First day of Resort buying in Paree, and things are wonderful!
First appointment was at Derek Lam, which was bright, sunny, sporty, and a lot of fun. (see photo above).
He went on a tangent from his usual aesthetic, but remained with the essence of Derek.
We then roamed around and found a fantastic new collection! Every buyers dream, to come across a treasure that you know will be loved by your clients. More on this line in the future.
Our next appointment was Zero + Maria Cornejo, which was earthy and purest in their colors. They played with a lot of wrapping of fabrics, sparkly beaded shoulders, and the ever beloved jumpsuits. (See photo below). It was the first time I did the appointment without Maria there, she was traveling around Turkey to do some jersey sampling for next collection- interesting location. We also happened to be there the same day that their pop-up store was written about in Le Figaro newspaper. (see photo at bottom). I intend to visit it soon and tell you all about it!
We then stopped by a sweet cafe where we sat back and enjoyed our salad lunches with the sun beautifully baking us and the people roaming all around. I actually ran into a friend who was buying scoops of ice cream across the street- random, but nice.
Our next appointment was in the ludicrously crazy world of Balmain. This season hasn’t been photographed yet, so I am unable to share any photos. However, I can describe to you the look of the season so that you can all prepare yourselves for what is to come:
Think of a G.I. Jane, in the middle of combat, badges gleaming on her structured jackets, zippers embellishing her cuffs, silver mesh and black jersey dresses clinging to her toned hips, with rips and tears concealing her skin at several random places, and her strong and powerful.
Yes, yes, I know- nobody wears a dress in combat. But in the world of Balmain, she certainly does soldier sexy.
That was all the appointments to share of the day, other than a few stops at showrooms to look at a few potential clients.
My day tomorrow looks just as promising, and so I can’t wait to fall into a somber sleep and wake up energized for tomorrow! Not before my walk down to a cafe for a tangy lemon sugar crepe and a cafe o’lait to settle me for the night.