THE EXCLUSIVE LOS ANGELES FASHION WEEK “L.A.’S FASHION WEEKEND” PRODUCED BY THE GALLERYLA/MIKEY KOFFMAN CONTINUED SATURDAY NIGHT WITH FASHION FROM ASHLEE BROOKS, SARAHI “HOUSE OF FASHION”, SKINEEZ SKINCAREWEAR .
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SARAHI HOUSE OF FASHION
My “M.O.” on Intraffik is blogging on music and movies, but as always I was more than willing to head off to Project Ethos. I just have this fascination with the creativity in the fashion industry. So here I am, writing up a little note on Project Ethos. Now I had to admit to FURIO Apparel that I dealt mainly on the music side, but that I was doing the night’s photography for Intraffik.
Now the e-mail I received indicated that press should arrive at 7 p.m. I was thinking, who is going to arrive at 7p.m.? I showed up at 7:30 p.m. and there were already lines outside of the Avalon, the event’s location. I was guided into a side room of the Avalon, which was packed and so I had to push my way over to the Sweets & Treats table to sample a sweet. I would have tried a handful more, but one must be careful about eating too many sweets. This is also where I ran into the FURIO designer.
I made my way out and headed to the stage area by scooting past security with my media pass. The photo pit was already packed with photographers so I found myself slightly off to the side. Last year when I was at the Avalon, the photographers crowded the runway, but this time around everyone stood off from it.
While waiting for the night to start, I was approached by Boditecture. My first comment to her after she gave me her business card, “So you’re from San Francisco?” She told me that she designed “convertible” clothes. It did lead to a fascinating runway show for Boditecture. What was going to happen next on the runway?
The night was split into two fashion shows. The first one highlighted Luica, Ermelinda Manos, JaJo Couture, Boditecture, and Danielle the Dressmaker. In between, Hyper Crush (pictured right and below) gave us a techno/hip-hop set that screamed to me, Club Moscow!!! Maybe it was just my perception, but I think I was the most excited photographer during their set. Remember, I did tell FURIO that I mainly did music photography.
Now since fashion is not my “M.O.”, I am taking a big leap here, but I did like G. Marie the best.
After all was wrapped up, the designer for Danielle the Dressmaker came over to the photography pit and told us that she was very sorry about how her models didn’t stop at the end of the stage, but that she had instructed them to do so. The photographers expected a different process and kept on yelling “Stop!” to all the models. The models must have gone back and informed her and so she came out to explain the situation. It was very thoughtful of her to come out and talk with us.
(a mix of Industry Insiders, Buyers, Press, and Celebs mingle pre-show)
Having garnered a reputation for executing some of the more exclusive and better organized fashion shows (also known as L.A.’s Fashion Weekend) of each “fashion week” season in L.A., Mikey Koffman and her team of the Gallery L.A. did not dissapoint with this past weekend’s shows at Sunset/Gower Studios which were also broadcast live via KTLA 5.
Friday’s (3/18) show included collections from the following designers: Adiktion, Denim of Virtue, Doctrine, Laguna Beach Jean Co., XCVI
Saturday’s (3/19) show included collections from these designers: Biatta, Civil Society, Dina Bar-El, Nicole Lee, Nuvia, Z-Brand (look for our photo feature on Sat. coming Wednesday)
Here is Friday night in photos:
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FRIDAY MARCH 18TH
DENIM OF VIRTUE
LAGUNA BEACH JEAN CO.
AFTER THE SHOW
Can I Get Some Runway Please?!
See you in the front row!
With Fashion Week in LA upon us once again, it’s another one of those marathon weekends for us! If you are not heading to any of the fashion shows slated for tomorrow night, here are some alternatives. I will be at all three of these events at some point, embarking on one of my infamous “try to make it to everything in one night” evenings.
First Stop: The REVOLUTIONS Art Exhibition is currently underway and will continue to run through March 28th at Crewest Art Gallery (110 Winston St. LA, CA 90013). However, this weekend Crewest steps it up a notch allowing the infamous NY TC-5 crew invade their space during LA Fashion Week with a one-of-a-kind show featuring customized vintage streetwear shown as wearable art: custom painted denim and tees designed specifically for REVOLUTIONS by TC-5 all shown on models throughout the gallery.
“Imagine a Mickey [Mouse] wearing Air Jordans, leaning on a Moët bottle crowned with a dukey rope chain around his neck, dripping in gold and saying your favorite songs hook.” This was t
he beginning. This is the future. This is classic hip-hop style. Welcome to the world of Shirt King Phade, one-third of the unrivaled founding fathers’ of cartoon and graffiti inspired airbrushed clothing, The Shirt Kings and member of the legendary TC-5 crew of NYC. Legendary for one of a kind, of-the-moment wearable works of art that adorned t-shirts, jeans, jackets -whatever you could think of – on the backs of everyone from LL Cool J, to Salt-n-Pepa, to Theo Huxtable in the early 80’s, Phade laid THE foundation for the street inspired urban revolution we now call ‘hip-hop fashion.’”
Also featuring custom clothing by Apliiq, Local Tourist, Puma and Insurgency Inc.
(click on fliers for full details)
Next Stop: IsGoodMusic.com presents Firelight III: Mouth by Mouthwest
Are you in the mood for a party? How about a party featuring over 10 talented LA bands/artists sharing one stage performing 2 songs each, all acoustic? If your answer is yes (I haven’t event gotten to the cheap $3 cover and cheap tacos grilled on demand part) then you should head out to this month’s installment of the IsGoodMusic Firelight traveling monthly party. This month’s acoustic explosion is aptly titled “Mouth by Mouthwest” and will take place at 1670 Beverly Blvd. LA, CA 90026. They will also be featuring Art from various artists (including: Rob Tokarz, Sabrina Noel Hill, Novei Beige, Melanie Mabugat, Sam Hart, and Amy Bernays)
Oh and it’s also BYOB!
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES FROM:
Wes O’lee (of The Monthlies)
Kelly Wininger (of Spirit Vine)
The Rhone Occupation
Tommy Santee Klaws
S.A. Bach (of The Middle Initials)
plus surprise guests!
(see flier for more info)
If you like free shows and good drink prices then this is where you should also make a stop Saturday night (this is one of the only places where I get to drink Smithwicks!)
SHOW STARTS @ 10PM
THE HARD TO GET
MC ROB Z.
FOX AND HOUNDS
11100 VENTURA BLVD.
STUDIO CITY, CA 91604
(click on flier for more info)