ISM Mode’s 2013 Collection for the LA Fashion Council
ISM Mode showed on day 1 of a 2 day event 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. This particular designer, Inka Sherman will be remembered from this intimate show by her basic cotton knits that draped over the models with very neutral tones of color. She also brought tie-dye back in a few of her skirts and dresses. She explained that all the designs on those pieces are hand dyed and made locally. The fabrics used were soft and light and were see through at times. Her line is certainly a more laid back, comfortable look with a hint of retro style. My favorite part were the dresses that look like a mens large buttoned up shirts- turned dress by the skinny belt at the waistline.
Apparently their fabrics are chosen for comfort, elegance, and for the global good! They use natural fibers and include some organic fabrics. ISM was founded in Berlin, Germany but recently moved to Los Angeles where they produce their entire line (including their knit fabrics) in order to reduce their carbon foot print and strengthen the economy.
Inka Sherman followed her classic style, which is classic and chik for the everyday woman. Her collection was first shown in 2011 at Concept LA. This year she has created her line to be flattering for many body types, bunching and draping in all the right areas. You can purchase her looks at local L.A. boutiques or online at ISM Mode.
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