I am a big supporter of emerging talent, which is why Samsung Ego – organised by IFEMA within the framework of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, to promote new designers who use fashion as a form of expression in evolutionary, alternative and innovative ways – is an event I really need to attend.Read More
Desigual takes boho, hippy-chic fashion to the next level, making it modern, stylish and suitable for any occasion, from beach to boardroom.Playing to our inner nomad, this season’s collection inspires dynamism, movement and growth, encouraging us to be demanding, experimental and innovative both in our lives and in our wardrobes.
Maintaining the brand’s signature patterns and embroidery, this new collection sees Desigual exploring new materials and delving into the wonderful and mysterious world of eclectic and multicultural ethnic fashion.
In keeping with the nomadic state of mind, the collection uses an earthy colour palette, with greys, mauves and burgundies proving a big hit. The designs use a variety of materials including the usual softest of cottons, and chameleon-like denims, as well as layering typical of the brand.
Fabulous in its vibrancy and colourful free-spirited happiness, the collection paints a picture of a new lifestyle that we all dream of, pushing us to reinvent ourselves through glorious fashion. Favourites include the 'shoeboots', and 'Faux Fur' parka!
The 2nd Skin Co.’s first ever catwalk show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid was an A/W 2015 collection celebrating femininity and freshness, characteristic of the brands style and feel. The models strutted down the runway wearing elegant dresses juxtaposed with more casual streetwear items, creating that integral contemporary atmosphere of "Prêt- à -Couture" modernity which the brand has enveloped itself in since its inception.
The collection in itself oozes fabulousness and eclectic glamour, but particularly stupendous were the Marabou Feather details on some of the shoes and dresses, creating an element of both the playful and ethereal, but also of tactile chic exclusivity.
Commenting on the collection, Juan Carlos Fernández and Antonio Burillo, the creative minds behind The 2nd Skin Co. said: “This is an all-encompassing, winter collection which uses the ‘essentials’ as well as our brand heritage regarding silhouettes, cuts and fabrics. It is a compilation of all of the details that characterise our collections, and that we have recovered in this collection entitled ‘Warming’.”
Teresa Helbig’s stunning Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 collection – Sala 12 – was influenced by the timeless beauty that lines the walls of the iconic Prado Museum in Madrid, inspired by artwork that has been appreciated by presidents, and has survived wars and revolutions. And yet the paintings are just a point of departure for the collection. Helbig took the audience far away from the formality of these works, in search of a more flirtatious, rebellious and cool style.
The Sala 12 collection is divided into two parts, one more theatrical, and one more light, casual and pop-like, but both charged with sensations and inundated with textures, colours and details. Sticking to four principles colours – white, black, green and yellow – the designer uses a variety of fabrics from wool combined with leather, strips of velvet, tulle, silk, angora and embroidery.
Both collections maintain the same values: an obsession for perfect detail, exclusivity and precise sewing. Through these values, Helbig has created a flexible fashion for a sophisticated and free lifestyle – the perfect wardrobe for a seductive and open-minded, liberal woman.