Haute Event: LAVUK Show for Concept Fashion Week

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"Lavuk Styleline Coat"

Digital media, paint on canvas, and multimedia art installations all align solid white walls as you enter Ace Gallery on Wilshire Boulevard. Winding corridors lead to a packed pavement rectangle housing the oh-so familiar white folding chairs filled with a sea of fashion followers, editorial press, local designers, and LA socials anxiously awaiting the initial event of the week with pre-show entertainment consisting of black and white graphic canvas paintings along the walls with a dj playing electronic trance mixes to satisfy the crowd.

"Lavuk Halter Dress"

Beginning the LAVUK fashion show was a textured-charcoal, velvet sundress with neckline draping – the kind of dress you look forward to living in on the weekends… starting ASAP. Each model wore black eyeliner in a “Zorro”-esque shape across the eyes, immediately forcing you to realize the brand’s tough touch of whimsy. Continuing the event was a glorious collection of silver silk, geometric cutouts of aubergine, and simple silhouettes with a futuristic spin. Pops of brights, like in a button neck coat or accent peaking through a cutout dress, could also be seen throughout the Tibetan-influenced color palette of royal purples, power oranges, and natural greys. Following the ’70s revival trend was a tweed blazer of tan wools with original design details, wide-leg, high-waist trousers of gold, and playful satin blouses for the new woman of the decade.  Other favorites include a zip front skinny trouser and an ivory stripe blazer any 20-something office inhabitant would kill to own.

"Lavuk Cutout Blouse"

LAVUK is a sweatshop free, eco-friendly brand using only sustainable materials of organic cotton, hemp, and dead stock silks. Each garment is multi-functional and can be styled numerous ways. Not a manufacturer of timeless products, LAVUK also plants a trees via American Forests in association with California Wildlife ReLeaf Program for every garment purchased.

"Lavuk Button Neck Coat"

Concept Fashion Week at Ace Gallery, 5514 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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