Gen Art’s 13th Los Angeles installment, held Saturday at Vibiana, lived up to the city’s fashion reputation of mixing emerging talent, theatrics and Hollywood. Hosted by actress Zoe Saldana with celebrity guests including Christian Serratos and Evan Ross, the show featured the runway debuts of six local fashion brands — Dear Creatures, Odylyne, Chambers, 71 Stanton, Funktional and Stand and Deliver — and, randomly enough, an Australian swimwear line named We Are Handsome.


The two most polished women’s brands stood on the opposite ends of the style spectrum: Funktional, designed by Jennifer Park, infused a youthful, relaxed vibe to trenchcoats, cropped skinny jeans, shorts and jackets (all inspired by native American beadwork), while Ellis Yu’s 71 Stanton took a sporty turn with flowy separates done in silk organza, polka-dot lace and printed sequins.

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