LA Fashion Week Fall 2016

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada

Another great week for the LA Fashion scene comes to an end as the Fashion Week for Spring & Summer 2017 wraps up. It was another amazing week for this season the venue was the Hollywood Athletic Club located in the heart of Hollywood.

Here’s a list of the designers the presented at this season’s show. Be sure to checkout their websites for other inspired works by them.

Marcelo Quadros

Having been in the industry since the 90’s, Marcelo Quadros has continued to evolve and push his design language which is a testament to his dedication to his passion.

Cecilia Echenique

Hailing from Chile, Cecilia Echenque has traveled the world and incorporated various elements of her experiences into her design work.

Cindy Wei Zhang

Originally from China, this designer features traditional Chinese designs and styles with a twist of western influence.


Utilizing traditional Indonesian textiles, Purana features designs that reflect a strong a prominent Indonesian heritage.


Blond & Bieber

A duo of designers heavily focused on the process of fashion, Blond & Bieber make use of unique textiles and color palettes to showcase their signature style.

Aurelia Santoso

Focused on simple, inspired designs, this label also has a blog that can be followed to give even further insight into the methods behind the design work.


Coming from San Francisco originally, Recreation is a label that is focused on fashion in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

Datari Austin

This Los Angeles based designer is know for very contemporary designs, which echo his passion for cutting-edge fashion.

Rinda Salmun

Another cutting-edge designer, Rinda Salmun’s designs also show a sense of playfulness and Asian-inspired color palettes.


Rickyy Wong

Hailing from Hong Kong, Rickyy Wong utilizes different fabrication textures as homages to their different regions of the world.

JAJAKA by Ivan Gunawan

Heavily inspired by tribal Indonesian culture, this collection features a blended mix of traditional and tribal themes, garments, and colors for a one-of-a-kind fashion experience.


Featuring a very vibrant and playful blend of cultures and styles, this label features unique and impressive fashion mash-ups unlike anything else out there.

Vicken Derderian

Another fashion duo, Vicken Derderian makes use of dynamic and sleek lines to make their designs stand out in a bold, yet refined way.

Ashton Michael

Another Los Angeles based designer, Ashton Michael is known for many unique and bold designs worn by many celebrities and musical artists.


Daniela Bozza

Based in Chile, Daniela Bozza’s designs are simple and fashion forward focused.

Oscar Lawalata

Another designer hailing from Indonesia, Oscar Lawalata brings much of his native’s culture’s influence into his elegant design work.

Bezgraniz Couture

Focused solely on providing unique and chic fashion to those with non-traditional body types, Bezgraniz Couture specializes in designs to celebrate disabled people.

Enjoy our gallery of photos from the shows below:

We are looking forward to being back in Spring for the next LA Fashion Week!



Fast Fashion

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We came across this great article by BBC News:

Designers aim for even faster fashion

Weapons Of Choice

The Cars: Lamborghini LP-610 Huracan Spyder VS McLaren 570S

The Location: Carmel, California

The Lamboghini LP610-4 Haracan Spyder:


Let’s start with the stats: 610 horsepower, all wheel drive,  and a drop-top. From that stance the Huracan Spyder immediately grabs attention…that and the bright orange-pearl paint. From the exterior the Huracan is unmistakably Lamborghini: It looks angular and aggressive. As the baby bull in the line up, it does look a bit softer than the flagship hypercar-destroyer class Aventador. But the standard Aventador has 2 more cylinders and about 90 more horsepower. The Huracan is the entry-level supercar in the family, and the Spyder version starts at about $255,000. So it carries a heftier premium than the McLaren; the question is, is it worth an extra $60,000 over the McLaren? Let’s find out.

Inside the Huracan feels snug and approachable, and firing up the V10 gives one an instant case of excitement chills as the 610 horses under the hood growl to life. Visibility from the Huracan is great, especially with the top down, and having the open top experience with the Huracan really allows you to hear the V10 in all it’s glory. In Corsa Mode, the V10 roars, burbles and bellows as you hit the throttle and suddenly feel the world rocket by. While the Huracan has all wheel drive it’s engine is naturally aspirated, so the sound and pull from the engine are instant, pure, and primal.


