Stephanie Lim is a New York-based writer and photographer temporarily living in Buenos Aires. PAPERMAG asked her to cover Buenos Aires Fashion Week for us, and this is her second entry.
The second day of Buenos Aires Fashion Week brought the men out. I attended the Hermanos Estebecorena show, which featured an array of cosmopolitan foot soldiers. Some of the models walked the runway with helmets -- either in-hand or on their heads -- and the styles tended toward military-esque with a touch of Brooklyn bike messenger.
This was a stark contrast to the women's Rapsodia show, in which all the models wore tan, fringed leather ankle boots, and flounced down a psychedelic runway. Filled with vests, denim, sequins, and both floral and animal prints, the Rapsodia winter line would be perfect for any cowgirl looking for a disco.
The showroom was even more crowded than yesterday, a good sign for the fashion industry. Diego Civetta, half of the husband-and-wife team behind Olive, remarked that though last winter was a bit brutal, things appear to be looking up after a strong summer season in Argentina. The Olive collection, another locally produced line, is attracting attention with their artisan muslins and antique-styled buttons, many of which are made-to-order.
More to come on Monday!