Style Fashion Week LA Returns to Rock the Runway in their 5th Season of Fashion events at Vibiana set March 11-15, 2013
March 8th, 2013 (LOS ANGELES)– This March, Style Fashion Week LA is back with their highly anticipated, 5th season of fashion events and designer showcases. Since inception, Style Fashion Week LA has become widely respected and influential in the Los Angeles fashion scene. The upcoming fashion week will be held at the landmark Cathedral, Vibiana, in downtown Los Angeles. This exquisite cathedral provides an elegant backdrop for the year’s most stunning runway shows. This season will feature the coveted collections of both international and national designers as well as showcase the freshest looks from talented emerging artists. The 5-day event, March 11th-15th, will include musical entertainment, live performances, and lifestyle exhibits. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails and designer showcases throughout the week in the spacious VIP courtyard lounge hosted by the Crocker Club.
Style Fashion Week LA is excited to announce their partnership with the Luxe City Center Hotel, located in downtown Los Angeles. This luxury hotel will host Style Fashion Week’s opening reception on Sunday, March 10th. Guests of this exclusive event will celebrate the kickoff of fashion week by enjoying specialty cocktails and previewing select pieces from the week’s upcoming designer shows.
Fashion week hits the runway in style on Monday, March 11th, with opening collections by talented Latin-American designers. Mexican designer, Gregorio Sanchez, will debut his new brand, the GREGORIO SANCHEZ COLLECTION. With over fifteen years of experience, Gregorio Sanchez, is known for his impeccable style and eye-catching, fashion-forward ensembles. His chic creations set the standard for design and craftsmanship and have amassed a devoted following across countries. Ina Soltani’s F/W 2013 collection will highlight the signature details that have defined the designer’s confident style from the beginning. Extraordinary leather accents dominate this sophisticated new collection. Her designs are strongly inspired by the dramatic narratives of artisan traditions and express deep appreciation for arts and culture. Ina Soltani’s glamorous pieces have been worn by Hollywood A-listers like Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez. Talented, Columbian designer, Claudia Gonzalez Pruitt, will showcase her unique brand Beso Moda in Monday’s collective show. Beso Moda reflects the style of the modern woman. Pruitt’s extensive training in fashion and textiles has influenced her unique sensibility.
Tuesday, March 12th-The second day of fashion week will be hosted by LA’s popular store, Brigade LA. With their eclectic mix of designer brands, Brigade LA is driving downtown fashion into the future. Doors will open at 5:00 P.M. for the Brigade LA designer showcase at 6:30 P.M. Tuesday’s 7:30 P.M. show will feature the contemporary women’s boho chic collection by XCVI. Using versatile fabrics and thoughtful styling, XCVI fashions clothing for women who believe in style, without sacrificing the luxury of comfort.
Tuesday evening will showcase a collective show with Paulie Gibson, Civil Society, and Rudsak. Since 2009, Paulie Gibson designs have graced the glossies, runways, and award ceremonies of the fashion elite. This expertly trained designer creates pieces that reflect opposing forces and concepts. Paulie Gibson’s 2013 collection ‘Blueprint’ will be his largest, most impressive collection to date, promising to be both cutting-edge and unexpected. Founded in 2007 by fashion designer Brad Schwartz, Civil Society is a brand that occupies a unique place in the landscape of American and European design. Civil Society’s Fall/Winter 2013 design inspiration This season was inspired by the “Urban Lumberjack”. We are breaking the boundaries between the classic English country gentleman and the great American outdoorsman while infusing a downtown edge. We achieved this by merging vintage and modern silhouettes and fabrics, resulting in a collection that delivers a casual yet tailored look.
Several additional designers will round out Tuesday’s night of events, showcasing their latest collections on the runway.
Wednesday, March 13th- Style Fashion Week presents their first ever runway shows featuring lines specially designed for kids and young adults. Hollywood Doll, the breakout line by Pussycat Doll singer, Kaya Jones, will make its runway debut at 6:30 P.M. Hollywood Doll is the collaboration of Jones and Heatherette co-founder, Traver Rains. The whimsical style is designed to inspire young girls to express their individuality and encourage self-confidence. Guests of the show will be treated to a special performance by Kaya Jones herself, singing a song off her new album. Following Hollywood Doll is trendy, bohemian girl’s line Frankie & Sue. Based out of LA, Frankie & Sue is designed and owned by two graduates of the Fashion Institute of technology New York. The collection ranges from 2-8 yr and is driven by its prints and trendy silhouettes. Frankie & Sue prides itself on being 100% made in the USA. They offer clothing that appeals to both the edgy tomboy and polished girly-girl. New York based children’s label es + es will close Wednesday’s group show. This luxury fashion brand is bringing style to young fashionistas, sizes 4-10. Made in the USA, es + es products use the highest quality materials and sustainable textiles. es + es provides the high-end style that keeps their clients coming back for more.
