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LA designer Mila Hermanovski's modernist vibes can be seen in futuristic films like Star Trek Into the Darkness and TRON: Legacy, a theme she blended seamlessly with the current athleisure obsession for her fall/winter collection. The Project Runway alumna's show was one of the stops on our LA Fashion Week hit list, and yesterday's minimalist-cool presentation capped off the first day of LA Fashion Council's Collections in Downtown's Maker City.
Titled "Frequency," the range was defined by monochromatic and army green looks accented with wearable athletic mesh from Australia and leather-like quilted fabric from Italy. "I try to branch out [to other colors], but it just doesn't work," says Hermanovski of the collection's (almost) all-black-everything palette. Oh, and she also moonlights as a film and TV costume designer: "Right now I'm working on X-Men; you can kind of see the inspiration there, too."
After the show, we caught up with the designer to find out more about the inspiration behind her collection, her favorite spots in LA, and more. Read on below and see more from yesterday's presentation in the gallery above.
What inspired your fall/winter line?
It's that whole idea that you can look really put together and still feel really comfortable. For this particular collection, it was more about just what feels right, right now; the silhouettes that I think are flattering [and that people] will want to wear.
Where are a few of your favorite places to find inspiration?
One of my favorite places has always been Griffith Park and the observatory. It just sort of takes you away from the mayhem of the minute.
What shops would you love to sell your pieces?
There’s a lot of boutiques all over town that I hope to be in one day; one of them is Des Kohan. I just love that store. Creatures of Comfort, that’s a great store too, and the good old Barneys—you can’t go wrong.