Opening Ceremony: LAFW
LAFW just kicked off and we are ready to see what styles designers are bringing to LA, the budding fashion capital.
Thursday night in Hollywood, California, designer Laurel Dewitt who was inspired by pop artist Andy Warhal, showcased her designs inside the upper level of the W hotel.
Red lit elevators took guests to the top floor of the W, where mirrors surrounded before entering the buzzing room of mingling crafters of art in the swanky lounge scene.
Models were laced in glamorous crystallized headpieces and jewels that covered their bodies as they strut through the center of captivated crowd; making their way to the white cylinder platforms that awaited them along side a rose studded wall display.
During the opening ceremony, creators from every artistic platform showed all out when it came to their talents.
From live performer Jaylien who performed two of his latest songs (and dance moves) to the adoring crowd.
To painters like Robert Vargas who created some pretty awesome portraits on the spot of some of the LAFW guests,
To high fashion models like Shaun Ross,
To dancers from the Anaheim Ballet, that performed a dance titled ‘Star Girl’ once introduced by head of ballet Larry Rosenberg.
And designers like Bijan Machen, who expressed his love for John Wayne and Ralph Lauren which he incorporates into his own style.
With a family history in design, he is making a name for himself by creating a jewelry line called “UP” which as he simply put:
“I wanted to create pieces that UP-lift others. By spreading love without discrimination; by creating pieces that can be worn by both men and women.”
The opening ceremony embodied a night of glam, fashion, not to mention good photo ops with photo booths and great views of the night time skyline. Fashion week is here ladies and gentleman are you ready?
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