Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016
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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016 event, held at Willow Studios in downtown L.A. on Aug. 4, showcased, from top left, Elliott Evan (first, second and third photos) 34°N 118°W , Rafa shoes, Bristol and jewelry by Legier (center).

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

The runway finale for womenswear designer of the year 34° N 118° W by Jodie Dolan, Kate Anlyan and John Renaud at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016 show in early August at Willow Studios in downtown L.A.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

A display case at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion event contain chunky gold Legier signet rings created by jewelry designer of the year Legier Biederman -- and a corn snake.

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Pieces from Bristol’s runway collection are available for purchase online at shopspring.com.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

The Rafa footwear was showcased  off to one side of the runway on a patch of artifical turf -- with models taking turns on the seesaw.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

The runway finale of the Elliott Evan show at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016 event on Aug. The label’s designer, Elliott Giffis, was recognized as avant-garde designer of the year.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

One of the memorable looks from the 34°N 118°W collection was the pale pink tunic top/maxi-skirt combination at left that included a loopy, scrawly black abstract print that looks like the result of a Sharpie pen binge – in a good way.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Rafa shoes are handmade by artisans in Los Angeles and designed by Taghrid Zorob, the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016 footwear designer of the year.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Snakes -- near a runway! A pair of reptiles accessorize the case displaying L.A.-based jewelry designer Legier Biederman’s rings at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016 at Willow Studios in Los Angeles.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Runway looks from Bristol, the L.A.-based label that earned Tommy Nowels and Luke Tadashi the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016 menswear designer of the year recognition.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Looks from the biker-apocalypse-flavored Elliott Evan collection presented at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion event on Aug. 4.

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

The 34°N 118°W romper at right was one of our favorite looks frm the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show on Aug. 4 in downtown L.A. 

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

At left, a white goat leather motorcycle jacket and matching pants are among the Elliott Evan pieces currently avaialbe for purchase online at shopspring.com

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Rafa’s chunky-heeled vegan shoes include sandals and Mary Jane pumps. 

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Legier’s gold and silver signet rings are set with a variety of precious stones. Gen Art has brokered a deal to make the rings available online via shopspring.com. 

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Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Pieces from the 34° N 118° W collection are available for purchase from shopspring.com through the end of the month.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

Looks from the Elliott Evan runway finale at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion Show.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2016

The 34° N 118° W label was “inspired by the spirit and sensibility of the downtown LA Arts District,” according to the brand’s website.

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