Style Fashion Week LA is thrilled to announce the returning shows of designers, Quynh Paris and Ash Haute Couture on Wednesday evening. International designer, Nguyễn Quỳnh Nhu, creator of Quynh Paris, will take over the runway at 7:30 P.M. The vibrant pieces of Quynh Paris exude a playful energy while experimenting with the structure of classic design. Elaborate embellishments evoke a sense of grandeur in her collections. The shows this evening will also feature Mumbai based, Ash Haute Couture’s luxury line of women’s wear. Impeccable workmanship and intricate hand embroidery enliven the feminine silhouettes of the collection. Combining western style with eastern influences, Ash Haute Couture has created a timeless style of class and elegance. Designer Pia Gladys Perey joins Style Fashion Week this season with a collection expressing a sense of mature femininity. The ultimate sophistication lies in her design’s subtle sexiness and elegant simplicity. Her designs are able to draw the eye and compliment a woman’s curves without appearing revealing or risqué. She has designed jumpsuits whose playful drape and color are exciting and flirty while still maintaining an element of class and poise.
Thursday, March 14th welcomes the 6:30 P.M. combined show by Linden and Madisonpark Collective. Locally designed and manufactured womenswear label, Linden, looks forward to the upcoming fall 2013 shows with the ‘Wind-Up Bird Collection’, inspired by the Haruki Marukami novel “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”. The capsule collection references the complicated story of the book, but, as always, maintains wearability with flattering silhouettes and a mixture of hard and soft textures. Guests can look forward to separates, dresses, and outwear with unique combinations of materials ranging from gauzy cottons to structured leather.
Designer Trey Alligood III will close the 6:30 show with Madisonpark Collective. He will be debuting his much anticipated women’s and men’s fall 2013 collection at Style Fashion Week. The collection focuses on timeless silhouettes with beautiful fabrics including selvage denim, stretch selvage denim, 100% organic cotton, re-claimed cotton, canvas, cashmere and lambskin leather. He has stayed true to what he does best and that is offering exceptional quality with sophisticated originality. Alligood uses beautiful fabrics from Japan with eco-friendly washes, a stunning color pallet, and insane trims taking this brand to another level. As always the small hand crafted details in the collection are incredible and everything is made right here in Los Angeles California! If you have seen this show the past two seasons you know they have something up there sleeve you don’t want to miss!
Thursday evening at 8:30 P.M., Style Fashion Week LA and Fashion Hope will present the Go Red for Women Celebrity Red Dress Fashion Show, benefiting the American Heart Association. This special fashion event is dedicated to raise awareness for the Go Red Movement, and to build support for the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease. Since its inception in 2004, the Go Red For Women movement has been spreading awareness about the risks of heart disease and helping women live healthier lives. Support by strong and powerful female voices gives the movement the ability to continue its important and necessary work. Our Celebrity Red Dress Fashion Show will feature 15 celebrities walking our runway in stunning red designer gowns. The event will be hosted by celebrity stylist Anya Sarre. Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters, known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessories. While Sarre is most known for her popular television appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and Rachael Ray, Sarre’s designs, tips, and accessories have been featured in the pages of Genlux, Daily Variety, OK!, US Weekly, and Life & Style, among others. Born and raised in California, Sarre embodies a unique flare for fashion positioning her as one of the most sought after stylists in Hollywood.
Style Fashion Week LA has partnered with Fashion Hope to present the Go Red for Women Celebrity Dress Show. Since May 2011, Fashion Hope has been using the fashion industry as a vehicle to build awareness and raise funds in the fight against human trafficking. With the involvement of fashion press, celebrities, designers, boutiques, and fashion professionals, Fashion Hope is able to educate a wide audience on this atrocity. They partner with Non-Governmental Organizations working on the forefront, rescuing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking.
