On a warm spring California night, Fashion and Music combined for a magical evening. Luxe Kurves Magazine hosted the 1st Fashion Night Los Angeles, the perfect mix of hip hop, R&B and the best of fashion for summer 16.
On May 21, 2016 at the DSR Studios located in the Downtown LA, guests were treated to 4 designer collections and a sneak peek into the swimsuit collection by K. Waters of K. Waters Fashion GGI. Join me as we walk through the evening.
As you entered the event, you were immediately greeted by the Luxe Kurves staff, who were dressed to the nines and ready to answer any of your questions and guide you over to the vendors, Beat Box Beverages for a delicious drink or you could enjoy a cupcake from a local vendor.
Before you knew it, your head was bobbing to the tunes of DJ Radio Raymond T playing all the latest cuts and giving you a small preview into what the night had to offer. The venue had a warehouse feel, but with a hip hop vibe. The walls were covered in artwork and fit the purpose of the night perfectly.
In this social age, you can’t attend an event and not hit the red carpet for those Instagram and Snapchat pics. The red carpet was just the area to catch a glimpse of the designers, music groups and of course everyone that came ready for a night of fashion. There is something about Cali-Style, from bohemian to classic, the fashion of the night was a sight to behold.
As the show began, we had the opportunity to meet the Founder of Luxe Kurves Magazine Brandee J. and Kristy of the “Brandee J and Kristy Talk Show. Both ladies looked amazing as they welcomed the crowd and prepared us for the what thee evening had in store.
Each collection started with music from local artists, such as Hip Hop artist Young Scrap, R&B Group Sware and Singer Jaye Beaulieu. It was truly a concert and fashion show all rolled up into one fabulous event.
Designer Brooke Journey started the show with elegant, classy and sexy dresses. You could see the confidence in the models as they each came down the runway. The flow of the designs not only had sex appeal but they hugged the body in places just enough to highlight and accentuate. High splits, hi-lo skirts and two-piece looks rocked this runway and was a great way to start the show.
The guests were given an exclusive sneak peek into the swimsuit collection of Custom Kente. With only a few pieces from the collection shown at the event, you felt as though you saw so much more because the looks were stunning! Showcasing two jumpers and two bikini sets, you were left with the “I must have that” feeling. We can’t wait to see the remaining pieces of the collection from K. Waters Fashion GGI Style Lounge. And if this is the sneak peek, then be ready because what’s to come will have you with your credit card out, ready to purchase.
Designer Phoenyx Reign, debuted her collection called “It’s a Wrap” and yes it was! From Dresses, skirts, jumpers, and blouses all with the signature wrap design. The collection was built with style and comfort in mind. When I tell you that as this collection hit the runway, all the ladies in the building had to pause and give ultimate respect. The collection was so classy, full of fun, colors, print and texture. There was a sophisticated elegance with this collection and designer Phoenyx Reign is someone to keep an eye out for because these designs are hot!
Stylist Bri of Shimmer Boutique, not only dazzled the crowd with her styling skills but had the crowd wanting to know where and how they can get that look. The looks that Bri styled for Shimmer Boutique, can only be put into the three words A-Maz-Ing! The styling was casual with a very fashion forward feel. This collection was definitely for the woman with confidence and style, with a true Cali feel.
Designer Oseas Villatoro’s collection was inspired by the streets of New York City. With a Sophisticated hip hop feel, perfect for those that love fashion but want to mix the latest tennis shoes, baseball cap to the side, and a fur coat. Yes, this is the New York scene that we all long to portray at some point in our lives. That wonderful mix of high fashion and street is just what Oseas Villatoro achieved with his collection.
We suggest you start looking into plane tickets for next years event that will be hosted in the ATL! Yes, Luxe Kurves Fashion Night 2017 will be held in Atlanta. With the fashion scene in Atlanta inspiring us, you better believe that this will be a fashion show that you will not want to miss.
Brandee J and the Luxe Kurves team have definitely set the bar high for the fashion industry. With a mix of music, high fashion and top quality designers, Luxe Kurves Fashion Night is a must attend event. You don’t want to be left out of this one.
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