9 LA Fashion Week Looks That Are Just So LA
Over brunch in LA, my friend — a fashionista who happens to live in LA — put down her fork emphatically. "LA Fashion Week is terrible," she said. "I know-w-w," I responded. But perhaps we were being too harsh. It's no Paris, that's for sure, but it has it's own overblown charm — if you can manage to figure out what's going on.
The problem is that there's no such thing as LA Fashion Week, really; it's an all-over-the-map affair without centralized registration. The "official" LA fashion week event is called Style Fashion Week, with shows running March 9-13, but multiple other fashion shows (under umbrella events like "LA Market Week" or "LA Fashion Council Presentations") were happening up until today. And serious fashion publications like Women's Wear Daily don't even bother to cover the shows.
But that's so LA. You either love it or you hate it, and you don't really care what people in New York are doing, do you? Personally, while I'd rather gape at looks in Paris, LA fashion week's sunny, tacky outfits will always charm me. Here are 9 moments that just couldn't have happened anywhere else.
Everyone was ready to be discovered at a moment’s notice.
Underwear was optional, naturally.
The shadowy presence of stage moms was felt everywhere.
The music teams were just as stylish as the models.
Just a casual weekend outfit: white t-shirt and…pants.
Sure, the models were ready for their close-ups, but they’d prefer a full-body shot.
There was “menswear,” too.
In LA, this is a swimwear coverup. And that is poolside hair.
Betsey Johnson (again)
Betsey Johnson did a cartweel-turned-split so everyone would have something to do with their iPhone.