After some seasons in which I haven’t attended the Balmain show, today I can say the show was spectacular!
Olivier Rousteing was inspired by his personal life, as an adopted he has always been asking questions about his roots, heritage and adaptation in society. Therefore, he created an inclusive collection that, no matter where you come from you’ll fit in. This is also the subject of his documentary “Wonder boy”, nominated for best documentary at the Cesar Awards.
I loved the way the models walked through the catwalk with a solid equestrian vibe collection. It’s balmain’s army, they came out of the arches in groups of three or four models at the time.
Classy structured silhouettes in long camel capes with golden buttons, classic Balmain blazers in several colors and variations. The trends are all about layering and lots of hanging fabric. Of course, Olivier couldn’t miss the characteristic shoulder pads that give a stronger look to who’s wearing them, lots of pleats in the clothes and, as well as in the shoes, he plays with draping and emphasizes women’s body in a positive way.
The collection began with casual looks and, as it went by, some evening dresses started to come out with many details, such as maximized ruffles, sleeveless, short skirts with large volumes in red and black colors.
The accessories are stunning pieces that gave the collection a wow effect, the large bags with the letter ”B” printed in the middle, up-to-the-knee leather boots in many colors and what about those huge belts with golden chapes? I need them assap!
For me, this collection makes women feel stronger and empowered, I love all the amazing details and the color palette that Olivier chose in classic fall colors such as camel, whites, green, brown and orange.
Maria Grazia characterizes for constantly promoting feminism and for transforming one of the most demurely feminine houses into one of the most outspokenly feminist, one of the most recent examples is adding phrases like, the now iconic: “We should all be feminists” or “Why have there been no great women artists?” in her designs, and these phrases have resonated deeply with a lot of us.
For Dior’s fall 2020 runway, the inside of Jardin des Tuileries was full of big neon signs with phrases such as: “Consent,” “Women Raise the Upraising,” “Patriarchy = Climate Emergency,” and “Feminine Beauty Is a Ready-Made”. These signs were created by a collective of feminist artists called Claire Fontaine, their installations, videos and artworks are inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s work and are characterized by a solid way of telling the truth.
For Maria Grazia, creating a collection with feminist statements goes beyond expensive clothing. Her goal is to spread her message throughout the world and provoking a discussion long due. This collection is a personal diary of Maria Grazia’s teenage life in the 70’s, when the marches for what women decided to wear became politicized. It’s totally an artwork.
I had a the most amazing experience at Dior’s show, as they invited me to backstage where I met Peter Philips (the creative director of Dior makeup), who talked to me about his inspiration for this collection, they wanted to show a very natural skin, without highlight or glow. Just a rough look. The emphasis was on the model’s eyes, playing with different eyeliner’s intensities.
If you saw my Instastories, you were able to see this backstage’s apparent craziness and I say apparent because in reality, a lot of organization and commitment are necessary for the whole team working behind the scenes to make everything work out perfectly and having an extraordinary show.
The collection itself, reflected Dior in a very relaxing and informal style, yet refined. The pieces were meant for any occasion, mostly casual wear.Net tights, combat boots, layering between the clothes and the accessories, ties and necklaces mixed together, see-through fabrics that showed Dior lingerie underneath, plaid skirts and blazers that reminded me of a preppy style, denim pants and jackets, more casual pieces like bomber jackets, bags and pants in military textures and for the last pieces some long night dresses with fringes and transparencies.
The color palette was in dark colors like blue, black, green and gray, some of the pieces have more colorful details in orange and red. I loved the hair looks with patterned scarves tied to the head in a very casual and breezy way.
I wore a total Dior look, a long navy-blue dress with a belt, long net shoes and a beautiful crossbody bag with golden details. I did a very natural makeup with red lips and for my hair, I chose a high bun with a heart pin as a detail.
As what it seems to be a tradition, at the foot of the illuminated Eiffel Tower we all sat to appreciate the new collection designed by Anthony Vaccarello. What a thrill!
