Lisbon Fashion Week : Day 2 Highlights from Moda Lisboa

by Linda Bezos

Day two of the Moda Lisboa had Brazilian outfit Cia. Maritima breeze through with their elegant beachwear. From solid one piece suits to printed sarongs to exquisitely crafted bikinis Cia. Maritima lit up the runways of Lisbon. This highly influential brand remained true to it's primary attire that is the bikini but their non-bikini items including the white sheer dresses were also a big hit. 

Postcards from Kiev : O'she and it's Delicate Charm

by Linda Bezos

Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days has been a great platform for designers coming out of Ukraine. This year's stand out show from MBKFD was O'she, the brainchild of Natalia Koshely who wanted to create a lingerie collection that had elements of self-sufficiency and sexuality as part of the DNA. And looking at her first collection it is fair to say that mission is fully accomplished. The foundational colors of black and beige provided the basis for the overarching narrative of strong feminity with a touch of intrigue. The delicate materials added a sense of whimsy and playfulness while remaining true to it's foundational values.