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Aeneas Erlking: The Chinese designer’s flamboyant pieces aren’t for the shy.

 

Again: Amber Kekich-Purling gave a California spin to her “Grey Gardens” inspiration with a fresh, youthful collection.

Basil: Basil Malicsi’s looks alternated between wearable (silk rompers, shiny party dresses) and outlandish (overly froufrou evening gowns).

 

Belle N. Matisse: Designer Alexandria “Belle” Norman and creative director Katie May Mead designed an easy-to-wear Los Angeles wardrobe with a slight edge.

 

CXC by Camila X Castillo: The Venezuelan designer’s U.S. debut was inspired by Ridley Scott’s “Alien.”

 

Crybaby Presents: GenArt designers Lisa Ziven and Dakota Solt were inspired by their of love of Fifties pairings, which they reinterpreted for a modern-day girl.


Elliot Evan Men’s: For his men’s wear debut, the designer ventured into colorful prints.


ISM Mode:
Designed by Inka Sherman, the collection featured a mix of colorful, tie-dyed and neutral cotton knit and woven separates.

Jen Awad: The designer refined her often costume-y aesthetic into a more focused, if still whimsical and funky, collection.

Kittinhawk: The tiny collection of gowns managed to stay modernly on trend with cutouts, lingerie-style details and leather peplums.

 

Korovilas: Maria Korovilas’ dress-focused collection, part of the GenArt show, demonstrated her assured hand with great-fitting, tailored dresses.


Louis Verdad: The designer moved away from his vintage party clothes look, offering a more grown-up, tailored wardrobe.

Luciana Salamone: The designer presented a collection of lace, tulle and chiffon dresses, and shorts trimmed with raw edges and messy cutouts.

 

MartinMartin: Diane Moss-Martin and Eric Martin’s collection was once again arty and angst-y.

 

Mike Vensel: The designer and photographer added chiffon overlays to his usual floor-length gowns, and cropped some of them short this season.

 

Nami: Sarah Nami Ahn offered a mixed bag of minimal natural-hued separates, jewel-toned silk shantung and charmeuse dresses and black leather and ribbon pieces.

 

Nuvula: Sisters Rebecca and Vanessa Victoria presented a playful print story in a balloon-and-wrapped-present-filled installation.


Odylyne:
Designer Stephanie Lampkin made sure her flowy maxidresses and separates were suited for a bohemian beauty attending Coachella.

 

Paul Redmond: The designer took his trademark geometric graphic look a step further with clothes that featured oversize, three-dimensional notches.

 

Shaina Mote: The designer presented a clean, easy and almost seasonless collection based on neutral tones and natural fabrics.


Skingraft: Designer Jonny Cota worked leather, his favorite material, into relaxed biker jacket silhouettes paired with sport-inspired bottoms such as leggings and long shorts.

The Bohemian Society:
Designer Victor Wilde took downtown elements like black leather and mesh and used them as the basis for his women’s and men’s looks.

 

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