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  LOUIS VERDAD - LA Fashion Week October 2004
  

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The most anticipated show of season was Louis Verdad, who closed Fashion Week LA and offered up its grand finale.  Although loath to take this slot again, popular vote ruled him king and he worried all season about topping fall's rave reviews. 

But the world of a visionary is truly magical, and somewhere between late deliveries, celebrity fittings, financial worries and the daily stresses of a rapidly growing studio he manages to summon up inspiration for yet another stellar collection.

This season muses beckoned from the seaside and drew on a theme of 1930's swimwear for the launch of his capsule knitwear program, comprising immaculate detailed rayon separates, a cotton/lycra babydoll dress and cable-knit skirt.  To complement, navy poplin sailor dresses with white piping were nipped and fitted to a tee (I'll have water with lemon, please) while signature high-waist pants seemed more dramatic and desirable than ever.  A favorite theme of boat necks, polka dots and nautical stripes hearkened back to his debut GenArt show two seasons ago, while new offerings like a glenplaid mermaid dress drew audience applause.

Our fashion prince has done it again; taking ditsy prints and making them sexy, transforming demure white boucle and eyelet petticoats into today's must-haves.  In a town full of vintage junkies, only Louis knows how to make retro chic look effortlessly modern.

 

Review by Apparel Search

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  Review written by Debra Stevenson & Photographs by Carlos Alberto
 

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