In two words: Furne One.
Once again, Furne One created a show stopping haute couture collection which closed Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles. I was lucky to be front row for the presentation at L.A. Live and capture some amazing shots of this collection! The Dubai-based designer, who is best known for designing for celebs such as Katy Perry, J-Lo and Nicki Manaj, was inspired by the Victorian era and Geisha Girls to create this beautiful collection. Always one to merge fantasy with fashion, Furne took his audience on a journey into eras of a by-gone past. I can only guess that society's strict rules from the eras of these two vary different cultures created this unusual and yet, intriguing combination. Victorian women and Geisha Girls wore beautiful, yet restrictive formal clothing - and women were servile to men. But no matter the meaning or where the influence came from, these clothes are exquisite. Hand beading, intricate pleating and floral appliques are just a few of the details that Furne executed with precision. Silhouttes were a combination of sophisticated Victorian shapes and Japanese kimonos and fabrics icluded silk, lace and decorated with Japanes floral motifs. And did I mention the oh, so cute teddy bears? Though extremely sophisticated, Amato added a child-like innonence and a touch of Harajuku kitsch. You can't talk about this runway show without mentioning the hair. Stylist Kaz Amore created these increcible towering hair pieces, which I was told took nearly five hours to complete. Now that is an incredible feat. Scroll down for front and a few back views from the runway show. AND I've included a few of the campaign shots from the Amato Haute Couture site. So VeryVeryChic! Enjoy the eye candy.
More images after the break.