When shoes are meticulously handcrafted, they have the potential to be a work of art. Who wouldn’t want to wear a piece of art that champions individuality, style, and the quality of coolness? PS Kaufman, a modern day cobbler, states that when a shoe is being handcrafted “a combination of science and art is required to forge an innovative design. It’s a form of alchemy that comes from trusting your intuition.” He also adds that what motivates him the most is his unrelenting passion for “pushing the creative envelope along with the marriage of the industrial and handcrafted elements in shoe making.”
It’s his innovative approach that has attracted celebrities such as Chloe Sevigny, Jessica Lange, Johnny Depp and a host of others to seek his creations. His shoes are currently displayed the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Los Angeles Fashion Council presented their Fall 2014 collections last Wednesday, under a brilliant azure sky, on the fashion district rooftop of the building which houses their showroom and offices. Nary a cloud or chemtrail could be found to spoil the beauty and stunning views of downtown.
Journalists, photographers, bloggers and stylists mingled on the charming rooftop deck, enjoying watermelon vodka libations, under the healing rays of the sun. A sumptuous sit down lunch was then served, featuring pasta, chicken, salmon, quiche, lots of salads, garlic bread, hummus, pita bread, and more libations. It was an intimate soiree, of real fashion insiders and influencers. Everyone enjoyed each other’s company and animated conversation, looking forward to the designer presentations that would soon follow.
As per her usual style, Los Angeles Fashion Council Director Kelsi Smith expertly and confidently managed the event, delivering yet another coveted, impactful and unfettered opportunity for designers to interact with the press.
Coming soon—a look at the designers who presented in the LAFC Fall 2014 collections.