Look: Celebrating his 25th anniversary in the field of fashion, Luís Buchinho elaborated on the world of comics and character illustrations. Bold, strong and confident feminine figures dominated the runway. The futuristic effect, with dark black lips and dramatic eye-contoured colour, took us into the world of graphic novels and other-worldly characters. High-collared jackets, ruffled, rimmed tops, and oversized coats added to the significantly theatrical aspect.
Vibe: The Portuguese designer transformed the Bibliothèque National de France into his creative catwalk. The vast, book-adorned venue helped bring Buchinho’s concept idea to life.
Look: The collection, entitled Black Rainbow, reveals sophisticated, clean-cut, feminine creations. Lopes says they are graphic and geometric, but, with her rainbow inspiration, she’s used curves. There are dresses that are like jumpsuits, and she has played with colours, including green, blue, purple and aubergine. Furs, leather and silk with a cashmere blend show her playfulness with fabrics. Everything’s very wearable, ready to go from the catwalk to the streets.
Vibe: Taking place on the first floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower—the second time Lopes has been up the Tour—the prestigious location added to the classy ambiance.
Look: Manish Arora’s collection depicts a story of a female warrior and heroine setting off on an adventurous expedition. The protagonist adorns herself with Arora’s figurative armour, dresses with soft shapes but with prints and trim giving the impression of breastplates, belts and panelling, while embroidery and beading added to the baroque feel of the collection. It features powerfully underlining hues of rich shades, brightly beaming with patterns.
Look: Annélie Augustin and Odély Teboul returned us to the roaring ’20s, comprising all-black features, with lace and flawless embellished accessories, with an eerie and mystifying atmosphere from their Sounds of Black collection.
Vibe: Their collection was unveiled at the prestigious Hôtel le Meurice, in the centre of the space of the Salon Pompadour, for select guests to get up close, portraying glamour in a Goth-like setting. •
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