So hello all my fashion lovers. It’s time to make my second TFW post which this time is all about the shows that I saw during my first day. I didn’t attend the very first day of the fashion week because I was traveling to Estonia on that day.When it comes to fashion weeks then I’m always super excited to see something inspiring that will make me jump from my chair and clap my hands. When I’m writing this post I want to be completely honest with you. So that’s the reason I will tell you that unfortunately none of the shows made me do it this time. Of course, I had my favorites from styling wise but I feel that all the shows that I saw during the 2 days didn't bring anything new to the table.
On the first day, we saw 5 different collections. Which were Kadi Kuur, Mammu Couture, Year by Raivo Holm, Diana Denissova and Iris Janvier.
Kadi Kuur brought to the stage a large range of wedding and evening dresses. Light colors, embroidery and crochet details were the center of this collection. We even gotta see some of the jumpsuit versions of a wedding dress which were quite interesting. For me, they should have had a little bit more attention to the styling. Some looks were ruined by the visible bra. For me, it would have been cool to go even nude under the lace dress. Also, for the next time please take in mind that maybe it’s better to steam all the dresses which will go on the stage because creased dresses will make the whole look quite cheap.
Mammu Couture was the second show of the night. The collection was full of very cute dresses and feminine pieces. All the collection was in pastel colors which made it look even more cuter. I really loved the bow details on the garments but sometimes it’s not good to have so many on each dress. There were some dresses with bow details on the sleeves, collar and even for the belt. For me, that was the reason why some of the looks were ruined. Details are nice but only in a certain amount.
YEAR by Raivo Holm went back to minimalistic everyday outfits. Color range was more or less from beige to black. I felt a lot of Scandinavian vibes when I look back to the collection. I think a lot of people can relate to this collection because it is very easy to wear and style. To be honest it was one of my favorite ones just because they kept it very clean and didn't do anything over the top.
Diana Denissova’s collection was the high point of the night. Like I said in the beginning of the post I really come to the shows to feel inspired and get some new cool ideas how to style my outfits. This collection was far from inspiring outfits, color flow, and cuts. I really felt embarrassed to sit there and look at this collection on the runway. I really wouldn’t wear any of the designs from this collection. Some of the outfits reminded me my grandmother’s old closet. The prints they decided to use were not trendy or anything current or cool. I obviously understand the age range for who this collection is designed but honestly, I couldn't imagine anybody looking good in this. I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking this but I’m also sure there is a lot of potential clients for her. Just seeing this on a Fashion Week runway was a bit too much.
Iris Janvier finished the day with her collection. I’m really a fan of the styling and how they decided to put together the outfits. But they didn’t bring anything new to the table. Styling with sporty socks and fancy sandals have been around quite some time now. Starting with Jeremy Scott who was one of the first ones who brought it to the runway and rest of the world followed. Also, the big waist belts with straps are already on the market from last year. For me, it just feels that we are one step behind with fashion in Estonia. Or the ones who actually create something new and cool don’t have a chance to bring to the Fashion Week. But overall Iris and her girls nailed it anyway and like a said their show almost got me jumping on my chair. Just next time I would like to see something out from the box, even form styling wise. It’s always easy to copy but to create something as a designer that rest of the world will follow is a challenge.
NB!I do not own the following pictures. Pictures by Erlend Štaub
YEAR by Raivo Holm