The new edition of Los Angeles Fashion Week, held in the heart of Hollywood, in two neighboring areas of NYA Studios, will feature 10 fashion shows and presentations, 7 round tables and master classes and 4 film screenings by N4XT Experiences, the body responsible for organizing the event. It is a rich program and much more attractive than the previous edition.
Although recipients and celebrities were rare, the press, which had previously somewhat downplayed the event, was there this year. As for the fashion show programme, a wide range of brands were highlighted, ranging from streetwear to luxury and upcycled fashion, many of which had already been presented and tested at New York Fashion Week.
“This new edition of LAFW is built on diversity, with a diverse selection of brands that appeal to everyone,” explains Noah Kozlowski, head of brand and creator relations at N4XT Experiences. Fashion Week is an exciting challenge that will take a little more time.”
In addition to the dance parade and message of peace initiated by the Imitation of Christ at the opening of Fashion Week, it ended fashion week with two important evenings, especially the anticipated Luis de Javier, supported by Riccardo Tisci, who came to present his spring collection. Summer 2024. It’s a perfectly crafted collection set to pulsating techno music, revealing the up-and-coming talent of the designer, who currently lives in London.
Another standout offering is the No Sesso brand, scheduled for Sunday evening at the end of Fashion Week. Two endless hour waits to discover the fashion of transgender designer Pia Davis and her assistant Autumn Randolph, the duo already seen at New York Fashion Week. The zombie-like creatures on stage look like they came out of a remix. Walking DeadIt highlighted the “no gender, no gender” fashion, in which only a few leather pieces, oversized coats and shorts, and short jacket sets aroused interest.
Gypsy Sport, a brand founded in New York in 2012 by Angeleno Rio Uribe, was already present at the last edition, arousing the public around a colorful and dynamic parade and a gallery of well-thought-out characters, from drag queen to rebel. by the gay rapper in abundant gold silk and other creatures in yellow ruffled dresses and sports jerseys. A lot Los Angeles.
Also well-oiled, the Demobaza machine, based in Bulgaria and helmed by the duo Demo and Tono, seduces another futuristic style with warlike and elegant silhouettes with a color palette inspired by distant forests. Demo, co-founder of Demobaza, said, “Los Angeles is an important market for our brand, we generate more than half of our sales from the Los Angeles area,” and continued: “In general, we love America and the ties we have established with it. It seemed natural to participate as a country.”
A regular at New York Fashion Week, Sergio Hudson’s fashion claimed luxury and glamor. red carpets, made its debut in Los Angeles. A live presentation in which models pose under giant camellias and peonies, accompanied by jazz music. Sergio Hudson, who aims to develop in Europe in the coming period, said, “The 2024 Spring capsule collection consists of lighter pieces and materials than ever before, revealing the magnificent side of women, inspired by the heat of summer and the elegance of the Hamptons.” year. “It’s a capsule whose release fits perfectly with the timing of LAFW. It’s not a traditional city like Los Angeles, Paris, London, New York or Milan. The difference is that it will evolve.”
Mix of effects and abundance of colors
Still a fashion show virgin, Claude Kameni, a Los Angeles-based designer of Cameroonian descent who is particularly known for dressing Janet Jackson or Kelly Rowland, introduced an impactful collection with a mix of African influences and couture, featuring vibrant colors and patterns. and keys street wear. The flamboyant, still youthful wardrobe of the twins of the Bruce Glen brand opens with a dress made of rainbow-coloured shirts and continues with a series of flashy suits that play with the association and overlap of patterns. eyes a little.
This LA Fashion Week, Consultation and the unveiling of the “City of Trees” collection highlighted the talent of Keith Herron and his concept of “high contemporary fashion.” An innocence-filled presentation that harkens back to the first models the designer created when he was 13 years old and shows the evolution of his creative process over the years. The latest season, titled “Technicolor” and presented in New York in September, presented a number of good ideas, such as velvet ball gowns, tweed suits with nun collars or embroidered denim suits.
Well put together by the organizing agency Chapter2, the second edition of the energetic LA Fashion Week had some nice surprises.
Lectures and roundtables, which were fully booked throughout the week, focused on the themes of ethical and environmentally conscious fashion, and the publication of the book was discussed at a meeting dedicated to hip-hop and jewelery organized by the De Beers group. ice cold Published by Taschen. A biblical study presented by its author Vikki Tobak about cutting-edge jewelers as well as Lillian Shalom and David Tamargo, founder of the Alligator Jesus brand, two references from the world of rap, hip-hop and music. red carpets.
Finally, many films were screened in the program: behind-the-scenes short films and feature films of the Sami Miro Vintage and Tombogo fashion shows. Fashion Reimagined Directed by Becky Hutner. The documentary film, which started production in 2017, traces the environmentally conscious transformation of British designer Amy Powney’s Mother of Pearl brand and tells the complex journey of a brand determined to produce cleanly. A film that will be shown in all fashion schools.
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