BOXeight Fashion : Refocus – LA Fashion Week
BOXeight. The name alone sounds intriguing. You want to know what’s in the box, and after attending its Fashion : Refocus event during LA Fashion Week Fall 2010, I now know that its creativity is very outside of the box- miles away in fact. Miles that you want to drive to see said creativity- which is what I did this past Saturday, March 20th. BOXeight is a collaborative arts organization that focuses on nurturing emerging talent and building a network among the art, fashion, and music communities. Its 12,000 sq. ft. gallery and studio downtown lot serves as a distinct haven for fashion shows, photoshoots, art exhibitions, and celebrations of the artistic community. A fashion-forward crowd gathered March 19th-March 21st to do just that- to celebrate 14 top designers showcasing their Fall/Winter 2010 collections within photography installations dispersed throughout the space. The models’ hair and makeup were done out in the open giving attendees the opportunity to see the designers’ masterpieces evolve from start to finish. The three day event was extravagant in that out of the box thinking and after learning that the BOXeight name was inspired by the eight colors in the original crayon box, I thought to myself- that clever thinking is the foundation for BOXeight’s own original vibe.
I saw the following designers’ collections on Saturday-
LLOYD KLEIN * EDUARDO LUCERO * LE SANG DES BETES * MICHAEL COSTELLO * LEKUIN
Regrettably, I couldn’t make it to the Friday nor Sunday presentations. The following designers showed their work on Friday-
SKIN GRAFT * GOLD SPUN * FUNKTIONAL * ISABEL LU
And these designers closed out the event on Sunday-
ORTHODOX * KANVIS * GABBY APPLEGATE * FUTURE HERETICS * POSTAGE
(Photos by Chad Wilson)
Ran into Kevin– we had met this past October at the Gen Art “Fresh Faces in Fashion” Show. I wore a LOVE YAYA dress via Shopbop, Bebe shoes, and a Jacqueline Lamont headband via Barneys New York (I have it in blue as well seen in this previous post).
Taking a picture of Patty Ann with her cute pink camera. My mom has one in that color too.
My twin sister, Rebecca (or to her blog readers- Becs), Patty Ann, Neekoh, and me. Here, you can really see how Becs’ and my styles tend to differ.