Category Archives: Designers

MBFW Madrid: Teresa Helbig

I always adore Teresa Helbig’s designs because they are youthful and wearable. Simple, fun, creative dresses that are trendy but also easy to wear for any occasion. This collection, althought it was for autumn actually seemed a bit summery. As she often does short dresses, and loves to use light colors, most of her styles seem like they are for a spring season as opposed to an autum, but I love them all the same.

This season she “winterized” things by using a lot of leather in my favorite color, army green. This army green leather, combined with pastel pink chiffon, was the perfect juxtaposition. I would absolutely LOVE to wear anything that Teresa puts on on the runway. Some of my favorites were the army green leather looks paired with black sequins as well as a vibrant yellow color that I think would just look incredible on most woman if you have a little sun. All in all, I loved this collection, as I typically always do with Helbig, and I hope to own a few pieces of it!

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MBFW Madrid: Hannibal Laguna

I always adore seeing Hannibal Laguna because gives me that same feeling of when you are little girl, and you see a princess, and you want to be here. Hannibal Laguna envokes glamour, sophistiactionn and sexiness, and makes me want to play dressup!

He always shows beautiful gowns, fit for parties, balls, dances, weddings etc. The kind of events that you rarely attend, but always wish you could and then when you can, you always wonder what you are going to wear.

The AW15/16 collection was inspired by well, Spain. Flamenco music blared and beautiful gowns walked the runway. I was surprised that with the flamenco music, there weren’t more “ruffles” but a lot of the looks were slimfit or floaty, and there wasn’t a lot of structure as we’ve seen with Laguna in past seasons. Of course, there were his signature pops of purple and pink, though there was a lot a lot of white and beige, as well as a few of his signature tea-length looks. All in all, nothing super “wow” but a beautiful, stylish collection.

It’s probably also worth nothing that for the first time, Hannibal Laguna has created a line of suitcases, which he also showed at Fashion Week. Nothing extremely creative, but some well-made, hard-backed black suitcases. Could be useful for an avid traveler such as myself (unfortunately, way more useful than a ball gown).

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MBFW Madrid: Andres Sarda

Andres Sarda is always one of my favorites, usually more so in the summer because their swimsuits and excessive, debonair swimsuit cover-ups are absolutely fabulous. For fall, the lingerie line is always a good time. The AW 15/16 lingerie collection entitled “Tic Tac” was related to the looks you’d wear at different times of day. I’m not exactly quite sure I would wear any of these looks at any times of they, but they were still fun and exciting. Women wearing houndstooth leotards and lingerie as they walked their dogs and baby carriages…well, let’s just say I’ve really seen it all!!!

The long, gauzy, sexy gown cover-ups floating down the runway are always my favorite, as impractical as they are, because I just love the way they look in movement. Of course, you’ll never catch me prancing down my hallway wearing one, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

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MB Fashion Week Madrid: Francis Montesinos

The Franscis Montesinos collection, ¨Silk On the Road¨, simply put, was bossy and fabulous. Inspired by the Silk Road, the Asian and Middle Eastern influences made the line unique and bold. Bright colors, gorgeous silks, tons of imagery of peacock feathers, this line was extreme and just so much fun. I adored the long onesies too. And the blue cowboy boots were to die for. An amazing collection! Photos by Paloma Canseco.

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MB Fashion Week Madrid: Devota y Lomba

Devota y Lomba showed a gorgeous collection of 80´s inspired looks.  The tan colors also gave it a retro 70´s vibe as well. Playing with geometric shapes and volume, the line was modern and fun. I especially loved ALL the mint green looks, a fabulous color-although quite springish for a fall line.

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MB Fashion Week Madrid: Duyos

The Duyos collection was beautiful and soft, yet juxtaposed with an edgy modern twist. The girls wore floaty, fringy, flowery garments that seemed to swim down the runway, all with determined stares and black lipstick. This fairy like, ethereal collection seemed more spring than fall, but I’d take some flowers on a cold February day anytime! Excuse the poor quality of the photos—-technical issues!

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MB Fashion Week Madrid: Roberto Verino

Major flashback to Mad Men times! This amazing collection was inspired by the 1950’s and 60’s, paying homage to some incredible icons like Audrey Hepburn. The first part of the collection was filled with tweed and houndstooth with sexy matching over the knee boots. The second part was literally dripping with luxury and glamour! Loved every second of this collection. Thanks to the lovely Paloma Canseco for the photos!

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