©ourtesy of April MacIntyre @ MonstersandCritics.com
Ina Soltani brings the Gleam and Glamour
L.A. Style Fashion Week has returned to the former St. Vibiana’s Cathedral downtown March 12-16 with a schedule that to date includes runway shows by Stop Staring!, Ina Soltani, XCVI, Skingraft and L’une Collection by Anh Volcek. (Open to industry buyers, media and invitees only.) For the third season in a row, Style Fashion Week dazzles in the Vibiana cathedral at 214 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. The six day elite production kicked off Sunday at a private party in Bel Air. Soltani couture Style Fashion week the L.A. based vintage dress line Stop Staring! rolled out a new collection inspired by The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (Epoca de Oro). Sarajevo native Ina Soltani revealed her glamorous, passionate collections full of high drama and mystique, all enhanced by the makeup design by Emmy Award-winning L.A. makeup artist Melanie Mills, the creator of Gleam by Melanie Mills, a show sponsor.
MONDAY, March 12
9am-5pm. Showrooms open for Market Week show through March 15 at the intersection of 9th & L.A. Streets in downtown LA. Open to the trade only. @L.A. fashiondist / www.fashiondistrict.org
9am-6pm. Coeur Trade Show opens with 60+ core accessories collections at the Cooper Design Space through March 14. Open to the trade only. @coeurshow / www.coeurtradeshow.com
9am-6pm. SELECT (contemporary women’s wear show) FOCUS (accessories), TRANSIT (shoes), and LA KIDS MARKET (children’s wear) at the California Market Center through March 14. Open to the trade only. @calmarketcenter/ www.californiamarketcenter.com
6pm-9pm. Style Fashion Week LA opening night at Vibiana. Runway presentations 7:30 STOP STARING! and 8:30 INA SOLTANI. Invite only. @StyleFW / www.stylefashionweek.com
7pm-9pm. British Fashion Council Show opening party at Smashbox Studios for London Show Rooms LA. Invitation Only. www.britishfashioncouncil.com
Bosnian born designer Ina Soltani is a phenomenal woman. When the Bosnia Civil War erupted in the early 90s, Soltani was here as a teenager enrolled in a high school exchange program in Los Angeles, California. She could only watch what happened to her relatives and homeland from television reports. Her survival skills and perseverance channeled her creative energy into commanding designs, which are current, bold, yet sophisticated and chic at the same time. Soltani loves vibrant colors and quality fabrics and her collections evoke intense glamour and beautiful silhouettes.
Emmy award winning makeup artist Melanie Mills is serving as the creative director for makeup during Style Fashion week, and her own line of cosmetics – Gleam by Melanie Mills – is one of the show sponsors.