i was more than ready to say fashion week started full throttle, but boy was the opening runway show by charlotte ronson a bummer! to the tired smile of front-row neighbor eva padberg, ronson went for summery blouses, shorts, and beach dresses (midnight blue | sand) that were strangely offset by pale, sickish-looking models.
the first stage presentation was quite the opposite: the bright and bold colors of ivanman’s coats and parkas should nicely counter next winter’s darker moments.
next up, sadak showed his monochrome (black | white | orange) tech-goth clubwear to an hammering soundtrack rich with interfering noises – which made the somewhat dated designs look way more interesting than they deserved it.
a true highlight on the other hand were odeur‘s fifty shades of grey, a proper winter collection of cozy wool and thick cloth playing loosely with the slim silhouette of the models, accompanied by perfect styling (translucent longskirts | heavy boots) and the warm sounds of ibeyi’s “river”.
pearly wong was sadak’s designs taken seriously and propelled into a sci-fi fetish fantasy of black, riveted leather and wool. heavy, dark, moody, noteworthy.
beautifully created, horribly exercised – nian transformed the second stage into a super slow-motion theatre, but only people in the first row will really have gotten the full impression. what a pity. due to lack of vision, no comment on the actual (menswear) collection.
off to some evening event extravaganza now…