XCVI, a company native to Los Angeles, is named for the roman numerals for 1996, the year that the first season of the collection was introduced in a storefront on Melrose Avenue. Although the company has been thriving and growing over the last 16 years, this is the first season that I became aware of the line and honestly have to say that I was very impressed.
Gita Zeltzer founded XCVI to use fashion as her means of artistic expression, drawing upon the multi layered cultural elements of Los Angeles to create a contemporary collection that is quintessentially California, yet speaks to customers around the globe.
Partnering with designer Lilia Gorodnitski, who shared the same vision, the two have worked together to create a line of modern, wearable clothing that has as much emphasis on style as it does on comfort.
For XCVI’s Fall 2012 collection, Lilia was inspired by Northern European Forests, which resulted in gorgeous layering of separates to create a feeling of casual chic with elements that invoke the romance of the Northern European culture. Taking the colors from her inspiration, Lilia infused the collection with earthy forest tones of browns and greens and highlighted them with shades of reds, aquas, violets and oranges.
They set the tone for the collection with musical accompaniment by vilolinist Spags, who’s virtuosity was a perfect match for the Fall 2012 Collection.
You owe it to yourself to check out XCVI and to fall in love with their unique and beautiful line!