Saturday, October 18, 2014

LAFW Designer Feature: Stella Proseyn by Debbie Talanian

Last week I had the amazing privilege of attending Los Angeles Fashion Week at Maker City LA. There were so many lovely shows, however only a few stood out in my mind as having clothes I would kill to wear every day. One collection I was really excited about seeing was Stella Proseyn by Debbie Talanian. The collection featured so many of my favorite trends and elements of the moment: metallic, sheer tops, water color print, and a modern minimalist aesthetic. So many of the pieces were incredibly versatile. For example, the metallic sleeveless top could be worn casually with a pair of navy jeans or as it was shown on the runway; dressed up with a fitted skirt.

After the show I even got to meet Debbie and exchange information. She was nice enough to answer a few questions I had. Be sure to peep my interview with her below.

Follow Stella Proseyn on instagram @stellaproseyn!

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Noosh: How long have you been designing and what made you want to be a designer?

Debbie: I started Stella Proseyn two years ago, after working as an assistant to another designer for a few years. Fashion has long been a fascination, from my early childhood through today. I love the transformative power of dressing, the way clothing can help you embody the traits and attitudes you wish to project. It’s a silent way of saying who you are.

N: I loved the use of metallics, mesh and watercolor print. What was the inspiration behind this collection? 

D: All Stella Proseyn collections tend toward a streamlined, minimal aesthetic. We like to let fabrics – whatever we’re drawn to in the early design stages of each season – influence our decisions about shape and silhouette. For Spring 2015 we embraced reflected light, realized in the sheen of metallic threads and foil. We also incorporated a diffused, watery print, a cotton mesh and a highly textured rayon for their properties of lightness and movement.

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N: Do you look to any designers and/or artists for inspiration?

D: I appreciate art and design in all forms, my favorite daily enjoyments include architecture, film, photography, music, painting, landscapes, food and, of course, fashion. I find that being aware of anything done really well informs my design process continually.  

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N: What fabrics did you incorporate?

D: There is a range of content is this season’s textiles, included are silk, Lurex, linen, foil, cotton and rayon.

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N: Where can people purchase your clothing?

D: Stella Proseyn is available at Myrtle, Undesigned, Weltenbuerger and CAFAM, all in Los Angeles. We are coming soon to Riley & Coco.

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 N: What is your favorite item or look from this collection? Why is it your favorite?

D: Favorites are hard, but I’ll focus on a few Spring 2015 pieces I think are exceptional: the Char Dress in foiled linen, the Cara Jacket in anthracite/gunmetal metallic and the Addie Skirt in textured cotton-rayon. These pieces encompass a range of cuts but maintain the clean lines and ease of wear that Stella Proseyn does so well.

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(photo by Ray Gene of Strait Laced Blog)
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(photo by Ray Gene of Strait Laced Blog)
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(photo by Ray Gene of Strait Laced Blog)


  1. Looks like such a FANTASTIC collection! Love the liquid like silks! HOTTT!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  2. Love your style .Sheer look great if combined properly.Looking forward to more of your posts. xx

  3. This is awsome !! Fantastic collection !!
    nice pics !! :)

  4. great collection, love the first black dress. xx
    Instagram @littleprettymess

  5. Great interview, its a beautiful collection


  6. This was a terrific interview. Kudos!

  7. You are so lucky :D
    i love the photos
    great post