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LA Fashion Week: Fremont's Wartime Reverie

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The Location: COLA Fashion Week at the Lady Liberty Building

The Skinny: Fremont is a label rich in nostalgia, seeking its inspiration from the glamorous days of Old Hollywood. Its AW09 collection had a 1940's wartime film feel - Edith Piaf floated through the speakers, male models tucked their trousers into combat boots, women wore dresses with trench coat detailing, and all pieces were in a black-and-white movie color palette.

The Takeaway: The menswear was clean and classic, but forgettable - our favorite pieces were the more casual ones, like a hooded sweatshirt with peacoat detailing. We were more impressed with the womenswear, which was filled with simple, fluid pieces like a tux-detail jumpsuit and a pair of flowy, ultra-wide legged trousers. And while rose petals on the runway added some much needed color to the proceedings, they also caused a few near-mishaps with the models in spike heels.

· Fremont [Official Site]
· LA Fashion Week AW09 [Racked Archives]