LAFW is like New York Fashion Week’s cooler younger sister.
If New York City is the melting pot for culture, then Los Angeles is the melting pot for global fashion.
With similar glamour and eccentric style, Los Angeles Fashion Week blended indie designers and well-established clothing creators in a less pretentious, equally unconventional way. Fashion was the obvious focal point, but other forms of art including amazing decor, dancing, and music performances, helped elevate the main attraction.
This past week, the City of Angels hosted its annual version of Fashion Week. Designers from all over the world—Columbia, Western Australia, Japan—showcased their spring collections. This furthered L.A.’s rising star within the fashion world.
Photographers crouched, and videographers rushed to get the right angles watching the glamour and fashion slowly unfold as the night went on.
Nearly 40 designers showed, but the following are the ones that rocked the boat a little more than others. These designers challenged what it means to be En Vogue. Trust you’ll be seeing their designs in the glossies very, very soon. Take note.
Day 1: 06/10/2018
The shows open with Shiva Safai as a Host at the LAFW – SPRING SUMMER 2019. Dubbed as one of Harper’s Bazaar International’s “Best Dressed of 2016,” the strikingly beautiful Shiva Safai is an international fashionista, beauty expert, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Who's ready for Day 2?
Day 2: 07/10/2018
Seems like the party has just begun. And it couldn’t get any better with Designers like Bomme Studio, Pakwai, Kate Hannah, and Sav Noir showcasing their Art to the world.
1 Bomme Studio
Bomme Studio is a creative studio focused on menswear, womenswear, bridal, and costume design 💫
As of 2018, Bo Matthew Metz, founder of the brand, has designed for artists such as Janelle Monaé and has been featured in Vogue Arabia! Get ready to see them on the #LAFW runway 🙌🏼
Catch Pak Wai on the #LAFWss19 runway this October 💥💥
This Hong Kong-based designer uses all sustainable materials to create her collections that challenge her audience to recognize the injustices that women face around the globe.
Keep scrolling for detail shots from her latest collection, “030497".
It explores the abuse within Chinese Society and “Worth” - a reflection of Pak’s views on female genital mutilation and the lasting effects that a traditional patriarchy within a culture can have on men and women in today’s modernity.
3 Kate Hannah
Based out of Perth in Western Australia, Kate Hannah’s young label has seen a rapid growth as a unique, emerging label to watch due to its visually stunning designs all made with sustainable materials and an ethical mindset 🌏✨
Secondhand jeans, vintage kilts, and even secondhand toys get a new lease on life in the colorful P’JUNK design studio, among other countless recycled elements. Eccentric, playful silhouettes and vibrant textiles thrive in the world of P’JUNK.
Kate views fashion as a form of creative expression and artisanal creations. She brings to life are doused in a unique, strong sense of personality that we can’t wait to have on the #LAFW runway ⚡️⚡️
4 Sav Noir
Sav Noir – a brand, image, and attitude – founded by LA-based design innovator Edwin Haynes were bred of the untamed life that manifests well after the sun has set. Their dark and chic aesthetic is geared toward the matured, rebellious souls of our era. The ones who fear nothing, or no one.
Inspired by the euro-goth scene of the early 1980’s, Sav-Noir has become a sub-culture of its own. The community has evolved into a culmination of age groups, genders, and personalities. The presences of this generation, which confidently represent the alternative world.
Some #LAFWSS19 vibes 💥💥 Are you ready for the third day at LAFW SS19?
There’s so much happening, and ones got hardly any time to breathe. But the part is just getting started!
Meet some more amazing talented designers on this day of LAFW!
1 Sarran Official
SARRAN by Sarran Youkongdee was established in 2008 with the concept of using Thai rich heritage and traditions with the blend of surrounding Asian cultures to create a variety of designs and new material development.
From this “Asian Elegance” was born.
His creations are combinations of wisdom in the past and the modern lifestyle. Each product has its story and an expression of emotions. The history has given life through his products, which speak volume of his passion and glimpse of the past.
2 LaLa Love
@Lalaloveworld champions free-spirited individuals who dare to break away from the social construct of “normality.” Formed in 2009, #Lalalove has always operated out of #London and #Bangkok while selling worldwide including @Topshop and Oxford Circus London.
Lalalove’s signature print designs are edgy, relevant, and speak volumes about the brand’s design philosophy. Using vibrant colors and a wry sense of humor, the prints often reflect current affairs and state of the world in different sociopolitical aspects, delivering serious punches on and off the runway 👊🏼✨💥
Check them out this season at the only and official LA Fashion Week ✨ Oct 6-10
3 Iconic Official
This bohemian womenswear line by designer Akrawut Panthumvanich is certified fresh. Their shows are nothing short of magical as they bring an innovative and edgy approach to all of their collections.
Featured in virtually every major Asian fashion publication from Elle, Vogue and many more. They’ve built a massive cult following overseas and will look to grow their fanbase stateside with their US debut this season at LA Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019.
Everything they do lights up the catwalk with amazing pop-art spins & iconography so stay tuned for a show stopper.
4 Issue Thailand
@IssueThailand is a designer brand founded in 1999 that combines Buddhist elements within its creative processes and physical designs.
This Thai designer’s brand embraces the philosophical concepts of “compassion” and “never giving up,” two core elements of the Dalai Lama’s teachings. Being an Asian fashion label, the garments are also proudly inspired by the first Thai Royals who went to Europe. This is seen in the graphic designs which incorporate traditional designs featuring baroque motifs.
The only and official #LAFW SS19 season is taking place Oct 6-10 ⚡️
5 Q Design & Play
Say hello to our next designers, Praphat Somboonsitti and Ekkapoom Treechairusmee, the creators of @qdesignandplay ✨
Q Design and Play is an urban streetwear brand, ready to wear yet outstandingly unique! We can’t wait to see them in the runway 💫
With this, we come to the end of the third day but don’t you worry there lots more that’s yet to be seen on the remaining two days of LAFW. For more information kindly visit https://lafw.net/