CAILYN Cosmetics will provide makeup for Thursday’s Go Red Dress Show. As a trendsetter in the cosmetics industry, CAILYN delivers their high quality products throughout the US and internationally. CAILYN is praised for their state-of-the-art technology and years of experience producing all natural products for high-end spas and salons.
Ticket proceeds for the Go Red for Women Dress Show will go to support the American Heart Association, and can be purchased online at www.stylefashionweek.com.
Fashion Week’s finale on Friday, March 15th, will be presented by LA showroom, StylePR. The grand finale collective show will feature the stunning designers, ROXANNE NIKKI, Bryan Hearns, and Michael Cinco, it will be hosted by Fashion Stylist and Fashion expert Ugo Mozie & Daver Campbell. Canadian designer, Roxanne Nikki will open the show with a new collection from her namesake brand, ROXANNE NIKKI. ROXANNE NIKKI has been featured in blockbuster films and is popular among high-profile celebrities and musicians. Her menswear has been worn by music icons like R.E.M front man, Michael Stipe, and her womenswear has been seen on mega-stars like Carmen Electra, Christina Milian, and Nicki Minaj. ROXANNE NIKKI is based out of Vancouver, where the label continues to evolve, pushing the envelope of innovation.
Next, the grit of the street and glamour of the runway come together in the trained hands of designer, Bryan Hearns. By pairing opposite forms and textures, California native, Bryan Hearns, is able to soften his dramatic lines and create ensembles that are thematically layered. His pieces appear inspired by everything from military authoritarianism to classic prep attire. His style exudes a sexiness in its unexpected and uninhibited design choices.
Friday’s grand finale will come to a close with the new collection by Michael Cinco. This Dubai-based, Filipino designer, draws inspiration from the classic glamour of Hollywood starlets like Grace Kelly and Marlene Dietrich. Cinco has partnered with Swarovski Crystals, creating stunning bridal couture creations that captivate his devoted clients and followers. The immaculate detailing and exquisite ornamentation of Michael Cinco’s designs tell a story of strength through an armor of adornment. Fine embellishments are met with equally dramatic drape, structure, and pattern. Britney Spears recently wore a jaw-dropping black sequined gown by Michael Cinco to the 2013 Elton John Oscar party.
Closing night, the courtyard lounge will debut a dual installation by the Rampant Fashion Cooperative and House of Devali. Each of these designer brands will showcase 10 looks from their new collections for fashion week guests.
Friday evening guests will gather at DRAI’S Hollywood for a blowout celebration of the week’s phenomenal fashion events. This official afterparty will be hosted by the stunning Kim Porter. From 10 P.M- 2 A.M fashion week guests can enjoy this premier elegant LA hotspot. The night promises to be full of toasts, dancing, and music, and may even see an appearance of Kim Porter’s husband, music icon Puff Daddy.
Throughout the week, California jewelry maker, Sara Horne, will showcase her jewelry collection for guests in the courtyard lounge. Based out of Venice, CA, Sara Horne has a real appreciation for the California lifestyle and environment around her. She crafts her designs using unexpected and innovative materials, often those found in her travels around the beach city. Celebrities like Amanda Seyfried and Adrian Grenier adore Sara Horne’s unique one of kind pieces. The artistic sensitivity and intimacy in Sara Horne Jewelry brings out the personal style of everyone that wears her designs.
LA’s BLOOM Showroom will feature 5 accessory designers Monday through Friday in a courtyard showcase. Launched in 2011 by Jennifer Derner, BLOOM Showroom is dedicated to promoting and gaining exposure for their talented designers. Their inclusive method, handling all aspects of business, from distribution to publicity, allows BLOOM to fully support new talent, bringing new collections to eager audiences across the country. During the week, BLOOM will present the stunning jewelry collections of Casalinda Studio, Jolica Horizontal Something Charming, and Lila Clare Jewelry.
Returning sponsor, VoCe Haircare, will have their team of professional stylists backstage collaborating with designers to create specific looks for each collection. These trusted beauty specialists will style unique hair trends using VoCe Hair Care products infused with energizing, refreshing fragrances, and advanced formulas that deliver superior performance and flawless results.
