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Already in town to contribute to the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Earth Pledge's Future Fashion event to bolster eco-minded designs (held at Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's residence), VPL designer British, NYC-based Victoria Bartlett made a pit-stop at boutique Creatures of Comfort for a trunk show to show-and-sell her fall '08 collection. Based on the idea of bringing underpinning elements to everyday wear, Bartlett told Racked LA one of VPL's—or Visible Panty Line's—foremost concepts is comfort. "I wanted to show that comfort can be fashion forward and conceptual." Marked by a neutral palette with interjections of color, the thread of innerwear can be seen in accents such as ribbons, buttons and delicate stitching. For fall, look for trickster fabrications—wovens that look like knitwear, voluminous skirt-like pants, French terry that are actually woven. Amongst the shoppers, shoes and accessories designer Tiffany Tuttle of LD Tuttle (also sold at Creatures of Comfort), stocking up on VPL.
· VPL [vplnyc.com]