Something Old, Something New

Paris Fashion Week - Loewe SS19

After flipping through about 50 still photos and watching the pieces in motion coming down the runway, the only thing I could really think was how much I loved all of the textures. From sophisticated satin and brightly colored feathers to raffia cross-body bags; this collection spoke to every part of me. Could I possibly be a Loewe woman now?

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Loewe has never been on my radar, as I’ve always viewed it as a brand known for it’s luxury accessories and leather good. However, with this collection there were notes of a nomadic, carefree woman that I found rather relatable. The color palette was easily disgestible, and to my liking. The silhouettes ranged from fringed and flowly to more structured blazers which reinforced the brands elegance.

Could this be the start of a budding aspirational relationship between myself and Loewe

Copenhagen Fashion Week SS19 - Cecilie Bahnsen Recap

Copenhagen kicks off the fashion calendar, and boy does it set the tone for the upcoming season.  The brand that I'm highlighting in this post is Cecilie Bahnsen.  She has only been an established luxury brand for a few years but her feminine sihouletes and those beautiful baby doll dresses are leaving a sure mark on the Danes and the rest of the world alike.

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Although the sandals are a bit of a contrast, personally I like them.  The pearls and diamonds along the strips add a complementary touch.  I also noted that the designer opted not to feature black in this collection, but instead expanded the designs with simple and cute two pieces. 

Fashion in Memphis - MFW 2018

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Fashion and style are elements that transcend race, ethnicities, gender and socioeconomic status.  Every major metropolis and fashion capital holds a fashion week were the designs of local talent are celebrated on the runways.  Across the globe, both men and women from all walks of life come together to revel in their appreciation for fashion and style.  Memphians aren’t a group to fall too far behind the curve, so of course we have our very own fashion week.

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Fashion Lives Here

Memphis Fashion Week 2018

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Here in Memphis, a group of young influential women formed the Memphis Fashion Design Network.  This group sponsors an annual celebration of all things fashion cultivated from right here in the MidSouth.  Memphis Fashion Week is about week long array of events ranging from fabulous galas to runway shows of our local emerging talent.

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I had the pleasure of attending both nights of the runway shows.  The opening night was a larger scale night of shows which included talents from across the nation as well as one or two designers from Mid-South.  The setting was Elvis Presley’s Automotive Hall of Fame, so imagine beautiful models, long runways with vintage cars as the backdrop.  The evening was quite breathtaking.  Freeze models adorning pieces from local boutiques and stores greeted guest, and spirits and hor d'oeurves.  The night’s designers showed their collections, and it was to everyone’s delight that Rachel Roy closed out the show.  Not only is she a celebrity, she is a well respected designers hailing from NYC, and philanthropist.  Her spring/summer collections include vibrant colors and eye catching florals.  Everything was so on trend, with a touch of sophistication and Old Hollywood Glam.  And to top the night off, I got to go backstage and grab a “very dark and blurry” photo with the beautiful honoree.

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Night 2 of runway shows were held in vestibule of Memphis College of Art.  The event was buzzing with fashionistas from around the city, and a ton of family and friends of designers, as this was “homegrown” night.  As mentioned earlier, emerging talent from right here in Memphis presented their mini collections to a sold out crowd.

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Photos are courtesy of Control Free Concept