Fashion weeks are always though in some way… so many awesome looks that you want to wear, but they won’t come out until next season yet! A week ago I was in Lisbon for their fashion week and I definitely got shopping fever there. Here are some of the looks I would pluck straight from the catwalk – or looks that are simply awesome. Can you guess which ones I would wear?
Oh Barcelona, can you be more wonderful? During my tour I vlogged for 1 week in Barcelona to give you an idea of what I’m up to on a daily basis. Catwalk Classes from Hernando Herrera, going behind the scenes of my photoshoots, birthday celebrations at Mamarosa Beach Restaraurant and more!
Lots of Love,
After a photo diary of the highlights of my Paris Fashion Week, of course a vlog cannot be missed! See what my day-to-day schedule looked like… it was crazy!
Even though the life of a blogger is not as glamorous as one might think (especially after seeing all the cool stuff we get to do), I really would never change my decision on becoming a blogger. Yes, it is though, with a lot of competition and few sleeping hours. But I get so much adventure in return: like paris fashion week for example! In this one year as a blogger I learned some of the most important life lessons till now and met amazing people…. I cannot wait to see what next year will be like!
Lots of Love,
The newest fashion, croissants, celebs and more. Last week it was time for Paris Fashion Week, and I was there! I was running around non-stop, so I decided to make a small diary for you guys to give you an idea about what fashion week looks like. Sitting front row at the coolest designers, meeting Karlie Kloss, and of course posing for the streetstyle photographers in between shows. I’m spilling it all.
Last week it was 080 Barcelona Fashion Week! Since I moved to this amazing city some months ago I obviously HAD to be there. Flying in straight from a fun weekend in Ibiza, I got home, changed into my fashionable outfit and drove to Montjuic, where the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week was held this week. Let’s check out my looks!
Custo Barcelona once again lives up to its iconic style with the AW16 collection. Mixes of colors, graphics, fabrics and layers are present as ever in this cheerful presentation. It’s safe to say that over the years Custo has become more than just a fashion label, it’s a particular way of viewing life: the representation of a lifestyle.
Leopard prints, mohair, hippie trousers, Eastern inspired prints, sporty mesh, British checkers, graphic lines and feminine laces & ruffles: Custo sure loves to create an eclectic mix-up of everything that inspires the label. A continuous motive however, are the colorful patches and embellishments applied to the designs. Also we can see many sporty details as a consistent tendency throughout the collection. It’s fascinating to see that some of the outfits at first sight seem to be a layered combination of designs, but after a closer look, prove to be in fact one complete design with separately attached materials. This once again proves the constant search for innovative improvement and creativity of Custo. Whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny that this designer label has outstanding production techniques and lots of enthusiasm for cheerful fashion.
One of our favorite designs is the flared trousers with applied ruffles on the bottom in order to create movement while walking. Another great look is the transparent lace dress with a body underneath. Perhaps some of the looks on the catwalk might be quite intense for those who prefer a more casual style, but if you imagine combining Custo with your own wardrobe, it suddenly opens up so much fun styling possibilities! This label is without a doubt for the creative daredevils of society; do you think you’re up for it?
The name of the AW16/17 collection of WOM & NOW already shows the inspiration for this winter: ‘Bloomsbury Road’ is all about British Class. This road, located in London, has been the home to numerous historical institutions, gardens, and cultural spots for centuries now, and is known to be an area for the fashionable upper class. The label explains:
Elegant lace and a rich combinations of textures: the Victorian trend is clearly the main inspiration from Justicia Ruano in her AW16/17 collection ‘Orion’. After many years of designing for big brands, the creative director decided to start her own label in 2009, with which she wants to reinvent her own interpretation of contemporary luxury and femininity. Justicia Ruano is known to spend a lot of time on the quality of her materials and the craftsmanship of the designs, which definitely shows in the final result!
As the designers likes to describe it herself, the collection ‘Orion’ is “a festival of fabrics with controlled volumes”. A returning motive is the use of vinyl in combination with Chantilly lace, which results in beautifully fragile designs. This soft femininity is contrasted with structured lurex, sending out the message of independency and strength. With black, dark purple and shiny copper & silver as dominating colors, we can find the connection to the star sign Orion: they are a reflection of a dark starry night. A subtle touch which also emphasizes the theme is the application of circles on the lace which used in many designs, could they represent stars?
