Los Angeles Fashion Week NYFW FW18
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Los Angeles Fashion Week
Kentaro Kameyama, Japanese born designer wowed the crowd at opening night of Los Angeles Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion with a poetic dreamy vibe. He told a beautiful story, from overly exaggerated puffy sleeves and skirts to dreamy silhouettes. Kentaro also debut his first ever Men’s collection on the runway and left us with an itch for more.
Fernando Alberto Atelier, continuing with the family legacy brought the “DIVINE” to this year’s show. Elegantly glittering gowns & jumpsuits were paired with his new accessories line Danilo’s Fine Leather. Printed graphics of religious entities were on display in some of the most beautifully detailed pieces. This collection embodied a rich sophisticated feel and brought us timeless pieces.
Couture designer Candice Cuoco brought the heat with her “Belladonna” collection. Show stopping seductive black and red leather pieces rocked the runway invoking the provocative and strength of a woman. Belladonna took us from belle sleeve floral wrap coats to a highly coveted wooden corset that’s to die for. Models donned a bold dark lip and an overly exaggerated smokey eye to pull the looks all together.
One of the last designers of the night was Columbian Designer Nathalia Gaviria. Nathalia’s known for her fun and edgy pieces, the collection opened up with oversized coats beautifully stitched together with intricate designs. Layered pieces with a mix of fabrics, trims and embellishments gave us a chic esthetic. One of the boldest was a two pieced gold goddess gown with trim on the sleeves adorned with a beautiful golden headpiece.
Day one ended with a surprise runway show, featuring a collaboration between art creative Domingo Zapata and designer Agatha Ruiz De La Prada from Spain. Attendees were treated to one of a kind pieces with a powerful artistic blend of graffiti and media on display down the runway. To kick start the show they had a performance of a popular dance in Spain called “Zapateado” and it set the tone for models who hit the runway in pulled back pony tails with with subtle hints of makeup.
Czarina collection featured bohemian kaftans, dresses and swimwear in vibrant colors and prints. These pieces are wearable for any size and can take you from the beach to an evening out. Luxurious crystals were used to exacerbate the necklines. The models’ bouncy beach wavy hair and oversized earrings were a perfect complement to the line. The last four yellow showstopper pieces were a perfect ending.
Jonathan Marc Stein a young designer with an artistic eye for design showcased unique shapes, color combinations, and the most mouth dropping evening pieces. The collection featured both woman and menswear. The show started with with ready to wear pieces that one can easily mix and match and then transitioned to evening wear. The show was closed with a deep purple evening gown with the most intricate sleeve design.
2Eros, Australian brand designed by Jason Hoeung featured swimwear, body wear and activewear with clean cut and high quality design. The show primary showcased swimwear in tropical prints and solid soft greys with belted waistline and body wear in different color combinations. The models were wearing double ring brand logo necklaces. The show did not disappoint.
Nazia Rahman displayed her ‘Rythm of Pastel and Glitter’ Collection at Los Angeles fashion week powered by Art Hearts Fashion. The young and fresh designer pulls from her background as an artist and uses art and culture as her inspiration. Her own culture is beautifully evident in each piece. The designer sought to create a collection for high tea party wear. Her use of cool pastels and shimmering sequins with definitely be the highlight of tea talk.
From the onset of the music to the added accessories, the Danny Nguyen show at Los Angeles Fashion Week embodied the essence of cool. Everything about the presentation, down to the center of it all the garments themselves, carried a worldly and refined spirit. This collection reflected Nguyen’s background in skillful tailoring and his ability to leave his impression through the finest details.
Willfredo Gerardo captivated the audience at Los Angeles Fashion Week. The designer displayed a variety of textures and fabrics. Every piece carried its own personality. The collection carried sensuality and elegance like no other. Plunging necklines, sheer fabrics, and soft flowing gowns were a few of the statement details.
Daniel Bohbot, creator of Hale Bob opened up night 3 with elegant women’s wear that consisted of delicate silk floral prints, colorful flowing fabrics and glittering textures. From layered floral wrap dresses, and an aqua colored sparkly two piece track suit that would make any woman feel confident and chic. Hale Bob continues to create a wide selection of printed and stand out separates that can easily enhance any woman’s wardrobe.
Siwy Denim opened up the 2nd half of day 3 with a denim lovers dream runway! Everything from distress denim separates, bedazzled biker jackets paired with cotton siwy tshirts all vintage inspired with a playful, yet sexy edge. A denim jacket with accent pearls of various sizes were intricately placed displaying a softer side to denim. A burgundy two piece jumpsuit was adorned with a same toned fur jacket exuberating street chic.
Up next was artist and designer Dan Richters, who took us on a whimsical journey down the runway with intricately designed body hugging dresses adorned with harnesses that reflected the image of a face. His artistic and love for mythology & fantasy were on clear display in this collection. Every piece had some sheerness and a touch of metallic embellishments to adorn the female silhouette.
One of the most anticipated shows of the night was designer Saiyd Muhammed with couture clothing Burning Guitars Inc. Teaching us how to dress like a rockstar, this collection was a mix of prints and graphics patched together so well and with such detail, all one of a kind pieces. Graphics ranged from cartoon characters the “Rugrats” to the “Star Wars” Logo and many, many more. Bomber jackets, dresses and separates were a few of the styles presented. Musical performances by Burning Guitars, Nikko London and Smiley Jones.
