Who Is Lana Fuchs?

America’s Next Top Model winners Saleisha Stowers and Nicole Linkletter were among the models that presented the Lana Fuchs Couture collection during the Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Los Angeles. 

Joel Madden, Camille Anderson, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, and LA Laker Lamar Odom were there.

After Lana Fuchs launched her Spring 2009 line in the Main Tent at the Mercedes-Benz 7th Annual Fashion Week in Los Angeles last week, they all gave a standing ovation.

But who is this designer who splashed the runway with exuberant colors and handmade embellishments?

In a debut showing, titled “Rhapsody In Bloom,” Fuchs brought out a romantic bouquet of ultra feminine shapes juxtaposed with bold prints and floral notes.

America’s Next Top Model winners Saleisha Stowers and Nicole Linkletter were among the models that presented the collection on the runway.

Ed Hardy Wants You!

Christian Audigier has issued an official invitation to the public (if they live in LA).

It’s to celebrate Los Angeles Fashion Week by attending Unity, A Night of Fashion at the Americana at Brand in Glendale.

It’s on tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

Audigier’s folks say the fashion show will be high energy and visually stunning fashion show celebrates and features seven of his diverse brands.

Attendees will see the Spring collections of Ed Hardy®, Christian Audigier®, SMET(TM), Paco Chicano(TM), Crystal Rock(TM), Rock Fabulous(TM) and Evel Knievel(TM).

The event will include celebrity appearances, street performers and live music, we’re told.

The Top 10 Worst Trends of LA Fashion Week

Is the West Coast struggling to compete with Bryant Park?

TheFashionSpot, (http://www.theFashionSpot.com), an online fashion community destination, has announced their top 10 list of worst trends at the S/S 09 shows during LA Fashion Week.

1. Hair pieces at the Lauren Conrad show
2. Suh Tahn’s denim on denim (men’s blazer over shorts)
3. College mid-term, hairstyle buns at Whitley Kros
4. Julie Clancey’s formless sheath gowns
5. Kevan Hall’s berets
6. Covered from head-to-toe in cartoon prints at Ed Hardy
7. Itty bitty hot pants at Elmer Ave
8. Lana Fuchs ruffled white wedding gown
9. The Sheiki look: Faded denim jeans with glitter pockets, fishnet bra
worn with an open, grommet vest
10. Viridis Luxe boyfriend jean gone bad

The future of LA Fashion Week hangs in the balance as Smashbox and event organizer IMG part ways after this year’s shows are over.

Will the potential loss of LA Fashion Week make an impact on the fashion community?

Watch this space.