The runway was completely dark, no lights. The models began appearing, one by one illuminated by a white circle-shaped light that followed each model as they walked by, and then they disappeared.
Undoubtedly, the showstoppers tonight were the tight latex materials in blouses, trousers, dresses and up to the knee boots that where combined with large and oversized pieces on the top. Vaccarello gave this collection a feminine and sensual style, emphasizing the female silhouette, and what better example than the mid-calf dresses with very subtle ruffles. Some other pieces were so tight that they appeared to be painted on the model’s skin.
In total contrast with the catwalk, that was completely black, Anthony proposed a way less sober color palette than what we are used to, rather a colorful one in purple, pink, berry, green, orange and ochre gold, all mixed and matched in the outfits. I was surprised not to see a lot more of black, but it was a pleasant surprise.
Details are an essential part of every look and I loved the black heels with ribbons tied to the ankles, big necklaces of golden chain, ruffles around the necklines in dresses and blouses, everything was on point.
As usually during fashion week, I was running late for this show and when I was putting on the dress my zipper got stuck, and there wasn’t anything any of us could do to unstuck it and sadly I couldn’t wear it. Fortunately, I had a plan B: I wore a white silk dress with feathers, matching tights and stilettos with glitters on the heel and I absolutely loved it! For my makeup I wanted red lips and wore YSL Tatouage lip stain, for my hair a I did a high bun. What do you think about my plan B look?
Last day of Milan´s fashion week was insane due to the coronavirus, it was a pity that many events were cancelled among them Giorgio Armani’s show. However we all agreed that health and safety issues are of the utmost importance and as unexpected as that experience was, I’m sure that all the people from Italy and specially those in the Lombardy region, will get through this.
Hugo Boss decided to present his show and it was completely spectacular. It’s very exciting to see the trends that are coming for the season and the strongest ones are fringes literally everywhere! And Boss didn’t stood behind showing big bags with fringes that dragged to the floor, Ingo Wilts’s proposal included also multiple textures in fabrics, layering with the clothing, oversized blazers, fluid silk mono-color cocktails, maximized coat flaps and draped details in necks.
I really loved the long grey coat with fringes on a side, fringes give a beautiful dynamic effect in clothes as they move from one side to another. I also loved the color palette which was divided in waves of total color looks such as navy blue, black, beige, an amazing bright orange that made the collection stand out. And what about that purple light that matched the runway? All these elements, along with the perfect ambience provided by the live orchestra, made this a memorable show.
Every time I think of Hugo Boss, I think about a classic and elegant style, very suited for days at the office. And this season I’m surprised about the color proposals in which they added purple to total men’s looks.
I think is innovative the way Wilts took exercise clothes as an inspiration and created more formal looks as the two piece suit with short pants. If this show made something completely clear for me is that fashion is all about transitions but always preserving the brand’s essence and once again Boss nailed it!
This fashion week’s central inspiration has been without a doubt female strength, intelligence and capabilities, and Ferragamo’s show wasn’t the exception. Paul Andrew wanted this collection to be a kind of tribute to strong iconic women such as Virginia Woolf, Nancy Pelosi, Nina Simone, Beyoncé and Michelle Obama, among others. Did you know that he read Carl Jung’s theories on women archetypes? These are the queen, the mother, the lover, the sage, the maiden, the huntress and the mystic. All these archetypes describe models for women’s behavior and influence the way we think and act.
Fashion houses seem to be united this season in recognizing what’s important for the contemporary woman: our right to be acknowledged as a vital part of society. As you know, I’ve always seen fashion as a form of expressing yourself and in the Ferrgamo’s show I could see how Paul Andrew gave life to these thoughts through silhouttes based on classic custom suits for men with a twist on details such as fringes, chains, lingerie elements and crochet technique.
There was a wide variety in the pieces presented, from modern working clothes in sober colors, that for sure will be trendy this season, to long skirts with fringes and small tops underneath the transparent shirts that only covered the boobs, that can make a woman feel enpowered. Andrew also introduced total looks in leather pieces in a very cool way, some green large coats, jumpers, super high waisted pants and long dresses.
