Pictures by Véronique de Vallière
I have just started my spring-summer semester in St-Gallen (some 300km away from Lausanne) on a university exchange program. With the move, you discover how things that you take for granted now become a challenge, for example, finding a photographer for my shoots over here. For those of you who are not familiar with Switzerland, St-Gallen is in the German-speaking region with its distinct culture and Swiss-German dialect. I take this relocation as an opportunity to be able to share with you a better insight into the fashion scene in this part of Switzerland – starting with a Diesel event I attended last week in Zurich!
Nicola Formichetti, new artistic director at Diesel, introduced a capsule collection that may be seen as a tribute to the brand heritage. Rather than to start totally afresh, Formichettei apparently went through the archive of leathers and ended up taking the pieces to the atelier to serve as a source of inspiration for his vision of the future. He wanted to highlight in all his creations the rebellious spirit of leather. His attention went into the details and each piece took three days on average to make. Formichetti definitely captured the essence of coolness of the Diesel brand. I wish he had more pieces of his collection ready to show us.
For the event, I wore casual with heels for a hint of sophistication. I am not used to wearing head bands, but gave this one a try. A touch of Bollywood, don’t you think?
Wearing: Forever21 shirt / H&M jean / Sismeek watch / Rita & Zia bracelet / Zara tote / Mango boots