Capes, gowns and ‘Filthy Feminist’ T-shirts among the highlights of Los Angeles’ assorted fashion weeks
By Tara Paniogue and Ingrid Schmidt
LA Fashion Week included runway shows by Vicken Derderian, left, Sav Noir, and Candice Cuoco and Vanessa Simmons’ Bad Butterfly collaboration. (Manny Llanura / LA Fashion Week)
Although most cities are home to a single fashion week each season, Los Angeles is home to several. The most recent run of independently organized, occasionally overlapping style-centric events began March 9 with Style Fashion Week Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood and wrapped March 19 with the final day of LA Fashion Week shows (because of trademark protection, it’s the only group that can use the LA Fashion Week name)…
Closing out Los Angeles fashion week — both upper and lowercase versions — at Hubble Studio was the runway debut of a collaborative collection from “Project Runway” veteran Candice Cuoco and “Growing Up Hip Hop” star Vanessa Simmons that, in true Hollywood fashion, was being filmed for Simmons’ reality TV show.
The Bad Butterfly collection was a mix of girly and edgy. The former came by way of dresses in ultra-feminine silhouettes and romantic floral patterns and ruffled tulle skirts. The latter by way of studded chokers, over-the-knee boots and denim jackets. One standout piece was a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Filthy Feminist” — a riff on the feminism-focused slogan tees that have filled runways recently.
If that’s the statement you want to make, you’re in luck. The statement tee happens to be among the handful of Bad Butterfly pieces that have already winged their way to Cuoco’s website, where it’s available for $35.