50 Dresses, is one of those collections that result in a "huh, you're making dresses for me? I had no idea I was a muse!" moments (Tibi and Lauren Moffatt result in similar cries)
This gorgeous collection, made with vintage reproduction quilting fabrics (100% cotton!) was conceived by charming designer Tess Vigil after she made an agreement with herself in May 2010 to create 50 dresses from scratch. She drafts all her own patterns and makes all her own samples and the collections are produced in downtown Los Angeles.
She's definitely one to watch, and I literally want to own every single dress.
Bijou Van Ness is a milliner I'd be watching for awhile, I reviewed her gorgeous collection when she showed as part of the Millinery Guild show back in October and her hats are just as gorgeous up, close and personal. Such creativity and beautiful attention to detail.
Ideal Woman is both a bizarre and wonderful accessories line from artist Allie Pohl. Using the Barbie silhouette as a commentary on the supposed concept of the 'ideal woman', these die cut necklaces, make more than just your standard statement. Love! They are available in single pieces, twosomes, threesomes or more 'designed' pieces featuring multiple pendants, named after influential women such as Audrey Hepburn, Stevie Nicks and Edie Sedgwick. LOVE.
This new t-shirt line from United Couture is beyond cute, each shirt has it's own fun message from 'Hollywood Makes Me Hangover' to 'Are You a Barbie Girl'. I fell for the whimsy and creativeness of their work.
This beautiful jewelry line from Satori Breónn was fantastically original, I hadn't seen anything like it before and was very impressed with each meticulously handcrafted piece. Each piece uses crinoline filled with either chain, crystals, or pearls and and each were perfection, edgy but refined, I'd love one these pretty cocktail rings.
All together a great show from Focus at The California Market Center, one of my favourite Los Angeles ports of call for emerging design.