Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Ljubljana / Day 1
The opening day.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has officially started here in Ljubljana. Yesterday was the opening day of the October's edition of MBFWLJ, which was focused around three main events: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Award (MBFA), photography exhibition and a fashion performance.
Fashion week started off with the announcement of the winner of MBFA (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Award), who will have the opportunity to show their own collection at the next (spring edition) fashion week. Last year's winner was Sara Valenci, which I presented in my latest post, and this year the judges decided to give the main award, MBFA, to Kaja Julija Hrovat. Other winners also include Cilka Sadar, Barbara Vrbančič and David Bacali.
Fashion photography through the generations
We continued with the opening of the photography exhibition by Fulvio Grisoni, Sašo Hessa and Peter Giodani, titled Fashion Photography through the generations. It was nice to see a special recognition of the photographers for a change (and not focusing just on fashion designers), at such an important event that is fashion week.
The main event of the opening night was a fashion performance by the house of Gattinoni, extremely successful and established Italian brand, which celebrated 70 years of working in the fashion industry."In 1946 Madame Fernanda Gattinoni's dream of opening her own atelier in the capital came to pass, and the atelier immediately attracted film stars. Some of the world’s most beautiful and successful women have worn their amazing pieces: Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and many more. An endless production line of dream, haute couture clothes: bustiers, tapered waistlines, flared skirts, and empire silhouette dresses. Fernanda Gattinoni was a woman of another time; and one awarded numerous prizes both in Italy and abroad for her tireless efforts during her long career in the field of fashion and society." (as written on their official website)
Outfit: Day 1
For the opening night I decided to wear an all black outfit, which was focused around two amazing, talented Slovene designers: Marigone Gashi and Janja Videc. This gorgeous black coat from Marigone Gashi was made out of recycled sweaters. It gave the outfit an interesting texture + it kept me warm all night long. I absolutely adore this coat - I mean who wouldn't, right? You feel like a true diva when you're wearing it. Marigone is one of my favourite young, up-and-coming designers. She is a really down-to-earth and talented designer, which everyone can appreciate. If you would like to see more click here.
Minimalistic necklace from Janja Videc was the perfect choice for this outfit, because it gave it another interesting aspect. I decided to wear a spaghetti straps top so that the focus was only on this beautiful necklace. Janja Videc is one of my favourite Slovene designers and I was really honoured to wear a piece from her collection. She truly is everything that her minimalistic line embodies. If you haven't heard of her (which I doubt), you can read/see more about it here.
I finished the look off with silver shoes from Bronx - metallic footwear is one of my favourite trends for F/W 2016, which you'll see in my day 2 and 3 outfit.
I am really excited that fashion week has finally started and I can't wait to see what's in store for us today, Day 2!