The Bite Magazine - Autmn/Winter 2020 - Issue 28

bitecatwalk ith 40 looks, this collection from Juan Vidal was quite the undertaking. The mood was swanky, sexy, and yet undeniably feminine with a bit of a genuine playfulness; it did have teddy bear prints after all. I’d say one-third of the looks were 100% on trend for this AW season, complete with creamy leathers, various plaids, slinky lace slip dresses, big ruffles and bows. The remaining two-thirds of the collection were a bit more ambiguous, and like so many other collections, took heavy inspiration from the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. I have to point out a few key looks that walked for capturing the current trends so well, those being looks #1, #2, #8, #27 and #28. Look #1 had a lovely belted milky-white coat that would be a timeless staple in anyone’s wardrobe. Look #2 is head-to-toe winter-white-amazing and I have to have it, fuzzy pom-pom buttons on the coat and all. Look #8, I adored the muted coral pink shade of the entire ensemble, but the blazer with the interesting slip sleeves and silk lapels was especially lovely. Look #27 was again this distinct shade of blush/coral pink that stood out but not strongly so. I also loved the detailing in this look, everything matched in colour from the big bow in her hair, to her waterfall slip dress, to the perfectly tailored dress coat with those fuzzy, furry pom-pom buttons again. And finally, I found look #28 to be the same as look #27, simply all-black, which made it far more severe, more seductive in a more, dare I say, somewhat powerful way. Dressing in all-black does that, it gives the person an odd sense of empowerment I think. I don’t know, maybe that’s just the New Yorker in me. However, all in all, Vidal’s collection was cohesive and logically planned. One could see the evolution and continuity of the collection; nothing broke in stride or felt awkward. s