I really enjoyed the shows during LA Fashion Week that Art Hearts Fashion (AHF) put together in conjunction with Erin and Sarah Whitaker of Parker Whitaker Productions. I’ve covered so many shows in such a short period of time this season at LA Fashion Week that my head is still spinning. But, I will say there were many standouts and great designs. In addition to a legendary, iconic designer like Sue Wong, who opened fashion week at AHF, there were all sorts of avant-garde designers with striking designs.
I love AHF’s very own Erik Rosete’s high-end street-wear line Mister Triple X. His collection this season was called”All X In Wonderland” and it was a very edgy fairytale collection with royal and wilderness inspired accents that only Erik could pull off. He really tells a story with his line.
Dunya Yildiz’s Millions and Millions line is also fantastic. I love her sexy and feminine flowy designs.
Some standouts from the final night were Cary Santiago’s lacy grey Buddha dresses on the models whose hair was crimped in white bobs much like one of Lady Gaga’s stylized looks.
I loved the netting on House of LiJon’s bold designs. LiJon sculptured couture was created in January 2011 by artist Lia Mira, who had a bold vision, some rings and a pair of pliers. After researching the medieval craftsmanship of chain-mail, and getting inspiration from everyday clothing and jewelry design, she began the ambitious intense process of teaching herself a forgotten craft and turning it into fashionable designs.
The Hallie Sara show had classic Motown tunes while models sashayed down the runway in classic retro looks with plenty of mixed materials like fur and leather. It would fare well for the Sundance film festival crowd or east coasters.
Pedram Couture’s daring designs were muy caliente! The theme was fire and it surely was fiery with the red-hot dresses, sequins, and see through lace. All I can say is vavoom! Singer Korinna Kaplanis made the show even more memorable with her beautiful voice while she was decked out in Pedram’s whimsical gown.
Sponsors for the event were the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, The Organic Face, FHI Heat, Diablo Loco and Stop Attack.