An afternoon of shopping in Rome with a french brand

This afternoon I will go shopping in Rome with my client Heather. She is blonde, a size 4 or 6, easy to wear. I will definitly take her to visit Zadig & Voltaire, a french brand that I like and that I discovered threw a stylist called Andreas Mercante. In Rome he always invite me to the press sales, a fantastic opportunity to get new clothes. Last time I bought a gorgeous black dress.

The Zadig&Voltaire Spring Summer 2020 collection represents the union of two unique yet harmonious styles that resonate as one with Cecilia Bönström’s collaboration with Kate Moss. They showed in Paris two days ago.


This synergy started before Kate Moss became a brand icon, before she signed on to design her own line of bags. Cecilia had Kate in mind from the conception of the collection, represented in her very first sketches for the season.  Imaging not just the Kate Moss we know but the Kate of tomorrow and 2020.


The collection will be revealed amid the sumptuous décor of the Ritz in Paris, a locale favoured by the top model. The brand reveals the collection in ‘Nocturne-Chic’ style. The house’s signature suit is revisited with a touch of modernity. An array of dresses are superimposed on trousers and shorts, displaying an asymmetrical draped effect, ruffle and tie details, and a lightness that is evident even in leather.


Denim with a vintage aesthetic is accented with feminine details and mixed with Zadig & Voltaire’s signature knitwear. Cashmere is revisited from every angle: from the simplicity of a men’s sweater to a mini tied dress, and the richness of openwork stitching on romantic sweaters made from recycled yarns.


The ‘Kate’ bag completes the bold, contemporary collection.  The chic heritage, 70’s inspired saddle bag silhouette, merging with the brand’s iconic nonchalant energy.

Like kindred spirits, the top model and the label share a penchant for rock, an aesthetic free from rules where one’s clothes reveal one’s attitude. This season, the style manifests a rebellious elegance that is purer than ever.

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