I recall being a bit bummed when I learned I had missed LA Fashion week during the FW showings. I was invited to shoot a private showcase for Michael Costello, but its not as exciting as a full blown runway show with the lights and the music!!. Speaking of, I don't even think I blogged about Michaels event. Okay, that one will come next!
My friend and Celebrity Designer Octavio Carlin showed his Spring/Summer collection During Fashion Week LA. He called me up a few days prior requesting my photography services and asked if I'd shoot his collection during the show. I gladly agreed and we made it happen. :)
The Media and Press Orientation was scheduled for 11am. I arrived promptly and was showed and assigned a spot on the photography risers at the end of the runway. I watched as the final preparations for the show happened. It was exciting and Union Station proved to be a really grandiose and majestic Venue. Its' Spanish style esthetic, with high ceilings and huge windows, reminisced of an old cathedral or old theater of sorts. Quite Fitting for Octavio's line of elegant, Old Hollywood glamour gowns.
Doors finally opened and I made my way over to the stage. I met with Octavio to get the last minute changes brief, and made mental accommodations for what needed to transpire to get the shots we needed. The seats started filling up fast and my buddy Nelson, who came to see the shows, finally made his way inside and grabbed a seat front row!!. (it was later taken away from him as he hadn't purchased a front row seat, but he ended up getting to hang out backstage to watch the show from that angle) The lights dimmed and the music began to play.......
It was a night of pure eleganza! Silk and Chiffon Gowns lined the runway with Stunning models That wore them. The music was very cultured to say the least. You could feel the romance and experience in his work by the music choice alone. You had to be there! :)
left to right: Nino Alicea, Octavio Carlin, Evan Dillon
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