Menswear designer, Jose Zambrano was the first to show today. The collection featured mostly black and grey denim and jersey pieces with zipper accents. Skinny pants are a big trend in Spain, men and women of all ages are wearing them everywhere and l00ks like they will continue to do so next spring.
Beachwear was bright & bold on the runways of La Cinta Roja. Knit bikini’s in red, white, blue, and yellow.
Visited Francis Montesino’s studio and shop this morning. Stopped for coffee and fresh “zumo de naranja” (seriously, why dont we have those machines anywhere in dallas?!) in a small outdoor/indoor market. Strolled by some shops and stumbled upon Mala Malisima (pictured here), a store stocked with great pieces by Marc Jacobs, Matthew Williamson, Proenza Schouler, DVF, & Alaia. They were having a 70% off sale…unfortunately I didn’t find much in my size. Met with Spanish shoe manufacturer (they are all based in Alicante – about two hours from here) Lola Torres. Jackie and I went crazy for the leather gladiator wedges and flats. Great price-point but they haven’t figured out a way to break into the US market yet. You can find them in almost every other country (UK, Austrailia, Russia, Japan, & all over Europe). Let’s keep our fingers crossed that someone in Dallas will pick them up soon!
At DFW about to depart on our trip to Valencia for Valencia Fashion Week! Designers such as Alex Vidal, Jose Zambrano, Itziar Gorriz, & Nona will show their spring 2010 collections. Check back for daily posts via the streets of Valencia. Adios until we touch down in Espana!
I depart to Valencia with Jackie Bolin, owner of V.O.D., and Matthew Earnest, designer and owner of Sartel tomorrow! We are off to see what Valencia Fashion Week and the city itself has to offer and then from there I am off to New York Fashion Week. I will be posting coverage on ShopTalk and I want to know what you are interested in reading/hearing about. Let us know and I will do my best to deliver!
One of our favorite fashionistas, Kristie Ramirez, is covering the shows–one of her many responsibilities as style editor for Texas Monthly. Kristie was once the style editor at D Magazine (among many other things!), and after she left, she remained a contributor to our many magazines, as well as a good friend. Check out her blog, Closet Case, and read all about her dinner with the Bag Snobs and other NYC adventures. Too bad our sweet Stephanie Quadri isn’t there to mix and mingle. Maybe next year?