My attendance at the Paris Fashion Week was a whirlwind tour! Beautiful Paris is the perfect setting for the Spring/Summer 2020 Collections. It was a sunny Indian Summer day and the city was alive with fashion aficionados from all over the globe. I sighted all styles, a rainbow of colors and those who decided to stay in the safe zone by wearing all black. My first show was at The Paris City Fashion Week at Eiffel Tower, Salon Gustave Eiffel. Yes! This was my first time going up the tower! This was a show composed of up and coming designers. I spotted some trends like peplum tops and skirts, color-blocking, all-leather pieces, cut-out bodices soft pastels and rainbow lamé. Unfortunately, the show started so late that I was able to stay for only a couple of designer’s collections.
Then I was quickly off to the Intercontinental Le Grand Paris Hotel for OXFORD FASHION STUDIO shows (a fashion platform that seeks out young independent fashion designers and puts them on the map). They have shows in Paris, London, and New York. There, sitting in the front row, was a treat for my eyes and plenty of future styling inspiration. I particularly loved two collections for their freshness! They were Lula Martinez Moda from Ecuador and Tom Foolery made in Los Angeles and Kenya (stay tuned for a future review)
For this post I will focus on LULA MARTINEZ MODA Spring/Summer 2020 Ready to Wear collection (view in the slide show above) which was very feminine in muted sorbet shades.
The collection, inspired by nature, was composed of different textures made of silk and crepe. The clothing was structured with either lace insets, fringed ruffles, original puffed sleeves, and inlaid pleats. A surprising addition to the collection was a wine-colored plaid pantsuit and was also the show opener. They knew exactly what we want/need almost into the fall/winter 2019 season. It was an attention-getter.
A note on my outfit, pictured above, for the PFW shows. My main inspiration was this incredible lounging style velour green blazer from Coster Copenhagen. It has an amazing inner lining and piping trim in a beige pink. To me, this was the best match for it. I dug at the bottom of my dresser for this vintage chiffon pleated A-line dress that matched perfectly. I combined it with baroque styled snakeskin lace-up booties and a Gucci handbag for the neutral touch. Now I see that there was no surprise that I loved LULA MARTINEZ Ready to Wear. What I chose to wear to PFW was exactly in line with her collection. One may say that fashion is what we need at the moment…
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