Style Fashion Week, The Official Fashion Week of Los Angeles, presented three days of nonstop fashion at their new home, The Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Transforming the plaza into a floating runway with elevated seating platforms over the water and the sharp architecture of PDC as the backdrop, guest marveled at the one of a kind set up. Once the shows began, the experience only heightened. As the lights illuminated the runway and the music electrified the venue, the guests were transported into a fashion realm of art and craftsmanship.
Amongst the seventeen collections shown, the style ranged from classic sophistication to edgy rock glam, none of which disappointing. Opening up the week was HaleBob Fall/Winter 16 collection. This “Pre-Coachella” collection brought equal parts suede and prints for the perfect 70’s inspired runway. As each model emerged in their round-frame sunglasses and fringe detailing they embodied the 70’s era free spirit.
Continuing the fashion experience, Vietnamese designer Quyhn Paris took the runway to show her impeccable designs that ranged from the texturally intricate gowns to short, bold modern minis. Following was Franco Montoro’s collection which brought some heat to the runway with sheer paneling and exciting cutouts across his neutral palette. Opening up day two of Style Fashion Week were the Los Angeles trifecta; Mario De La Torre, Armature and Foxbait. Mario De La Torre brought minimalist chic to the runway with simple color palettes on sleek designs. Armature followed with cool girl glam in the form of mesh, hooded jackets and dangerously low cutouts. A rock and roll glam collection from Foxbait rounded out this trio. With a mix classic sophistication and edgy details, this collection showed crisp lines, wool outerwear and ripped stockings. The models wore bold rainboots that perfectly complemented the bright lipstick they sported for the ideal pop of color.
Bringing heat, confidence and sensuality to the runway the next few collections brought just that. The 8th Continent embodied the sun in the all gold swimwear line. CA-RIO-CA was sported on the runway by all male models who showcased the Rio-inspired line. Farah Angsana then brought tragic love, dark sensuality and imagination to the runway with her “Dark Angels” collection. As the models emerged as warriors with wings and headpieces they showed her intimate and intricately designed pieces.
Opening the final day of Style Fashion Week was a special premiere of TBS’s The Detour. As guests enjoyed the series pilot, stars of the show took the red carpet. Bringing youth, luxury and glamour to the runway, the next trio of designers presented their collections. Linda Gail presented her childrenswear collection. Fuschia Couture presented a colorful collection of athletic inspired jackets and bold dresses. Coral Castillo presented her all black “Glorious” collection to round out this trio. After a breathtaking aerial silks performance, the childrenswear line by Nancy Vuu took the runway, followed by the light and feminine collection I am Zoe. Closing out Style Fashion Week, top Chinese designer Helen Lee made her American debut with her Fall/Winter 16 collection. Progressing from deep maroon capes, diverse selections of fur outerwear, sleek all black ensembles, flowing white pieces and bold prints reminiscent of the Chinese culture, she brought urban Shanghai to the Los Angeles runway.
Style Fashion Week is ranked amongst the most beautiful and influential shows in New York and Los Angeles. Filling venues with 20,000+ guests each season, it has been attended by industry buyers, media, celebrities and influencers. With appearances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Janice Dickinson, Natalie Zea, Johnny Wujek, Chris Soules, Nick Viall, The Real Housewive of Beverly Hills and more, Style Fashion Week is proving to be the new go-to event for the fashion seasons, this is not an event you want to miss.