Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2016

2016 Designers


Monique LhuillierMonique Lhuillier:

Saturday, April 2, 2016 7:00 p.m.

The delightful fantasy of special occasions has always inspired Monique Lhuillier, who moved to Los Angeles at a young age to attend FIDM and pursue her dream of becoming a designer. It was while studying at FIDM that Lhuillier discovered her fashion niche: bridal and evening gowns.

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Marc BouwerMarc Bouwer:

Saturday, April 9, 2016 7:00 p.m.

For you, legal tender is probably bills and coins. But for designer Marc Bouwer, nothing has more currency than glamour. But his ability to recognize and cultivate that quintessential Hollywood hallmark, his skill at turning a look into the look, required a radical shift from what he knew to what he wanted to know.

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Zandra RhodesZandra Rhodes:

Friday, April 8, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Zandra Rhodes turned “no thanks” from stiff-upper-lip British manufacturers into “yes, please” from customers who found her outrageous designs just the right amount of awesome. Under the tutelage of her mother, a fitter for a fashion house in Paris...

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GrayseGrayse:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Grayse is a lifestyle brand created in 2013 by daughter-and-mother team Kelly and Marie Gray. The mood that defines the Grayse collection, which includes exquisitely handcrafted leather jackets combined with tulle and striking position prints, is "sexy," "glamorous," and "sophisticated."

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Ryan RyanRyan Ryan:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Ryan Ryan has been designing his own line of jewelry for more than three decades. While he got his start in fashion jewelry, he has recently gained notoriety for his custom jewelry designs for private customers and Hollywood. His work has been featured in many magazines...

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Michael CostelloMichael Costello:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

While many fans recognize Michael Costello from Lifetime’s Project Runway, his brand, with its soft draping, massive sex appeal, and celebrity clientele, has secured its place in the fashion industry as one of the decade’s most sought-after red carpet labels....

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Peach CarrPeach Carr:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Drawing inspiration from 1960s and 1970s music and art, cheeky self-taught designer Peach Carr’s creations are an ode to "Factory Girl" Edie Sedgwick and that era. Dubbed by Tim Gunn as “Country Club chic,” Carr tailors her designs for the woman...

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CasanovaCasanova:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

The hilarious and lovable designer Casanova appeared on the eighth season of Project Runway and later on Project Runway All Stars Season 2. Originally hailing from Puerto Rico, he is known for his big personality and the risqué aesthetic he applies to the items in his men’s swimwear ...

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Jesus and Antonio EstradaJesus and Antonio Estrada:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

The Estrada twins first began designing together shortly after Jesus finished filming Project Runway Season 7. Jesus and Antonio’s design aesthetic is a dichotomy. Jesus favors a tailored, sleek, and elegant look, while Antonio prefers a dramatic and glamorous design....

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Mychael KnightMychael Knight:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

A winner of the Fan Favorite award on Season 3 of Project Runway, Knight diligently built his place in the fashion industry by designing for his label and launching his signature dress, Two, a reversible jersey/Lycra dress with front and back zippers allowing multiple fashion options...

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Justin LeBlancJustin LeBlanc:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Le Blanc manipulates fabric and combines it in unconventional ways. He’s a bold wielder of cutting-edge technology, such as 3-D printing, to create the collections that tell his story on and off the runway. His work has graced the pages of Marie Claire, the Chicago Tribune...

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Valerie MayenValerie Mayen:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

The designer behind Yellowcake fashions, Cleveland-based Mayen began her career producing handmade garments, accessories, and children’s clothing. Boasting contemporary, sweet designs that the Project Runway alumna likens to "icing on a cake"...

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Ryan RyanAnthony Ryan Auld:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Known for his label, Anthony Ryan Auld is the winning designer of the second season of Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars, along with the title of Fan Favorite...

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Ryan RyanCharles Straub:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Straub, a self-taught designer with a background in art and illustration, likes to manipulate fabric and textile and strives to create “wearable art,” statement pieces that combine fashion and art...

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Kini ZamoraKini Zamora:

Stars of Project Runway
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

A finalist on Season 13 of Project Runway, Kiniokahokuloa Zamora has viewed his world through the eye of a sewing needle since the age of 10. He completed the Fashion Technology program at Honolulu Community College and studied at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology...

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Gilbert ChagouryPatt Savastano:

Le Chien
Sunday, April 3, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Sometimes a dog is not just a dog. Sometimes a dog is a fashion statement. No one articulates Fido's message better than Patt Savastano, owner of Spoiled Dog Designs in Palm Springs...

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Francisco Flores, Jr.Francisco Flores, Jr.

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Francisco Flores, Jr. grew up in suburban Los Angeles, where his participation in a wide range of youthful activities — performance theater, cheerleading, and cross-country competition...

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Danny GodoyDanny Godoy

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

California boy Danny Godoy describes his collection as a blend of classic looks from the 1940s and ‘50s, and showgirl pizzazz. His dark color palette interrupted with pops of color reflects...

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Yongjian (Tomy) HuangYongjian (Tomy) Huang

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Chinese native Yongjian (Tomy) Huang hails from Beijing, and moved to Los Angeles to attend FIDM. His Asian history is strongly reflected in his collection, which invokes ancient Chinese architecture...

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Eniola HundeyinEniola Hundeyin

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Eniola Hundeyin came from Lagos, Nigeria, to earn a degree in textile design at FIDM, then was accepted into the college’s Advanced Fashion Design program. In creating this collection...

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Duston JassoDuston Jasso

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Duston Jasso was born and raised in Lakewood, California, which is only a hop, skip, and a jump from the edge of the continent. Maybe that’s why his collection is called “Aquatic Flux”...

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Francesca LakeFrancesca Lake

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Francesca Lake was born in London, England, grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, and has created a collection, perhaps not surprising, that follows the evolution of a woman “in bloom.” ...

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Shae LaniShae Lani

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Shae Lani, grew up in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, and has an interesting resume from such a suburban-branded person. In addition to pursuing an education at FIDM, Lani is a mother of two...

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Alexandra ParelAlexandra Parel

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

A native southerner from Louisville, Kentucky, Alexandra Parel is moved by contemporary art. But her creative instincts also are stoked with more animated stimuli...

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Hannah RockHannah Rock

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Hannah Rock lives along the coast in San Juan Capistrano, California, not far from where she grew up in Orange County. Her collection of contemporary, special occasion womenswear...

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Sisi (Rychie) ZhengSisi (Rychie) Zheng

FIDM 2016 Couture Debut Show
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Sisi (Rychie) Zheng was born and raised in Wenzou, Zhejiang, China, and her work reflects that country’s profound history of paper craft, and the contrast between curved lines and rigid shapes...

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