It seems like I was just here yesterday. The days go by fast! And as each year passes, the time moves even faster than the last one. Last night was the opening night of Style Week LA, and New York based designer, Malan Breton opened up the night with his unique and internationalized tasted designs. Before the show started though, I was almost thought that I was at the wrong venue and that they had moved the show elsewhere, because last year it was hosted in a tent off of Broadway next to The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. But as I was about Google to make sure I had the right desk, I seen a young Black girl walking up dressed in a unique ensemble, so I knew she was going to the event, which meant I was in the right place after all!
As I turned around and entered the parking lot, I looked across the street and seen that they had moved the event inside The Reef this year, they stepped it up! I was definitely impressed. As I got out the car and walked to check-in and get my media credential, everything was a lot more organized and the girls were friendly and outgoing, another improvement from last year. Nice venue, organization, and better customer service are the top two things that will keep a person coming year after year.
When I entered the venue, the red carpet was to the left; however, this year I really didn’t care about red carpet shots, besides hardly anyone familiar walks across it and a whole lot of average Joe’s of L.A. dress up in their Sunday’s Best or Club attire, just so they can feel like a star to walk the red carpet, so yeah I decided to pass instead of having a lot “no names” in camera taking up space. No offense, but the actual fashion show and vendors were more important shots.
Next, I proceeded to walk up stairs to where the show would be taking place. After getting up the stairs, each vendor this year was centered around Beauty (of course) and health. There was a hair vendor where people can actually get their freshened up for the show, Skinny Pop was out promoting their popcorn, it didn’t have any flavor though, but I guess that is why it is called Skinny Pop since it’s supposed to be healthier, then there were also dessert (probably more organic), coffee, and water vendors.
After passing through the vendor section and open bar area, I went to claim my spot to get ready for the show. Breton showcased his formal wear in the show. He showcased men’s suits, women’s formal dresses, and women’s bridal wear. Below you can view a few of the selections from the show. For the first night of Style Fashion Week LA, I was overall impressed and will be back on Friday night for the next line-up of designers.
Photos by Naomi K. Bonman