Panama based Spanish blogger Gisele Del Río travelled to the French capital at the end of February, covering Fashion Week for Coup d’État.Initially scheduled to be printed in our April issue, we share with you her coverage; an intimate account of her stay in ‘La Ville Lumière.’
A new day in the French capital. It is raining more than ever and today we have quite a busy day. First stop: the Vogue México showroom where we will meet a dozen Latin American designers with a lot of talent representing countries like Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Guatemala and Venezuela.
This is the list of brands and designers that presented their collections at the JK Place hotel in Paris: Senda Nelly Rojas, Arata, Napoleón, Marika Vera, Margo Baridón, Teresa Valencia, Lia Cohen, Contró, Hila and Agnes Lenoble.
It has been very enriching to be able to meet the designers, a magnificent initiative by Karla Martinez de Salas, Valentina Collado and Camila Malagón, respectively director, editor and director of communication at Vogue México.
We make the most of the next showroom location to eat for the second time at L’Avenue. Having eaten there so many times, I recommend you the king crab salad and the organic chicken with green beans (as a healthy option) and the mushroom pasta if you have a craving.
From here we run to discover the Port de Bras collection at the Plaza Athenée hotel. A brand that wins your heart with the comfort and versatility of each of its garment. It is fascinating how Clarissa Egana, its designer, has managed to make “sports” garments look the most elegant with accessories suitable for daily office work or even to attend an event.
We would have stayed with her all afternoon but we have another appointment with Daniela Panaro, the designer behind No Pise La Grama. I adore her. After several years of knowing each other, in addition to admiring her for her exquisite taste, delicacy and talent for designing, I love her for being so sweet and such a good person.
We get to her showroom and fall in love with the view. We are in a glazed penthouse overlooking the Opéra de Paris, a privileged enclave that is the setting for an exquisite collection. This was the essence of her collection: fringes, puffed sleeves, feathers and vegan leather. Doesn't that sound like what every woman would like to have in her closet? If we add to that a perfect color palette for all kinds of occasions, it becomes a success. A collection that I would define as feminine, comfortable and timeless. Her clothes are the kind that when you see them, you know they will fit wonderfully.