Never Leave LA

All Aboard! LA’s Fashion Platform Runway Show Dazzles Us At Union Station

IMG_0514

Dress by Johnny Was. (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

“All Aboard…LA’s Fashion Platform” event, co-hosted by Renee Bargh (Extra’s Weekend Co-Host), was a feast for the eyes October 15. The completely sold out event was at the historic Union Station. The event included a reception, followed by an energetic and exciting runway show including a dance number mid runway show. The evening benefitted the non-profit Fashion Business Inc (FBI) which provides programs and educational resources for emerging designers.

Kicking off the night was girl band Nylon Pink who rocked out to an original song. Next up, Martin Hughes, Apparel Group Leader for Moss Adams LLP (the presenting sponsor), presented the prestigious Moss Adams Fashion Innovator (MAFI) award to designer Shay Todd.  The MAFI is presented to a California-based company that has, in the past 12 months, significantly impacted the national marketplace by exemplifying creativity and innovation through unique and compelling designs, manufacturing and/or marketing. This is the third year this innovative design award has been granted.

IMG_0591

Rosario makes a statement with sheer plastic cut outs. (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

Designers of the evening included:  Ximena Valero, Rosario, Quynh Paris, Maison Castel, Jet Age, Liberty Sage, Continuous, Nameless USA, Johnny Was.

IMG_7001

Shay Todd, the winner of the MAFI Award. (Photo credit: Jay Bartlett Photography)

Johnny Was showcased fun prints, elegant silks, bright colors, and a flirty style. My favorite dress of the whole event is pictured above. Nameless USA displayed many shiny silks and satins, fun prints with cats and zippers, as well as studs. Models came out in elegant dresses and short booty shorts.  Jet Age reminded me of travel agent style mixed with a retro 50’s look with their Good Year jackets, varsity jackets, sporty sexy boy attire, and powerful patches on the shirts and jackets. Liberty Sage showcased elegant mommy looking dresses, some very simple and tailored. My favorite ensembles were white shorts with a bold black and white jacket and peachy coral colored dresses.  Quynh Paris seemed very Vietnamese inspired with their long flowing dresses some with sheaths to the floor and elaborate cut outs. The glitzy chic almost seemed like tacky prom attire. They made brash statements with see-through and sheer pieces and fish netting gauze wraps all the way to the floor. Some models came out with floppy hats made of hanging fabric – tres haute couture!

Maison Castel’s collection highlighted flowing tops and dresses that were longer in the back, often paired with leggings. Rosario’s collection reminded me of 60’s style plastic robots in their yellow plastic sheaths all wearing short brown wigs. It was a pretty hot look the way they pranced in their brown bobs in unison wearing plastic with bright yellow and bold blue, while the plastic showed off their mid section, the sides of the body, or sections of their legs.  The creative design spirit is alive and well in Los Angeles.

IMG_7267

Designer Nameless USA. (Photo credit: Jay Bartlett Photography)

leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: