4 posts tagged "Los Angeles Fashion Week"
“It was amazing and she is amazing,” beamed the proud mother of Julia Clancey from the front row of her daughter’s show at Smashbox Studios last night. The Brit expat, who now calls Marina del Rey home, presented a collection of sweeping halter dresses and caftans in shades of turquoise and apricot, which she told us backstage after the show were inspired by Monaco and Saint-Tropez. The silver sparkles and sequin-edged scalloping would certainly be perfectly suited to either place. We’re not quite sure if we can say the same about the red-headed model who made several quasi mystical laps—all flowing arms and dramatic turns—down the catwalk. Clancey’s father approved, though. “That’s the kind of woman that leaves a lump in my throat,” he said.
To kick off Los Angeles fashion week, artist-cum-fashion designer Bettina Hubby staged a different sort of show on Sunday. More than 40 guests were treated to a three-hour bus tour of Hubby’s East L.A. haunts, each setting the stage for a specially commissioned performance and a new addition to HubbyCo, her reconfigured clothing collection. “L.A. is so many cities to so many different people, and I wanted to pay homage to the places in my neighborhood that make it such a well-rounded place,” explained Hubby, whose work is being showcased in Silver Lake’s A+R boutique through November 2. Her L.A. is a more eclectic place than one might expect, as evidenced by the tour’s vignettes—a tranquil, nature-inspired a capella number and foliage-festooned jumpsuits atop Barnsdell Art Park; a pair of sweetly appliquéd dresses with matching floral headpieces at her local florist; and even a rousing lap dance by performance artist Peggy Pabustan, at Hubby’s strip club of choice, Cheetah’s, a stop that solved the puzzle of the tour bus’ poles and mirrored floors.