This week the Los Angeles Fashion Council kicked off it’s two-day event of fashion shows featuring Los Angeles based designers. All the fashion companies showing their collections design and manufacture everything here in the city of angels. I love the fact that these designers have made the effort to create their clothing locally and many have gone a step further by using sustainable fabrics as well. None of that would matter if the clothes were boring or poorly designed, but there was a lot to covet walking down the runway this week. Here are a few photos of the fashion shows for your viewing pleasure.
Spring/Summer 2014 Collections by Los Angeles Based Fashion Designers, Day One
Above is a two piece ensemble from Linden. This socially conscious collection by Jennifer Lynn includes repurposed, vintage, recycled, and sustainable materials.
Below the crowd looks on while models strut by in casual chic knits by Inka Sherman, head designer and owner of ISM Mode. The collection features her signature dye techniques, natural fibers and sustainable fabrics.
My favorite pieces from the first day were the elegant bohemian paisley printed maxi dresses by Odylyne. Known for her diaphanous maxi dresses, the collection featured beautiful prints and sheer fabrics inspired by Indian and Moroccan culture.
To see all of the clothes from the first day’s line up, please click here.
Spring/Summer 2014 Collections, Day Two
I enjoyed all the collections presented at the two-day event, but the design house that makes clothes I would really love to wear has to be The Bohemian Society. The clothes were edgy and cool but still very wearable. Like other designers at the event they use repurposed fabrics like parachute silk in their clothing. A large collection of both mens and women’s wear traveled down the catwalk but the high waisted A-line suede skirt below really stood out for me. I can’t tell you how much I’d like to own it.
The final collection was by Los Angeles designer Katharine Kidd. She mixed neon with grey and black. Personally I loved the trumpet skirts.
To see all of the outfits on the runway from day 2, please click here.
Earlier this year I was fortunate to see the fall/winter collections from many of the same designers. That show was held in downtown L.A. but this time the runway was on view and open to the sky at a local outdoor shopping mall, The Grove. I cannot tell you what a treat it was to spend two days sitting by the catwalk, chatting up fellow fashionistas and checking out the attendees chic outfits, hair, and makeup. It was inspirational.
See anything you love?