Lulu Harazin collection brings you into a modern experience. To start off the music connected with the feminine designs that were created. These designs were luxurious and simplistic, really portraying femininity. The fabrics used flowed throughout the runway and the lighting hit the detailed beading and stones on these garments nicely. The models knew how to express these looks correctly therefore creating an experience for the crowd.
Melissa Mercedes combined both of her passions on the runway. She focuses on creating looks that make you look and feel great and these models were strutting down the runway ruling these looks. Her collection was bold and dark creating an empowering message to fashion and the art this passion can create.
Diana Couture’s collection was very innovative, every single garment that walked down the runway was designed with so much detail grabbing the audience’s attention. All these designs were very unique in the way it contoured the body. Her collection was overall a big statement and peaked interest throughout the entire show.
Mexican designer Benito Santos brought us a strong collection with a tasteful palette of pastel pink and blue, glittering black, to off whites. Models wore tops that were sheer black with geometric pastel colored shapes paired with mermaid skirts. Coats and shawls displayed intricate details of small flower appliques and a white and black trimmed belt to cinch the waist. Benito’s attention to the woman’s silhouette is on display on the runway. Sleek ponytails and soft makeup pulled the looks together.
Arzamendi Style brought an alluring dark fantasy to the fifth day of Los Angeles Fashion Week. The enchanting flowy floral designs mixed with modern dark patterns created a type of mystery leaving the people wanting to know the answers too . These beautiful designs will put you into another world.
The Rene’ Tyler collection brings feisty and chic to a whole other level. The models rocked it on the runway that evening showing this collection off to the fullest. This collection started off with a beautiful glittery black outfit with a plunging neckline that resembled the night sky strutting down the runway. It ended in a purple dress adorned with glitter accents and purple floral patterns any bride would love to have at her wedding.
Charles and Ron wowed us with their bright and colorful collection. They are known in the industry for their blend of contemporary and Mediterranean style. They did not disappoint in this collection showing men and women in beautiful bold outfits. Not only did the clothes speak out but so did the accessories. Many of these outfits showed off bags that could walk the runway themselves.
A surprise runway show by Mondo Guerra sealed the night with his innovative style and bold prints. Models walked down the runway with declarations like “Acceptance”, “Dreamer”, “Truth” and “Fierce”. It wouldn’t be a Mondo show without a display of his colorful esthetic and his artistic vision in every piece. A two toned men’s coat with one side displaying a neon green tip on the sleeve and bottom of the coat was one of the most unique pieces . This coat was paired with floral trousers, a vest, bow tie and printed dress shirt.
Sue Wong steals the show at Los Angeles Fashion Week. “I represent the eternal feminine,” the designer shares with the audience. Her designs displayed over the top intricate detailing and an array of textures. Models strutted the runway adorned in remarkable headpieces. Vintage inspirations were seen throughout the collection from various time periods, from 1920s flappers to chinese empresses. The designer was honored with a lifetime achievement award from Art Hearts Fashion for her 50 years of dedication to the design industry.
Kenneth Barlis opens day 5 of LA Fashion Week with looks that you once thought only existed in fairytales. The young designer displayed looks for both men and women that were fit for kings and queens alike. Gowns, capes, and jackets were all adorned with gems, sparkles, and jewel tones, making the collection a treasure trove to say the least. The stunning display of princess dresses and ornate crowns led the audience on a magical journey down the runway.
Madame Adassa merges Medieval royalty with a chic attitude for her S/S 18 collection during LA Fashion Week. Flowy dresses and voluminous sleeves were some of the details throughout the show, along with shimmering gold and royal blue textiles that were truly fit for a queen.
Designer Ricky Lindsay unveils ethereal and organic forms at LA Fashion Week. Garments constructed of soft-toned tulle, draped over the models gave the audience a scene of pastel goddesses floating down the runway. Gathered detailing, billowing gowns, and sheer ruffles propelled the light vibe of these artistic motifs into the audience.
Dunyah brought its alternative streetwear to the pavement of Los Angeles for Fashion Week with a collection composed of strong textures, functional layers, and trendy prints. Looks included joggers and track suits in a marbled gray print, citing the surroundings of the “concrete jungle” it thrives in. A pallet of black and grey were prominent through the collection of this high-end rendition of street attire.
Designer, founder and president of Art Hearts Fashion Erik Rosete closed the week with his label Mister Triple X. The collection titled “World War X” opened up with celebrity tattoo model Jimmy Q walking down the runway with Chewbacca the french bulldog rocking a fur collared leather sweater. Military themed hats & coats, velvet bomber jackets, leather racer jackets were all embellished with metallic spikes, patches and strategically placed zippers to accentuate the body. This collection gave us a strong military inspired vibe with an edgy twist. The show featured Miss Costa Rica Karina Ramos, The Castillo Twins, Fitness Model Parker Egerton, and celebrity guest models Brendan Gibbons, Iggy, Miss Philippines USA Jazlynn Dizon, Antoni Bialy, Daniel James, Andrew Biernat, and more for a sexy grand finale to fashion week.
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