The closing night of Style Fashion week was held at Viabiana downtown Los Angles, Friday March 15th, 2013. Ugo Mozie and Daver Campbell presented three very avant-garde designers who had more than one component in common: theatrical, glamorous and fearless.
Tinsel town at it’s best: designers who design clothes to create an allure and a phantasy world not only for celebrities on the red carpet but also for the day- to day customer. So what better way to close this season with leather, lace, fur and muzzles.
The courtyard at Vibiana was as usual a spectacle of media, actors, designers, models and hipsters.
This year the bar was the centerpiece but there is no alcohol served except Pironi beer and water. You were also able to taste some coconut- and fruit juices from Naked juice.
The Canadian designer Roxanne Niki opened the evening with faux fur and leather presenting a fearless men’s and women’s collection balanced by sumptuous urban wool where individuality reigns. This collection is an unapologetic return to decadence and a leap into the future after the designer took a long break from the runway.
Women and men strut in statement coats and jackets that marry effortlessly with futuristic takes on the Little Black Dress, pencil, circle and wrap skirts, slim pants and one piece show stoppers. All are multi-functional and many pieces are reversible. Texture and luxury is key to the collection’s versatility. With an effort to evoke individual fantasies while becoming wardrobe staples, Roxanne’s designs are fun, spirited and powerful.
Extreme, stylized and clean lines represent Bryan Hearns collection with looks and lines that alter, exaggerate and enhance form.
Lastly, one of the most praised designers of the evening, Michael Cinco, took stage with his glamorous collection of couture evening- and bridal gowns.
Born in the Philippines and based in Dubai, Michael Cinco’s clients range from Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Sofia Vergara, to elite clients from the gulf and Arab royalties.
Driven by old tradition and contemporary edginess each gown seems a piece of art itself. Tons of embroidery, lace and Swarovsky crystals add to the luxury of the very well tailored, mostly black gowns. Black Swan meets Middle Eastern princess come to mind when describing his exquisite creations. Lots of drama and fantasy come alive with the model in a red and black gown with a ruffled skirt. Gorgeous also the bride in a black gown covered with a black veil and outfitted with many crystals and a tiara. One of the models in a gown with Indian Henna design as an embroidery showing off a gorgeous back.
A standing ovation and lots of cheering accompanied the designer as he took a bow and the evening came to a glamorous end.