Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LA Fashion Week Designers

by Lindsey Thompson

The designers featured at Project Ethos’ upcoming event for LA Fashion Week are anything but ordinary. This extraordinary array of talent draws influence from all over the world. Not only culturally through style and tradition, but also through a larger world purpose; they create stunning fashions that are sure to create a stir this October. From Brian Terry, a true “Brit Boy,” to Sarah Nami Ahn, a US Army brat born in Korea, the show's eclectic styles will bring an international feel to LA Fashion Week.

Brian Terry, Designer of Brit Boy, focuses on bringing the feel of London style and design to the US. His designs range from apparel that features the Union Jack to euroclub party dresses. This creative and unique view of fashion comes from Terry’s extensive travels, experience in acting/photography, and his background as a former aerospace engineer.

Then we have Baltimore's own Lauren Nicole who is coming to LA to show off her wide range of experience that comes from designing costumes for the Los Angeles Ballet company to working for several LA based junior designers to styling a variety of personal clients. However, she admits that her real passion is creating one-of-a-kind custom party dresses. Now for the first time she is ready to show the world her complete ready-to-wear collection. Her design philosophy remains the same as it always has: "To design pieces that are missing from her own closet...pieces that make her happy...pieces that will make any woman feel like a rock star."

Our next designer, Sarah Nami Ahn, was born in Korea but raised in several parts of the world. She moved 22 times before she turned 18 and uses all the experiences in her life for her collection. Her designs are bold, colorful and aesthetically pleasing. They look trendy yet sophisticated. She is inspired by her heritage, especially the art of origami and her world travels. With her birthday being on Earth Day it has always been important for her work to be sustainable and to use green materials.

Environmental consciousness is not unfamiliar to our next designer. In fact, it is the brand’s main purpose. Multeepurpose aims to give fashion and design a deeper sense of meaning. By giving $1 for every item sold wholesale and 20% of every sale on their website, they make it effortless for LA fashionistas to support various Non-Profits. The best part is Multeepurpose lets you choose your purpose!

Purpose and helping the less fortunate is something Johana Hernandez, another Project Ethos participant, truly believes in. Her new line, GLAUDI, is designed for industry leaders to purchase so that proceeds can go to those in need. Her line features elegant, sleek and sensuous pieces that exude her unique personality. Johana's designs have been featured on Hannah Montana, worn by the Jonas brothers and sold in mass retailers.

Pentard Couture is all about fashion integrated with life. The designs are high quality and meant to exceed customer expectations. Designs have been worn by individuals with fast paced lifestyles. Actors to musicians, and celebrities of all kinds rely on Pentard Couture for red carpet events.

Another red carpet regular and Ethos participant is B by Aperire. This dynamic brand of shoes and handbags fits and crosses into many spirited cultures. B by Aperire is frequently featured in publications of Vibe Magazine, Glitter in Japan, and rocked by Nicki Minaj.  Electric colors and vibrant patterns, make B by Aperire irresistible!

Pumps, handbags, new collections, and so much more will be exhibited at LA FASHION WEEK so get your tickets NOW!!! See you there Fashionistas.

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