Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios

Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios


It’s not New York, but Los Angeles is creating its own Fashion Week to celebrate new fashions and the best places to party when you’re single in Los Angeles.

Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios
Flynn Skye’s bohemian chic spring collection goes for a walk at L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.

Created mostly for those in the fashion business — retail store buyers and the fashion press — Los Angeles Fashion Week is not only a chance to see what’s hot for spring 2013, but also to see what’s hot in the way of places to party in Los Angeles. Singular magazine ventured out to check out just two of the events that were slated over October 12-21. Here’s what happened at L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios.

Cupcakes from Bubba Sweets.
Cupcakes from Bubba Sweets.

CoCo Chanel once said, “A girl must be two things, classy and fabulous.” On Saturday, October 21, fashionistas and Hollywood trendsetters had the pleasure of attending L.A. Fashion Weekend produced by The Gallery Los Angeles, a fashion-focused event company that created the event.

Set up inside multiple tents erected on the historic movie and TV studio lot, upon entering, guests were provided with goody bags filled with treats as waiters passed trays of delicious Nobu sushi. For those with a sweet tooth, there were cupcakes from Bubba Sweets in such delectable flavors as Sea Salt Caramel. The liquor sponsor, Little Black Dress, provided a complimentary vodka bar for all to enjoy as they watched red carpet arrivals before the fashion show began. Among those making the walk past the photographer’s flashing strobes were stars from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Arianne Bellamar of Beverly Hills Nannies, and Comedy Central’s Tess Broussard.

The three-day event featured swim wear on Friday, women’s fashions on Saturday and menswear on Sunday. The highlight of the event was Saturday night when designers Flynn Skye, Black Hearts Brigade, Wolfee P, g. KIM, and Parides revealed their spring collections.

Mikey Koffman, producer of LA Fashion Weekend.
Mikey Koffman, producer of LA Fashion Weekend.

The fashion show opened with a warm welcome for Mikey Koffman, the CEO of The Gallery Los Angeles and founder of L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios. (Koffman was also featured on the first season of the hit Showtime series, The Real L Word.)

“I love seeing all of your smiling faces,” Koffman said as she welcomed guests and introduced up-and-coming pop artist Hannah Alter who opened the show with an energetic performance. After Alter’s set, the fashion show began with the spring 2013 collection from Flynn Skye, exemplified with bohemian chic pieces that were light and airy. Many of the pieces were paired with boots, giving them an earthy, yet sexy appeal.

Next up was the spring collection from Black Hearts Brigade with a variety of intricately cut T-shirts, as well as flattering tops and dresses giving off an edgy, yet feminine feel. Many of the tops were paired with bright solid shorts, bringing forth an old-school meets hip and modern vibe.

The next line was from Wolfee P, comprised of many one-shoulder tiger prints, as well as snakeskin prints that were paired with a solid bottom. The belted animal print dresses seemed to catch the eye of the crowd.

One of the many colorful pieces from Parides.
One of the many colorful pieces from Parides.

Following that was the collection from designer Grace Kim of g. KIM  who didn’t disappoint with her beautifully crafted collection of delicate light fabrics and collared dresses that flowed effortlessly as the models glided down the runway. Her soft, muted color schemes were both sophisticated and flirty. When asked what inspired her collection Kim replied, “Parasols and vaudeville.”

Next on the runway was the spring collection from Parides — who closed the show with a show-stopping collection. The use of bright colors and luxurious fabrics gave the line a retro meets modern feel, while also exuding femininity with its deep “V” cut backs on many of the dresses.

Before and after the show, guests were treated to complimentary makeovers from make-up company Napoleon Perdis as well as samples of hair care products from Wella.

The night was a success and if this is what L.A. Fashion Weekend has to offer then we can’t wait to see what fall has in store for us.

Copyright © Kasey Jones / 2012 Singular Communications, LLC 

Kasey JonesKasey Jones is a native of Atlanta, GA, and has resided in London, New York, and now Los Angeles. She is an avid lover of fashion, and has a particular knack for finding luxury goods at affordable costs. Kasey is the editor-in-chief of A former actress and professional dancer, Kasey has an immense appreciation for all things artistic — especially four inch heels.
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