As of Thursday, August 11, 2016
A sexy tribute to music star Prince’s often-risqué vision followed a fashion collection inspired by religious modesty.
Those were just two of the different takes on Fall looks that took the stage on July 28 at “Fashion Culture,” a student fashion show produced by FCI The Fashion School at the Gerry Building in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District.
The show started with Sofia Zamyatin’s eight-look collection, which included a lavender fur coat and a velvet bodysuit with leggings. Jiayu Lu presented a collection called “A Light Rain,” which included a draped-hem vest and a white pleated dress. Tiina Asujamaa offered looks with a contemporary edge. Her 12-piece collection featured styles such as an olive romper and a black halter trapeze dress. Chelsea Van Arsdol’s looks included a kimono/bandeau matched with a knit pencil skirt and a tie-dye maxi dress.
For Zara Avramov, looks included a black-and-white wrap dress and a red dress with a train.
Shaina Mangoli’s collection was called “Bat Melech.” Inspired by religious modesty, looks included a trapeze float dress with embroidery on the sleeves and a jumpsuit with a cape.
William Ly’s eight-piece collection was dominated by metallic colors. One piece was a gunmetal satin peplum element gown. Another was an organza metallic gown.
The student show ended with bows from a couple of alumni. Alyssa Kay gave a tribute to Prince with looks such as a crushed velvet jumpsuit with lace insets and a velvet cape in Prince’s favorite color—purple.
Avant-garde classical music played in the background of Kentaro Kameyama’s nine-look show. Looks included a “block power net gown” and a black Japanese top matched with white and black–painted ceremonial paints. Joe Farrell, FCI’s fashion merchandising chair, said that Kameyama will show more of his styles at Los Angeles Fashion Week.