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Seeing as the Brits and the French are already spotlighting their hometown heroes here, it's clear the fashion world is finally taking note of LA's style scene. Capping off the fall/winter LA Fashion Week festivities yesterday was the CFDA's Fashion Incubator showcase at the W Hollywood, where 10 on-the-rise talents presented their collections smack dab in the middle of LA Market Week. Though the non profit has popped up in LA before, this is the first time they've staged their emerging designer showcase in the City of Angels, which is why we included it as a must-stop on our LAFW sched.
The presentation included more than a few familiar names: Project Runway alumn Daniel Vosovic, LA boutique faves like Whit and Timo Weiland, plus Jonathan Simkhai, whose structured silhouettes we discovered during our visit to DTLA's new Oak. After the jump, see some of our fave looks from all 10 designers' fall lines.
Whit: Designer Whitney Pozgay tells us she paid homage to mid-century modern and pastoral Scandinavia with her fall line, which included unexpected twists on classic prints. We were digging that ink blot-meets-cow spot dress and the tree ring print top, and pretty much everything from Whit's debut footwear collection. Unsurprisingly, Pozgay tells us her "easy breezy dresses and transitional pieces [like] shirt dresses, knitwear and jackets" are big hits in LA. · CFDA [Official Site]
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