Because videos tell a whole another story than pictures, and because there is no cheaper way to take you all with us than this, Anna and I decided this was the best way to show you our Fashion Week adventures – from shows and backstage fun to all kinds of randomness we bump into and do. And yes, London, Milan ánd Paris are following soon…enjoy!
With models already lined up when I walked in the venue where MM6 Maison Martin Margiela held its latest presentation, I thought the show was already over and curtains were about to close. Fact is that the models walked in a square continually and it would not be MM6 if it was just a normal runway. Fact is that I could only guess what look nr. 1 was until I checked in on my favorite site when it comes to runway pictures (Style.com, duh).
The collection, inspired by the Winter Olympic Games in 1952, showed heavy outerwear that all looked like if they were made for our New Yorkish friend Nemo, complemented by slim ‘ski pants’ and coated knit leggings.
Brilliant were the pieces featuring a light grey fox fur print, such as nylon puffer coats, a trapper hat, a scarce and a quilted muff, while real shearling was used on a short and easy jacket – worn with silk track shorts over leggings and a simple black semi see-through top – and on the inside of an oversized (think Margiela oversized) herringbone coat.
Tommy Hilfiger took a modern spin on the preppy college girl look and even though the full looks were a little bit too preppy to be taking up space in my personal closet next fall, I felt the collection was really very beautiful. And, I could be walking around one of those shearling coats (that second last one!) just like that.
Ok, so it is not a big surprise I liked the coats, since my love for outerwear has unintentionally resulted in a massive amount of them hanging in my hallway over the years.
Everything was just right on point, the venue, the models and how they worked the runway, the music and how the collection was built up from the very first to the very last model.
Amy Smilovic’ approach to winter chic is functional yet refreshing. The beauty and brains behind Tibi updated their best selling bomber jackets and neoprene sweatshirt with new fabrics (hello glossy pony hair ) and colors – black and whites, greens and blues. Best piece of the collection? The sexy and comfy at the same time flat leather over knee boots, oh yes.