Cutting Edge

| January 22, 2013 | Parties

THE PARTY Joel Chen and Lyn Winter hosted High Fashion, the hometown launch of L.A.-based Aliona Kononova’s spring collection of dual-use designs that lets wearers deftly transition from day to night, at C Project. THE PLAYERS Kathy Taslitz, Sergey Shramkovsky, Mika Newton, Brian Butler, Troy Harley THE HIGHLIGHTS The designer mounted a pop-up instillation inside the gallery for her MOE Aliona Kononova line as part of L[A-List], an ongoing series of cultural events here in L.A. Kononova—who interned at Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, honed her craft in Milan and launched her line in 2009—wore a voluminous long-sleeve black dress and an avant-garde headpiece that resembled a gladiator helmet. Photos courtesy of Charley Gallay/Getty Images



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