The Look – Balenciaga AW19 (Almodóvar Special!)

Pedro Almodóvar’s favourite colour is red. Colour in an Almodóvar film establishes mood and emotion, or a dramatic change in both. His most recurrent combination is red and blue, used to most striking effect in All About My Mother or Julieta. Red seems to be an important element in his upcoming The Human Voice, starring the one and only Tilda Swinton (!!!!) – set for Venice Film Festival that’s happening in a month. Also, I’m quite sure that the red knitted look worn by Swinton in the first released visual from the film is Balenciaga autumn-winter 2019 by Demna Gvasalia. Noting the production time and all, it makes sense. Now, I’m double-thrilled.

Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

Passion. Maryam Nassir Zadeh SS19

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Take a look at Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s spring-summer 2019 collection, and then at her Instagram posts from this summer. You will instantly understand, that the designer’s fashion is ultimately all about her, and her style. Whether in Italy, Greece or New York, Zadeh’s everyday style is equally spontaneous and idiosyncratic. Whether it’s a zebra bandou, a maillot or a wraparound triangle top – clothes that you rather associate with beachwear – the designer incorporates these summer pieces into her daywear. With a flamenco-ish skirt or a pastel-pink camisole. Or even a beige, loosely fitted blazer. What I especially loved about this collection is the passionate, Pedro Almodovar-esque colour palette. Think juicy red and deep blue. Maryam’s brand is embraced by her pack of friends and beloved female artists (like Ana Kras and Hailey Benton Gates, who walked the runway), and women who are very much like them. That’s why, without much fuss and PR presence, Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s clothes (and leather goods) are in constant demand.

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Collage by Edward Kanarecki.