Los Angeles Fashion Week has officially seen its last set of S/S 14' frocks strut down the runway. In a week that was a combination of ordinary and not so ordinary turn outs, we couldn't help but notice there was a lack of star quality in terms of the actual collections (not celebrity arrivals) that would have catapulted LA Fashion Week as top fashion market to look out for.
Nevertheless, there were a few promising shows like Odylyne whose flowing feminine Grecian-like dresses with intricate detailing was a nice break from the customary LA maxi dress vibe. Katherine Kidd also fared well with her mix of lovely evening gowns and affable daytime dresses.
There were a few pleasant surprises at LA Fashion Week; for the first time collections were unveiled at The Grove, and an outdoor setting at LA Fashion Council provided a nice backdrop to take in all of the collections.
With all of the attention that LA Fashion Week has recently drawn (most of it negative), we couldn't help but notice that it is slowly but steadily improving. Even so, much can be done about the the void that seems to pervade the presentations each season.
Whether it is coming up with a better strategy on how to organize Fashion Week, or signing on to use California based high-end designers to showcase their collections--there are a few fashion designers that call California home; Monique Lhuillier, Rick Owens and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte spring to mind.
Perhaps if those working behind the scenes could call on the aforementioned giants of fashion to waken up the stale turf, or in the least bit create a top of the line buzz to create interest a la New York Fashion Week, maybe there would be a stronger presence on the national front. All in all, we've rounded up the best looks of LA Fashion Week S/S 14, here they are in no particular order (see slideshow)