Karen Capili, Los Angeles Fashion Week
Karen Capili, one of a new generation of Filipino designers based on the West Coast, debuted her Fall 2013 line of ready-to-wear, as well as several new outwear pieces and accessories.
Capili's Fall 2013 collection is reminiscent of her usual look, however features electric pleats, two-toned metallic lace, skater dresses, soft-look chiffon and fitted and flowing silhouettes to create a contemporary, youthful look that is eclectic and unique in its style. Price points for the collection are $85-$355.
The outerwear collection will showcase both short and full-length bodies, with closed and open silhouettes. The designs feature a combination of fur (mink, rabbit, rex, raccoon, lamb and ostrich), that are intricately combined with chiffon and leather trims. Fun and trendy animal skin and prints continue to be the inspiration for the outerwear that includes capes, vests, jackets and coats. Capili has added vests as well, with both sheared and full skin in two-tone using fox, rabbit and raccoon. Pricing for the outerwear is $350-$1,850.
Capili's new line of accessories includes scarves and hats in solids and two-tones, with most pieces made using fur.
Capili's signature look of bright vivid colors from the 1980s combined with Victorian-era designs is carried-over into her fall collection to create a style that reflect divergent time periods yet create a look that is bold and dramatic, while still classic and formal.
"Fall 2013 is going to be about being unique and eclectic," said Capili. "I've tried to bring a distinctive twist to my usual inspirations to create a line that will let women expand their comfort zone just a bit while not compromising their own unique style."
Capili has a branded online store at www.KarenCapili.com/store. The site offers the designer's most recent lines of ready-to-wear, outerwear, accessories and couture collections, with consumers able to view and purchase a wide variety of Karen Capili apparel.
Karen 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.