Last night I attended the J. Loren Women’s Wear Spring 2012 Installation. The label has gained buzz in the urban entertainment community. Celebrities such as Amber Rose, Mary Mary, and Lisa Wu have embraced J. Loren’s designs.
The fashion show was different from your typical runway show. Instead of models ripping the runway, they stood on lighted platforms resembling a museum installation. Retro Tuxedo, the title of the spring line needed no explanation. Every aspect of the models- including hair, makeup, and jewelry- tied into the retro theme. Some of the models whore their hair in high buns with cat-style eyeliner and bold lip colors. A few of the dresses were reminders of 60’s mod style. When asked to describe their line, designers Harriette Thomas and Jason Scott, said everything they design is “bold, with color and structure.” Jason mentioned that they incorporate chiffon fabric into all of their designs. The spring 2012 installation was an introduction J. Loren to the larger fashion scene. The duo is now looking forward to pulling together a fall collection.
Retro Tuxedo Collection
Drinks were provided by Veuve Clicqout and charitable contributions were donated to Campaign (Red).