I felt very comfortable in my total white look, a leather mini skirt, a backless sweater, socks and the new and lovely viva flats. For my hair I did a super high ponytail with a wrapped ribbon and for my makeup, I decided on a natural look with pink lips.
Clothes define ourselves and I’m totally convinced we should feel comfortable with what we wear, regardless of trends, we should always feel free and choose what best suits us and makes us feel amazing. I love Andrew’s concept and the wide variety of options proposed this season, combat boots and elegant sandals because I always want to have both on my closet and I guess that a lot of women feel that way too.
We all know Versace’s trademark in its shows has always been audacity, empowerement, excess and seduction, and in last night’s show Donatella didn’t disappoint: for the first time she decided to combine the women and men shows. She started the catwalk with male and female models in all-black outfits, and this mixing of female and male models kept us.
True to Versace’s essence, Donatella included different and excentric prints: animal, floral and metallic, all mixed together. All I could think of was about the Renaissance with all the classic chainmail and gold color.
Although it was hard to get over the appearance of Jennifer López last season, Donatella surprised us this time with a big screen in the middle of the runway in which her laughing face appeared multiplied.
I wore a very colorful look composed by an orange tailored suit with large pants combined with a green crossbody bag and blue shoes. I wanted to reflect the Versace’ essence by wearing many colors and details, therefore, I wore a large scarf on the back of my head and a pink hat with Gianni Versace’s name on the side.
Lately, Bottega Veneta has become one of my favorite brands. I love the way Daniel Lee has established the DNA of the fashion house with distinctive pieces that make anyone recognize it without looking at the label. He has transfomed the brand in a positive way by making many people obsess with his amazing designs. He is an expert working with leather and weaving techniques. The main features of Bottega are the construction of the pieces, the quilting technique and the exaggerated sizes.
The collection consisted of square – quilted coats and long vests in different dimensions, moto boots and quilted shoes for men and women, looks in total monochrome leather, maxi chain necklaces, bags for men, golden chain details in necks, maxi sleeves, pants and dresses completely covered with glitter, accents of color in electric yellow, pink, green and leather and fur fringes in different sizes. I’ve seen fringes everywhere this season, in bags, skirts, dresses, everywhere!
I love the way the designer experimented with structures and sizes. What do you think about the maxi totes? It’s surprising how fashion goes from one extreme to another, speaking of bag trends, some seasons ago we were in love with the mini and nano bags, but for now it seems that giant bags are replacing them.
The venue was covered with a transparent tent and the seats were decorated with a maxi intreccio pattern made with leather that combined the collection.
I was very excited to attend this show for the first time, I mixed and matched animal prints, wearing a leopard coat with zebra shoes, a silver maxi chain collar and a black bag with a big chain as well.
We all have had a first time in our lives, and today was mine with Prada. It was a great experience for me (to say the least), especially because the message of this collection about how being strong and being feminine aren’t opposites but complement each other, is something I’ve always believed. As women, we can run the world while looking and feeling pretty, and that is part of the feminine strength.
Then, as the show went by, the pieces started to appear more colorful and with more striking materials like faux-fur (as they went fur-free since their spring-summer 2020 collection), transparencies and embroidery. Lots of colors like yellow, green, purple and pink in beautiful vibrant tones. Bomber jackets, tops and pants, long dresses and long vests with fringes that moved all the way as the models walked by. The final looks were silken suits with floral prints.
I’m completely in love with Prada accessories: the mini bags, the colorful tights, the classy shoes and those gorgeous belts.
My look for the show was a two-piece set of plaid skirt and blazer, I gave it the fun touch by adding a blue body with a high neck under the blazer and blue socks. For my beauty look, I chose dark eyeshadows and natural lips, and for my hair I tried something new, an extravagant crepe with Prada clips on the sides. What did you liked best of this look?
