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Jen Awad's In a Velvety, Victorian State of Mind for Fall

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Head-to-toe velvet isn't exactly what you'd expect out of an LA designer, but that's exactly what Jen Awad showed at her Los Angeles Fashion Week runway show this Saturday at Concept LA. Awad's lineup included climate-defying navy velvet tuxes composed of high-waisted pants and cropped jackets with tails, belted velvet coats in jewel tones and velvet mini-dresses with sheer paneling that ran down both sides.

In fact, there were plenty of pieces that would defy ones' abilities to wear concealed undergarments. These included a totally sheer button-down shirt, a transparent dress and a bride-y lace floor-length number. Nipples: so in this fall. Interspersed were looks that played with the idea of menswear gone feminine and a few pieces with a Downton-toned prudishness, like a long empire-waist white gown. See Awad's work in our gallery, above.
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