Sophisticated skirt suits and shimmering Oscar-worthy gowns from the Lourdes Chavez collection left viewers pining for more at the Las Candelas benefit fashion show Monday at the Burbank Airport Marriott.
Those not satisfied with just gazing from afar ventured back stage after the show for a closer peek at the garments, to try them on and to chat with the designer.
“I think of clothes as an investment,” Chavez said. “I create classic designs that you can go through your closet five years from now and it will still be in fashion.”
She designs dresses, suits and cocktail dresses and specializes in mother-of-the-bride and special-occasion dresses.
“I work with my clients to create something just for them,” she said. “I can take a design and make a different neckline, skirt or sleeve length.”
Fabrics include silks, wools, linens, mohair and cashmere from England, France, Austria, Italy, Spain and Belgium.
“She takes so much time and attention to detail,” said Stephanie Alvarez, her public relations manager.