BLESS, Sun 28 Sep
The Berlin-Paris art/fashion collective presented their 36th collection : Bless N° 36 Nothingneath in rather chaotic circumstances, which meant a long wait for much of the crowd. But the fashionistas were calmed with pretzels and beer. The twenty or so looks, worn by non-professional models – typically friends and family of Bless – crowded into a tight stairwell, providing a kind of tableau vivant we climbed slowly past. As usual Bless’s new collection is a comfortable, casual, generally unisex range. The mainly cotton pieces are loose and draped, in pale greys and blues, with flashes of red and orange. Bless’s accessories are always great and their new metal-fringed sunglasses concept is quite something! Scarves and veils and bearded models at times gave a Muslim vibe to the whole shebang.