With admittedly less kudos than New York but observably more sunshine and smile than Paris, LAFW is yapping at the heels of the fashion four like a dog on Californian heat this week, and I for one was more than happy to feed the proverbial pup by hosting the official Gala of (the O’Gara partnered) Los Angeles Fashion Week. 🐶🐶
With the Cali catwalks already underway as of Sunday 13th March, this weekend will see a handful of final designers showcase their AW16 collections to eagerly awaiting fashion fans up until Sunday 20th.
Now I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dreading being dressed in a sparkly ball gown or an Oscar-esq ensemble due to it being fashion + LA, but it actually proved to = quite an interesting and eclectic mix of designers that I was to chose my outfit from.
On the night I decided upon a simple navy dress with some interesting detail from emerging talent Toit Volant ( pronounced like “Trois – voll-awn” ) which I LOVED. Her pieces remind me of a slightly edgier version of upscale high street brand Cos. Another fashion favourite of mine.
Photo courtesy of M Benedict
Photo courtesy of http://www.toitvolant.com
Venue wise, the shindig took place at Columbia Square in Hollywood and attracted a healthy turn out of around 600 people and surrounded by human sculptures covered in silvery white makeup (with matching Mary Antoinette hair), I made my way to the runway inspired stage and got my hosting duties going.
Throughout the evening, I also had the pleasure of introducing to the stage, the very talented, “pop-alt” singer Eric Zayne, LA based singer song writer Danielle Livingston and super cool babe / Pharrell’s protege Ashley Maxine.
If you’re west coast or just interested in which designers are showing and when, head to www.LAFW.net