The Belle Èpoque-era Paris was Nicolas Ghesquière inspiration for this Spring Summer 2020 collection. The importance of this era besides art and literature is the emancipation of women.
The silhouettes present flocked sleeves and round necks, short and flared trousers. It was a collection full of Art Nouveau style details, mainly in the organic figures prints full of colors such as purple, yellow and orange; Pink and white flowers on the blazer lapels and shoes with a masculine touch.
The hairstyles of some of the models such as the “Gibson Girls”, with lots of volume above the head, others with round top hats and vibrant red lips.
The bags were the perfect accessory and my favorite part of the Louis Vuitton collection. I loved the proposals of size from mini to maxi and the variety in the forms, such as the egg bag, this season they made it 3 times larger than what I used in my look for the show.
I also loved the classic luggage style bags with the monogram, although this time the proposal was super retro with a VHS cover.
My outfit was blue from head to toes, along with an incredible big feather earring, wet look for my hairstyle and blue eyeliner.
Once again the last PFW show was presented in the Louvre, in a clear environment, where it was projected in an original version Sophie’s music video “It’s Okay To Cry” in collaboration with Woodkid.
From the floors to the seats, everything made entirely of wood collected in a sustainable way, certified by the PEFC from the forests in the Landes, the main idea is to donate this wood to reuse it as part of a partnership with ArtStock. I think this is a very good change, knowing that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting, there is always a way to save the environment.
My favorite outfits.
Today is the day. The Paris Fashion Week has come to an end. Tuesday was full of surprises and Chanel was one of my favorites.
As everybody remembers, Karl Lagerfeld passed away this February and we all were expecting who would be the new Creative Director of Chanel. Virginie Viard was everything but disappointing. She manages to keep the kaiser’s essence and shows hers without hesitation.
Let me begin with the venue: you can feel Karl’s touch on it. He used to choice extravagant locations for his shows, like train stations or galleries. Today, for her third Chanel’s collection, Virginie took us to a Parisian rooftop, and everything was perfectly settled.
This collection embodies a free spirit and displays independence, being red the main protagonist. Checkered and line patterns are everywhere: on jackets and pleated skirts, on shirts and trousers and mini-shorts, the same as layers.
This time, we saw only one bag per model, something completely different to what we used to see with Karl. Other patterns that surprised me, appeared in the form of a city landscape: black, white and red drawing an urbanistic space on the dress, blending in perfect harmony with a more town-ish, homelike design.
And to close the details of the day, we saw a committed person today: Gigi Hadid, who stopped, a French YouTuber who doesn’t worth to mention her name, that tried to sneak into the catwalk. Wich seems to me totally unrespectful because everybody knows how stressful but as well passionate is to have every detail perfect for the Fashion Week shows.
Photos by Jason-lloyd Evans and Hatnim Lee.
Ralph & Russo is a brand inspired by the modern woman, who transmits a youthful and radiant vibe. Its new collection leaves no doubt about this statement.
Once again Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo made it. It is surprising to think about when they were a small couture atelier, which now has become an important fashion house recognized worldwide.
Its new collection is full of floral prints, glitz and glamour, this kind of tie-dye effects in different colors like royal blue, yellow, and pink that takes me to spring. A perfect combination for the season.
Talking about the cuts I just simply can say that I loved all of them, the baggy silhouettes and those small details that might seem insignificant, such as feathers that they put on their necks and sleeves, giving a kind touch that has become a seal of this fashion house.
The venue was painted with pink from seats to the walls and ended in a circular center with palm trees, the only green point in the whole pink paradise. The makeup was something that stands out as they marked the eyelashes under the eyelid, somehow making the models look like dolls, matching the location in which they were walking.
My look for the catwalk was a Midi dress, with tights, blue ankle boots and a striped mini bag. I left my hair loose with a headband.
My favorite outfits.
Spring Summer 2020
“Italy” is the only word that is needed to talk about Ferragamo’s Spring- Summer 2020 Collection.
Italy in an 80’s hot summer, where a young Paul Andrew and his brother, accompanied by his mother, walked the streets with patterned Bermuda shorts. Italy in the form of the famous Neptune Fountain in Florence restored thanks to the Ferragamo contribution.
For this season, Paul Andrew sought to design a colorful, light and innocent collection, a tribute to the joy of living. He achieved his goal by the use of leather (a surprising and peculiar choice to portray the summer) dyed of subtle oranges and blues, pinks and greens.
Leather in the form of dresses tightens at the waist, bubble skirts, baggy shirts, and high-waisted trousers and Bermuda shorts. Where prints and patterns appear, they do so with the shape of the Neptune Fountain in greens and blues, or as flowers in marsala, color of the year in 2015.
