Jerry Lorenzo's clothing brand held its first show at the Hollywood Bowl, the second fashion show to take place there.
An evening with fashion house Fear of God at the Hollywood Bowl was much more than a fashion show. It was a cultural and spiritual experience. From premium pieces to live performances, the American independent luxury brand founded by Jerry Lorenzo curated a mobile art exhibition for its attendees.
Thirty years after Calvin Klein's show at the same venue, Lorenzo's Eighth Collection and first with Adidas, featured stylish loungewear and tailored basics, ranging from earthy toned hues like black and neutrals, to pops of color like mustard yellow and different shades of lime green.
The parade had a poetic rhythm, thanks to the inclusion of the slow-tempo opening performance by singer and songwriter Sampha, who performed songs such as "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano." The melancholy accompaniment of his vocals and piano chords calmed the audience before taking them on a journey with excerpts from sermons, references to the Blues era and the fusion of classic hip-hop tracks that ignited the crowd.
Each model who walked the two-sided stage wore layered outfits, including square-shouldered blazers, oversized coats, flowy pants or loose-fitting joggers, with the addition of touches of leather and fur textures. The Los Angeles-based brand describes itself as being focused on "functionality, without compromising on elegance and style," and that aesthetic was prevalent on the show with timeless pieces that transcend seasons and trends, while still looking more about a uniform that can be worn anytime, anywhere.
The launch of Fear of God's FW23 line attracted many celebrities, including the children of music mogul Sean Diddy Combs: Christian and model twins D'Lila and Jessie Combs, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, influencers The Clermont Twins and others. The streetwear designer, with the motto “conviction without opinion,” also made Hollywood Bowl merchandise available for purchase onsite after the show.