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!
Disco balls, glitter, lights and music. Last night Tom Ford hit the runway with an amazing show inspired by a disco night. The venue was Milk Studios in Los Angeles and was decorated with mirrors, that were found from the walls to the runway.
The attendees to the show were Hollywood celebrities as Miley Cyrus, Kris Jenner, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Ciara, Rosie Huntington, Kylie Jenner, among others.
Everything had a 70’s vibe, the music that made everyone stand up and dance, the lights and the unique effect of the disco balls , all this setup took us all straight to the 70’s. The show started with casual looks and basic T-shirts ( some of them with the show details), long sequin skirts, animal print coats, colorful printed pieces, sweatpants and camouflage pants. Tom Ford is a genius in mixing patterns and colors with total ease. And what about those big feathered earrings that I could perfectly see from my seat?.
And then “Killing me Softly” began to sound and the vibe changed, Bella Hadid appeared on the runway with my absolute favorite gown of the night, a sexy glittery silver dress adorned with velvet bows.
All the show’s details were stunning: the feathered earings, colored eyewear, transparencies, glitter, tie dye, animal print boots combined with tie dye skirts, platform shoes and men wearing bags. For sure, this wasn’t minimal at all, Tom Ford risked combining textures, colors and shapes as nobody else could have done it.
My outfit was a midi-dress fully covered with fringes that created a beautiful sense of movement as I walked by, a black clutch with silver Tom Ford inicials and black opened-toe heels.
As the perfect way to close the runway a gorgeous one sleeve bridal dress came out. Made with embroidered fabric with transparencies and covered with a long long veil.
It’s not just coincidence that Tom Ford has presented his last two collections in Los Angeles, his creations blend perfectly with Hollywood and celebrities. This place gives a totally different vibe and meaning to Tom Ford’s collection.
I absolutely enjoyed this quick stop in LA as it was a show I wouldn’t have wanted to miss for sure!Now, stay tuned because NYFW is coming and I’m totally determined to experience it at its fullest!
Haute Couture is a tradition in the fashion world. Some of you have been asking me a lot of questions about this and I would love to share some facts with you.
The origins of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture began with the designer Charles Fredrick Worth who was the first designer that labeled his creations and become somehow exclusive. Many of you may think that Haute Couture is only beautiful and expensive dresses, but in addition to that, they must be elaborated with high-level details such as hand-crafted and embroidery techniques as well as
Not everyone can join this federation. In order to present a collection in haute couture, designers and fashion houses have to fulfill certain rules:
1. They must be exclusive and create unique designs customized for clients.
2. They must have a workshop in Paris with a minimum of 13 workers and 20 technicians.
3. They must present a minimum of 50 designs each season.
4. They mustn’t ever create more than ten equal pieces.
5. Each of these pieces must take about 800 hours of work.
6. They must be announced by the Paris Chamber of Commerce of Industry.
Therefore, the designers that accomplish all the rules are able to present their collections twice a year, in January for Spring / Summer and in July for Fall / Winter. But that’s not it, there are hierarchies for the designers: there are Official Member Designers, Correspondents, and Guests.
But, why is all this information important? Well, from my point of view, it’s a way of preserving fashion traditions and creating special and unique pieces. It’s amazing all the
How often do we have the opportunity to witness an event that marks history? I’m so happy because I can say that I was there, during the last Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture show. It was such a celebration!
Outside it was pure chaos. Why it wouldn’t be? After 50 years creating new perspectives, L’enfant Terrible was leaving his scissors. Inside, the story was almost the same, but contained. We all were full of expectation. I knew he wouldn’t disappoint. Of course, as you must know by now, he didn’t.
As if it all were a kind of dark comedy, he started the show with a clip from “Who are you, Polly Maggoo?”, followed by “I’ll go back to black” sung by Boy George and a symbolic funeral. Models entered the stage carrying a coffin. But, who or what was inside? Of course, the first look! Karlie Kloss opened the lid and Issa Lish appeared wearing a white gown made of little dresses. And so the party started.
More than 200 looks were displayed on the stage, along with names such as Paris Jackson, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Rossy de Palma, Ditta Von Teese, Amanda Lear, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Irina Shayk, Winnie Harlow, Mylène Farmer and… We could continue with the list forever! But let’s stop for a moment and recall all the designers that came to see the farewell: Nicholas Ghesquière, of course, Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix and Dries Van Noten… And we’re just saying a few.
What can I say about the collection? It isn’t easy to describe. How can you sum up more than 200 looks? I can just say that on stage all you were able to see, was Jean Paul’s DNA. 50 years of fashion walking in one hour. Denim, satin, tulle, leather… Everything was there. Dresses, capes, suits, skirts… All in black, camouflage, blue, sailor stripes, white, brown, pink, mixed colors as created from what was left.
A dress made of ties, another made of belts. There were irreverent ones and funny ones. Serious. Elegant. Expressive. Indecipherable.
All Jean Paul Gaultier. He knew he had too much and he had to clean his collection. But he didn’t and I can just say “Thank you!”
And at the end, there he was. His last show. His last Haute Couture party, because it was exactly that. Not just any other catwalk, but a huge celebration. A goodbye.