Fashion Week Mexico 2016 – Day 2

Mexico Fashion Week

Fashion Week Mexico 2016 – Day 2

Fashion Week Mexico 2016

Spend a day at Fashion Week Mexico 2016? Heck no! For a style-addict like myself, there was no way I was letting Mexico’s top fashion event go by without taking in several full days of it. The 11th edition of what is now branded as CDMXFW (that’s one long acronym!) took place from October 10th to the 14th, with an impressive gathering of world-class designers showcasing their spectacular collections. Needless to say, I already singled out a number of garments that will soon be living in the wonderful world of my wardrobe… 😉

Fashion Week Mexico 2016

Here I am backstage with designer David Salomón

On the second day of the event, October 11th, the action moved from a 16th century convent to the much more modern setting of the Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel. On this trendiest of Tuesdays, I personally attended four different fashion shows, shamelessly snapping away with my trusted camera phone. I know you want me to get down to the nitty-gritty, so here is the stellar line-up I got to enjoy on this day: LOB by Alfredo Martinez, Lidia Lavin, David Salomón and Vero Díaz, four names you should definitely keep your eyes on, as they’ll be playing a big part in shaping the trends of the upcoming year.

From lace to color blocks: a look at the trends from Fashion Week Mexico 2016

What struck me most of David Solomon‘s collection was the bold use of color blocks in his dresses, with black and white checkered patterns up top meeting striped skirts in dark gray and yellow. Vero Diaz, instead, delighted the audience with a sensually chic collection named Alma Mia, inspired – believe it or not – by the Maquech beetle native to southern Mexico. I especially loved the choice of fabrics, with plenty of lace and silk giving her creations a sexy and romantic feel. I’m sure the distinctive elements of both these collections, namely chromatic contrasts and seductive hints of see-through, will be totally in style for the months to come.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Next up was LOB, a brand that plays a major role in Mexico’s retail sector. For this edition of Fashion Week Mexico 2016, LOB joined forces with designer Alfredo Martinez, presenting a ready-to-wear collection full of scrumptious little coats, extra long tops and quirky, outside-the-box details. One thing that caught my eye was the abundance of open-shoulder shirts: we’ve been seeing more and more of that recently, and I have a feeling it will get even bigger as spring rolls around.

But what about yours truly? In other words, how did Marcela show up for Day 2? If I had to put a label on it, I would say that I went for an informal yet polished, slightly business-like look: a black, ocher and blue H&M dress with an intriguing tear at the waist, a pair of perky booties with golden studs by Loriblu, and a classic Chanel purse to top it off. So, are you curious to know who did what on the other days of Fashion Week Mexico 2016? Then stay tuned for the next episode!

I was wearing:
H&M dress
A pair of perky booties with golden studs by Loriblu
A classic Chanel purse

Victor Ortiz photographer
America Yaffar make up

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