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Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path

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not only did the designers the LAFW SS17 presentations exhibited creativity in their designs, but also in their runway presentations. Rickyy Wong's presentation was an interactive presentation where models stepped onto the runway at the same time and the audience was invited to view the collection up close.
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
RICKYY WONG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

not only did the designers the LAFW SS17 presentations exhibited creativity in their designs, but also in their runway presentations. Rickyy Wong's presentation was an interactive presentation where models stepped onto the runway at the same time and the audience was invited to view the collection up close.

RICKYY WONG SS17
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
RICKYY WONG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Models walking to their assigned locations on slightly raised pedestals.

Source: Models walking to their assigned locations on slightly raised pedestals.
Rickyy Wong's SS17 collection was defined by clean, minimalist design and expert construction.
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
RICKYY WONG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Rickyy Wong's SS17 collection was defined by clean, minimalist design and expert construction.

RICKYY WONG SS17
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
RICKYY WONG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

The models changes positions and poses slightly at fixed intervals.

Source: The models changes positions and poses slightly at fixed intervals.
Superb structured tailoring and futuristic minimalist designs stand out in the Rickyy Wong SS17 collection.
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
RICKYY WONG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Superb structured tailoring and futuristic minimalist designs stand out in the Rickyy Wong SS17 collection.

RICKYY WONG SS17
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
RICKYY WONG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Although most of the collection was white, cream and pastels, RIckyy Wong did incorporate a couple pieces of bolder, more saturated colors in his SS17 collection.

Source: Although most of the collection was white, cream and pastels, RIckyy Wong did incorporate a couple pieces of bolder, more saturated colors in his SS17 collection.
Initially, the audience wasn't sure what to do, but then a few brave souls decided to venture onto the runway to check out the collection up close.
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
RICKYY WONG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Initially, the audience wasn't sure what to do, but then a few brave souls decided to venture onto the runway to check out the collection up close.

RICKYY WONG SS17
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
RICKYY WONG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Once the audience figured it out, the flood gates opened and they definitely tok advantage of the fact that they could get close and personal with the collection.

Source: Once the audience figured it out, the flood gates opened and they definitely tok advantage of the fact that they could get close and personal with the collection.
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CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura

Cindy Wei Zhang’s SS17 collection titled “Once Upon a Moment” featured dresses, pencil skirts, peplum blouses and a dress with bell-shaped sleeves.

Source: Cindy Wei Zhang’s SS17 collection titled “Once Upon a Moment” featured dresses, pencil skirts, peplum blouses and a dress with bell-shaped sleeves.
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura

CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura

CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura

CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura

CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura

CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura

CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Manny Llanura

CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Zhang said her label is a nod to women who are “confident and independent.”
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
CINDY WEI ZHANG SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Zhang said her label is a nod to women who are “confident and independent.”

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JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Jajaka Ivan Gunawan is a famous fashion brand from Indonesia is known for its fashionable and innovative youth collections.

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

The collection focused on bold prints and colors from traditional Indonesian patterns.
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

The collection focused on bold prints and colors from traditional Indonesian patterns.

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Having conquered Indonesia, Gunawan has his sights set on expanding to the US.
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
JAJAKA IVAN GUNAWAN SS17 | Photo Credit: Lowell Taylor

Having conquered Indonesia, Gunawan has his sights set on expanding to the US.

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The Irish Latina runway presentation was one of the most fun presentations we have seen in a long time.  The models walked out on the runway and just hung out, smiled at the audience and chilled like friends. Although it may not sound like much, it was incredibly refreshing and this writer found himself smiling along with the models.
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

The Irish Latina runway presentation was one of the most fun presentations we have seen in a long time. The models walked out on the runway and just hung out, smiled at the audience and chilled like friends. Although it may not sound like much, it was incredibly refreshing and this writer found himself smiling along with the models.

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

Rebecca Rivera, the creative force behind the fun and innovative Irish Latina brand.
Los Angeles Fashion Week – Forging A New Path
IRISH LATINA SS17| Photo Credit: Irish Latina Instagram

Rebecca Rivera, the creative force behind the fun and innovative Irish Latina brand.

When most people think LA Fashion Week, I am sure that the phrase avant garde is not the first thing to come to mind. However, if the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that the team behind fashion week is not afraid to extend their reach beyond the accepted fashion cannon and is building a reputation as the go-to for innovative, fresh designers. Showcasing brands over the past few years such as iiiMUAH, Ashton Michael and Rickyy Wong, it’s apparent that the burgeoning LA fashion scene is primed to break the mold for what a fashion week looks like.

This year the LAFW presentations for Rickyy Wong, Cindy Wei Zhang, Irish Latina and Jajaka Ivan Gunawan stood out as fresh talent poised to make an impact on future fashion trends.

Lowell Taylor

Lowell Taylor

Photographer/Writer

Lowell Taylor is an LA-based fashion photographer and writer with an affinity for the new and novel.

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