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Nicholas K





Looks: The brother-and-sister team, Nicholas and Chris Kunz, put together a collection consisting of layered fabrics. The designers were inspired by a 19th-century figure, Isabelle Eberhardt, a female explorer. There was a hint of flirtatiousness in each look, even though at its core, the line was about the urban warrior. White, black and greens, in various hues, came together. Overly emphasized accessories underlined a sense of daring.



Custo Barcelona











Looks: This season, Dalmau slightlly shied away from the usual psychedelic effects. While the ensembles still incorporated beautiful hues in numerous patterns, the spring–summer 2015 collection is slightly toned down. Some yellow, purple and blue are integrated into a number of the looks. See-through pieces added allure. The wearer can still defy the norms, with fun and vivid features for both menswear and womenswear.

Vibe: One always looks forward to Custo Dalmau’s discothèque-like atmosphere. The venue went silent as the overpowering music took over. As the venue went dark, a strong blue light pointed at the back wall awaiting the first look.



Zang Toi

Looks: More than just a fashion show, it was a festive birthday celebration. Zang Toi celebrated his 25th year with a collection called A Privileged Life: the American Dream. Black-and-white pieces for formal or casual events for a modish wearer. From red and white stripes to intense red and black ensembles, Zang was bold and sophisticated. With the change of colours, the music began to accelerate. Purple and black pieces emerged, including a purple robe, and American Dream, a black dress beaded with purple orchids. The eveningwear items were the pièces de résistance: layered and magnificently structured gowns featured intricate details.

Vibe: Tunes included Lana Del Rey’s ‘National Anthem’ and Lenny Kravitz’s ‘American Woman’. The show began serenely, its vibe picking up enthusiastically. •

 

 

 

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