So, LA Fashion Week is nearing a close (at least for me – I have every intention of ignoring every event post Wednesday- I have work to do!) and I'm just now getting to write about the first show of the week which happened last Tuesday… This blogger desperatly needs a laptop that will hold a charge for writing on the go!
Anyhow, accompanying me to this fashion fest, was Salvador Camarena of Fashion SALvation, on his first ever "He Said" assignment for Dedicated, coming later in the post, but first.. "She Said"..that'd be me then.
Having done my due dilligence in researching Geoffrey Mac prior to the event, I was a little anxious that I was going to presented with Drag Queen Costumes and Lady Gaga get ups at this Skybar Fashion Presentation. I was pleasantly surprised that Geoffrey Mac had toned the collection down to a wearable level without losing the spark of creativity which makes his work special.
Beading and pleating were prevalent and this gown, pictured above, featured a giant rosette backside – only for the most delicate of flowers – the idea of accentuating the sheer size of my buttocks is just not for me, but beautiful nonetheless.
As Sal mentions below, the architectural quality to the dresses was impressive, the shorter dresses featuring sharp lines and angles would be perfect for a pop starlet such as Rihanna and I wouldn't be surprised to see them at the Grammy's.
All in all the only dress that I would criticise would be the slightly sheer, or at least skintone, latex gown – whilst it was a pleasant nod to Geoffrey Mac's more 'out there' designs (he's well known for his flawless and impressive latex work) – and a very beautifully cut gown – I couldn't help but dubbing it 'the condom dress' – not a good look.
As always with LA fashion events, there were some stand outs in the crowd as well as the stage – this lovely lady took some fashion risks with a steampunk inspired look complete with eye patch and pulled it off with much applomb.
And now to hand over the reigns to Sal for his male take on the collection – fun eh?
A very debonair Salvador
'He Said' by Salvador Camarena.
From my prospective, I found the shorter dresses to be more appealing. Now, these dresses were short without being vulgar, plus, Geoffrey Mac’s ability to play with volume within shoulders had me focusing on collar bones instated of legs.
As for the longer dresses, they seemed less exciting to my eye. Most of the longer dresses were strapless with a sweetheart neckline. There’s always one question I ask myself when reviewing a women’s collection, “If I were a women, would I wear that?” Due to the odd fabric choices and unflattering shapes in some of the longer dresses in Geoffrey Mac’s collection it made me turn my head and say no! Because at the end of the day who wants to be covered in a fancy slip-in-slide made gown.
Overall, Geoffrey Mac’s color-palette remained neutral with splashes of navy and seafoam green, which I didn’t mind. With about 85% of this collection based on shorter dresses, I LIKED it! I thought his collection is perfect for that woman in her mid to late 20’s that hops from a cocktail party with the girls to a dinner date with her boyfriend. Guys will find Geoffrey Mac’s collection for women tasteful, sexy and flirtatious.