I’m excited because I returned to NYFW after several seasons, it was unbelievable to say the least!. It was kind of a quick stop, but an amazing experience. I attended the Carolina Herrera show for the first time which I really enjoyed and then went to the Zimmerman’s and Michael Kors shows, as well, and let me tell you their collections are stunning.
I had an amazing experience at @farfetch showroom this week. They lent me some pieces to complete my looks and they were such a huge help, they have a wide variety of new season selections that could have made difficult to choose among, but fortunately everyone at @farfetch were more than willing to give suggestions. So finally, the pieces I chose were from the @miumiu’s valentine’s collection and they looked so adorable that they gave me the idea of making a video. So keep posted!
As I told you before, fashion weeks are crazy, because there’s a lot to do, a lot of places to go, a lot of things to see and sometimes it seems to be not enough time. However, this is one of my favorite cities in the world, and no matter how crazy the schedule gets there are places that I know I’ve got to go and I wanted to share them with you. Who knows? Maybe we find out we love the same places or maybe you´ll decide there’s one you haven’t been before and want to know.
I really enjoy visiting the Met museum when I’m in New York. It’s a perfect spot where I can relax and have quality time with myself. Also if you’re a fashion lover you cant miss the museum’s Costume Institute.
When I’m feeling cheesy, I love having breakfast at Tiffany’s, although right now it’s closed due to some renovations and will reopen on 2021, if you happen to be at NYC when it’s reopened, you must try the avocado toast and the waffles, just make sure to have a reservation, because they can have a 30 day wait list.
Sarabeth’s is one of the best places to have dessert or just something really sweet. They have pancakes, waffles, and delicious pastries with fresh berries, when you go you absolutely must try the chocolate truffle cake.
Fortunately, it’s located in front of Central Park so it’s perfect to take a walk after breakfast so you won’t worry about said cake. And of course, you can’t miss a walk through Central Park as it’s a paradise in the middle of the city, if you happen to be there on spring, the cherry blossoms are quite a sight.
Soho is the perfect place to have a nice walk and do a little (or a lot) of shopping. There you can find an array of the city’s most stylish shops, art galleries and bars, and you can appreciate its impressive cast-iron buildings.
As I promised you before, I definitively enjoyed my days at NYFW to the fullest, New York will always have a special charm to me and I almost can’t wait to return again. But that will have to wait, because there are new trips and adventures to come, where do you think am I going next?
This season was the first time I attended a Carolina Herrera’s show in New York and it was totally worth it!
Starting with the venue called The Shed located at Hudson Yards. The place was simple, but beautiful and minimalist in a special way. Everything was white so the bright colors from the pieces could pop up and contrast, and the light radiating through the massive glass enclosure looked lovely.
The guests were seated all around the runway where the models walked creating a big circle.
I loved the whole collection, even though Carolina is no longer the one in charge of the brand. She assigned the creative director position to Wes Gordon two years ago and he’s given the house a fresh appearance with more youthful looks. Because of this, Carolina was sitting as an spectator.
The bright colors transmitted a lot of positive energy to all the ambiance. Wes is definitely trying to conserve Carolina Herrera’s essence by bringing elegant, feminine and romantic looks to the runway, proposing amazing silhouettes with exaggerated ruffles, huge sleeves, different proportions, and experimental draped fabrics that give a fresh vibe to the whole brand.
The collection is mostly composed by dresses and long capes in bright colors such as yellow, orange, blue, and white, and I think Gordon made capes not only desirable, but also practical for this season. I loved the bird earirngs and the rope belts tied with knots that gave it a more informal and relaxed esthetic.
My look for the show was a very elegant black suit with a beautiful detail of ruffles on the waist matching a black and white clutch and to give it a more fun appearance, I wore pink plastic shoes. For my hairstyle I wore a low ponytail and a beautiful ribbon with pearls, that is one of my favorite accessories.
I’m really enjoying all the shows and sometimes frantic activity here in NY! And there’s so much more to come yet, so stay with me!