A Journey Around the World Via Los Angeles Fashion Week

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

~CoCo Chanel

When I attended Style Los Angeles Fashion Week, I went for the fashion and to see the new lines of some designers I knew and some I didn’t. What I got from some of the shows was an international journey in fashion.

Malan Breton: A Journey to Taiwan


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The opening show on Wednesday, October 14, was famed fashion designer Malan Breton. Mid-show, the audience was shown a video, detailing Breton’s culture and heritage that showed why he named his show “A Journey to Taiwan.”

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The colors were vibrant and the patterns were intricate. Many of the colors reminded me of the lanterns in Asian countries, which were repeatedly featured in the video. Here are some of the Taiwan-inspired looks:

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The Uwi Twins Take Us to South Africa


On Friday, October 16, the Uwi Twins took the crowd on a journey to South Africa. The show opened with a drum and African dance presentation, and it was electric. The crowd was drawn to the intense drum beats and dancing was magnetic.

IMG_3565 IMG_3566The twins are from South Africa and, from their video, were proud to bring their South African culture to the US and to LA Fashion Week. The looks were great. But the standout portion was the twin models. Oh, they were absolutely fantastic.

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I didn’t expect fashion to intersect so poignantly with travel, but that is what I got. I had already been trying to make it to South Africa, but now I am interested to learn more about Asian culture and its influence on fashion. Mission accomplished.



I am a lawyer. I am a journalist. I am a writer. I am a photographer. And I love to travel.

15 comments on “A Journey Around the World Via Los Angeles Fashion Week”

  1. Beautiful pictures. I love the motion shots you captured. Earlier this year when I went to NYFW it was nice to see designers from different countries infuse their culture into their pieces.

  2. I love seeing pieces from all over the world it makes fashion come alive when you see the different takes on how people express their fashion sense

  3. These designs are beautiful! I love the South African designs! I am ready to shop there! Lol. Glad you had fun. It’s great to see the different styles from around the world.

  4. I totally agree with you! I love the fashion diversity and around-the-world-style of LA and your colourful photographs. 🙂 I usually go to Berlin Fashion Week which is great, but utterly different. We’re much smaller, younger and urban-alternative – quite Berlin to a tee LOL!

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