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BOXeight Fashion : Refocus – LA Fashion Week

March 24, 2010

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).

Trying on Patty Ann’s rad knuckle ring from Japan as she and Neekoh look on.

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.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO D. FOR CREATING A NEW HEADER FOR WRECKED STELLAR. I WAS BEYOND FLATTERED TO RECEIVE IT AND FEEL SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUPER STELLAR READERS. THANKS AGAIN, D.!

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2010 9:54 am

    I was wondering where you got that headband from. Love the turban feel of it so much! You looked so sexy 🙂 And your pictures are fun (LOL @ the one where PA and I are looking at you with the ring).

    Good times, that BOXeight.

    XX,
    LiveLoveLA

  2. March 24, 2010 10:13 am

    D did a fantastic job on the header! I love it. Skin Graft looks so amazing… sad that we missed seeing the collections in person. Great pics too of you too. Whoever took them is a great photographer! Oh wait…

  3. March 24, 2010 10:15 am

    Great recap, Mel! And you look like you had such and awesome time.

    Love the new header too!

  4. March 24, 2010 6:51 pm

    I love your new header… it’s really fabulous.

    I love seeing new designers who have such creativity and talent.

    Great to see all of you girls together. I love your shoes… so hot! xoxo

  5. March 24, 2010 9:17 pm

    amazing! i really wanted to go to that as my friend works for orthodox…but they lost their samples. 😦 so we didn’t go. whaa.

  6. March 25, 2010 10:05 am

    some cool looks here. skin graft looks good. how funny is that sentence??

    Lola Re

  7. March 25, 2010 6:57 pm

    I was just going to say that the new header is fab. 🙂

  8. March 25, 2010 10:01 pm

    I love your headband!!! ditto to Neekoh’s comment about the turban feel! i love turbans!!! It was great seeing you those two days! Take care.
    -KVN

  9. March 26, 2010 1:59 am

    you girls look very different because of your hair and make up 😛

  10. March 26, 2010 10:57 am

    btw i don’t see the deets for your next slumber party! i definitely want to make it this time! 🙂

  11. March 26, 2010 11:22 am

    Hey Steph- I stopped putting the party details at the bottom of posts because I didn’t want it interfering with the LA Fashion Week coverage! You can see details here at the bottom of this post: https://wreckedstellar.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/lafw-2-0-scored-a-10-0/

  12. March 26, 2010 12:32 pm

    you look FAB!

  13. March 26, 2010 4:01 pm

    i love all your unique styles! you look so gorgeous, girl 🙂 i LOVE your shoes, have a fantastic weekend,
    x

  14. March 26, 2010 5:09 pm

    wow some great stuff there I’ve always wanted to make it out to LAFW
    You look amazing!!! ugh i love it!

    ❤ hope u have a fantastic weekend my lova'

  15. March 27, 2010 1:45 pm

    what a cool experience! the skin graft and kanvis show look awesome!

  16. March 29, 2010 11:13 am

    The header looks great! And I’m pretty jealous of you getting to attend a Boxeight event. I’ve been wanting to attend one for some time.

    Love Grace.

  17. March 29, 2010 9:33 pm

    Love your outfit, the event looked amazing, congrats darling! 🙂

    Much love,
    Glendy

  18. April 3, 2010 12:27 pm

    Looking sexy girl! Sounds like a fun event.

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