There was a new designer presenting her collection at the Concept shows at the Spring Arts Tower during LAFW- Angel Johnson. Johnson started designing while in high school and then continued on to graduate from LA Trade Tech in fashion design. She began her career as an assistant stylist, working with Rhianna, Keri Hilson, Mariah Carey, etc., before starting her own line. For her s/s11 line that she presented on the runway, she chose to use a lot of iridescents and fabrics with texture. It was a very costumey and playful collection. According to Angel, her inspiration was a ‘beautiful dream that turned into a nightmare.’ She references skeletons throughout the collection, using dark undertones against all the pastel laces and iridescents. “I really wanted to play with layering different fabrics to create a new type of material. My line is all about experimenting, mixing and matching different pieces that can be interpreted as casual or red carpet ready, depending on your own personal style.” For more on Angel and her avant-garde collection, go here.
I would like to thank Mike Vensel for loaning an outfit for me to wear that evening!
*Photos by Andrea Hanks*
*Photos by ME*