Yup, it's that time of the year where every major fashion city indulges in sartorial splendor, and L.A. was definitely not exempt. These last two weeks have been a whirlwind of trunk shows, runway shows and after-parties filled with L.A.'s taste makers, movers and shakers eager to see what's next for Fall/Winter 2013.
This week I've rounded up the best outfits from fashion week from several events: the Skingraft x Android Homme x FourTwoFour on Fairfax party at The Standard, Dripped Fashion Soiree & Trunk Show and Zalez Studio's F/W13 runway show "Z Dimension." What's great about L.A. style is that it isn't singular and monotonous -- rather, it's completely eclectic, challenging and ever-changing. Click through to get inspired.
Check out that amazing embroidered gold chain detail on wardrobe stylist Eric Burns' blazer. I especially like how he kept the gold theme going with his choice of neck gear. To the right is Ferris Mason, also a wardrobe stylist, and a vintage clothing seller. She kept her look clean and boldly understated with simple disk earrings and that cute bindi on her forehead.
This snapback Amanda is rocking is everything. The design is taken from the logo of the 1993 movie Poetic Justice starring Janet Jackson and 2Pac -- it's definitely a fun throwback piece. She's wearing this amazing shirt with an illustration of the one and only Karl Lagerfeld. Amanda also happens to be Ke$ha's stylist.
Love this couple. Rachel is wearing a structurally rad leather vest with long, open armholes. It also features a foldover, almost mandarin-collar front. Her boyfriend Steven stays put together as well. I saw him last week on Larchmont rocking the all black sleek-ness.
I had to get a group photo of these folks. Chanel, Moschino,and Fendi all in one. To the left, Keyana, stylist to artists such as YG and Future, expertly paired her "Rack Titty" shirt designed by MOOKEE x Ann-Marie (who's to the left in the orange beanie) with a pair of tapered blue paid pants & classic Doc's. Next to her is Milli, part of hip hop crew Grown Azz Kids, wearing a too-sick grey vintage Fendi sweater and Nikes.
There's Amanda again, and a better shot of her Lagerfeld tee...which, by the way, brings everyone's outfit together, seeing how Lagerfeld is head designer and creative director of both Chanel and Fendi.
And last but not least is Ann-Marie, co-designer of that sweet "Rack Titty" t-shirt, and the stylist I featured in last week's street fashion post. Her outfit is an amazing mix of layers, from her camel colored cape to the flannel tied around her waist to the allover Fendi print pant.
Over at the Dripped Fashion Soiree & Trunk Show, DJ Miss Glitter was giving such an amazing bejeweled, studded, denim, all-around fierce look. Her headpiece is by Brian and Johnny and her jacket is Joyrich.
I caught a glimpse of these two browsing the designer's booths and needed to snap their outfits. To the left is Kristen Kelly, from season 5 of the reality show Bad Girls Club. She is all kinds of fabulous-ness with her cropped fur coat, floral bustier-style top and white studded Jeffrey Campbells. Her friend Tesh is wearing an amazing black and white dress that she designed and made herself. It's tailored to fit her body so well, and the addition of the front attached panel adds some real structural interest.
Dominique Nghiem, of style2bones.com, is the perfect example of L.A. goth meets streetwear in the best way possible. Dominique is wearing a UNIF skeleton jacket and Deandri shoes. That spiked garter on her left thigh is sooo killer.
I was stoked to meet Britney Tokyo, the super-talented nail artist extraordinaire. She has such unique style and looks so cute with her printed Jeremy Scott-esque jacket and smiley face maxi dress.
I ended L.A. Fashion Week by sitting front row at Zalez Studio's Fall/Winter 2013 Collection runway show Z Dimension in downtown L.A. On the left is Rafael Mercado and Joab Zalez, the designer duo behind Zalez Studio, and on the right is creative fashion duo Fez Martinez and Kelly Love, who co-produced the amazing show. Take a peak of some of the looks from the collection that was inspired by parallel universes and '60s graphic psychedelia.
Leon Yeshua was the rad director of hair Z Dimension and is such a fun character. His whole outfit is amazing, from his Chanel jacket to Skingraft pants. He's also repping a Zalez Studio skirt.
I love how Rick mixed his Zalez Studio striped shirt with the paisley-button down, and paired them with those great pants by Rojas. And that Keith Haring hat...find me someone who wouldn't wear that.
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I couldn't pass up the opportunity to snap a pic of these two. Every single accessory on their outfits is ridiculously and colorfully appealing, from the felted weed leaf to the rose-adorned snapback. They mixed and layered so many different patterns and textures that made for a visually appealing treat.