Gen Art’s Fresh Faces Comeback

Posted by Keri | August 25, 2016 | Press
apparel news

After a three-year absence from LA’s runways, Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion program raised the standard for mostly men’s styles Aug. 4 at Willow Studios, located in a gentrifying but still tough-looking section of the Los Angeles Arts District.

The night represented a runway comeback for downtown Los Angeles design house Elliott Evan. Label designer Elliott Giffis put together an installation at the Conceptshows in 2012 and 2013. For Gen Art, he crafted a 19-look show called “Howard’s Distress,” which Giffis said called attention to the “raw edge of life.”

One look was a sharkskin jacket. The hem reached past the waist; it featured a diagonal zipper and a neckline that could cover the face, protection for someone who is going to brave the elements.

Other looks were motocross-style pants with exposed zippers. There were oversized, white-washed denim jackets and cotton hoodies with a streetwear edge. Giffis also created an installation for “Howard’s Distress” and its raw edges. Jackets were placed on mannequins with breathing apparatuses. Chest-cavity areas would expand and deflate. Footwear brand Rafa and jewelry collection Legier also assembled installations for the night.

Gen Art offered a place to take a runway bow for its other featured brands, such as Bristol Los Angeles. “This is the first runway show ever—either attending or participating,” said Luke Tadashi, Bristol’s cofounder. The brand had exhibited at trade shows such as Capsule.

Women’s line 34N118W showed looks from three different seasons. Some looks included striped overalls made out of structured jacquard fabric, a sheer plaid dress worn over striped pants and a mini-dress featuring a collage print.

Read full article here.

Related Blog

pressdaniel
Posted by jenna | 11 September 2016
Inspired by Bauhaus, the designer gave his see-now-buy-now collection a futuristic spin with clean lines and interesting fabrics. Last November, Daniel Silverstain won the Incubator Award for Gen Art’s 20th anniversary…
221 LikesComments Off on Daniel Silverstain RTW Fall 2016
FashionDelight
Posted by admin | 06 September 2016
Gen Art and Bloomingdale's present you the ultimate NYFW experience: Fashion Delight! Join us for 8-days of fashion panels, designer meet&greets and behind the scenes insight all while you shop…
236 LikesComments Off on Come celebrate NYFW with Gen Art! Fashion Delight at Bloomingdale’s SoHo.
bristol press
Posted by jenna | 02 September 2016
Winner of Gen Art‘s “Menswear Designer of the Year” award, Bristol Los Angeles has joined forces with photographer Julian Berman to shine the spotlight on some of the key pieces from…
361 LikesComments Off on Fresh Faces in Fashion Finalist Bristol Los Angeles Highlights Debut Collection in New Photo Set by Julian Berman