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A Look Back on MADE LA

Last weekend, in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, MADE LA set up for two days of fashion, music, and fun. With over 30 pop up shops urging Angelenos to #ShopSmall and new collections from Opening Ceremony, Joyrich, 424, and Pleasures, MADE LA was one of the hottest places to be in Los Angeles.

Opening Ceremony with RZA of Wu-Tang Clan

At the end of the runway, one could finally see the tree-like sculptures peppered throughout the LA Live Event Deck spelling out “OPENING CEREMONY”. The careful placement of the letters mirrors the collection’s penchant for crafted layers. This season, Opening Ceremony brought out bright pinks and rouging details for “A Modern Western”. The knee-high boots were especially captivating, the kind of shoe that could be spotted on anyone from Rihanna to Cher.

As the models walked the finale, someone tripped. The gag is, it wasn’t a mistake. Instead, it was the beginning of the most stylish fight since Kill Bill. As two models duked it out, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA paused for a moment to explain to us that the two sisters “grew up together in the same household until a modeling agent came from C…VS.” It turns out that one of them “had the glow,” while the other did not. The show came to an epic end when the sisters realized the glow was inside both of them all along, and decided to send the photographer pitting them against one another flying through the air.

Joyrich x Snoop Dogg

On Saturday afternoon for Snoop Dogg’s collaboration with streetwear brand Joyrich, the runway was covered in vintage cars, mailboxes, and street signs. As Snoop MC-ed, models walked through the Event Deck with a distinctly West Coast swagger. The collection featured many streetwear staples, like oversized furs and baggy pants. With the addition of bandana tops and extra large jerseys emblazoned with “DOGGYSTYLE”, Snoop’s fingerprints were found throughout the collaboration.

After strutting down the runway in slides with long, bright athletic socks, everyone joined Snoop Dogg on the floor, proving that Joyrich x Snoop Dogg is as danceable as it is wearable.

424 and Pleasures with Wiz Khalifa

Rapper Wiz Khalifa is no stranger to merging fashion with music, and the premiere of his genderless collaboration with 424 and Pleasures blended both seamlessly. The laser-filled event showcased the bright yellows and checkered prints of the collection. As the smoke filled the room after the show, Wiz and Taylor Gang gave an epic performance, ending with Wiz’s signature 2010 hit, “Black and Yellow”.

Stay tuned to Milk for more event recaps.

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