Blaq takes you all the way to the tropical French Polynesia islands with dresses and swim wear in unique and colorful tiki prints. Needless to say, I am in love with these tribal masks
9. African style
Vibrant and wild African style is another top exotic beauty in my eye. Style fashion week dedicated a night to peace in Haiti and tribute to womanhood.
10. Futuristic + modern
Actress/model turned designer Coco Johnsen’s collection gives more of a futuristic feel. The tribal face paint and make up has drastically lifted the effect and made her designs look even more indispensable. Talented and young, Japanese designer Daiki Shimizu has taken North American fashion weeks by storm with his exquisite modern contemporary pieces.
11. Celebrity favorite punk style
Ashton Michael designed custom pieces for celebrities as diverse as Cher, Will.i.am, Usher, JLO, Chris Brown, Janelle Monae, Miguel, Ciara, and Pitbullhas. His designs appeared in Super Bowl, VMA’s, AMA’s and other award show videos.
Boy London was originally started by started by Stephane Raynorin 1976 with a vision to “make pop star clothing accessible not only to the rich and famous, but to the KIDS ALL OVER THE WORLD!”. Boy George, Elton John, Madonna, The Pet Shop Boys, many other media stars have worn the “BOY LONDON” look.
12. Mens fashion
Not to mention, LA Fashion Week got the twins:
14. Haute Couture Lingerie
Latrodectus By Kaila Methven, who has studied at one of the top french fashion school Esmod, is art + Gothic + couture. Her marvelous pieces are inspired by the Victorian era, showcasing a variety of couture bras, corsets, jackets and her signature piece the tutu tube skirt. The show was so eye catching that it has driven the night to the top.
15. Entertainment: hot dance, rappers and opera singer
Meet the talented designers:
It Girl Styles’ Elle at fashion week:
Photos by Nelson Shen, Art Hearts Fashion and Style Fashion Week
Fashion designers of my outfits:
Versace Jeans, Ted Baker London, Diane von Furstenberg,
7 for All Mankind, Elle Moss, One Teaspoon, Katharine Kidd, Clover Canyon, ASOS