For all of you following Fashion Weekend Skopje through my front row updates on Facebook and Instagram, you already know I had a blast and you already have sneak peeks of my outfits. But, the blog is the base where I always come back and offer you in-depth opinions on the shows and present my outfits in details. This season was the 11. edition of FWSK and a second one for me as a fashion editor of Pixel.mk which this season was a media partner of the event. The event changed to a new location in the city centre and that gave it a more urban vibe and continuity of each following night. The programme was not as abundant as previous seasons and my assumptions on the subject vary between designers being either cash-striped and unable to afford two shows a year; or, that there has been a wider division between designers who take their job seriously and offer collections either at FWSK as a platform, or on an individual level, and designers who do this when the setting is right (for them). Since I am becoming more of an insider to the fashion world from season to season I will agree that times are hard, especially from a financial point, but the bigger price to pay in the broader sense would be not to be taken seriously by the industry.
Backstage at FWSK
On the same subject I would say that this also applies to fashion journalists and bloggers. There are people that I only see on certain shows, not throughout the whole event and that are pretty much absent from the scene outside FWSK. And those who do show up say very little about the current events, shows and overall situation in the field. I do understand that there are as many different styles as there are media, especially alternative-like blogging-and that everyone has their own way of channeling. In this regard I would mention the girls from Skopje Casual who relentlessly follow all events regarding fashion, creative work and modern social gatherings as well as building and maintaining a name that’s surely becoming a brand. Also I will point out Tea from Taste my black Tea who aside from having a kick ass personal style and is super talented, dedicates her blog to people who stand out from the crowd and presents the beauty in its diversity. Although this was a rather concise edition of FWSK I am glad to say that from the perspective of brave personal style and tightening of the diverse traits that this fashion world consists of, FWSK is building a stronger community from one season to the next.
Tea and photographer Vladimir Vidanovski
Back to this season, the honor to open 11. FWSK was bestowed to Rosica Mrshik who presented her ss 15 line rich in patterns, colours and feminine asymmetry. The designer stayed quite true to her form, I’d say rather too true and although this line will surely satisfy the demand of her clientele I’d rather she experimented a bit more with the form and length. Her chic business vibe was present as always and that’s what I like about her designs, but I believe she’s a designer who could offer so much more. I really loved the fresh colours and the pants in this line, I found them to be very chic, with a brave length I hope to see on the streets in the following seasons.
Beautiful Monica in Rosica Mrshik SS15/Miladin Papovic Photography
About my outfit for the evening, of course I opted for a mix of vintage and modern. The high-waist dark green full skirt is a vintage find I am especially fond of and I paired it with a chic jacket with faux leather sleeves from Ada Gatti and my new favorite pointed stilettos with thin laces detail. For the entire FWSK I was wearing filigree jewelry by the amazingly talented Aneta D. from Anechi’s Atelier. I got so caught up in conversations all night that I don’t have one decent photo of the whole outfit and details (silly me, I should have learned that lesson long time ago :) )
With Kalina (Skopje Casual) and Meri (Bastet Noir)/Photo Divian Arts