Opening Night LA Fashion Weekend-Day 1

Photo Credit: Joana Kuznetsky  

 A three-day fashion extravaganza in an opulent exhibit of the finest in couture and daring style. Fashionistas, and fashion buyers alike, will have the exclusive opportunity to view the forthcoming trends for the Fall/Winter 2012 season.

Last night, was their kick-off show with clothing from  illustrious designer Betsey Johnson, followed by A-List celebrity favorite Dina Bar-EL and international French brand Vilorija, showcasing extravagant and futuristic looks.  

Saturday, March 17th is dedicated to emerging brands, on the cusp of stardom, including LAHA children’s line, The Ashlee Brooks Collection, a gorgeous and ethereal woman’s line, SKINEEZ Skincarewear undergarments, and Sarahi’s upscale couture pieces specialized for tall women.

Sunday, March 18th’s finale show will be broadcast LIVE on KTLA 5, with a special dedication to Hollywood and the glamour of television studios. The night’s line-up will include NBC’s Fashion Star designer Lizzie Parker, Alexis by Tal Sheyn, a line co-designed with Alexis Bellino of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County and the much anticipated new season of Gossip Girl by Romeo & Juliet Couture, an apparel collection inspired by the CW hit television series and its beloved characters.

Mikey Koffman, founder of The Gallery L.A., and producer of L.A. Fashion Weekend, has been a pioneer in the creation of Los Angeles Fashion Week and at the forefront of bringing Los Angeles fashion to the rest of world. “L.A. Fashion Weekend and KTLA 5 serve as a platform for serious designers to catapult their collections into a larger fashion marketplace and imprint their designs upon an international audience,” states Koffman.

Like-minded trendsetting brands, partnered with L.A. Fashion Weekend, include official beauty partners Napoleon Perdis cosmetics and LiQWD professional hair care, Little Black Dress Vodka, Chambord Liqueur, Pharrell William’s Qream, Diabolo Natural Soda, Zenify and AguaCon Water. Official after parties will be held, after each show, at the Mondrian’s SkyBar, known as one of Hollywood’s most sophisticated bars and nightspots.

For those who can’t get a seat to the filled-to-capacity shows, tune into KTLA 5, in the days leading up to L.A. Fashion Weekend, for sneak peek pieces and behind-the-scenes segments on The Gallery L.A.’s industry-respected Los Angeles production.


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