LA Fashion Week (LAFW) will host its opening night reception celebrating the Spring/Summer 2017 collections on September 28 at the Hollywood Athletic Club. The exclusive engagement will debut this season’s 18 award-winning designers including Ashton Michael, Samsara, Recreation, and revolutionary high fashion brand Bezgraniz Couture, alongside a gallery of top names in the visual arts community commissioned by Sur Le Mur’s Megan Phillips:
“It’s been an incredible experience thus far, as I’ve commissioned an amazing group of world renowned artists, who have all graciously created unique pieces for LA Fashion Week. Fashion and art have an increasingly symbiotic relationship in our society, as they are intertwined in the pursuit of beauty. I feel LAFW has encompassed these aspects this year, and I am very thankful for this unique union of fashion and art.” – Megan Phillips
This season’s event will not only welcome the fashion community’s rising stars, but also artists that have impacted art culture in Los Angeles and around the globe. These visual creators are not afraid to speak to the current social landscape through their art. Featured artists include Lincoln Townley, Risk, Alexandra Grant, Billy Morrison and LA’s own Plastic Jesus, who recently built a wall around Donald Trump’s Hollywood star which spoke volumes on the recent political campaign. In addition, two iconic pieces will be available by Banksy.
The night will also feature live musical performances by Palaye Royale, 2014 MTV Musical March Madness winner, and up-and-coming WMG recording artist duo Faarrow.
What makes this latest showcase different is the designers’ and artists’ willingness to explore new ways to create and share their brand vision/experience. In addition, LAFW has curated a diverse group of social influencers/brand ambassadors with strong voices in the fashion and creative communities in Los Angeles. By telling its story through their voices, LAFW seeks to elevate the perception of Fashion in LA. For the full designer roster visit: https://lafw.net/designers/.
Embarking on its third season, LAFW has established itself the distinction of Official Fashion Week by the City of Los Angeles maintaining the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti, and California State Senator Ben Allen. This season’s partners include L’Oréal Professionnel, Luxelab, W Hotel, Kinesio, Seed Floral, Media Playground PR/The Park Showroom, and the Indonesian Consulate.
Courtesy photo / Enrique Bautista