The handbags have shrunk to the point that you almost need a magnifying glass to see
them. Small handbags aren’t only used at night. This trend comes in different styles
from crossbodies, handbags to fanny packs.
Jacquemus introduced the first 3-inch Le Sac Chiquito mini handbag during its SS18 catwalk show. People accepted it so well that he surprised us with an even smaller model for this 2019 named Mini Le Chiquito that measures only 2 inches.
Other brands such as Carolina Herrera, Chloé, Givenchy, Lanvin, Ferragamo, Dior, Brandon Maxwell, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander McQueen also became a part of this micro trend. In addition to the wide variety of designs and materials that are found in these small handbags, brands such as Hermès and Chanel have also shrunk their classic handbag designs to a mini size version where you can barely keep a lipstick inside.
These designs, not only combine fashion and functionality, but they are also a super fun and versatile accessory. They can be used in different ways such as hanging from the neck, across the body, on the wrist, or in your hand.
The models arrived at first with black and white tweed jackets that step by step they became into large mohair sweaters styled with wrinkled gloves and I ́m pretty sure that underneath there was a knife over-the-knee Balenciaga like boots from the same material as the gloves. The boots and the gloves were a beautiful and contrasting detail that completed the collection in almost every way.
One of the most remarkable looks was a bright white dress splattered with little roses on it, adjusted by the waist with a white band from the same material as the dress. This dress gave the illusion of depth as the fabric moves with the body it creates wrinkles that made the fabric look darker with every move the model make, a beautiful visual effect indeed.
This collection was a Guess Who? – ying yang game and here’s why; at first sight it all seem a little sober but If you see one by one how the models were arriving to the stage and pay attention to the styling it all make sense. Most of the collection was made around black, Prussian blue, caramel and white and almost every fabric were vynil, silk, mohair and oversized silhouettes.
The styling and colors were centered in pairs and triads as the models arrived depending on the color and textile palette with some exceptions, for example after the white dress that I described earlier, it arrived a contrasting pair but instead pearlish color boots…they were black with the same rose pattern as the white dress, why? Because this one doesn’t cover the neck, arms or cleavage, so in this case the model skin play the role of the pearl boots.
My first show I enjoyed for fashion week in Milan was Gucci and, as you all know, catwalks are an amazing event. In this opportunity, they started to get us into a gothic and mysterious mood right from the start using a paper mache mask which represented an hermaphrodite.
Alessandro created a collection which integrates gender and race where many textures are mixed such as fur, lace, and sequence. No doubt, there were a lot of details that impressed me starting with the different colors and shapes of the masks that covered the models’ faces giving them an androgynous look, the dirty washed labels exposed on the outside of the jackets and high pants gives them a more casual look, and the jewelry collaboration by Eduardo Costas that definitely caught everyone’s attention because they covered a great part of the face or ears.
It’s a collection full of color and texture. I love the oversized silhouettes and the
seventies mini skirts with that retro look and the pants and jumpsuits, too. The way he
combines masculine suit jackets and ties with mini skirts looks very promising due to
the fact that he creates unisex looks and reinvents the classic one. I love the idea of
giving the classic look a twist and making it fun!
The entire venue had black walls and ceilings covered with small intense lights that barely let us observe the garments.
Dressed in Gucci, I chose a colorful outfit using a plaid mini skirt and a loose blouse with lots of movement, a yellow jacket, and of course, high heels with orange socks.
In this post I want to talk about the Zimmermann runway that presented its fall 2019 collection in New York.
It was inspired by the mysterious story of Nancy Wake, a female spy from World War ll. She was given the nickname “White Mouse” because she was a very difficult one to catch. What’s a spy without a trench coat, right? That’s why many of the pieces are inspired on this classical garment.
That mysterious touch is in the leather baret which gives it a completely chic look, as well as the bows do. Bows everywhere! Their on the collars, on the pieces, and even on the shoes. Mini dresses and long ones along with boots up to the knee and thick belts are a trend that won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Zimmermman is a brand where femininity is always present with that perfect bohemian touch. There is a contrast between pretty and delicate with that eighties leather style this season. We can observe a mix in prints such as flowered, plaid, or leopard with a variety of textures and knitts.
Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite brands. Don ́t miss the next post because i will show you some of the most important trends in NYFW.
It’s all about leather. Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, the designer of the most important
house in leather articles, used the first Hermès scarf prints for this season that seem to
have a personal inspiration.
Knee-length pencil skirts with studs, long-sleeved printed silk shirts and shorts styled with high suede boots with a wide heels that shine.
What a way to work leather by giving it an effect so that it looks like a textile, besides
using the best quality materials, it also lasts for many years.
She combines calf leather and camel hair with goose feather interiors for heavy coats. The orange color and the H logo that represents the house continues to completely remain on the catwalk.
The showstopper, undoubtedly, are the bags. Some of them were big which the models
carried embracing them with both arms and others were miniature crossbodies.
