LAFW: Worst of the Weekend (the Oh, Honies)

Part of the fun of Los Angeles Fashion Week is all the attendees who take fashion risks knowing there will be a tent full of industry insiders there to judge. Sometimes the results are perfection, but other times … not so much. Same goes for the runway. While there are looks from this weekend that are now burned into my mind as new favorites, there were also some outfits that looked like Disney princesses dropped acid and got scissor happy with some fabric (for example, except for one or two looks, all of Sarahi). We call these “Oh, honey” looks because when you see them, your first reaction is to say “Oh, honey … no no no.” Check out the worst looks of the weekend in the slideshow below.

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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 โ€” 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.