Fashion Week LA Spring/Summer 2014-Los Angeles Fashion Council

Venue: The Grove
Producers: Los Angeles Fashion Council
Fashion Designers: stella proseyn, Linden, ISM Mode Odylyne, Amabelle Aguiluz, Rose La Grua, Bohemian Society & Katherine Kidd
Season: Spring/Summer 2014

All of the designers featured at the Los Angeles Fashion Council Spring 2014 Collections this season were designed and manufactured in Los Angeles.
Katharine Kidd
Headlining for the Spring 2014 Collections was Katharine Kidd. This celebrity favorite
has been seen on many actresses like Rooney Mara, Vanessa Hudgens and Kate Beckinsale, to name a few. Katherine's Spring Collection was inspired by the secret garden, featuring custom produced floral prints on custom fabrics

 Bohemian Society
Stylist Stacy Ellen -
Bohemian Society channeling Mad Max beyond Thunderdome. Either purposely or unintentionally this is what comes to mind from their SS14 collection. The sophisticated and contemplative details of the menswear is impeccable. The women's wear is simplistic in a very purposeful way in the draping of the gauze like fabric and seaming of material with detail stitch work. As a fashion stylist that specializes in men styling I was very impressed by the fresh approach and tailoring of the menswear in this collection.

Bohemian Society was the third designer on the runway. The collection stayed true to its bohemian roots, utilizing re-purposed fabrics such as parachute silk. The collections motto this season was O.W.N. - Own Won Now - Live for the moment. Forget winning, you've Won.
 Amabelle Aguiluz & Rose La Grua

Emerging designers Amabelle Aguiluz and Rose La Grua both part  of Los Angeles Fashion Council's Open Runway competition both presented their collection on day two.

Aguiluz the runner up and La Grua the winner  of the competition. Aguiluz is part of the “slow fashion” movement, designing not by season or trend but by inspiration and in socially conscious thought. The majority of her hand knit collection is sourced in California, including the cotton, sourced from local organic and sustainable cotton farms.

Rose La Grua, followed with her highly anticipated Spring 2014 Collection, “That’s Totally Fine”. The RISD Apparel Graduate’s collection featured a mix of washed denim, plaid, and silver accents, That'sTotally Fine is made for the streets, the parks, the black-lit back rooms, and desert nights of Los Angeles.

Okay I am the first to say that I totally did not get this collection at all!  However, I did review her website and I must say, there are a lot of cool things there.

I was not able to attend day one of LAFC , however I do have the images from the collections. Odylyne was my favorite in this group of designers, I loved Odylyne the last time I seen the collection (click here)and the feeling is still the same.   Since I did not attend I really can't write much about it. Sorry.

Headlining the first day of shows was Los Angeles favorite, Odylyne. Known for her diaphanous maxi dresses, the collection featured new prints as well as new silhouettes and fabrications, inspired by the symmetry and mysticism found inthe Indian and Moroccan culture.

 ISM Mode
Third on the schedule was ISM Mode, originally from Berlin designer, Inka Sherman, moved to the US over a decade ago, and worked under designers such as Anna Sui before starting her own line in 2010 here in Los Angeles. Her Spring Collection featured her signature dye techniques, natural fibers andsustainable fabrics in draped and easy silhouettes.
Following stella proseyn was Linden by Jennifer Lynn. A socially conscious collection, Lynn sources from re-purposed, vintage, recycled, or sustainable materials whilst remaining true to her California-chic feel meets modern bombshell aesthetic.
stella proseyn

Kicking off the shows was stella proseyn by Debbie Talanian, this was the, newspaper journalist turned designer’s, first runway show.  Believing in in making clothes that never will be “out” because they were never “in", Talanian’s well tailored collection featured lightweight denim and colorful madras prints, perfect for Spring.


Photo Credit: Felix Salzman



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