Every beginning of the year we are used to write down a resolutions list, that we might expect to put into practice within 12 months. I used to be one of those people who loved writing down the goals to be achieved , but what I ‘ve been experiencing over the last years is that by passing time, those goals had to be rephrased after a couple of months. This was due mostly because something occurred and I found myself sitting down on the desk, writing again a bigger and challenging goal.I can say, I use to challenge myself a lot.
This January I was scheduling my agenda about Modest fashion events to be attended and I make a wish: this time Modest fashion need to be in Paris during fashion week. Probably I made this wish with a louder voice, so that the event hit by the end of January, right during the most glamorous event in the ville Lumiere , Haute Couture week.
Modestissime, a new platform for luxury Modest fashion, founded by Amal Sultan and Samia Benaissa, introduced some brand new emerging labels into the Parisian Modest fashion scene, within the corniche of the annual Oriental Fashion Show. The rendez-vous address was appropriate for the glamorous agenda: Hotel de Crillion in Paris, which reopened its doors after a long time of restructuring.
This time, Modest influence came not only from France and Morocco, but also from Spain and India. The family is going to be so much wider and this show truly represented how Modest can be a lifestyle to be adopted by women with different backgrounds , but sharing the same important value of being themselves every single day.
Vanderwilde brand, signed by the Sevillan sisters Blanca and Angela dived into the elegance of the aestetic , shifting from a pale candid palatte, up to a brightening and blossoming pattern.
Vertuoses from Paris, who debuted her first collection , brought to the catwalk with a simple and minimalist black/white approach of Modesty. White long chemises accompanied by a classic collar. We can already spot an iconic wear in this first défilé: the white combo in palazzo trousers, with its delicate and exceptional elegance. Sabah, the founder, embraces a new raffinate approach to the Modest prêt a porter.
Flowers, sun glasses, long caftans/kimonos from Blanche, brand represented by Modestissime, which brought the sun and the flavour of Morocco. We can even imagine to be walking in a souk in Marrakesh, to taste the perfume of spices.
From the Indian cultural heritage , we discovered Sahil Kochhar, niche luxury pret-a-couture brand specializing in unconventional textures & embroideries. We enjoyed the richness of the fabrics, the interpretation into a modern key of the artisanal craft of a mystical Indian roots. Sahil was awarded in 2015 of Elle Graduate Award.