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March 14, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Fatima Lopes
Paris, France – The eternal Portuguese beauty Fatima Lopes has decided to make winter an affair where charm meets sex appeal and fabulous fabrics. Together they form an extremely cohesive body of work that expresses an innate sense of warmth. This is achieved through the designer’s study on simple color use and through her materials of choice.
The new Fall Winter collection features a simple, rich and deep color palette of black, a bit of white, a hint of gray and burgundy, which is without argument the most trendy color of the season. She places them on her fabrics that include lurex, knit, wools, leather and velvet (aka the “it” fabric for Fall Winter 2017/18). Fatima Lopes fashions them into silhouettes of pants ensembles, jumpsuits, long sexy dresses and jumpsuits. The legs of the pants and trousers move from large cuts as seen in the jumpsuits to slim, leg-hugging cuts as seen in the leather pants.
It is in the collar of some of the tops and in the mini-dresses where we perceive the designer’s affection for geometry. And the little skirts also offer up asymmetrical hems that reveal more hints of the leg.
In this collection we understand that the woman who is wearing Fatima Lopes’s creations is looking for comfort and also for a sense of coziness. This is where the fox furs serve their purpose in the designs. And though she is on the quest for something more substantial in her wardrobe, she is far from willing to renounce and say goodbye to her sexual powers of seduction. And therefore, the designer creates for her long dresses done in black sheer materials. They have been complimented only with giants sequined that have been spaced far apart, and thus revealing much skin.
So overall one must consider this collection as a big success. It remains consistent while fulfilling the needs of Fatima Lopes ‘s very picky clientele.
FAVORITE LOOK: The little short-cropped, pleated mini dress in burgundy with the single shoulder in white.