BOXeight Fashion Week LA- Day Three03.19.09   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: Toshi Jones
Tags: BOXEight, Hayley Starr, LA Fashion Week, Sjobeck, The Battalion
Indians, and pirates and red coats all made the rounds for this seasons offering from The Battalion. This playful maritime narrative was punctuated by tartan plaids and a rock edge. Adventurous imagery coupled an eco conscious consideration give this line its draw. Bamboo, organic cotton, and cruelty free silk are all tapped in sweeping cropped capes, pin tucked boddesses and vests tripple ties in bows. Some looks even seemed to recall a spin on the classic Grace Jones facade. If knickers, vests, and waist coats are back in, then so are we.
Drums, chants and an elaborately costumed tribal dancer opened the Sjobeck fall premier. They cowboy shirt is back, in its native form. Inspired by their Native American roots and the Malibu lifestyle, Sjobeck debuted a relaxed line with patterned wool knits, blue denim, and this season’s staple plaid. Accented by handmade tribal turquoise jewelry, emu feathers ran the perimeter of plunging necklines and layered over fitted minis. The menswear was pacified and loose. fitted yet relaxed denim paired with the all American tee shirt and layered plaid button downs made for a rather tame showing for boys.
Artist and designer behind the Hayley Starr line, Elizabeth Hayley Keenan presented her versatile wrap dresses, pants suits, and jumpers kicking off the final day of LA Fashion Week. These seamlessly constructed pieces are made from environmentally friendly modal fabric derived from the spun fiber of beech trees. The fabric draped beautifully as dewy barefoot models swayed down the runway. The shows finale was marked by a preview of Keenan’s youth line, which drew an “awe” from the crowd as they paraded in perfect form.