LAFW: Best of the Weekend

I’ll be honest, I was less than impressed with the clothes I saw on the runway during Los Angeles Fashion Weekend. Also, disappointed — after seeing some incredibly talented designers at FGI‘s “Meet the Designer and the Muse” last week, I really thought the runway looks would blow my mind. Overall, the clothes at L.A. Fashion Weekend were just … uninspired. I expected more. Better. I mean, Los Angeles has such a talent pool of unique artists. Artists. What Katie May can do with double georgette fabric is beyond words, and gravity, because that’s what her final results do; they defy gravity. I swear, her model last week was floating around the room.

Anyway, there were some looks from Ashlee Brooks and Dina Bar-El that were gorgeous. But most of my favorite fashion came from the people watching the shows. Check out the slideshow below for my favorite looks, both on the runway and off. Oh, and though I thought the clothes from Hi Fashion were bit too Lady Gaga-centric, their dancing models and spontaneous singing made for a great show.

Best of the Night: FGI’s “Meet the Designer and the Muse”

These were my favorite looks from tonight’s Fashion Group International event, “Meet the Designer and the Muse.” And I did, indeed, meet so many designers and their muses. By far, my favorite outfit of the night way Katie May. Romantic and luxurious, I wanted to buy this dress and throw a party, just so I could have a place to wear it. Beautiful! I also enjoyed meeting Tara Macken from Hunger Games. Her simple, classic look was a perfect match for the evening. My other favorite designers of the night: Mike Vensel, SKINGRAFT and Maggie Barry.

Designer: Katie May
Designer: Maggie Barry
Hunger Games’ Tara Macken
Designer: Mike Vensel