The Huracan has plenty of straight-line speed, as you reach the redline and shift up, you always feel the car is pressing you to go faster. In the twisties the Hurcan feel nimble and fun. It makes playful sounds and the grip is immense. It gives you a sense of speed that is thrilling but not terrifying…everything feel accessible. The dual clutch is so smooth and immediate that shifts almost don’t register.

Overall the Huracan is so easy to drive that you could actually drive it and use it every day. It’s almost too clever and civilized. The other down sides are that the turn signals take way longer than they should to figure out and in comparison with it’s big brother, the savagely insane Aventador Roadster we drove before, the Huracan feels far more tame. But the Aventador Roadster is $200,000 more with much more power and a single clutch transmission.


The McLaren 570S:


For the McLaren, the numbers are as follows: 570 Horsepower turbocharged V8 paired with rear-wheel drive, at a starting price of $195,000. Stacking against the Huracan Spyder, it’s already looking like a bargain, though I should mention that the $198,000 Huracan LP580-2 is actually the most direct competitor. But I digress. The 570S has a very interesting insect-like design language, but it is pretty cool to see the signature “McLaren swoosh” logo shape incorporated into the design of the front and and headlamps.

On the inside the 570S feels snug and tight, like a race car. Turning it on is not as dramatic an event as the Huracan, but McLaren is more about subtly and performance. They don’t talk…they just do. Taking the 570S on the road you would think you where in a low slung Toyota Camry…it’s quite, civil, and actually comfortable. Throw the 570S into sport mode and you feel a thousand little things sharpen up to let you know the car is ready to go.


In a straight line the 570S has a bit of pull and the f1 style light cluster on top of the steering wheel lights up to let you know when to shift, and armed with a dual-clutch transmission the shifts are rapid and sooth. Put the car in the turns and the 570S shows you just what it can do as it feels like a rocket-powered go kart. It eats up turns without giving you any doubts about it’s ability to take on more. Because the car’s performance feels so accessible, the 570S actually inspires a lot of confidence in pushing it further and further to the limit.

With a drive like that, what’s not to like? Well to start, the sound of the engine is very subdued. It sounds more sterilized than vivacious and there is a noticeable amount of lag in the turbos. The braking also felt a little slower than expected, so when going fast you have to brake a little bit sooner than you’d expect to. Overall it drives great, but the drive is not emotionally exciting. If you want to get your kicks by getting the fastest and most technical lap times, then this is the car for you. But if you want something that makes you feel alive and convinces you that’s it’s alive as well, the 570S isn’t it.

The Verdict:

Both cars are very clever in their own ways and appeal to very different drivers. The Huracan is lively, loud and makes you feel like a 10-year old on Christmas day with each press of the gas pedal. It looks aggressive and sporty and the car feels like a velociraptor  wrecking havoc across the jungle when in Corsa Mode. The McLaren is more serious and technical, and the fun comes from agility and accessibility of the cars performance.It is very much the thinking man’s supercar: it appeals to the intellect, not the emotion.

If I had to choose one it’d hands down be the Huracan. The looks, speed, and power add up for a much more magical and lively experience. I could see myself daily driving one easily, it’s that’s fun and easy to live with. The McLaren is a great machine no doubt, and I would say if you want a Porsche with more flair get this instead. But if you want proper supercar, if you want something that feeling of super in the word supercar, than Italian is the only way to go.




Monterey Car Week 2016

We must say, we’re not sure how they do it, but each year Monterey Car Week gets better than the previous year! This year we attended the Quail Lodge Motorsports Gathering while paying a visit to the Hospitality Villas of BMW, Bentley, Lamborghini and McLaren.

Aside from the amazing car sights, the weather and food where in perfect form as well making an already amazing event even more spectacular. Toss in the 50th birthday of the Lamborghini Miura, the 100th birthday of BMW and the fact that we drove the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder and McLaren 570S, it was truly one of the best days of 2016. You can read about out our thoughts on the Huracan vs the 570S in our next article. For now, we’ll stop talking and let you enjoy the pictures from a truly one of a kind day.



