Attending my first fashion show in non-other than The City of Angels was beyond rewarding. For those of you who are just visiting Deys of Summer, I recently started sharing my fashion and travel chronicles and it was my mission to attend at least one day of LA Fashion week, mission accomplished. I registered to attend through Los Angeles Fashion Council, they checked my credentials and soon after I got the invites for my first fashion shows (yes I did write that with a huge smile on my face). I got to attend shows for: Rose La Grua, Stella Proseyn, SAURI and Mila Hermanovski. Maker City LA-The Reef was host to this amazing event; they represent a creative workspace for dreamers, designers and creators alike.
The reception began with a meet and greet, providing doughnuts and coffee for the attendees. I enjoyed going to the different fashion stations and see what these entrepreneurs had to offer. There was open bar and a custom menu of swanky drinks to quench our impish fancies. Great, now that that’s done let’s go take a selfie in front of the neon FASHION logo! After a good hour, it was time to line up and get my seating assignment. Oh wait, I do not get a seat? That is okay because I can take better shots standing up. NOT! Minutes before the first show started I noticed a whole front row was empty. Hmmm…let me go see what that is about and take a seat and enjoy front row while I figure it out. YES, I sat front row in my first fashion show!
Rose La Grua, demonstrated her intricate collection that comprised of nude satin pieces that flirted with our eyes in the beginning and concluded with feminine wool pieces from dresses to over-sized capes that completely cajoled our cognizance.
Stella Proseyn prevailed with her elegant whites to our new color crush that is forest green for winter. She combined mini and midi skirts with cropped tops and boxy dresses. Being able to give us options for the everyday SS (smart and sophisticated) look is praiseworthy.
SAURI provided us with a different take in presentation all together and opted for the more intimate round staging for her collection. It definitely had a feel of sporty and polished grunge. Wool spandex pants and long skirts of the same were the big statement. Classic black and white tops and oh a bonus chambray could not stay behind.
Mila Hermanovski was the final presentation and it was awe-inspiring. The whole collection was black; from leggings with leather patch work to boxy capes and slim shift silhouette dresses. It was all relaxed fit and I for one, am okay with that.
It was all new and motivating for me to see women fashion designers with full time jobs share their whole collection designs they have worked so hard on. Fashion bloggers, magazine editors, socialites and family and friends assisted the shows to show support. It is very inspirational to see these women of all ages follow their dreams and remind me again of what it is to persevere. I got to meet different people from all over the world and we got to share our views on what fashion and creativity means to us. Due to that networking, somehow I ended up with a plastic frog that I have to take with me and take pictures with in all my travels (sigh).
I cannot wait to attend more fashion shows, industry and press events. See you there! ♥
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