In this collection, Paul Andrew presents his Viva shoe, inspired by the original design of the Vara, created by Fiamma Ferragamo in 1979. In his version, Paul Andrew presents a shoe with a much more pointed shape and a larger bow than his predecessor, and I just loved it.
For this Spring-Summer 2020, Ferragamo managed to catch and transform the beauty of the 80’s and of the summer in a collection that has captured the Mediterranean.
As you already know, Saint Laurent is one of my favorite fashion houses. The show is certainly a great spectacle thanks to the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello, from the selection of the venue in Trocadero, at night outdoors. The models walk along the catwalk, illuminated by hundreds of lasers that light up to the rhythm of the music composed by Sebastian, with the imponent Eiffel Tower in the background.
This season the show was divided into three stages. On the first one, designs were inspired by the Parisian woman of everyday life. Sets of shorts pants and mini shorts with oversized blazers.
The perfect mix between feminine and masculine, combined with knee-length cowboy boots with this risky but at the same time an amazing new range of colors such as brown, red, green and gold.
Then they came up with the classic one… black. The predilected color of YSL was present in most of the pieces, except for the printed dresses and transparent fabrics that made me think of a much more bohemian but at the same time, glamorous style that was inspired by the YSL Russian collection of 1976.
The garments are loose and models wear turbans, long necklaces, and several bracelets as an accessory. Ending with mini dresses with necklines in organic forms that frame the bust, and with different versions of the famous Le Smoking by M. Saint Laurent, rejuvenated and full of glitters, Naomi Campbell closed the catwalk.
My outfit for the show was a long cape, pants and black boots with a very high heel. For the hair, I made a long ponytail and put on a hat. For makeup, I went for something more natural but with red shiny lips.
My favorites looks.
Before dawn, jasmine flowers should be collected to prevent the sun’s rays from burning their petals and taking with them their fruity, warm perfume. For months, the harvesters collect the jasmine from six to eleven o’clock in the morning. To preserve its five petals, flowers must be taken in a very special way: turning the hand a quarter and separating the jasmine from its stem with a firm, but at the same time delicate gesture.
This process is carried out in Grasse, in the south of France, a place located between sea and mountains. With its particular climate, Grasse contributes to giving jasmine that particular and so unique aroma that can be perceived in J’Adore .
During the Paris Fashion Week, I had the opportunity to visit the flower fields of Dior, and I lived the jasmine harvester’s experience first hand: I felt the fragility of the petals between my fingers, their aroma floating in the salty air of Grasse, where by the way, Christian Dior acquired his last property: the Castle of La Colle Noire, where he said he could be both the designer and the perfumer; Grasse became his little corner away from the busy Parisian life, and I had the opportunity to learn why he wanted to call this land his true home.
Through this experience, I was able to know the workshops in which Dior creates its perfumes, I learned that in order to obtain a kilo of jasmine absolute, between 600 and 700 kilos of Grasse jasmine are needed, and each perfume contains only a few milliliters of the flower’s essence concentrate, and actually this grasses are exclusively for Dior which makes them unique.
Another detail that blowed me away, was that Dior promote that all their harvest need to be organic an eco sustainable in order to contribute to preserve the enviorment.
Walking among the flowers, the earth and under the sun, thinking about how long and detailed is the process for making a perfume, like J’Adore or any other of this iconic French fashion house, I realized how much love and dedication is behind each one of these little bottles of fragrance.
No doubt, perfumery is an art.
Milan Fashion Week is kind of old story and now we continue with Paris, the last of the big four. However, there is a collection that stayed in my mind, so I would like to take a moment to talk about it.
This September, Silvia Venturini Fendi conquered the catwalk, designed to be assimilated to a sunrise on the beach and that arrives not only as an aesthetic and attractive staging, but also fulfills a symbolic function: it should be noted that this is the first women collection of Silvia Venturini without Karl Lagerfeld, who died in February of this year. This dawn represents a new stage for Fendi. Using the words that the designer herself said to AFP: “New pages to write.”
The collection says “summer” everywhere, through its palette of bright earth colors and its checkered patterns or its flowers patterns, reminiscent of a sunset between nature, when orange and brown and yellow take over everything around you. And with their greens and pinks, mixed with quilt and transparencies, Fendi brings to mind a spring morning, with the light going through the window and the scent of a new day floating in the air. This collection truly has the power to transport you to unexpected places.
Fendi Spring Summer 2020 takes inspiration from the 60s, and captures it through cotton, lycra, organza, fur and leather, creating a display that remains between the psychedelic and the ethereal, combining long raincoats, light dresses and socks that I want to start using now.