The Chiron & Centenario: Chasing Car Dreams

It’s been a crazy car week this week! We got up close and Personal with two of the most insane cars ever created, the Bugatti Chiron and the Lamborghini LP770-4 Centenario.


The Bugatti Chiron is replacing the record-breaking Veyron as a heavy weight contender for King of Hypercars. And judging by the stats it’s easy to see why: 1,500 Horsepower, a $3 million price tag and looks that are sleek, refined, aggressive, and pay homage to legendary Bugatti deigns of the past. Don’t take our word for it, take a look:

We are dying to see just how fast this manster is, but in the meantime we’ll take a trip over to Italy. The Lamborghini LP770-4 Centenario is outgoing CEO’s Stephan Winkelmann’s parting gift to the Italian brand he’s spent the last 11 years building into a serious company. The Centenario is named to celebrate the 100th birthday of Lamborghini himself, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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While the stats for the Centenario include 770 Horsepower, 4 wheel steering, looks that out crazy all of their past insanity combined, and a limited run of only 20 coupes and 20 roadsters. Lamborghini has always been “those guys” aka that one friend that’s always doing something crazier than last time, and this car is no exception. We’d love to see one in action, though with only 40 in the world it might be easier to catch a leprechaun while riding a unicorn while blindfolded. For now, we’ll just enjoy these shots we took of this mythical beast.



LA Fashion Week Spring 2016

What a week it’s been! LA hosted it’s annual spring Fashion Week event at the Columbia Center in Hollywood. It was a week filled with bold design and inspired creativity.


We where able to catch Mr. Tim O’Gara, the man behind O’Gara Coach company and one of the principal sponsors of LA Fashion week. As fellow car lovers with an eye for fashion, we asked him what his thoughts where on the connection between fashion and cars.

“They are an expression of creativity and a reflection of lifestyle…They are a celebration of personal accomplishment and passion.”

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We certainly agree that there’s a wealth of passion and personal expression in both. Speaking of personal expression, there was a plethora of designers showcasing their talent this year, here’s some quick background on each designer:

Sav Noir

Classified as Dark Chic, Sav Noir has designs that speak to the rebellious night owls in all of us.

Esther Perbant

Hailing from Berlin, Esther got started back in 2004. The signature look is androgynous, so no matter who you are, there’s something for everyone to be found.

Marcelo Quadros

This Brazilian designer got his start in the early 90’s getting his start at the Brazilian event Phytoervas Fashion. From there, he has built a fashion empire featuring 3 different fashion lines.

Jen Awad

One of the rare Los Angeles natives, Jen Awad brings her west coast influence and style in her designs. Retro-glamour is her signature as many of her designs echo back to the Classic Hollywood days of old.

Michael Sta.Maria

A new debut for LA Fashion Week, Michael Sta.Maria is from the Philippines. With an emphasis on red carpet and luxury fashion, it’s easy to see why he’s been recognized as one of the top new emerging fashion stars.



Rose Cottage

If you child has fashion sense, then Rose Cottage is just what you need. Specializing in hand-crafted clothes for kids, this design label speaks to fashion-conscious families.

Toit Volant

Another Los Angeles-based design label, Toit Volant features classic designs with a modern and progressive twist.


Also based in LA, Phlemuns is a design label that caters to men and women. The design language is androgynous, but with a classical fashion twist.

George Styler

Having been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Elle, this London-based designer is know for uniquely bold and daring designs.

Dena Burton

Featuring luxurious designs with an exotic twist and playful color palette, Dean Burton is celebrating 6 years in fashion and it very clear to see why she’s been so successful.


With a very unique design language and a collection featuring a full size range, Cosmogyral has something beautiful for everyone.

Check out our gallery of pictures below:

We look forward to seeing what creativity and inspiration comes to LA Fashion Week in the Fall!