I recently attended Zando’s #ShowLab event at The Melrose Arch Fire and Ice Hotel. Now I’ll say it before & I’ll say it again. I’m just not the fashion slave type. Even before 30 hit I knew what I liked & worked for my body and I’ve stuck to it (well with some allowances for weight fluctuations that is).
That said, I do love ogling at fashion, even if it’s not for me, just to see what’s out there and see if I need a bit of an update that’s exactly why I was sure not to miss Zando’s #ShowLab that afternoon.
One of the rooms on display…
After a while (& I realise this sounds spoilt, but allow…) launches just become launches. I was really impressed that a) Zando didn’t send a last-minute invite b) the event was well-organized & slick (everyone else myself excluded had to rush off to fashion week) & c) they really did something different.
We got a quick talk through upcoming Spring/Summer trends and then (the bit I liked) was that as we were in a hotel, they’d made up a few rooms to particular themes like “the working woman”, “the working man” & “the young couple”.
Now it wasn’t just about a rail of clothes in the room, everything down to the bedding, décor items and even the usual hotel branded amenities were replaced with beauty items stocked by Zando. Honestly it felt a bit like snooping in someone’s (super fab) hotel room while they were out…
Here’s a look at the 7 key Summer/Spring trends ahead. I’ve included 3 items from each trend to give you a feel….
Jorge Detroit Rock City Stud Jacket Black
Linx Houndstooth Lace Up Flats Black
Zoom Dior Cross Ring Faux Gold
Urban Jungle Fever
Errol Arendz X-Over Tulip Dress Olive Green
Plum Liberia Slingback Heels Blue
Stila Stay All Day 10-In-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm
Glamorous Check Casual Dress Black & White
Mint Block Heels Orange
Pieces Husky Earrings Yellow
Linx Pointy Ankle Strap Shoes Blue
Mint Viscose Top With Leatherette Sleeves Blue
Zoom Nadia Wedge Sneakers White
Friis & Company Skulk Bangle Set Faux Gold
Odeon Bow Embellished Platform Wedges Blue
Utopia Textured Bonded Lace Design Shift Dress Nude
Fred Tsuya Feather Tribal Necklace Black
Jorge Indiana Maxi Skirt Purple
Madison Delaware Ankle Boots Brown
Jorge Mexico City Embroidered Bodycon Black White
Plum Denmark Chunky Heels Pink
Vikson Enamel Plated Cuff Yellow
Urban Jungle Fever is definitely my thing. I have a weakness for animal prints and I love the dark military colours. That Errol Arendz Tulip Dress is begging me to wear it! I also quite love super feminine things so La Femme could work for me too – I love being a girl 🙂 PS you can see these trends & more online at Zando…
So what do you see yourself wearing?
We got a R300 voucher to spend and I’ve since been back to buy even more, so I’ll be doing a review of Zando’s shopping experience soon, so watch this space..