PHILIPP PLEIN F/W 2020 – My new favourite fashion label!

You guys know I love Versace, Cavalli and Balmain…But there’s just something about Philipp Plein that just really speaks to me…

The Plein brand is growing internationally at a very rapid pace… (Faster than any other fashion label I’ve ever seen.) Rather than focusing his attention on North American. Plien expansion directly targets the biggest luxury consumer city in Europe and Asia! He has 80+ stores there, and continues to grow!

It’s rare to find a fashion label that can do both street style, and couture properly. $500 graphic shirt, and $135’000 sable floor length coats paired together in perfect harmony…with the perfect touch of sex appeal! 

For this collection – Not an inch of the models’ bodies wasn’t covered with either glittering crystals, punk studs or leopard print! The pictures speak for themselves! This collection was on fire!!!

Attending Dennis Basso Fall/Winter 2020 Fashion Show – NYFW

Dennis Basso is always one of the most anticipated shows during New York Fashion Week! This was my first season attending one of his runway presentations showcasing his Fall/Winter 2020 collection. I love fur (especially luxury furs!) and …and nobody does luxury fur better than Dennis Basso!

A fun surprise – Dennis incorporated several menswear looks into the collection. Doesn’t your man want a luxury sable coat for himself?  I acutally saw a heterosexual couple rocking matching Dennis Basso Chinchilla Coats in the Front Row. Talk about situational dressing?

The finale of the show featured actress and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna, who closed the show with her two daughters Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray. 

Post show – We headed backstage to meet the designers and chat with Lisa herself! This fashion show definitely set the tone for the rest of the season! Thank you so much Dennis Basso for having me and my friends at your show this season. 

Until next season!

Fashion Goes Grand – TFA Launches Canadian Design Initiative with Grand Bizarre

On Saturday, January 18th, I had the pleasure of attending one of Toronto’s newest hotspots—GRAND BIZARRE! This one-of-a-kind supper club is unlike anything you can experience in this city, and possibly even the world! What makes this venue so unique? Well, imagine having one place with the most delicious (and most Instagrammable) food, high-end circus entertainment, dancers, bottle service and more!

Saturday also marked the exciting launch of GRAND BIZARRE’s CANADIAN DESIGN INITIATIVE in collaboration with TORONTO FASHION ACADEMY—the monthly event will showcase some of Canada’s top designers while allowing guests to explore everything GRAND BIZARRE has to offer! We got to preview the fabulous MOSCATO PINK ready to wear collection (check them out here), but could you imagine that this was only one of the many surprises in store for us throughout the night?

We kicked off the night, the best way we know how—with a glass (or two) of bubbly champagne! As we chatted, and enjoyed our drinks we were stunned by the aerialist performer that commanded the attention of the whole room—room is really an understatement, this venue is HUGE! Before we knew it, we had a whole feast of food at our table that included a sushi boat, taco fiesta, and even a steak platter (p.s I am still salivating over that rib-eye)! As the evening went on burlesque dancers feasted our eyes, cotton-candy clouds towered over our table and the music got louder as the party got bigger and bigger!

GRAND BIZARRE is a world of its own that will transform any evening into a night to remember! Whether you are a foodie, fashionista or love a good party, GRAND BIZARRE is a must to visit—I am already counting down until I go back! To join in on the fun, visit https://grandbizarre.com/.

Until next time,

Sergio.