Fashion’s Night Out at the Beverly Center had a large turnout. I just wonder how the event translated into sales. I’ve been wondering how to define LA style. One way in which I feel it differs from NYC style is in a casual feel and probably less cultish regarding specific fashion designers. From the fashion shows at the Beverly Center’s central court and at Macy’s, it seemed many of the themes for women were familiar (new prep, bohemian, rocker, mod) and have been featured in the fashion glossies. But I’m not convinced that women in Los Angeles really follow the trends of the glossies very carefully. The words of one attendee, “I hope I’m not overdressed,” seemed to encapsulate how in LA, one wants to look good but not appear as if they went to much effort.
The menswear looks appeared to have more of an LA, dressed-down feel. Sport jackets were layered with hoodies or plaid. Jackets with simple shapes were played up with pocket and cuff details, but kept a casual texture. Jeans continue to be popular, sometimes with a distressed visual texture. The pant fit was slim but not as tight as musicians’ skinny pants.
Rust-colored tights popped against metallic neutrals (Bebe)
Red skinny pants on a rocker look
FNO attendee with red-checked bottoms
Overall the colors in the fashion shows were neutral with occasional splashes of color or ethnic print. The most grabbing color was a solid red pant or tight. A few audience members were sporting this look with a darker top.
Grey sports jacket with dark hoodie
Casual layering with sweater and plaid
Detailing on a simple jacket silouette
Retro-leaning grown-up schoolgirl (Marc by Marc Jacobs)
Sky high Mary Janes and knee high's
Skinny Jeans and Tall Boots
Tall boots with spiky heels
Above: Ella Moss blouse, Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans, INC faux fur jacket
These are not your granny's boots (Guess)
Rockin' a vintage boot
Vintage boots and jeans dress down a jacket-tie combo