Blast from the Past- Alana Hale will be presenting a runway show at Fashion Week 2011 for Concept at Ace Gallery Los Angeles - Click here for details

by Presley Rosen.
Up and coming LA designer Alana Hale recently debuted her Holiday 2010 line in a quaint courtyard outside of Melrose boutique La Maison de Fashion.  Her line consists of feminine yet edgy pieces that appear to highlight the best of both worlds.  By incorporating show-stopping adornments into delicate pieces, and by mixing strong materials like leather with soft fabrics such as silk chiffon, Miss Hale has found a middle ground that will leave lovers of all fashion styles absolutely speechless. Many of the runway outfits featured neutral tones rightfully named champagne, taupe, camel, smoke, black and metallic.
I attended this event and had the opportunity to speak with Alana after the show.  Some of my favorite pieces from the show were the Sophia Dress and the Madison Dress, both made with feather appliqu├ęd silk to create unusual yet beautiful outfits that would turn heads.  Another great look featured her Juliette Jacket, made of Lambskin leather and ornamented with soft flowers, paired with her cotton Lady T and Hollywood Leather Shorts.  This look is perfect for day or night!  Other pieces that particularly stood out were the Bella Mini Skirt in gold, the angelic Elizabeth Dress, the sexy black Lola Pant made with Lambskin leather, and the sultry, deep burgundy Croc Dress designed in embossed leather.
Overall the show was dramatically unforgettable!

When I asked Alana what her inspiration for the Holiday line was, she said she created the collection to resemble “if Michael Jackson were to meet Old Hollywood Glamour”.  This combination could be seen throughout the show, specifically in Alana’s personal favorite outfit, the burgundy Croc Dress matched with the sparkly Chloe Vest.  Alana’s favorite colors to work with are neutrals, because so much can be built upon them, and her preferred fabrics include silk and leather, because these go great with embellishments.  Miss Hale’s passion for high fashion propelled her to begin designing, and she believes that the contrast between femininity and edginess seen in her clothing reflects the disparity within her own personality.  It is clear to me that her visions will be understood and accepted incredibly well in today’s fashion world, because I believe that so many women’s personalities contain this same duality.

Keep an eye out for Alana Hale’s line, being sold in the larger LA area and soon to be expanding!  Also check in here at the Society 805 website for updates on where to find her collection once it reaches stores in the 805!
Photographs by Jaclyn Szabo


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