Eight nights of runway. Thirty-eight designers. Six-hundred-fifty pairs of shoes. The 12th incarnation of Fashion Week El Paseo unfolded the latest trends across seasons, including menswear and more than a few diaphanous ensembles that left very little to the imagination. Since its inception in 2006, Fashion Week has become the largest event of its kind on the West Coast. Attendance
Decades ago, when CD Greene was majoring in painting and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, he would sneak unnoticed into his friends’ fashion design classes, reluctant to reveal his nascent affinity for fabric and tailoring to his peers — or his parents. But there is nothing shy about the wearable works of art he went on to create.