This season’s official makeup sponsor, MANNA Kadar cosmetics, will create unique and long lasting looks for the runway. Their line of specially formulated products is enriched to provide flawless effects with intense all day staying power. The multi-beneficial cosmetics are designed to enhance every woman’s natural beauty.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro is proud to be the official beer sponsor of this year’s Style Fashion Week LA. Peroni has a strong history within the fashion industry, sponsoring major fashion events internationally and partnering with both world-renowned designers and emerging talent. This unique relationship between Peroni and the fashion world has helped earn Peroni the reputation of being “The World’s Most Stylish Beer”.
Fashion Week welcomes official sponsor Le Diabolo Beverage Company. Inspired by the iconic French beverage, Le Diabolo, Diabolo Beverage Company makes a unique spin on the classic with its collection of lightly carbonated beverages in all natural flavors that are delicious without the guilt. Diabolo brings sophistication and refreshment to any day at the beach, weekend party or evening downtown. Diabolo is great on its own or as mixers in classic and exotic cocktails.
Fashion television network, RUNWAY TV, joins SFW this season as an official media sponsor. RUNWAY TV takes the high quality, fashion content of RUNWAY magazine on screen. The much anticipated network will feature exquisite fashion shows, celebrity interviews, and breakthrough reality programs.
Official hotel sponsor, Luxe City Center Hotel, is the premier hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The hotel’s first-class amenities and exceptional service make this the perfect stay for business and leisure travelers alike. The elegant atmosphere of Luxe City Center Hotel offers a sophisticated experience, and with landmarks and attractions nearby, guests are never far from entertainment.
Founded by Kuo Yang, fashion week printing sponsor, OneOne77 Creative Studio, provides design services from a very small and intimate collective of designers, programmers and creative individuals. With design, multi-media, and printing services, OneOne77 Creative Studio offers businesses quality they trust.
During the week Monday-Thursday, official after-parties for Style Fashion Week will be held at SPiN Standard at The Standard, Downtown LA. A vibrant addition to downtown nightlife in addition to an Olympic caliber athletic facility, SPiN Standard is Los Angeles’ first full-service ping-pong social club. With weekly parties like “The Dirty Dozen” & “Glow in the Dark Ping Pong”, SPiN Standard is a go-to for everyone that enjoys a heated game of ping-pong and a cool, refreshing cocktail.
Style Fashion Week LA. enjoys increasing success and growth thanks to the continual support of their wonderful sponsors. This season a special thanks goes to SmartScarf, Hint Water, Monster Energy, Naked Juice, Apparel News, Sticky Candy, Urth Caffe, and Crossroads Trading Company.
Sources: Style Fashion Week LA/Bubblefish Media
On Friday, March 18, 2011 The Gallery Los Angeles presented the L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, CA. Mikey Koffman, founder of The Gallery Los Angeles openned the night by welcoming every one to the event.
Actor Erik Estrada, with his wife Nanette Mirkovich & daughter Francesca were some of the celebrities the attended the red carpet and fashion show. Singer K’Sandra performed and then followed by featured designs from Denim of Virtue, Laguna Beach Jeans Co., Dotrine Jeans, Adiktion and XCVI.
The event started from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at The Sunset Gower Studios located at 1438 North Gower Street, Hollywood, California 90028. This year L.A. Fashion Weekend was only two days showcasing Fall and Winter 2011 designs.
For last year coverage which featured singer Christina Milian performance and her own C.Milian Eyewear line, click on LA Fashion Weekend 2010.
About Erik Estrada: Henry Enrique “Erik” Estrada (born March 16, 1949) is an American actor, known for his co-starring lead role in the 1977–1983 United States police television series CHiPs. He later became known for his work in Spanish language telenovelas, and in more recent years, his appearances in reality television shows and infomercials and as a regular voice on the Cartoon Network show Sealab 2021.
About The Gallery Los Angeles: Was founded by Mikey Koffman and The Gallery Los Angeles is a full service marketing and event production company located in the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles . With a focus on sustainability and giving back to the community at large, The Gallery Los Angeles utilizes a carbon offset program and works closely with numerous non profit organizations. For more information visit http://www.thegalleryla.com & http://www.losangelesfw.com/
Photos Courtesy and (C) 2011 By Daniela Hubbard from Daniela Hubbard Photography & PRphotos.comfor Diversity News Publications
Sources: Wikipedia, LA Fashion Weekend, Examiner.com and Diversity News Magazine
Editor’s Note: We only attended one night only, please feel free to leave comments about article and the photos.