Los Angeles Fashion Council launches it’s first annual “Tee Off’ contest today. The contest is designed to both celebrate Los Angeles design and quintessential Cali-cool style in the t-shirt.
Southern California designers are invited to submit their Los Angeles inspired designs through a specially designed Facebook App, to be voted upon by the public, for a chance to their tee sent to production and sold through our ASOS Marketplace Boutique.
The winner/s will receive the profits of all sales plus our entire Fall Tee Collection. Submissions must be uploaded no later than August 30th and voting closes September 15th.
Winning designs will be available from October 10th, and launched at the LAFC Spring 2013 Collections.
To Enter or Vote: http://bit.ly/Py7GF9
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Our clothes are made to be worn in different occasions in multiple styles by utilizing the many stylized option – it can be worn to the office during the day, then easily transformed into an eveningwear; or to an opera night as a full length gown, and converted into a miniskirt dress for the cocktail party.
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It was a busy night but I managed to stop by a swanky, eccentric loft in Downtown LA where the Los Angeles Fashion Council Homecoming Event was held. I arrived a bit past 10 but it was still going on.
Root-top view of DTLA
I ran into TwoPointOh LA founder and blogger, Kelsi Smith. Speaking of which I should join ASAP! She looked amazing with the accented bright orange belt and as always rocking her smile.
I met Lindsey who is not only a photographer but a menswear designer. Isn’t she fabulous? Love the red lipstick!
NEON --> LOVE 'EM!!
Together we celebrated the designer’s return from London and enjoyed previews from: Kittinhawk, Jen Awad, Curly V, Sires Crown Eyewear, Alana Hale, Victor Wilde, Bijou Van Ness and Robynn Molino.
What: Los Angeles Fashion Council Homecoming Event
Where: 600 S. Spring St, PH11, Los Angeles, 90014
When: March 14th, 8pm-Midnight.
Red Lula Dress with Black Sequin Detail
Lace Two-Piece Peplum Blouse and Skirt
Grey Tweed Fleck 1940s Dress Coat
Photos by Vivien Killilea/WireImage
Last year I had a blast and will return again tonight to see the emerging talent, art, music and fashion all fused together creating a must-attend event.
“Tonight Project Ethos will unveil a fresh take on bringing exposure to participants and is set to launch the concept at their first Spring event. Partnering with powerhouse event producers Jin&Quinn who have composed events for The Black Eyed Peas, Blackberry, Ducati and more, this event will be an experience like no other for attendees.”
You can still attend while tickets are available and be the first to get a first look at the future of fashion, music and art. All mediums will debut in one room centralizing the excitement with a live musical performance from LA based Hyper Crush and live art installations from LabArt Gallery’s Sand-One, Jules Muck, and CYRCLE. The runway show will feature a dynamic group of designers including Danielle Pettee (Danielle the Dress Maker), Ermelinda Manos, Wen Guo (Boditecture), Melissa Velia (Melissa Velia), Janean Johnson (JaJo Couture), Regina Marie Woods (G. Marie), Edita Bandaryan (Edita Collection), Luis Mendoza & Yesica Medina (LUICA), Catherine Furio (Furio Apparel) and Johana Hernandez (GLAUDI by Johana Hernandez).
The diverse talent and action will all be captured on camera by ProjectEthos.tv for viewers worldwide.
“After holding events in cities throughout the west coast, we realized that our participants need more exposure than to what’s in their own back yard. ProjectEthos.tv is the answer.” Jason Peskin – Founder and C.E.O.
Following the Ethos fashion show will certainly be an experience in itself with hosts Jin&Quinn at the helm. The “event within an event” will feature a live performance from The Seems, DJs Ditgital and Taryn Manning, and a fashion show.
Purchase tickets –> http://projectethos.com/tickets-events/
Sunday March 13th at ACE Gallery on Wilshire at Concept LA Fashion Week was the location of Skingraft’s private press & media sneak peek at the dark, goth-luxe men’s and women’s collection. It was well represented by ebony shades, leathers, and feathers. The presentation encourages fashion fans to get in touch with their inner sexy by exploring a more covered up ensemble that incorporates edgy pieces and a skin-tight silhouette. One model had feathers on her leather jacket and it was reminiscent of Natalie Portman’s costume in Black Swan.
Each model had a carefully crafted head-piece that resembles a skunk that added an animalistic persona to the garments. Ultimately, Skingraft is a fall fashion collection that everyone should have a piece in their closet from. It will transform and ordinary outfit in to an extraordinary skin hugging ensemble and allow the canvas to channel one’s inner rebel.
Purchase Skingraft at:
Skingraft Los Angeles
Church Los Angeles
H. Lorenzo Los Angeles
E.P.I.C. Los Angeles
Forgotten Saints Los Angeles
Whitney Port @ Directives West LA 2011
Do you remember her from The Hills? We’re referring to Whitney Port, starlet of the MTV hit The City. Whitney Port opened the show at the third annual Directive West LA 2011 this past Monday with her eccentric new line Whitney Eve. It was a major success especially with its sunny southern California flair and sassy attitude.
Many of the garments had a triangular, checkered ethnic print on them that set the line apart from the others. Whitney also included a wrap around royal blue, sea-foam blue, navy and mint green dress, probably inspired from her job at Diane Von Furstenberg, coincidence, I think not. Many of her garments evoked a girly persona and are perfect for the Los Angeles market.
Overall, it was a delight to watch her designs come down the runway & like most, can’t wait to see more fashion from her.
March 15th, at Skybar in the Mondrian Hotel, French Tuesdays partnered with designer Nathanaelle to present her secondary couture line to LA’s attendees. The roof-top pool was the platform where the designs were presented to a semi-formally outfitted crowd. The assortment of suit-like pieces were channeling Jackie O and at the same time felt like a memorable trip down the early 60’s era and now & then the 20’s.
One of my favorite looks was a body hugging white minky-dot fabric dress trimmed in black lace, falling right above the knee with a matching cropped coat. It was as you would expect elegant and had a tailored appeal. Another favored piece was a champagne colored simple cotton wrap-around dress also with lace fabric.
Several of the dresses were reminiscent of Gala attire or executive wear. The collection would especially appeal to women in search of a tailored look that would add a sense of professionalism to their wardrobe. The approving crowd applauded when the model entered the runway in the ‘wow’ piece from the collection, being a chiffon white long evening gown with embroidery around the chest. It easily stole the attention of everyone and left a virtuous impression.
Nathanaelle Couture presented garments that were both theatrical and practical with a very feminine touch. To think this was put together by a very talented 23 year-old is mind-blowing but then again she did design her first collection at the youthful age of 12.