Gwen Stefani, the musician known for her individualistic self-styling long before Lady Gaga took it up a notch, presented a tightly edited collection of about two dozen looked as if they could be from her closet but wearable enough to share with her friends.
Her line, L.A.M.B., has her distinct personality but, like many celebs with clothing labels, there’s a man (or woman) behind the curtain. For Stefani, it’s Cesar Galindo, the actual designer behind L.A.M.B. who collaborates with the Grammy winner.
A Houston native, he was milling about room during the presentation on Sunday, stopping to talk to my friend Clifford Pugh, fashion writer/managing editor for Houston’s CultureMap, an entertainment website.
Part of the inspiration for spring came from Indian saris, churidars and other traditional garments, said Galindo. It was subtle and took a second look at the jumpsuits, maxi dresses and shorts to see the influence in the fit or the details.
Galindo, who has his own line, Czar, also collaborates with Levi Strauss & Co. for apparel custom-made for celebrities.
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