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Farmers Market Fashion Show: Candy Clothes

Candy is the 2016 theme of the whimsical presentation.

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    Sheri Determan
    Eye-inventive costume designers dream up outfits with a candy theme at Farmers Market Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Pictured: A look at a past year by photographer Sheri Determan.)

    While we sometimes choose our clothing for its admirable ability to carry treats, such as on Halloween night (pockets do come in handy) and perhaps while caroling at the holidays (a pouch or two holds peppermints quite well), we rarely wear clothes inspired by, or made from, candy.

    That may all change in delightful and dramatic fashion on Thursday, Sept. 22 when the 3rd annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Opening Ceremony and Costume Contest returns to the Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax. 

    As with the past few years, there is a distinctive theme, and that theme in 2016 is fashion with a sweet touch. You might see lollipops on belts, or after-dinner mints lining a hat, but be prepared to see dessert-like details show up on a host of handsome wearables. 

    The sponsor? Dylan's Candy Bar, which is a few steps from the main runway. The host? KABC's Tina Malave ("Eye on LA").

    Ah yes, there is a runway, near the market's north tower, so arrive ahead of the 6:30 p.m. start time for a closer look at the costuming. The evening is free to attend.

    Will you be inspired to slip inside the historic landmark after the runway closes, to pick up some English toffee from Littlejohn's Candies, or perhaps some French chocolate bars at Monsieur Marcel's? It is the season, after all, of candy cravings, now that fall is officially kicking off.

    For all the details on this delightful, slightly zany take on a traditional fashion show, swing by the clocktower'd classic at Third & Fairfax.

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