The just concluded ninth edition of annual Californian fashion revelry Fashion Week El Paseo once again mesmerised with its lines of cool breezy beachwear and other colourful trendy attires by a host of talented designers.
James Mullin, the 39-year-old designer behind the California-based fashion, retail, and production company JM Couture, sent more than 100 high-end ready-to-wear and haute-couture designs down the runway.
Adorned with hand beading and peek-a-boo details, the lace, chiffon and silk made ensembles included Roman style gowns, pencil skirts, casual denims and lightweight resortwear pieces.
Other than single designer presentations from the likes of Zang Toi and Mullin, the seven-day-long fashion, beauty and lifestyle extravaganza also showcased a spectacular catwalk space shared by the city’s 10 most popular retailers.
Showcasing spring 2014 trends, the retailers featured gorgeous little black dresses and sparkling beaded sheaths from names like Charmaine Menn, the designer and owner of Bohimi label.
In addition to the style studded catwalk presentations, the event also included one-day-only pop-up shops, set up by more than 15 designers and retailers from Los Angeles.
Local retailer Just Fabulous featured its resort-oriented tops, skirts, and shorts, while She She Clothing Boutique showcased frilly pink dresses for little girls and an edited collection of romantic-hippie dresses and tops for the grownups at the soiree, held in Palm Desert.