We love the fact that it keeps the modern and contemporary designs. It’s the first time that these elements of simplicity are mixed with symmetrical and architectural cuts and the elegance always remains.
Last week was the Mercedes Benz Fashion Mexico. I was given the opportunity to
model for the 2019 Fall collection show of Mexican designer, Benito Santos.
The show took place at Fronton Mexico. It was a one of a kind experience from the fittings, rehearsals, make up, hair, to being on the catwalk.
Benito Santos is originally from Morelos. He studied medicine at first and then he
studied fashion design in Guadalajara.
He is known for his evening gowns which are elegant, feminine, and his special handmade embroidery technique. Modeling for him was a very special experience for me because I opened and closed his fashion show.
The show started with a short film of Benito making the pieces for this collection while a talented violinist played live to harmonize the event. I opened the show by wearing a pink feather dress along with a small round handbag and a pair of open toe heels in color nude. This proposal is based on different shades of pink designed with fringes, glitters, sequins and bows all combined with each other which make the garments stand out.
But not only that! I also closed the show, together with Benito and Mariana Zaragoza, by wearing a pencil shape dress also in pink and tight at the waist with a huge bow and pink feathers that went down from my knees to my calves. The collection is flawless, beautiful, very feminine, and full of color. It will be, without a doubt, a very successful collection.
Paul Andrew, Ferragamo’s new creative director started off on the right foot by giving
the brand a fresh touch. This has been one of the strongest collections because it’s
being reinvented with easy going garments.
He took all the earth colors from Ferragamo’s kaleidoscope. The silhouette is light with some baggy pieces that play with the symmetry of the zippers and the cuts of the skirts. Without a doubt, a Ferragamo must is Gancini’s monogram which has been a total success not only because they kept it in this collection, but they made a huge campaign using influencers. Most of the guests didn’t hesitate in taking it and neither did I. Its amazing!
The shoes played an important role on the catwalk because, clearly, it’s what Andrew knows how to do best. Ostrich boots made a come back, some in leather, others in suede, and thick boots for men. My look is casual and young. I combined a shirt, a cap, and a crossbody from Gancini’s monogram with wide pants and high boots.
The collection was a mix of classic but re-invented silhouettes, it was all polished from head to toe even the models with that perfectly slicked hair and their nails; I’m not kidding about the nails you can see their brightness in pics.
A big bow and a razor cut shape suit, that was how the show started, the look was a perfectly match with the handwritten logomania F tights that Karl made itself, it felt very nostalgic, even the equestrian edwardian collar intermittent signature look was there. The layering of translucid fabrics, laser cut leather mixed with pleated skirts were genius. oh and how to forget the red F logo quilted-fanny pack bag with a big old golden Fendi buckle.
The Fendi collection felt really different, a show without it ́s creator…but it ́s not a goodbye to our dearest Karl, it ́s a see you soon.
New York fashion week is back, and back full force.
It’s sad to say, but the truth is that this fashion week was in a huge down fall. There was very little interest by the industry, press, and fashionistas.
It seems that a miracle occured because you could feel the love for fashion week at every corner in Manhattan. The big weapons showed up from the first day with Tom Ford’s show, one of the designers that has recently become inmortal. After being the creative director for Gucci and Saint Laurent, this designer created his own clothing line. He had hot celebrities such as Beyonce, Julianne Moore,Grace Coddington and even Anna Wintour sitting in the front row. Without a doubt, Tom Ford is one New York’s spotlight designers. Some people that I saw during the show were obviously Anna Wintour, Adriana Lima, Tom Hanks, Cardi B, Paris Jackson, and Hailee Steinfeld. The collection was surprisingly much more simple than the last one. It combined many components such as fringes, lots of satin, crocodile skin, and of course animal prints. The designer chose a more simple and harmonizing line this time. The collection was more exquisite and totally in the style of Tom Ford.
I love the fact that New York will recover it’s hot vibe during fashion week and that the brands take advantage of this time to express their creativity as well as seeing everyone more vibrant than ever. These were some of my favorite looks for men and some that I know my brother Alex would have loved.
It’s a collection based on feeling self-confidence where innovation is found in the combination of pieces and a mix of materials. I like the way he transformed the classical tailored suit combining it with satin baggy pants and vice versa. He also added sweatshirts under suit jackets as well as unbuttoned shirts to give it a casual, but elegant look.
Apart from the mix of materials such as leather, satin, fur, and velvet he offers
monochromatic looks. One of my favorites is the one Gigi Hadid wore, red over red. I
also liked a series of evening gowns with chains, especially one with Swarovski crystals
that reaffirms this trend which we also saw in the YSL boots and Givenchy collection.
I love the accessories! Especially the fur hats which form an important part in this collection because they give it that touch of chicness.
Despite it being a simple collection, as far as silhouettes go, the materials used give it
that fun and innovative touch. Velvet and sparkles are definitely in.
These are some of my favorite looks.