This has been my favorite Project Ethos show yet. The shows ran seamlessly, one after the other, and they just got better and better throughout the evening. What I like about Project Ethos is that it showcases up and coming designers. It's nice to see their fresh perspectives in the fashion world.
Here are the designers that were showcased (in order), with my favorite looks from each one, as well as a few thoughts on each collection:
|LUICA by Luis Mendoza & Yesica Medina|
The pieces featured interesting necklines and details like sequins and feathers. Although the collection wasn't very cohesive, I gave them props for being the only show featuring menswear.
|JaJo Couture by Janean Johnson|
|Boditecture by Wen Guo|
|Danielle the Dressmaker by Danielle Petee|
|Edita Collection by Edita Bandaryan|
|G. Marie by Regina Marie Woods|
I liked that this designer mixed bold colors with soft floral prints and experimented with texture. Interesting proportions and silhouettes.
|Furio Apparel by Catherine Furio|
Furio was one of my favorites for the night. It's difficult to experiment with strange/unexpected prints and lines while looking clean and sophisticated. I was really impressed with the way they mixed and used prints, while created designs that were very architectural. The collection was very cohesive and showed off a diverse range of styles.
|GLAUDI by Johanna Hernandez|
Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle--perhaps, a little too sparkly for my taste--but there's no doubt Johanna Hernandez is talented (and I'm totally coveting that hot pink sequin jacket above). Johana knows to create a flattering garment, while injecting a little bit of sexiness, glamour, and "It Girl" into each one. Oh, and I was in love with the music she picked (ahem. "Eyes on Fire" and "Sick Muse" are favorites of my mine).
Hope you enjoyed learning about these designers!
You can see my part one of my photo diary from Project Ethos LAFW March 2012 here.
I also posted a lot more photos (runway and throughout the night) on Facebook.
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