Awww, Poor Little Los Angeles Fashion Week

Oct 16, 2009Fashion

It’s astonishing how unimportant Los Angeles Fashion Week is when you think about Hollywood once ruled, and how Adrian, Edith Head and Orry-Kelly and many others were major influences. Somehow, the Los Angeles fashion scene fell short and all the other major fashion cities excluding Madrid ;) reference Old Hollywood all the time, as in the case of John Galliano’s amazing Spring 10 collection. By the time the last dress sashays down the runway in Paris, nobody wants to see another dress…like ever again…at least not until next season. But alas, there’s Los Angeles Fashion Week-let. And a sad little market that is. Women’s Wear Daily doesn’t give it that much play and style.com gives it none…hence…awww. Well, did you see any of the collections? Major fotz.

Here is Skingraft. And an appropriate name at that...as it hurts to look at this yaba daba doody. Duh...you think this head dress was inspired by the Gareth Pugh ridiculoousness form Paris? Give me a break.

Here is Skingraft. And an appropriate name at that...as it hurts to look at this yaba daba doody. Duh...you think this head dress was inspired by the Gareth Pugh ridiculousness from Paris? Give me a break.

What's this? Pirates of Penzance meets Z Cavaricci? Oy.

What's this? Pirates of Penzance meets Z-Cavaricci? Oy.

Yes, Pirates plenty. Ahoy Matey. Is that a parrot on your shoulder, or are you just happy to see me? Help.

Yes, Pirates plenty. Ahoy Matey. Is that a parrot on your shoulder, or are you just happy to see me? Help.

Oh, and here we have some front row sitters from Skingraft. Look, he borrowed Fred Munster's shoes and was feeling all that...and a bag of chips.

Oh, and here we have some front row sitters at Skingraft. Look, he borrowed Fred Munster's shoes and was feeling all that...and a bag of chips. And what's on her head?

Look at the amazing workmanship of this Alakazia. Nice fit on the legging.

Look at the amazing workmanship of this Alakazia. Nice fit on the legging.

Ah, now it makes sense. Alakazia...alahazam. You are in a fashion show!

Ah, now I get it. Alakazia...alakazam. You are in a fashion show!

Alakazia makes quirky man hat and bike pants the must have pairing. And look, he's wearing boxers with that. This is the first man to need Underalls.

Alakazia makes quirky man hat and bike pants the must have pairing. And look, he's wearing boxers with that. This is the first man to need Underalls.

Alakazia, alakazam...you will have a flower growint out of your crotch. Bam.

Alakazia, alakazam...you will have a flower growing out of your crotch. Bam. Nude Underalls needed here.

They're creepy and they're spooky...

They're creepy and they're kooky...

They're all together ooky.

Mysterious and spooky.

Mysterious and spooky.

They're all together ooky.

They're all together ooky...The Martin MARTIN family.

The Martin MARTIN family.

I mean…what?!?

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9 Responses to “Awww, Poor Little Los Angeles Fashion Week”

  1. Mike Chaiken says:

    It's amazing how the Los Angeles shows seem to be stuck in a 1980s Guns N Roses collection. For one of America's most trendy cities, thanks to Hollywood, Los Angeles fashion is decidely fifth rate and ho-hum. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ericka says:

    I love in Los Angeles and didn't know about fashion week. oops.

  3. Ericka says:

    sorry, i mean LIVE in Los Angeles. typos are the new black.

  4. Great pics!

    We actually did a post regarding how worthless LA fashion week is, and surprisingly we got lot's of LA fashionistas who agreed! Check it out here, http://www.39thandbroadway.com/east-coast-vs-west

  5. Marcia says:

    I love the "creepy and the kooky…" You are the funniest fashion blogger EVER! I'm so done. You're beyond….and I love it.

  6. angeleno says:

    A month after NY Fashion Week where everyone (including LA's finest–from Rodarte to BCBG) has ALREADY shown, and after all the press has traipsed through Milan, London and Paris and is already yawning, and with no serious backing from the city or participation from designers of any power or influence, you expected something different? OF COURSE IT WILL SUCK.

    OF COURSE Ericka hasn't heard about it; who's paying anyone to produce and market this thing? Not a soul. It's all wishes and dreams. And the seasonal newbie who says "I can fix LA Fashion Week!" And so it continues to hobble along, with earnest young things, earning your snickers and sneers.

    Great post by the way. Sadly the locals keep pointing to Skingraft as some sort of LA Fashion Week savior. Hah! Thanks Abe for setting the record straight. LOVE the Addams Family reference.

  7. brandy says:

    I'm somewhere between HAHAHAHAHAHAHA and WTF???????????? about the biker pants with a flower in the crotch!?! :-S
    Seriously… What drugs do you have to be on to 'create' something like that and send it out on a runway (even though it's only LA fashion week nobody cares for anyway)????? This is just like the ripped t-shirt with diapers attached to it that I've seen a few years ago in a store in NYC. The shirt was priced at $90 and the sales clerk told me 'it's very avant-garde'. the only good thing about this shirt was that the diapers weren't used…

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