Louis Verdad’s Springtime Style
Los Angeles-based designer Louis Verdad has experienced some major ups and downs with his eponymous line. However, the newest collection to come from this creative mind literally wow’d us, and the rest of the audience. The designer opted for the casual setting of a West Hollywood art gallery to debut his spring/summer 2012 collection. He had quite the stylish turnout, because in all honesty it’s a smart a idea to host a fashion event well after the madness of fashion month has passed. Full of springtime hues, jeweled details, and colorblocked to perfection, his line boasted everything from red carpet gowns to everyday ready-to-wear.
In the past his pieces were slipped on by major celebrities including Madonna, Cate Blanchett, and Christina Aguilera and now Verdad is reviving his brand with help from his Latin roots to appeal to the luxury market. You don’t have to be A-list to wear his dresses either, as his garments are frequently spotted in department stores and high end boutiques across the country. Verdad says it best himself, “Fashion is emotional… it creates a cultural statement of status and taste, where style plays the leading role…”
Well… more than a few pieces from his show were leading role ready! A few of the standout looks included a gold leafed skirt, colorblocked brights, and a stunning gown with a pleated colorful surprise under a sheer floral print. Sorry fall knits, spring needs to come soon so we can add these looks to our closets.