Fashion Week Mexico 2016 – Day 3
Fashion Week Mexico 2016
October 13th was my third day of full immersion into the world of high fashion and exclusive trends. It was the next to last day of Fashion Week Mexico 2016, an amazing event that entails much more than meets the eye. Just to give you an idea of the massive effort behind all the glitz and glamour, consider that 33 different modeling agencies were involved, over 50 hairdressers and make-up artists worked behind the scenes for each of the 40 shows (which lasted on average 14-16 minutes), and it took 300 people over 2 days to set up each catwalk.
I’m very happy to report, however, that all this hard work has really paid off: a record 12,500 people attended the event, which also received the kind of press coverage and international attention that were previously unthinkable for anything outside of Milan, Paris, London, Tokyo or New York.
Fashion Week Mexico 2016, from Alexia Ulibarri to Armando Takeda
OK, let’s get right to it: here’s a look at the best that was on display on Thursday at Centro Cultural Indianilla. I’d like to start from the designer that put the biggest smile on my face for the entire week: Alexia Ulibarri. Her Spring Summer 2017 collection is a delicate triumph of dreamy experimentation, that pays homage to the power of imagination: winged horses and other magical creatures populate a world made of transparencies and fringes, among lone stars and resplendent constellations. I especially loved the exquisite jackets and boleros paired with high-waist slit skirts: a very cool combination which I think has a shot at becoming one of the top trends of 2017.
I also got to see the new collection by Grimau, a brand born from the synergy between designer Carlos Ortega and Montserrat Olivier, whom you may know as an actress, TV host or as the girlfriend of model Yaya Kosikova, and who happens to be one of my very good friends. I then attended Armando Takeda’s show, and I really enjoyed his Lineas collection, inspired by Mexican architecture and the work of photographer Matthias Heidrich: his soft, sinuous and supremely feminine dresses literally had me daydreaming in my seat.
For my final foray to Fashion Week Mexico 2016, I chose an outfit by Alexia Ulibarri: a top with a polka dot pattern and a little bit of see-through (not quite as revealing as some of the stuff on the runway!) paired to a black leather miniskirt. I also threw on a nice little jacket with floral prints on a black base, and slipped into a pair of Loriblu heels.
What can I say… the whole week was so much fun: a wonderful whirlwind through which I got an even closer look at what’s hot in the fashion world. All in all, I think I have a pretty good idea of how the trend situation will unfold over the next 12 months… and when Fashion Week Mexico 2017 rolls around, you can bet I’ll be right there!
I was wearing:
Top and black leather miniskirt by Alexia Ulibarri
Shoes: pair of Loriblu
Victor Ortiz photographer
America Yaffar make up