Tuesday, October 29, 2013

L.A. Fashion Week: iiJin's Spring 2014 debut of "The Glamourous Life" to 80's tunes

Hollywood, CA (West Hollywood Today)
Photos & story by Karen Ostlund
iiJin made Spring 2014 debut of their “The Glamorous Life” collection in front of a packed house of celebrities, fashion buyers, entertainment industry executives and media at Hollywood’s Club Avalon during LA Fashion Week. LA Fashion Week lasted the whole month of October.
Kimberly Caldwell from
"American Idol"
“American Idol” stars and recording artists Kimberly Caldwell, Elliott Yamin and Blake Lewis, celebrity director and choreographer Brian Friedman and actress and model Jonna Walsh - did all dance down the runway to 80’s best well-known tunes for  iiJin’s latest collection of Spring 2014.

 "The same garments we see on the runway tonight will be sold at iiJin flagship store opening at 116 South Robertson in West Hollywood, at the end of November this year" said iiJin creative director June Lee.

iiJin creative director June Lee and
president Cassian Lau will open up a
 flagship store on 116 S. Robertson
in the end of Nov
The 80’s inspired fashion show “The Glamorous Life” featured a special live performance by “American Idol” Kimberly Caldwell who performed her original song “Doin’ Me Right” and the 80’s rock anthem “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett. 
Danni G. from the famed "nouveau cirque" troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, opened up the show, and DJ Kid Fish scored the runway show with the greatest hits from the 80’s. 

The Spring 2014 collection is an influence by some of pop culture’s biggest icons such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, whose music and fashion have transcended the 1980’s and have stood the test of time.
iiJin Spring 2014 fashion
Signature pieces included floral print bustier, skinny jeans and dresses, sequined neon lounge pants and tops and biker chic rock n roll attire. 
iiJin models danced
the runway to 80's tunes



iiJin’s “The Glamorous Life” fashion also featured cartoon characters and graffiti work by famed visual artist Cassian Lau combined with sassy slogans that pop against bold and bright colored crop tops, tank tops, T-shirts and hoodies.
The footwear collection featured sequined neon low top dress shoes, sparkle see- through Oxford shoes and candy colored patent PU velcro high tops for the women, all with iiJin’s signature invisible wedge adding
an extra 2.5 inches.
iiJin’s signature invisible

For the men, iiJin presented a rock n roll collection of quilted patent low tops, silver matt croco kicks and studded super high tops, for unleashing your inner rock-star.                                     
Neon colors for spring
Industry guests, buyers, media and celebrity experienced the 80's era with all five senses, and were encouraged to dress that time era too.
Pre-reception began where attendees enjoyed a retro 80’s themed candy bar from Sweet! Hollywood, and hors d’ oeuvres & desserts catered by Avalon. Cocktails were provided by Monster Energy drinks and Russian Standard Vodka.
Russian Standard vodka cocktails
Celebrity makeup artist Manna Kadar provided 80's makeovers for guests to take photos in the 80’s themed photo booth sponsored by Fun Captured Photo booth.
Floral top and shorts
Luxury skincare brand ATZEN gifted products from their latest line, and  Shelia G’s Brownie Brittle gifted their brownies. Other sponsor: ‪to make it easy to see real-time availability and book appointments with thousands of local businesses.

Black vegan leather jacket
and pants
Styling for the show was handled by Jodi Freeman of JOLI Image Consulting, hair and makeup artistry was created by the team at Manna Kadar Cosmetics.

Event production & show choreography: Trueheart Events.  
Inspiration from 80's
Cindy Lauper


1 comment:

  1. Great outfits.....the funky women casual shoes in the pics also look great...