Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018 Fashion Trends

Los Angeles Fashion Week brought cutting-edge fashion to the West Coast catwalks this month. Held from October 10th through October 14th, the Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018 schedule was packed with star-studded events and well-attended shows. The Majestic Downtown, located at 650 South Spring Street in Los Angeles, was home to the 2018 event.

Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018 kicked off on the 10th with an offsite fashion night out and VIP kick-off party at Boy London x Art Hearts Fashion. The opening night extravaganza kicked off at 6 pm, back at The Majestic Downtown. The 12th through the 14th saw three days of inspiring fashion shows featuring spring and summer 2019 looks. Here are some of the stand out fashion trends from Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018.

The Black Tape Project



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The last designer to present at Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018 was The Black Tape Project. Designer Joel Alvarez got his start creating duct tape bikini wearable art in Miami clubs. His work became Instagram famous, and he was commissioned to create his unique “body tape art” at venues all over the world. His looks at LAFW received a great deal of press. While you cannot purchase one of his actual pieces, you can buy his metallic and iridescent body tapes on his website to create your own looks or attempt to copy one of his. Whether body tape art bikinis become a fashion trend next summer remains to be seen, however, the idea is certainly taking off on the runways.

Kentaro Kameyama



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The champion of Season 16 of the Emmy winning fashion series Project Runway, Kentaro Kameyama, showed why he bested the other designers with his breathtaking looks. His looks are ethereal and appear lighter than air. He debuted both his menswear and womenswear collections at Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018. The fashions were billowy with layers and ruffles, but still body-conscious and flattering.




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Luxury streetwear is gaining prominence in the high fashion industry. Los Angeles based brand Paraval made their debut at Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018. From design to completion, Paraval fashions are made in LA. The finest imported denim from Italy and the most superior sateen from Japan create luxury quality, casual leisurewear for men. Denim, flannel, and vibrant prints comprise this youthful men’s collection.

Lila Nikole Swimwear



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Bold, tropical colors and splashy patterns dominated the runway with Lila Nikole Swimwear’s spring/summer 2019 collection. The innovative couture swimwear line showed bikinis, thongs, one-pieces, and halter styles with flattering silhouettes. These pieces all stand out and draw attention to the wearer.

Nathalia Gaviria



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This LA-based designer is breaking the mold by introducing a line that is gender fluid. Nathalia Gaviria has two lines, NG: Black and NG: Gold. NG: Black is her established brand with a flagship location in Melrose. NG: Gold is her new line, which she describes as playful and irreverent. Her collection showed graceful draping of fabric to create pieces that are light, fluid, and have a great deal of movement to them.

Dahil Republic of Couture


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Empowering women is at the heart of Dahil Republic of Couture’s aesthetic. Bold African prints printed on the finest textiles create designs that speak to different women. While the fabric and color choices are bold, the design is driven by the idea that “less is more.” Attention to detail and quality construction are behind these styles that elevate and inspire women to be themselves.

Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018 saw a variety of designs that celebrate the various elements of California culture. Cultural appreciation, diversity, bold designs, and a love for the beach were all themes that emerged at this year’s show. For more LA inspired fashion, see the luxury sneaker brands you’ve likely never heard of.

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