Fashion Week Mexico 2016 – Day 1
Fashion Week Mexico 2016
From October 10th to the 14th, Fashion Week Mexico 2016 swept over CDMX, treating trend seekers and style aficionados like myself to an exhilarating blast of high-design energy. More than 40 Mexican and international designers got to showcase their Spring Summer 2017 collections, inside some truly exclusive venues and in the presence of Mexico City’s fashion elite.
The event was amazing with a capital A: I had high expectations, but they were definitely surpassed. The whole city turned into a glamorous laboratory of stylish innovations, driven by a passion for everything that’s new, experimental and beautiful, and the atmosphere was simply electric! To give you a nice juicy taste of it, I thought I would “take you with me” to the events I attended personally, through a sort of day-by-day diary exploring every collection I got to admire, starting from… well, how about we start from Day 1?
Fashion Week Mexico 2016: Way to Open with a Bang!
Things got under way on October 10th, in the spectacular setting of historic Ex Convento San Hìpolito, and the most anticipated shows were definitely Kris Goyri and Alejandro Carlin. I was lucky enough to have a first row seat, and I simply could not take my eyes off the runway, snapping picture after picture like a smartphone-addicted teenager. At the Kris Goyri show, I found myself staring in awe at the striking collection, so classically beautiful and unfailingly elegant. The dresses – mini to midi and ankle to floor-length – were simply enchanting, but what really caught my eye were the colors, which drifted smoothly from blues and blacks to green, purple and gold. Between precious fabrics and intriguing shapes, ruffle sleeves and see-through touches, my eyes remained glued to the models, with their cocktail dresses and one-shoulder gowns.
The other can’t-miss moment on Day 1 of Fashion Week Mexico 2016 was the Alejandro Carlin show: this rising star of Mexican fashion brought a sophisticated mood to the catwalk, enhancing his creations with magical weaves of cotton and silk. With a palette based on white, blue and coral, he crafted a bewitching array of minidresses, patterned pants and long skirts, for a truly impeccable, delicious collection!
As for myself, I chose a simple outfit for the events at the San Hipolito convent: a sleeveless, turtleneck black leather top matched with a pair of pants by Jorge Ayala Paris, which sported a bold pattern in tones of pink, orange, white and blue. Simple… but with a little bit of flash! To top it off, I put on a pair of burgundy high-heel pumps by Loriblu and a matching burgundy clutch. What do you gals think? Love it or hate it? Either way, keep in mind that our journey through Fashion Week Mexico 2016 is only just beginning: don’t miss my next reports from CDMX’s hottest catwalks!
I was wearing:
Pants by Jorge Ayala Paris
A pair of burgundy high-heel pumps by Loriblu
Victor Ortiz photographer
America Yaffar make up