Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Ljubljana / Day 1
THE OPENING NIGHT
It's finally here: the spring edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Ljubljana. The opening night is always something special. We started off with a fashion video created by the Mercedes-Benz team, which officially opened three days of fashion shows. The night continued with three collections from Peter Movrin, IVANMAN and Natasa Persuh.
Peter Movrin opened the shows of the spring's edition of MBFWLJ. He presented an eccentric, vibrant and exceptionally gorgeous collection. I especially loved his play on handbags - the way he designed and showed them was really refreshing to see on the runway of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. His collection felt modern, inspirational and satirical at times, which is a trait I especially admire in his deisgns. Peter Movrin has once again shown his exceptional talent and proven to us, why he is one of the leading Slovenian designers today.
Collections continued with IVANMAN, who showed us the perfect menswear collection for the fall/wintertime. I honestly loved all the shown pieces, which were all very classic and well structured. I especially liked his play on accessorising with loose ribbons - a trend I was planning to incorporate into my MBFWLJ outfits even before I saw it on the runway. So this is I guess the trend to look for in the upcoming seasons. The colour of the show was violet, which I already dare to predict will be THE colour of 2018. Again, very impressed with IVANMAN, like all his collections before!
Natasa Persuh finished the shows of Day 1. She presented a collection of shirt dresses, with gorgeous sleeve detailing and frayed-hem trousers. Even though it was a beautiful collection, I was a bit disappointed, because I was really impressed with all her previous work. This collection felt so NOW and not something that would inspire me for the upcoming seasons. I guess she was targeting her current audience and designed pieces, she intends to immediately sell off the runway.
I absolutely loved the shows of Day 1 and I cannot wait what the designers have in store for us today.
LOOK NUMBER ONE
The theme of my outfits for #mbfwlj 2017 is notions of ethno and tradition. For the first day of fashion week I decided to put a modern spin on tradition and opted for a vintage (second-hand) brown stripped dress, combined with a leather jacket from Mango - to put some edge back to the outfit. I wanted to bring some interested to the outfit, so the easiest way to do that is to choose metallic accessories. I decided to wear a silver choker from Zara and silver sandals (slip-ons) also from Mango. That is officially the end of Day 1.
Day 2, bring it on.
photos: Epopteia Photography