As I really enjoyed Day 4 catwalks and presentations, my reviews we'll go from there backwards.
As I don't work as a blogger full time (sadly or not) my first catwalk of the day was after work. Running to get there on time and in the pouring rain (with no umbrella), I finally managed to enter the bubble Keiko Nishiyama had prepared for us at Sketch.
Entering The Glade Room felt very different from usual. As you walked in, two models wearing Keiko's SS16 collection were enjoying afternoon tea while the rest of us stared at them. All of a sudden, music turns up and they start dancing! The new collection wanted to explore the boundaries of the nature and it is inspired in the butterfly, a sign of feminine delicacy and fine structure.
Keiko's collection was full of prints, taking you to the exotic countries of Africa and its ethnic costumes, but always with an asian touch. The fabrics were a bit simple to my taste but I think that's what the designer wanted to achieve. Sophisticated yet traditional clothes you can wear on a daily basis.
Peter Pilotto followed after that and let me tell you. It was fantastic. Peter himself and Christopher de Vos -the designers- are definitely creating the grounds of the quirky and contemporary digital prints.
Soft silhouettes, geometric prints, texture heavy looks, such a chic collection. I reckon this will be all the street style will see next season. Lots of ruffles, pleads, mix & match and that baby blue color all over the place...YES PLEASE!
Miuniku was probably one of the best off-schedule presentations I saw this season and I reckon the Mumbai-based brand will hit the charts very soon. Such a contemporary and futuristic collection and yet so minimal at the same time! The mixture of bold colors and textures (hello metallic and appliqué trims) definitely stole the show. There was not a single piece I didn't like.
Gyulen was the last show from Day 3 and it wasn't particularly my favorite. "Protege Me A Oculus Malus", a collection inspired by superstitions, included many references to the Turkiush Evel Eye and the Azerie Thistles. In an upgraded version, it sometimes reminded me of Desigual prints. However, the long silk dresses in emerald and blue were absolutely beautiful and perfect for a summer destination and the models' unique hair style was certainly eye-catching.