October 21st, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Filipino designer Karen Capili, one of the newest and most talked-about fashion designers in Los Angeles, will debut her inaugural line of couture at the L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios at a gala event on Saturday, October 22.
Capili is known for her use of bright vivid colors from the 1980s, which she cleverly intertwines with Victorian-era designs to create unique pieces that reflect divergent time periods yet create a distinctive look that is bold and dramatic, yet also classical and formal.
“I am very eager for the industry to get a sense of my vision and a feel for my imagination that is expressed through my use of different colors, textures, fabrics and styles,” said Capili. “This line of couture brings together my love of formality and romanticism with the excitement of the hipness that was embodied during the 1980s.”
Among the designs Capili has selected for her show is an eco-friendly dress made with reusable bags used in supermarkets.
“Fashion needs to reflect the environmental movement,” said Capili. “Not just in the design, but in the materials and construction as well.”
Most of Capili’s couture pieces, which will be sold in specialty boutiques across the country, will retail for $750-$2,250. Her ready-to-wear line, which will debut in Fall/Winter 2012, will be reflective of her couture line in its overall look and feel.
Capili is one of a new generation of fashion designers who combines originality and imagination to create a line of couture and ready-to-wear for young, contemporary women.
Born in Manila, Philippines, Capili came to the United States to work with both manufacturers and retailers.
In 2010, Capili focused her energies on creating her own line of apparel and quickly established herself as a force on the West Coast fashion scene.
Capili’s designs are a clear reflection of an evolving artist who is fascinated by fashion, multiculturalism, bold colors, divergent influences and pride for her native Pacific island homeland.
More information can be found at www.karencapili.com. (Marketwire)