LA Style Fashion Week
For those who don’t know – it’s a jam packed ‘high fashion’ runway event that lasts 5 days. Starting from October 15 through October 19th, the event is being held at the grand Vibiana, in downtown Los Angeles. The program features two to three designers per night and displays not only fashion, but an atmosphere that you can only find in some of the worlds greatest fashion destinations. Los Angeles (being a trend setter ) holds some of the finest beauty and fashion events in the country. Here’s a recap of Day 1, Monday October 15th.
A sneak peak of the set up before the guests arrive
Standing outside the event in the courtyard
This event can definitely get overwhelming; there’s so much to take in all at once! My photographer, Elizabeth Woods, and I headed out to Vibiana around 7 pm and were stunned to see so many interesting people under one roof. Not only was the hall full of beautiful people from Los Angeles, it had people from all over the country. The event was full of Designers, Models and Press. We scoped out the venue and took amazing shots of both the runway and the alluring enviorment surrounding us. The designers of the night were Louis Verdad and Dar Sara. I was lucky enough to get a brief interview in with Dar Sara. Originally from the Phillipines but also spending many years in Dubai, this designer is taking the world by storm by displaying his life story through his designs.
What inspires you to create?
What inspires me is Hollywood. The Stars inspire me; the glitz, the glamour and everything Hollywood.
Watching your show reminded me of a theatrical show; it had a dramatic powerful beginning and it ended on calming, light note such as a movie with a happy ending. Why did you choose to display your work the way you did?
I chose to display my designs the way I did because it’s the story of my life. The struggles I first faced in the beginning and how I over came those struggles. I like to make sure that comes across in my work because it is who I am.
One last question before I let you go. Where is your line available?
It is available in the US and all over the world. You can check it out online www.Darsara.com.
It was an amazing show and I highly recommend everyone to check out the Designers. Louis Verdad was simple, classy and sexy while Dar Sara displayed fantasy, unrestrained innovative opulence. Both designers showcased impeccable artistry and creative genius.
A quick photo with Designer Dar Sara
Stay tuned for Day 2 at Los Angeles Style Fashion Week!
Photos: Elizabeth Woods