PAST EVENTS: Red Carpet Upcycled Fashion

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October 23, 2013:  Designer & The Muse:  Lanni Lantto is a fashion designer unlike any other. In fact, she is a fashion (re) designer. As her label name states, “(re)” stands for reuse, reduce, redesign, rethink, reinvent, recycle. Being creative and unconventional every step of the way, Lanni thrifts for her materials instead of buying new fabric yardage and marries wedding dresses with table runners and garters with suit coats.

Having received a plethora of media attention to date, Lanni is participating in Meet The Designer & The Muse, where she will be able to create an amazing design for an inspiring muse of her choice.

FGI LA’s signature yearly event, will be held at the Mr. C Hotel, Beverly Hills on October 23. This glittering night showcases L.A.’s hottest designers and celebrates the L.A. fashion community at its finest. Last year’s event brought out everyone from Kevan Hall and Vanessa Williams to Sue Wong, Cameron Silver from Decades and many others.

Famous designers in the past, and even well known designers today, have drawn to their muses for great inspirations. For example, Audrey Hepburn to Huberty de Givenchy, LouLou de la Falaise to Yves St. Laurent, and Naomi Campbell to Azzedine Alaia. This FGILA event highlights that very special relationship between designer and muse.

LA’s most respected fashion designers and their celebrity muses, will be greeted by media and press—then led to a VIP reception area to meet, mingle, and network with other fellow designers & guests. Hosted by Kathy Hilton.

A fun event that mixes Fashion Designer + Fashion’s Muses.  FGILA is the Los Angeles regional branch of Fashion Group International—a premiere fashion and business networking organization with a mission “to inform, educate and most importantly connect professionals in the industry with one another”. With its prime headquarter in New York, the organization has over 7,000 members worldwide, in more than 35 regions around the world. This year, the FGILA celebrates its’ 75th anniversary. FGILA is also an organization that gives back. All proceeds from this night’s event will directly go towards the FGILA Foundation which provides merit scholarship grants to local fashion schools.