When I am introduced to a new designer presenting at Fashion Week, I am always on the edge of my seat, (sometimes standing) ready to view the beautiful clothes, carefully crafted pieces, and hand picked models who are there to bring their collection alive. After reading about Madrid, Spain designer Alejandra (Alex) Alonso’s deep rooted inspiration and how her home town and holidays in Biarritz brought about her S/S color palette, I appreciated it more. Combining the coastal colors of cool white, powder blue and navy, and naturally contrasting them with the mystical hues of the regional sunsets was described in her collection details. The boxy and voluminous pieces in such beautiful calm colors is ideal for the classic woman who still wants to be daring. I love to see an all white outfit that works well for work or an evening party and Alonso pretty much nailed that. The tailored jackets and form fitting, belted dresses were the highlight for me, because I have already planned to wear this shade for Fall with other neutrals. It’s refreshing to see designers get experimental with outerwear and her pieces are heavily inspired by edge yet still simple.
Unfortunately this was another show I didn’t get to make it to in the flesh. I must change my schedule around next season to arrive in New York sooner, so hopefully A MOI’s collection for Fall is just as inspiring as this one. This collection was held at The Line NYC at The High Line Hotel which would have also been a treat, since it would’ve been nice to see something off site of the Lincoln Center.