Hello, spring! Hello, winter clothes! Nop, this is not a mistake! Because Paris Fashion Week has just ended and the clothes for FW19/20 season we saw are awesome! What did I like in Paris?
Fall/winter 2019/2020 season gets down to business courtesy of belted blazers, houndstooth checks and leather ensembles. A little bit more elegant outfits, some more elaborate looks. Plus some prints inspired by old English and Scottish coats, earth colours, retro Mary-Janes shoes and capes and some tiny bags. My Paris Fashion Week memories also include…
The most beautiful show at Issey Miyake – a designer that I respect & love. “Chain of Inspiration” collection invited us into a journey where unknown sceneries took our breath away. I just love the flexible textile usually used by the designer (“dough dough”); new for this season is the inclusion of a wool-like fibre into the fabric mix, in a variety of colours, allowing a softer feel and texture. www.isseymiyake.com
Damur – a new designer I have discovered at DACH Showroom in Paris (based in Berlin, actually). “We are all both open and closed, both quiet and loud, both male and female. No one is fully one thing, unlike the gen- eralized label so four current society suggest. Breaking down the stigma in us,our clothing, our understanding, Damur presents collection 005 #thisisTRANS” – this is the definition of the new collection. I loved the coat! – www.damur.fashion
Andrew Gn collection – The designer said that the ’60s drama The World of Suzy Wong, which he saw again recently after first watching it as a kid, had stuck with him. Andrew Gn and his atelier developed python and zebra jacquard or snakeskin lace and using them as panels, inserts, and overlays with cut velvet jacquard and taffeta. www.andrewgn.com
Jitrois encounter with the one and only designer Jean-Claude Jitrois and his beautiful collection for autumn/winter 2019/2020. Leather so soft it can be twisted and drapped in all the wonderful dresses and overalls. www.jitrois.com
Swarovski – For Fall/Winter 2019, Swarovski celebrates the magic of light in all its brilliance with a new collection of jewellery, watches and accessories. I just loved the Tarot Magic jewelry line – swallows, spades, evil eyes and hand gestures, as well as the Arctic light one and its crystal iced shimmering pieces. www.swarovski.com
Tatras show – the music, the setup & the outfits. It was a very cool show. Timeless beauty is the idea behind the new FW19-20 collection developed by Masanaka Sakao, creative director of Tatras. Like a symphony with alternating rhythms, the collection embodies a concept of timeless beauty interpreted in two different movements, opposite but joined together by the same image. www.tatras.it.
Anna dello Russo new book – the fashion legend signed her new book in Paris at the first floor of Parisian concept store Montaigne Market. The book, which was published in 2018, documents the fashion editor’s 30-year career in the form of box set with a pop-up book, pictures of some of her greatest looks, excerpt from her diaries, a scrapbook and a set of stickers.
I.D.Sarrieri – the beautiful Romanian lingerie brand that I have always admired. As usual, in the room of Ritz Paris I was lost between the delicate laces of sensual lingerie, the frills and extravagant nightwear of Fall/Winter 2019 collection, just perfect for a 1001 night story. The collection, which is going to be available in the autumn online and in dedicated stores combined the black and soft pink with dark burgundy. https://sarrieri.com
Danamé – a super nice surprise to discover this collection of wearable jewellery by Dana Mesika (born in Romania). “It takes time to create magic”, she says, in a short interview I took her at Mandarin Hotel in Paris. “This collection is inspired by the Japanese aesthetic and philosophical concept of KINZUKUNOI, a pottery restoration technique trough moulding gold into the cracks. The gold that invades the crack bring light, and turns broken pottery into a precious object. I translated this philosophy for the human soul. The capsule collection is a timeless pieces, with a clean, accessible lines, through the embroidery and fabrics.” “I hope in 10 years the clothes will still have humanity in them”, she said. www.daname.fr