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10/20/12

Fashion Week LA: Day Five

Wrapping up a full week of entertainment from many talented designers from all over, not just Los Angeles, the final two performances of the night were certainly worth the wait.
Alexis Monsanto, a Filipino designer local to Los Angeles, debuted his Spring/Summer line for Peroni Moda .  Alexis Monsanto made his show unique through a 3-D presentation complete with 3-D glasses on the seats for guests and large screen TV's along side the back row for viewing. After a brief performance by ribbon dancers, the atelier's flirty numbers graced down the catwalk with fun accessories like over sized floppy hats and overly embellished heels. The line reminded me of a hybrid between Lily Pulitzer and Lanvin S/S 2013.  I will say hands down, Alexis managed to create my favorite piece of the entire week, a relaxed fitting hooded fuchsia jumpsuit with a purple bandeau waist belt.  The garment was almost looked draped on the model, hanging heavy in an elegant way, making a casual jumpsuit high end.
The collection evoked the Spring season flawlessly with floral "artistry" and ombre purples and pinks.
The line was co-chaired by APL.DE.AP of the Black Eyed Peas, which allowed for a star studded audience to include celebrity choreographer, Cris Judd.
The grand conclusion to the week's performances was put on by the Dubai based designer, Furne One. Best known for his designs worn by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez during performances, he is known for his avant garde collections and lavish adornments.
The designer has been commissioned by big names including Swarovski for gowns and elaborate garments.  Amato Couture and Furne One now have a U.S. based boutique here in Los Angeles and have plans on extending throughout America.  Furne One names each collection with a phrase with just as much complexity as the designs, my favorite being "I am the Queen."  



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