Let's start the week with more local fashion, shall we? Yesterday I already introduced you to the Fashion Days Luxembourg, the first fashion event of its kind here in Luxembourg. Today I want to show you some more of the startup designers, but also the collections of experienced designers, that could be seen on Saturday evening.
Unfortunately the second half of the startup designers' show was visibly weaker than the first half. While the first designers had come up with great looks, elaborated creations and entertaining music to reinforce their shows, the second half of the show mainly featured slow music that didn't match the creations and unfortunately also some unimpressive looks. The last three collections were jewellery presentations which I didn't manage to take good pictures of.
In my opinion the entire show was way too long (with 16 designers being shown) and the jewellery designers could have been left out or given a seperate show. I know there are many more amazing jewellery designers in Luxembourg so if it was really the desire of the organizers to include them, they could either have given them a separate show or granted them an exposition or even a pop-up store.
Talking about pop-up stores, I think the event would have been even better with some booths to discover in between the shows. I'm totally aware of the fact that organizing a fashion show alone is lots of work, but why not give the designers the possibility to sell their clothes on site next time, too? I'm sure there are many fun workshops that could have been organized, like a makeup or hair booth as I've seen them on similar events.
SIXTINE ANNE DE MOLINA by Anne de Molina Sixtine
The second half of the startup designer show started off with a colourful collection by the Belgian designer Anne de Molina Sixtine. Her graphic designs were clearly inspired by art and foreign cultures.
GARMEN by Anna German
The only Luxembourgish clothes designer in the second half of the show was Anna German, who came up with really elegant dresses and business attire. Especially the dresses reminded me of what I consider as the typical dress code for Luxembourg's high society.
PAMELA FORNARIThe Italien designer Pamela Fornari had a collection full of black and white dresses under the theme "Amish".
EQUUSS by Natasha de Harlez
The Belgian designer Natasha de Harlez is in fact a scarf designer, but for the presentation she had tied her scarves into dresses. In my opinion this didn't make too much sense and I would have preferred to see her creations in a pop-up store rather than on the runway.
The Italian designer Francesca Fontana only showed black dresses, which nevertheless managed to impress me as they all had a gorgeous belt or harness detail. I especially liked the strap detail on her v-neck tops.
COOPER HOTCOOTURE by Sacha Cooper
The closing ceremony started off with Sacha Cooper, who is a quite known designer here in Luxembourg. I hadn't seen many of his creations before so his show was particularly interesting for me. He worked with sequins, lace and flower print a lot, thus really girly stuff that you won't find in my current closet. However there were some really elegant and classy looks in between, that managed to convince me. I really liked the look with the sheer skirt, the one with the sweater and split skirt, and the black dress with the low neckline.
PHAUSSMAN by Philippe Haussman
Philippe Haussman is a Brazilian/Luxembourgish designer who came up with an ocean inspired collection that was really pretty to look at. His gowns were probably the most elaborated ones and I can't even imagine how much time it took to sew them all.
ACH CHAJAI PARIS by Najette Ach Chajai
The collection of French designer Najette Ach Chajai was a really nice surprise to me as she came up with really feminine, yet everyday-wearable looks. I would totally wear the first three looks you can see below but especially the red vest and skirt combo.
I was really happy when I saw that Marie Schweisthal was on the list of designers for the Fashion Days Luxembourg. As you might remember I already saw her creations during the Lux Fashion Week in Arlon, where she was definitely one of my favourite designers. Seeing her looks and awesome acrylic glass accessories again made me realize yet again how talented she is. (See more of her creations in this post.)
Despite of some improvement that could be done, I think this event was an important milestone in the Luxembourgish fashion scene and I would be glad to participate in a second edition next year.
After reading the two posts, what are your impressions of this event and what do you think about our local designers from Luxembourg, Belgium and France?