David Delfin is a designer with a quirky, dark side and his runway did not disappoint. I felt like I was trapped in a Tim Burton movie, the music was eerie and the looks were intriguing. There was a lot of black and white and colorblocking. A lot of 80´s looks were featured, short shorts, boxy and rectangular lines. His signature black and white, with a touch of red and navy.
The show was fun because it opened with a video, featuring spanish celebrities Alaska and Mario and supermodel Bimba, among others.
You can spot Alaska and Mario in the back left corner in this one!
I LOVE that she is carrying two bags. I need to be carrying two bags also I think.
VERY IMPRESSIVE all the girls were wearing Loubs…now I know how hard it is to stomp around in those things, none of the models fell or even wobbled…now that is talent.
This collection was really interesting as it had an oriental theme to it. The choice of fabric was different as well, as it had a lot of floral patterns and evening patchwork. There were a lot of square angles to it, and the bright and colorful shades stood out. I thought the models looked great, I loved their high hairstyles too.
Trends: Patchwork, kimono style, asymmetrical lines
It´s coming…faster than you than you think…fall fashion week is starting in AUGUST this year! I am actually still on holiday but I wanted to get the schedule up so everyone knows that it´s coming, and it´s coming soon! The shows commence on Thursday, August 30th, which Jesus Del Pozo´s successor creating the new line ¨Del Pozo¨. The shows end Sept. 4th with The Ego shows, which are young, up and coming designers.
I am wondering how this is going to take off, as traditionally Madrid is a ghost town until early September…some of the best designers such as Roberto Verino are showing Friday August 31st! Will you be at the beach, or in the front row?????
In any case, I will be back from vacation and am very exciting to start the fall off with fashion week and I hope you are all too! Below I have the schedule to check out, just click on the link.
Also…stay tuned…alot of new and fantastic updates coming from Life and Style Madrid starting in September!
2012 Mercedes Benz Fall Fashion Week Madrid Calendar
This collection is very different because it´s actually a jewelry collection, not clothing. The first time to walk the Madrid runway, Aristocrazy´s collection was filled with fierce, wow pieces. Chains, snake skin necklaces, and gold and silver collars were some of the pieces featured, many seemingly like armor.
It was really interesting to see a jewelry runway show, the models all in black lycra catsuits covered in necklaces, rings, and bracelets. In real life, I think just one of these pieces would make a statement!
Blanca Suarez sat front row for this show.
YES! Finally, back to herringbone and hounds tooth! Kina Fernandez´s collection had a definite 1920´s feel to it, of course with a modern touch. Something I haven´t seen too much of on the runways yet was the return of the full skirt. I loved how she threw in some capes, and some outfits which had a cape-like feel to them. The messy hair styles are fun too. See below for some of my favorite looks.
I love this. I actually have a similar dress from about 5 years ago and now I can wear it again! I love the heavy material paired with the bare leg, very sexy.
Fur cape, full skirt, herringbone touch…fabulous
I love these tweed half shirt thing with a fur neck, super fun!
I adored Ion Fitz´s collection this season. It had kind of a 1940´s vibe (especially the hairstyles on the models, loved it!) and feel to it but it was also new and innovative and I really would like to wear several of his designs. The main thing I noted about his collection was the draping and pleats he used. A lot of designers attempt this in a typical Grecian style, or it just creats unwanted bunching in places (think extra fabric on hips or thighs….NO, please, I don´t need bigger hips!), but his draping was creative, interesting and fresh. See below for highlights from his collection.
This is like a crazy twist on an 80´s business suit…love it!
Leather in a gown? Fabulous!
This is so cool, I am loving the high neck, sleeveless designs!
Photo Credit: YoDona
This fall´s Hannibal Laguna collection was fierce. The best way I can describe it is urban lace goth meets old school Spanish flamenco. The styling was slick with black lipstick and low pulled back hair, and the effect was fantastic in my opinion. I think the collection did not have a large amount of color-style variety, it only had two dresses in it that weren´t black. Being a lover of black clothes, that was fine with me, but I know in the fashion world (thanks for teaching me this, Project Runway) an all black collection is usually a no-no. However, with all due respect Tim Gunn, these designs worked for me. Because there wasn´t a huge amount of variety, the collection was very cohesive, I could see a piece of it anywhere and say ¨That´s Hannibal Laguna Fall 2012¨. It´s important for a designer to have his or her own style and particular point of view, so I absolutely respect this. See a sampling of the designs below.
This one is probably my favorite, I love the high neckline!
Photo Credit: YoDona
Elisa Palomino´s show this year consisted of mainly dresses in bright colors, mixed with patterns and a little black. The first 8 looks were shockingly bright pink. Above all, Elisa is very creative and I loved the makeup and styling of this show, complete with wigs and crazy headpieces. I tried to include some closeups so you could get a feel for the makeup and styling vibe. She even included velvet, fur and feathers, sticking to some main trends for the upcoming fall season.
Wearable? Not totally sure. Amazing to watch? Of course!
Go get it girl! Love the sassy models!
The makeup almost has a slight Japenese vibe to it…do you see it?
Am def not opposed to head to toe leopard!!!!
Photo Credit: YoDona
This show was the second show without the late designer, Jesus del Pozo, and the first runway that did not include any of his designs. Even though he wasn´t not alive for the runway show last September (which I was able to attend) he left all of his designs prepared. So, what´s a Jesus del Pozo show without Jesus del Pozo? Let´s see…
In general I think that whoever is designing for Jesus del Pozo really stayed with the aesthetic that Jesus created for his collections. The looks were sleek, and long, form fitting, with interesting colors, delicate and nomadic. If I hadn´t known…I would have thought Jesus del Pozo had designed these himself!
I absolutely adore this. It´s like a form fitting cape…sweater…floor length coat…hell I don´t know what it is but I LOVE it. It´s totally original, I have never seen anything like it! Fit for a queen…a nomadic, arabic style queen!
This dress is stunning. Simple yet completely original and different. I would happily wear this dress to any fabulous occasion.
This look is really different and I think the color is eye catching. It´s maybe not something I would wear, but I find it really cool.
Gorgeous !LOVE the neckline and shoulder detailing. It´s also paired with loafer style shoes which is an interesting look.
All of the models….all in all a very sleek collection, I enjoyed it.
Photo Credits: Ella Hoy
Last September I was able to attend the Roberto Verino runway show live and It was one of the best shows I have ever seen. From the music to the designs to the models to the energy, it was absolutely amazing. This year I unfortunately couldn´t attend the show live, but I knew I would love whatever walked that runway, and it did not disappoint.
Roberto Vernino´s show inaugurated the start of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week madrid. Of course the show began with beloved Spanish model, Jon Kortajarena, and continued with several looks that reminded me of Great Gatsby- pinstripes, tweed, brimmed hats, etc. It took me to a rainy fall afternoon in New York City in the 1920´s, with a modern twist. Verino also used a lot of mohair and fur in his designs, and played with volume.
Photo Credit: Ella Hoy
This menswear yet glamour is very NYC, love it
This model actually fell on the runway, so I´ve heard…poor thing! It´s tough wearing high heels sometimes.
These hats are great, they appeared on many of the models and I want one.
Here we seem some of the mohair, of course different volumes, giving the 20´s inspired look a modern twist.