I know you’re anxious to see a few more of the designs on display at the California College of the Arts (CCA) fashion show last Friday. Just chill, man. Your time has come. Here’s the hit parade:
From Jackie Safer, whose collection began where old-school Banana Republic–by which I mean back when camo and khaki were de rigueur–left off, and ended with easy, sexy evening wear:
From Patricia Lucia Arroyo, who was awarded a Surface Magazine Emerging Designer Scholarship. Arroyo’s work was sweet and sassy, and the lady knows how to drape.
From Johnny Paul Vera, who was also awarded a Surface Magazine Emerging Designer Scholarship. Vera’s colors and fabrics were soft and floaty, but the garments had structure. The exaggerated hips reminded me of Mary Katranzou’s recent collections.
From Marcela Lucia Cole, whose collection was full of gorgeous, dramatic kimono-style garments. The perfect costumes for Madame Butterfly.
I know, I know. You feel better now. I’m so glad.
For backstage photographs, check out my Tumblr.