Want to know the 9 steps I follow to prepare for Fashion Week?

This Autumn/Winter season was the first time I attended Fashion Week as a visitor. For the past 7 years, I have been backstage working on my collections which I showcased in various cities. It was nice to be off duty for once.

At first, I was very excited to attend Fashion Scout London and see the collections with a friend. But then came the fundamental fashion question, What am I going to wear?

This was my first thought… so as a true fashionista, I went on a mission to try different outfits and choose what will represent me the most, as a designer. I concluded that I could not go out if I wasn’t wear something from my brand.

I opted for what I call a classic feminine boss lady look. Printed pencil skirt, Oversized shirt, layered jewellery, a beret because let’s face it, London has been freezing for the past weeks, a military style coat and my final touch, colourful heels to kill the winter blues with a matching handbag.



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There are a few things to consider if your goal is to make your visit worth it. The steps I follow:

  • Find the perfect outfit! Something that represents who you are. Fashion Week is all about your personality because that’s all people will care about before you speak.
  • Be mentally prepared to be photographed by strangers! Yes, you will become an instant celebrity if you wear a dashing outfit. Street style photographers are great and friendly. You may just end up in Vogue for the best street look. That’s a motivation on its own. They usually are attracted to visitors expressing their personality through their outfit.
  • Take your business cards with you. You will connect with stylists, photographers, designers, fashion students, etc… A collaboration may be around the corner.
  • Check out the schedule of the shows and the designers, so when you have a conversation with anyone, you are fully informed.
  • Don’t be shy to approach people and give compliments on things/outfits you like.
  • Take your flat shoes with you because Fashion Week usually involves some walking too and no one wants to ruin a good pair of heels.
  • Take a picture with the official Fashion Week banner, why you may think? Well so you have a proof you actually visited :).
  • Embrace the season with a friend who enjoys your passion for the industry because the days are long and you need someone who will stay motivated.
  • Don’t forget your invitation card.


I wanted to do a review on the fashion shows I enjoyed. Hermes, Balmain, Preen, Saint Laurent and Self-portrait had very nice shapes and textured so here are my favourite pick.



photos from Vogue.co.uk



photos from Vogue.co.uk



photos from Vogue.co.uk

BALMAIN was definitely “mon preferee” this season. The colours and the structured shoulders and details, all together created a feminine and strong silhouette.

Tailored jackets are going to be the must buy item in the next coming months and the colour yellow. I can’t wait to showcase my new collection next season in New York or London.



photos from Vogue.co.uk



photos from Vogue.co.uk



More photos from my look

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