Also Fashion Designers L’Enfant Terrible, Sania Josiah and Stella Proseyn Showcase their collections at Los Angeles Fashion Council’s LA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015.
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 marked the opening of the fashion designer’s version of Burning Man, the Los Angeles Fashion Week. It kicked off at the beautiful Maker City work spaces at 1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007.
The runner-up of the Open Runway was L’Enfant Terrible. Designer Halley Davis was on hand to offer some insight into the creation of her fabulous pieces. Originally from Wisconsin, Halley now resides in Long Beach where she lives with other like-minded artists. Her fashion has a certain unique aliveness which is sensed most specifically in the materials she chooses. One skirt in particular is white with a black undercoat. It is reminiscent of faux leather in detail, yet conversely carries a small feather feel. Striking and sensuous, it can be stroked and drawn on to create a unique design, your initials, a smiley face, or virtually anything. With a hippy-soul, Halley sees the remarkable connection between her fabrics, design and the flow of mixed mediums. Her friends are mainly musicians and you get a very rock-and-roll feel from the textures and intricate designs. To touch her creations is to strum a guitar for the first time; lovely, crazed, otherworldly, frenetic, and beyond hip.
Other designers featured were Sania Josiah, whose vibrant, tribal, fiercely strong designs remind you of a favorite vacation perhaps in Jamaica. Her models carried the designs with reverence and grace; in addition to bold strength. Even her choice of music was like a tropical breeze as the models sauntered down the runway. It was captured by the rich tones and confidence in the designs, fabrics, and her choice of models.
William Bradley presented some playful splashes of color which took me back to the peak of the 80’s New Wave music scene when groups such as Split Endz and Depeche Mode ruled the airwaves. The bold rainbow of colors was swathed across white canvas and it felt as though the runway had become an artist’s studio where the artwork suddenly burst into life.
The lovely designs of Stella Proseyn were delicately balanced between understated and bold. Her gowns are flowing and elegant, her blouses delicate, her ensembles ready for both an evening out or the boardroom. She deftly hits the mark for marketability.
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