"For every five garments made in New York, I’ve heard 100 are made in LA, so it’s happening there in terms of manufacturing. Being a West Coast designer, it made sense for me to put myself out there on the biggest West Coast stage."

That’s Lizzie Parker weighing in on the recent Fashion Week LA.

To see what Parker sent down the biggest runway the West has to offer, and to hear more from the Fashion Star contestant about her real life as a designer, click through our slideshow.

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