Fátima Lopes - spring 2013

The designer presents her luxuriant paradise at the runway show in Paris



What a great way to start Paris Fashion Week for us today, with the Fátima Lopes runway show. As one of three Portuguese designers showing at Paris Fashion Week, Lopes drew inspiration from the nature of the jungle with a sultry, modern collection entitled “Luxuriant Paradise.” Silhouettes were curve-hugging, modern and asymmetrical.

The thigh-high slit and low-cut top is a favourite of Lopes this season. The collection was highlighted by graphic and colourful tropical prints, evoking the leaves of a palm tree. Our favourites were the accessories: flowers moulded in gold that adorned belts and necklaces, giving the collection that extra bit of luxe. Lopes also took advantage of the suppleness of leather by creating little jackets and mini skirts from both black and coloured leathers. Skin bearing and playful, this collection is perfect for a five-star, tropical vacation.