Besides the fact that Justicia Ruano is 100% staying true to her individual style, she still manages to also stay completely in the trends for the upcoming winter with pleated skirts, shimmering materials, transparence and (faux) fur. And isn’t that exactly what makes a designer truly brilliant? It was hard to decide which one of the designs was the true showstopper of the collection, as many of her looks made quite an impression. Our favorites are the gracefully flowing purple dress and the copper blazer dress.
All in all it’s hard to categorize ‘Orion’: historical yet modern, fragile yet strong, subtle yet a statement, Justicia Ruano’s collection is the ultimate merge, the best of all worlds, or should we say it’s… ‘out of this world’?
Badass. Oldskool. Hiphop. There are no other words which describe the AW16/17 Collection from Krizia Robustella better. The designer takes us back to the 80’s and 90’s with ‘Black Street’: a tribute to the streets of New York. On the sounds of ‘No Diggity’ the models parade over the catwalk like true rappers, sunglasses and (faux) fur coats included. Move over hipsters, the gangsters are back!
Krizia Robustella describes her own style as “Sport Deluxe”, with which she tries to merge comfort with luxury. Most of her designs are inspired by sportswear with wide fits and flexible materials, but are simultaneously mixed with luxury details such as (faux) fur and leather. Besides the graffiti tags and the watercolor effects, the signature print of this collection is created by Nicasi Torres: the illustrator that provided the black and white portraits as a print for many of the designs. In ‘Black Street’ we can see a variation between jogging pants, mesh dresses, oversized sweaters, sporty leggings and crop tops with matching high-waisted pencil skirts. My favorites of the show were the tight graphic leather dress and the oversized fur sweater dress: both have a beautiful color scheme and are fun to wear!
Furthermore, the overall styling of the collection is done very well with sneakers to emphasize the street style, and the hat with sunglasses to create that ‘badass rapper’ feeling Krizia Robustella is going for. Fun details are the fur hats and bags as accessories, which are the cherries on the pie of ‘Black Street’. This young designer has a vibrant vision, which is very clear while watching her collection rock the runway. Isn’t it fascinating to see how oldskool inspirations can become young and fresh in the right hands? I’m a fan Krizia, and definitely looking forward to seeing more of you!
Check out some of my favorite looks of the show down below, would you wear any of her designs?
After being out for a while, it is finally time for the return of John Galliano to the worlds fashion capital, Paris! The SS16 Collection is inspired by his roots in Great Britain, as we can see several references to British history, as well as to modern London. John Galliano portrays a unique mixture of statuesque uniforms with British rock and intimate lace work.
As the models walk down the runway we see lots of blazers and trousers with strong lines, creating a powerful and edgy feel. The cuts are perfectly tailored to the female body and the materials follow flawlessly. On the other hand, we also see a lot of delicate transparent lace with subtle embellishments. These inherently feminine designs are edged up with Brit-inspired caps, flat shoes and a badass attitude. Other notable designs are romantic cocktail dresses with a deep V-neck, several Brit-inspired checkered suits, and long organza dresses which flow beautifully over the catwalk. A returning motive is the use of polka dots, which can be found in most of the outfits.
The use of color is mainly black & white. However, there are several color accents such as beige, blue, army green and bright orange. John Galliano manages to create a coherent overall style by playing with these color accents throughout the presentation. The make-up and the hair are very neutral with an emphasizes on brushy brows, probably in order to don’t make the looks too feminine. After all: John Galliano is going for subtle Brit Rock.
While John Galliano is commonly known for his over-the-top carnavalesque flamboyantly eccentric style, this SS16 collection was more subtle and can immediately be taken to the streets. A piece of London was present in Paris today, and the lovers of British fashion will be standing in line for this unique collection. Welcome back John Galliano!
P.s. My article was originally published at Modelboard Magazine. Check it out for all of my PFW Fashion Reports!