Now in full swing, the Arts Hearts fashion designers are putting on quite a show at Los Angeles Fashion Week press previews! Prints are bold and silhouettes are playful. It’s the second day of the shows, and it’s nice to see models with fuller figures walk the runways. Sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare foundation, six designers were showcased in Los Angeles at the Taglyan Complex. They included Responsive Textiles, Yhta’k Designs, Rene Tyler, Koco Blaq, Antonella Commatteo, Joshua Christensen and Mister Triple X. These shows were all spectacular productions. Overall, the collections were outstanding and theatrical. Many celebrities attended these shows (after all, it’s Los Angeles).

Responsive Textiles opened the showcase with an autumn-winter 2016 collection that explores the world of Fritz Lang’s silent film “Metropolis” (1927). With the stark drama characteristic of German expressionism, this collection pays homage to the cinematic masterpiece.

Next on the runway, Katherine Walker of Yhta’k Designs featured a timeless collection in memory of the late “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson. The edgy pieces, combined with lace, leather and satin silhouettes, were stunning.

Rene Tyler’s eveningwear gives plus-size women glamorous, red-carpet designs in sizes 14 and above. For women with curves, this premiere collection offers an upscale, high-fashioned alternative.

For fall ’16, designer Koco Blaq presented a collection titled “Paradise Moana Collection.” The line made a splash with a new tropical twist on its signature island-inspired selection. Antonella Commatteo debuted an animalistic collection for men and women, showing an array of diverse fabrics and textures. The looks were bold. The designs were accentuated with pops of color and unexpected lines.

Joshua Christensen hit the runway with sugarcoated menswear concepts, including lighthearted pastels and playful designs. Mister Triple X closed the show with the brand’s signature metallic and bold prints. There were Adam and Eve printed jackets, camo pants and the designer’s signature feminine silhouette, which sets Mister Triple X apart from all the rest of the designers.

Good Show!