As all good things must come to an end, L.A. fashion week ended with a bang on Sunday night where Brand Equity Showroom showcased 100 top looks from Civil Society, Division E, Zanerobe and Buffalo David Bitton at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.
The red carpet was full of young celebrities like Mena Suvari, Ashley Scott (NCIS), Naturi Natughton (FAME), Madeline Zima (Californication), Kayla Ewell (Vampire Diaries), Candace Cameron Burr (Make it or Break it) and Nicholas Gonzalez (Melrose Place).
Also from Melrose was Shaun Sipos who plays David, whom I had the the pleasure of interviewing. He told me that in the rest of the season we’ll see ups and downs with him and Lauren and there is “a question about whether you can forgive someone and live with their faults.” Shaun also revealed a spoiler that the season will end with a storyline about a stolen painting that involves him, Ella and Amanda which will result in one of the three going to jail! In talking about his cast mates, he says that they all get along really well and even though he hasn’t seen them in a while due to his travel schedule, everyone still texts and calls.
After the red carpet it was time for the show! It began with Civil Society, a menswear line that showcased classic menswear with an edgy twist as men wore suiting separates and classically handsome looks. Shaun was most excited to see this line as he says he grew up thinking men should dress in suits daily and has always liked classic styles.
Division-E showed their classic cotton-jersey shirts and dresses that looked effortlessly chic paired with leggings and boots. One of the interesting pairings I noticed was wearing over the knee socks with booties which created a less dramatic version of the over-the-knee boot and is a trend to try in the fall.
Zanerobe featured cute mini dresses for the girls and a lumberjack type look for the boys and all the models carried sports equipment down the runway. Finally, Buffalo David Bitton rounded out the show with lots of black leather and layering and although those leather skirts and jackets are in the back of your closet for now, don’t retire them yet, as you’ll be wearing them next fall.
Apart from watching all the gorgeous clothes go down the runway I was distracted by the Zanerobe model who wore a grey wool toggle coat and a feather headdress. Yet the cheers from the crowd weren’t as much for his outfit, as they were his amazing abs. (Plus, doesn’t he look like a young George Clooney?) Another man distracting me was Shaun as I spotted him across the runway cozying up to former Pussycat Doll dancer, Rachel Sterling. I tried to capture it on the left… but hey, I’m not paparazzi!