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.
The last show I attended this NYFW was Liu Yong’s collaboration with Rishikensh. Liu Yong widely popular in China and regarded as one of the top ten designers in China this show was greatly anticipated
I am happy to share with you Chocheng’s collection for Spring/Summer 2020. While it’s early sixties retro feel was refreshingly minimalist, it was also simultaneously sumptuous.
On the third day of Fashion Week I attended two shows: Kyle Shehida and the Academy of Art University graduates for SS2020. I had to rush to make this show as the Kyle Shahida show was about forty minutes late and there was only an hour between shows.
The fabrics are moving, flowing and bright” says Kyle Richards of her debut line Kyle Shahida which debuted at NYFW SS2020. And indeed they are. The collection was a stunner of a debut and it was obvious a lot hard work and talent went into the looks.
For my second day of Fashion Week one of the shows I attended was Oxford Fashion Studio’s Show I for SS2020. It was a surprisingly brisk day for early September and show was held at Pier 59 Studios. The show featured eight rising designers. The show was filled to capacity and you could sense the excitement.
The third show I attended this Fashion Week was Elf Sack for the Nolcha Shows. A vibrant quirky brand in a similar vein as Wild Fox, only less sex and more playful. Hello Kitty meets grandma chic could aptly describe this color-saturated kaleidoscope of a collection. Illustrative patterns, cheeky cartoon characters, grungy plaids, lady-like florals and polkadots are all represented.