There's only one designer that can shut down a Hollywood block and that's Ashton Micheal. Ashton Hirota is a Los Angeles native who came onto the fashion scene at just 19 years old. He now designs one of a kind celebrity pieces from his Ashton Michael collection for stars such as Will.i.am, Usher, Chris Brown, and Nicki Minaj. He also has a super edgy but very wearable RTW line, oh and did I mention he offers wardrobe styling? He's a very busy man all while remaining extremely approachable and down to earth.
Ashton Micheal's SS'14 Black Cross collection was inspired by the tough street style from the Cholos from East LA; oversized pleated pants, button - ups, and bandanas, and on the opposite side of the spectrum he was influenced by the subtle design features from the Hasidic Orthodox Jewish communities. Two extremely opposite ends of the fashion world but when brought together they create a signature Ashton Michael look.
His show featured a black and white color palette, stretch leather, silk chiffon, super sexy shorts for women, wide legged pants for women, bandanas that covered the mouths of the male models with zipper details across the lips, and lots of layering.
Celebrities such as singers, Adam Lambert, Miguel, and Mario were there to see the collection as well as a bevy of celebrity stylists and fashion bloggers. After the show was the after party in the Ashton Michael showroom with a taco truck, DJ, and libations. All in all, the best show during LAFW.