Come meet Celebrity Designer, Kithe Brewster for a VIP reception from 5-6, and a trunk show from 6-8. Tickets include wine and lite fare. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. VIP tickets - $75 and trunk show $40
During his 15-year celebrity styling career, Kithe Brewster often converted designer pieces — he once put Julianne Moore in a Prada skirt hiked up and worn as a dress — and he continued to work the multifunctional theme in his sixth season designing his own label. From draped dresses to tailored jackets, most pieces could be worn several ways, such as a dress that zipped apart into a cape or a boyfriend jacket flipped around and belted as a minidress. Brewster favored silks — faille, chiffon and brocade — but also dabbled in lambskin and lace, the latter two providing pops of blue and yellow amidst a mostly black and gold palette. Standouts included silk-gazar pieces, such as a sculptural blouse with a self-shawl shown over high-waist trousers, but some of the asymmetric wrap pieces seemed a bit too free-form, exposing a few backsides on the runway. Although the line is based and manufactured in New York, Brewster’s decision to show his fall collection in Los Angeles felt apropos given his relationship with Hollywood — and his flair for the dramatic.