Second Edition of Beirut Summer Fashion Week by L.I.P.S

A change of pace for today. Let’s have an “international style” break. Specifically, an in person fashion report.

Enjoy. And have a good Thursday, wherever you are in the world.

– Robert. 🙂



50 m catwalk, with more than 10 fashion shows over 5 days from the 19th till the 23rd of May 2015 at St. Georges Yacht Club & Marina.

I fully subscribe to the idea that art has to be well executed and manifest the artist’s prowess. This is what the fashion designer Ivanna Mackova actually did. Her innovative cuts were matched by her innovative fabrics. I cannot describe her work by any other word than “Avant-Garde”.

Moreover and most importantly, the collection presents a perfect balance of translucence and secretiveness in his semi sheer garments layered together, in black and white. In these clothes I could see a designer who grew up in a certain environment without growing out of it. She is not a designer who had a chance to manifest her experience, and take it to a more mature and elegant dimension. Therefore the dresses she…

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