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The Styled Side: SoCal designers shining at NY Fashion Week

Models at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2017 showing clothes by Southern California designers (L-R) Jeremy Scott, Rodarte and Tadashi Shoji.
Models at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2017 showing clothes by Southern California designers (L-R) Jeremy Scott, Rodarte and Tadashi Shoji.
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New York Fashion Week wraps up on Thursday, and it's one of the biggest events in the fashion world.

But despite being thousands of miles away, Golden State designers are shining bright.

Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily says SoCal talent like Rodarte, Kayne West and Jeremy Scott all made big impacts on runways with uniquely Californian styles.

Here's her review of some of her favorite runway shows.


The Mulleavy sisters are actually based right here in Pasadena and design out of Pasadena.

They are known for their detailed, almost-couture-like construction of their clothes and for taking what I call a "Cerebral chic" approach to fashion and for drawing a lot of inspiration from their home state.

If you're more of a film buff instead of fashion, you would know their work from "Black Swan. "They designed the ballet costumes for that movie.

For this collection, they took inspiration from a 1973 Spanish film "Spirit of The Beehive," about two little girls in a Castilian Village in who go in search of monster they saw in a movie.

You'll find a lot of Spanish influence: layers upon layers of beautiful lace and ruffles. And while it's feminine, it still very edgy like their ruffled cropped blouses, sheer lace dresses with high-neck collars and blouses with big shoulders.

Louis Verdad

This LA-based designer once known for dressing Madonna has been on hiatus for many years, and this fashion week marked his comeback show

Mexican-American Verdad was an incredibly hot designer in the early-2000s here in L.A. best known for dressing Madonna at the MTV Awards in 2003 when she kissed Brittany Spears.

But he got too big, too fast and ended up declaring bankruptcy, then lost the right to his name for 3 years.

Now he's back with a line that is more relaxed and denim-focused, with all the pieces under $1,000.

There is still a lot of his beautiful signature tailoring in pieces like his pantsuits and a cream-colored, trench-coast style dress, but also in breezy, pleated skirts and cropped tops.

He also showed off lots of soft denim: pleated skirts, pantsuits and a chic patchwork pantsuit that would make Mr. Furley from "Three's Company" swoon with envy!

Jeremy Scott

This fashion darling has his own design brand and is also creative director for Italian brand Moschino.

For his own line, he went for it with a super 80s vibe: bright neon and bodycon dresses with a lot of pop culture influences.

There were also shimmery shift dresses and a lot of zippers and metal rings hanging from garments.