Let’s face it, Los Angeles is not known as being a fashion capital quite yet. And the opening night of LA Fashion Weekend at the Sunset/Gower Studios could not change that.
With three designers presenting their Fall/Winter 2012 collections, only Betsey Johnson made the first and a lasting impression of the evening. Johnson’s runway show delivered lots of color and tutus with stockings as accessories and set the bar of fashion fairly high for the following designers.
Only one of them, Dina Bar-El was able to step up the game and present a nice collection of evening dresses and gowns. Bar-El is mainly known for her yellow colored evening dress worn by Kate Hudson in the movie “How to lose a Guy in 10 Days”. However, with her Fall/Winter 2012 collection, she played it safe. She did work in a few bolder colors such as red and green but only had one bohemian style dress that stood out.
Putting fashion aside, the Angelenos visiting this array were almost more interested in being seen than seeing the show.
Photography by Josh Aderhold for BMF
Editorial by Franzy Staedter