LA Style and Tokyo Fashion Week reports

Renee Minus White | 3/31/2016, 3:59 p.m.
Foxbait and Lana Del Ray rocked the runways in the LA Style Fashion Week shows.
Designs by Helen Lee for LA Style Week

Foxbait and Lana Del Ray rocked the runways in the LA Style Fashion Week shows. Camille MacMillan and Matt Westray of Foxbait presented their fall/winter 2016/’17 collection at the Pacific Design Center. The look was laid-back yet glamorous. Foxbait’s looks embodied a feminine edge. Designers mixed classic sophistication in the form of crisp white blouses, collars and plaid patterns, along with cool-girl grunge cues in stockings, a diverse array of boots and cozy layers in wool.

The models strutted down the runway in bold, colorful boots that were coordinated perfectly with brightly toned lipstick. Foxbait’s line is ideal for the woman who’s looking for comfortable clothing with a polished edge.

Helen Lee, a top Chinese designer, explored the sport-luxe® aesthetic in her collection. It was a nice mix of sportswear chic and elegance. Faux furs and jacquard patterns almost collided on the runway. There were bomber jackets in satin silk and skirts. Trousers in beaded velvet were stunning. Her oversized cape coats in dazzling gold leather were divine toppers. Shirts in thick Eastern China cotton fabrics added to this collection. Overall, the line was full of contrasts between ultimate comfort and sophistication.

On the Tokyo runways, there were several top trends. Rock and roll looks are very alive. For edgy women, rocker chic concepts were shown on models who were decked out from head to toe in black leather separates. Bold jewelry is in the mix. In makeup, it’s all about the eyes, with heavy eyeliner for a punk-glamor look reminiscent of the ’80s.

Shine is back in fashion. Whether it’s gold, silver or just glossy, look for this trend in coats, pants, dresses, shoes or boots. Sequin styles add sparkle for day or evening. In prints, Egyptian patterns are key. Geometric prints are big. The 1970s vibe is also back. Look for pretty pastels in coats, dresses, skirts and pants, and with men’s clothing influences in the mix. Funky furs look new, too!