13 L.A. Fashion Week Looks That Are Hollywood-Approved

L.A. Fashion Week was all about three very Hollywood-appropriate themes: commercialism, drama, and sex. Although the clothes never reached the level of innovation and sophistication that we saw in Paris or New York, they were either absolutely wearable or shamelessly seductive. Still, on a couture level, the designs left a lot to be desired; many of the shows were a bit seen-before or just plain boring. But when designers got it right — whether through vying to be the next It Oscar gown or capturing the attention of Silver Lake hipster — it was all so Los Angeles.

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L.A. Fashion Week was all about three very Hollywood-appropriate themes: commercialism, drama, and sex. Although the clothes never reached the level of innovation and sophistication that we saw in Paris or New York, they were either absolutely wearable or shamelessly seductive. Still, on a couture level, the designs left a lot to be desired; many of the shows were a bit seen-before or just plain boring. But when designers got it right — whether through vying to be the next It Oscar gown or capturing the attention of Silver Lake hipster — it was all so Los Angeles.

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Andre Soriano

Punk at heart, but need to attend a black-tie event? Wear a dress so large that it's very existence is a middle finger to the Establishment.

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Ashton Michael

Daring hot pants and a hood over the eyes basically embodies the overexposed/super-private dichotomy of the Hollywood celebrity.

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Emily Daccarett

A bridal micro-gown, sort of, inspired by Jane Birkin.

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Irene by Greg La Voi

This "Irene" collection was an ode to Irene Lentz, a costume designer from Hollywood's golden age.

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Jen Awad

Yes, it's shiny and a little bit tacky, but that yellow dress is so "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," and for that, we love it.

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Korovilas

The Korovilas collection was one of the stronger offerings of LA Fashion Week. These ethereal lace numbers are summery perfection.

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Michael Costello

This Project Runway alum seems hellbent on becoming the next Oscar gown go-to guy. Every single dress was unapologetically photo-ready.

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Mike Vensel

This is what we call a swimsuit for the stars.

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Nuvula

The Nuvula collection was another strong one; colorful, visually interesting, and immediately wearable without coming off as predictable.

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Odylyne

Bohemian bliss — headdresses included — at Odylyne.

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That's Totally Fine

This collection was a little bit '90s and a little bit all things see-through, but the most notable element was those Gaga/grunge shoes.

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The Bohemian Society

Forget about skintight strapless numbers; this is what we want to see on the red carpet.

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Yoze

Gorgeous neckline, gorgeous color, and the best lipstick hue we've seen yet for spring.

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