She’s a mother, wife, businesswoman, rock star and fashion designer. From her early beginnings of sewing her own clothes in high school, Gwen Stefani has come a long way.
Stefani recently took New York Fashion Week by storm. The No Doubt frontwoman turned fashion designer turned NBC’s “The Voice” judge returned to the Big Apple to showcase the latest threads from her line, L.A.M.B, which made its runway debut in 2005. L.A.M.B. triumphantly returned to fashion week after being absent for the past three-years, due to Stefani taking time to care for her kids along with having new son, Apollo.
Stefani opted for a presentation rather than a runway show this season. The presentation took place at ArtBeam in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. The collection, which ranged from tribal red, black and orange dresses to casual powder-blue sporty suits, had strong ethnic and global influences from the texture of the clothing to the colors – bright and bold – to the patterns that were often black and white.
The collection was full of interesting, intersecting, opposing styles and combinations that are signature Stefani looks. The collection encompassed metallic high heels, futuristic Birkenstocks sandals and silver sneakers. Each model’s head was adorned with heavy bold barrettes and Native-American feathers. Clean and simple makeup with a wild embellishment thrown in for good measure and dark nails accompanied each piece in the collection.
The heart of the collection was unconventional Stefani pairings along with hidden, but intense, embellishments in obscure places within the outfits.
Stefani was joined by Gavin Rossdale, Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Derek Blasberg, DJ Tiësto, June Ambrose, Becca Tobin, Peyton List, Danielle Brooks and Eric West. Guests enjoyed Ciroc “Love Angel Music Baby” Specialty Cocktails throughout the night. Backstage, models wore Hanky Panky by L.A.M.B. while Pantene experts styled their hair.
Gwen Stefani definitely can produce a fashion show; we can’t wait for next year!