At AIFW day 1 I visited the Roya Hesam and ZEM by Samira Algoe shows. The opinions on the shows were divided: especially Roya Hesam received both fantastic and horrible reviews. But I have to say that I thought the clothes were pretty. If you take into consideration that Roya Hesam got her bachelor degree in fashion design less than a year ago, it's quite impressive what she has accomplished already.
See for yourself!
Hesam managed to create a dreamy collection made out of sheer fabric in soft sea blue and creamy colours. The music playing during the show, the little tribal makeup details and the beautiful jewellery (me wanna!) all contributed to create this simple but beautiful world.
I especially loved Hesam's use of colour and fabric, she is well known for her inspiring combinations.
Right before the Roya Hesam show, another young designer called Samira Algoe got to show her ZEM menswear collection. A Hesam girl and ZEM boy would make a perfectly dressed couple, the colours really matched.
In contrast to Roya Hesam however, Samira Algoe showed a more Scandinavian kind of minimalism with fitted jackets and clear lines instead of loosely flowing fabric.
I especially loved the pastel colours on the models, I really hope that tailored pastel will become a mens trend! Love it.
Oh and someone please get me that tan leather duffle bag and baby blue cape.
Coming up: the Lotte van Keulen shows from the first evening, Velour and... SUPERTRASH..