Jen Awad’s SS 2013 Collection for the LA Fashion Council
Jen Awad showed at the Carondelet House venue in MacArthur Park. This two day event was put on by the LA Fashion Council to preview up-and-coming designers’ 2013 collections.
Jen Awad, a Los Angeles native from Peruvian and Egyptian descent, emerges in the fashion world with a new flavor of eclectic pieces, hoping to enter the fashion scene with exotic designs to denote her heritage. With a diverse background which she attributes to a melting-pot of cultural diversions, Awad adapted her experiences from around the world… and Los Angeles… reflecting a multi-cultural interpretation in her designs.
With an early passion for design, Awad attended FIDM upon graduating from high school in 2005, earning an Associates Degree in Fashion Design from FIDM in June of 2008.
Fashion design was a natural progression and something Awad pursued from an early age. Always sketching new collections for every season, she never questioned that desiging was in her cards. A flair for clashing embellishments, beading and embroidery with mod tattoos, collage art and anything that clutters a silhouette would become her niche. Classic glamour and edgy elegance collide to make perfect sense from a distance.
A self-taught painter, artist and musician, she always knew something in the field of creative arts would be her career path. An accomplished musician in piano, guitar, bass, singing and songwriting, Awad still finds the time to play in a rock band when not designing. With roots in vintage jazz, flamenco, blues, rock and soul, music became a strong influence on her collections and a further extension of her creative expression.
Her spring 2013 collection blended retro styles from the 1950s with edgy looks such as fringe trims, bows, short dresses, long dresses and lots of lace. An artist in true fashion, showing creativity and making for great fashion and great photos. This type of collection always translates into great on-the-rack fashion!
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