In the framework of BAFWeek I had the opportunity to see several fashion shows. From fully installed and recognized brands in the Argentine market as well as new talents. Such is the case of NOD, Bestia and House of Matching Colors.
María Monsalvo and Catalina Arévalo are the designers of NÓD. A brand that started two years ago and already have three awards. Seal of Good Argentine Design 2016 and 2017 and Fashion Authors BA, emerging designers category. Its new collection “Quinto Bis” (uses the name of their previous collection) takes as its starting point the very adolescence of their designers. Uncontracted style, school uniforms and garments that adapt to that prized youth where unconcern reigns. The garments are transformed creating a new concept. The seal of the brand are unique, timeless and of high quality. Their designs were accompanied by the shoe brand Acento de Autor, which I told you a few weeks ago.
Bestia, brand created by Meli Karagozian and Catalina Villarraza with garments that express freedom. Versatile garments that combine in different ways and are resignified. A palette of colors in neutral tones like white, gray, black and some vivid colors like red and yellow. For its creators, design is a concept. A lifestyle. A place. And that is what they translate into their designs.
Paula Selby Avellaneda, designer of House Of Matching Colours, one of the highlighted brands in the last edition of 2016 also said present in this opportunity. It is a pret-a-porter brand with leather garments and haute couture. Their identity: all his designs are made in Buenos Aires. Pastel shades, tulle, embroidery, transparencies and above all romanticism in this new collection. Garments with details for the delight of the eyes that will make them shine on more than one summer night.
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