Delafontaine’s grandfather may have founded the company but she is no entitled slouch steeped in nepotism. A talent in her own right she studied fashion design, originally specializing in children’s wear and spent some time working for BonPoint before taking the reigns at Longchamp.
Well it is finally here, my Paris Fashion Week vlog. This was one of the busiest fashion weeks for me. From the ground breaking non gender specific African American owned Telfar opening fashion week to the forty two designer Flying Solo Collective I felt like I was running around non stop. This is a long video so grab the popcorn.From shows to presentations to shooting street style, pre-loved shopping, dinner with other influencers and outings with my Parisian family I was one busy and very tired fashionista. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I hope you enjoy my escapades…
I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Mannish Arora show in Paris and although the wait to get into show was long and a bit chaotic it was well worth it. Held in the infamous Hall of Mirrors located in the Passage Jouffroy it was quite the Parisian experience; and one could sense the by gone era of lavish nightlife. No throbbing runway music though, but rather, performer Luc Bruyere greeted invitees, crooning seductively wearing head to…
Paris Fashion week was quite busy for me this season, I had shows every day but one and when I was not covering shows I was shooting street style. Of course I wanted to look my very best and admit I was a bit hurried when planning out my outfits. I always think I have time and then one day usually the last week of August I realize Fashion Month is right around the corner and I have not thought about what I am going to wear.
I kicked off Paris Fashion Week with a pre-fashion week event and headed to a presentation in the third arrondissement of Paris otherwise known as the Haut-Marais. The Marais is known for it’s shopping and the Haut-Marais is known for the food and the Les Enfants Rouges market. I attended the event with my Parisian niece who of course was very excited to attend. It was held at a Gallery and was hosted and produced by Oui Bridge. It was a wonderful way to commence the season and the collection was a brilliant combination of artistry, fashion forward designs and intricate techniques.
Known for unconventional tailoring and deconstructed silhouettes Moohong’s collection for SS2020 walked the line between the expected and the non traditional. Often descried as counter-intuitive Moohong’s garments do indeed appear at first glance to be off kilter in a vaguely unsettling way.
I had the distant pleasure of attending Flying Solo’s second show for NYFW. They premiered last season for Fall 2019 and SS2020 was the second time they presented for NYFW. The started more or less on time, which is surprising for a fashion show and I barely made it, and scooted in the door in the nick of time. I had to work, and I even left early, but it was all I could do to make it in time. I was been invited by Viivi and I think they walked right before I arrived and featured the fun quirky tees they are known for. I did get to see them during the finale.