Its 80##Q##s throw back with a sexy California girl twist at Vancouver Fashion week, with designer Lauren Elaine. Walking down the runway, sheer cover ups, maxi dresses, and vibrant swim wear, show casing 32 pieces for Spring Summer 2012. “Its a bit of Charlie’s Angels meets The Runaways”, Elaine describes her show.
Meeting with Lauren back stage after her show was amazing. You could tell she was excited and happy about the show as everyone else. I asked Elaine what the best part of being a designer was, and she smiled and said “always having something to wear”.
Lauren Elaine is still up coming in the fashion world, but since her first debut at L.A Fashion Week, 2009, she has had nothing but great success. Elaine has appeared on Americas Next Top Model as a designer in September 2011 for ANTM All Stars. “It was a really great experience”, -says Elaine. Elaine’s pieces have also graced the pages of Women’s Wear Daily and Vogue.
You can tell Elaine is extremely passionate, and very creative. She had started modeling at the age of 13, and appeared in films such as Sin City, The Ringer, and Memphis Rising:Elivis Returns (2012). Elaine is currently in development of filming a reality show based of her life as a designer. She described the show as a mix of “The Hills meets Americas Next Top Model“. The show will be called Model Mafia, and will be airing some time next year.
Watching Elaine’s collection during her show, I was completely mesmerized. The Cali Girl Rocker video at the beginning was fun and exciting to watch. The models all had big beachy curls in their hair, and bright coloured lips. I asked Elaine what she saw for trends for 2012, and she told me “Lots of neon colours, 80##Q##s throw back, and maxi dresses”. Her collection defiantly had met all those criteria. Zebra print, fabric accents, off the shoulder tops, “Lolita” floral glam, and sequins. It##Q##s really exactly how she described her collection… “Runaways meets Charlie’s Angels”.
I asked Elaine what it was like to move from being in front of the camera to being more involved behind the camera. “It is defiantly less stressful, and you have more control”, she explained. ” I love working with models, and most of my models are very close friends of mine.”
She shared with me a couple of her best moments so far in her fashion career. One is when one of her first shows, the seats were completely full. Another being, when her Little Red Riding Hood themed runway show, the last model walking down, had a real wolf walk beside her. “It was exciting and different, but defiantly a highlight in my career”. Elaine defiantly has a love for run way shows, themes , and being creative behind the camera. I asked Elaine where she saw herself and her collection 5 years from now, and she told me “its always a work in progress, and always growing”. She has an Eco line which is going to be her next focus in her career.