Dream Lovers Fashion Show by L.O. Class Art
The fashion designer behind L.O. Class Art, Eileen O'Brien, played off of the Valentine's season with her Dream Lovers fashion show at Navel LA. The show's name hearkens back to an old song from the 50s by Bobby Darin that captures a sense of longing for a pure lover. The show then presents a host of performers and models in L.O.C.A. designs who aswered the call and bring the dream lover character to life for just one night.
The show began with a slight change in atmosphere as The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony came on over the stereo. Then a white-winged cupid came out in a taupe, fishnet bodysuit and blessed the venue runway with flower pedals. After that very inspiring opening, each subsequent model had a personalized moment where they, the beloved, performed a courting dance in L.O.C.A.'s self-proclaimed stripper couture. Dalton (pictured above) was especially unique in the delivery of Touch It by Motifah, pacing in a slow and seductive saunter. This ensemble was a prime example of the compatibility between Marina Fini's jewelry and L.O.C.A.'s fashion designs. The dripping nipple decor and pink-moom earring set go together so well, it's uncanny.
The color palette consisted of an array of neon hues which revealed their magic in the evening's lighting. This really updated more iconic looks like that of Neon Music (pictured above) giving us a sense for the bombshell from space. The choice of materials is also out of this world, grounded only by the use of feathers on many of the designs. Those slow motion fibers bring Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire in their classic dance sequence from Top Hat to mind.
The show came to a close as the designer walked out with her muse, in form with most runway shows, but the models did not return backstage. Instead, they began the dance party portion of the event by erupting into motion. L.O.C.A. proved yet again her prowess in carefully selecting models to carry a message, the message of the dream lover in this case. Indeed, the evening was filled with beautifully executed moments that were theatrical and in their element. It was a pleasure to see a L.O.C.A. fashion presentation with so much production value, while still preserving a very safe space for itself.