The Gallery LA Presents The Ninth Season of L.A. Fashion Weekend and The First Annual L.A. Fashion Weekend Awards!

Once again, The Gallery Los Angeles is keeping L.A. Fashion Weekend fresh with new designers, live entertainment, and top celebrities at it’s highly-coveted spring event, L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios. L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios is going into its ninth consecutive season, beginning Thursday, March 14 and ending Saturday, March 16, and promises an exciting new approach to L.A. Fashion Weekend this year.

The three-day event heats up Thursday, March 14 with its traditional Kickoff Party from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Invited guests and media will have the chance to scope out the show’s venue, sponsors, and chat with Executive Producer Mikey Koffman while enjoying an open bar from Little Black Dress Vodka and Monster Energy Drink and live beats from DJ Dominic Carter.

 Friday’s intimate runway show highlights must-have ready to wear women’s contemporary apparel from Ermelinda Manos Designs and Maison de Urbana as well as the season’s hottest hair and makeup looks from Beverly Hills’ own Planet Salon.

 Pre-show, L.A. Fashion Weekend’s Lounge will keep guests buzzing with treats from Bubba Sweets cupcakes and the luxury Design Suite will launch American Idol contestant Kimberly Caldwell’s new handbag line, Stage Presents, as well as feature Bling Designs by S and the coveted Planet Salon Beauty Bar.

 The weekend will reach an all time high on Saturday night with the first-ever L.A. Fashion Weekend Awards, celebrating the show’s designers and sponsors from 2012. The black tie event raises the Fashion Weekend bar with live performances from Kimberly Caldwell and Sabrina Antoinette of Chris Brown’s label CBE. A panel of celebrity judges and presenters, including Peggy Tanous of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County and Rocco Leo Gaglioti of Fashion News Live and E! Celebrity Style Story, will honor the best of the best from the 2012 season. Nominations include Mens/Womenswear Couture Award, Contemporary Designer Award, Emerging Designer Award, and Resort Wear Award.

“I’m really excited going into our ninth season of L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios,” reveals Mikey Koffman, Founder of The Gallery Los Angeles and Executive Producer, L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios. “Each season I try to do something different than the other Fashion Week participants, and the L.A. Fashion Weekend Awards is something I’ve been planning for a while now. I know it’s going to be kick ass, and I’m excited for the new adventure!”

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