The show opened with OmniPeace, a humanitarian fashion brand founded by Mary Fanaro, which supports peace and education in Africa. Their line of lightweight jersey tops and accessories are sold online with proceeds going to the cause. Celebrity supporters who came to the show included Cat Deeley, David Arquette and Danny Masterson.
The show continued with Los Angeles native, Shaina Mote. Her women's wear seemed to carry a heavy European influence with Spanish hats, similar to what we saw at Paris Fashion week from Saint Laurent and Ralph Lauren, and neutral hues. Following was the Los Angeles based migrating studio, Cry Baby Presents. Their fun an flirty line featured models strolling the catwalk with vintage parasols and purses shaped like cartoonish fish bones. The prints resembled those seen at a picnic with checkerboard and florals.
Lastly, designer Korovilas debuted their Spring/Summer line of maxi dresses in grassy green hues and hand picked embellishments. The models looked Romanesque in twisted fabric head bands and long wavy hair.
The three designers shared a common thread (not literally) of Made in America. All of their garments are produced in the United States and pride themselves on being a part of the movement to encourage other designers to do the same. This trend of stimulating the economy is a subject I have touched upon before in "The Influence of Fashion in America."
More to come on Style's Fashion Week LA as we wind down the events to the next three days!