Mode Suisse 2023 – Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show
Mara Danz collection

Dear Everyone,

Last night’s Mode Suisse started with a crash – literally, when a glass splintered onto the runway just as the show was about to begin. Swiss efficiency paid off tremendously, seconds later every trace of glass splinter was already removed and the show could go on!

As an introduction, Mode Suisse is the one annual event that brings together everyone in the Swiss Fashion Industry. It is also a great door opener for local designers and design students.

At this years show practically every designer had a message to portray to the audience. A message that looked at our World as it is, as opposed to focusing on beauty or fashion alone. Many sociopolitical topics were raised throughout the evening. This is a trend that you can see happening more and more during Fashion Week’s – also in Milan and Paris. I guess this stands to reason, given that what we wear says so much about who we are.

One of my favourite collections was that from Mara Danz who returned back to Glarnerland, Switzerland after a 2 year stint working for Maison Margiela  in Paris. Starting her label in 2021. I loved the name of her collection “If you don’t let us dream, we won’t let you sleep”. With that in mind her collection was full of fabulous prints and futuristic designs which could almost be out of a science fiction film. (Highlights from her collection pictured further down).

Rafael Kouto & Bernina collaborated for this years Mode Suisse show. The emphasis on their collection being that  social equality can only be reached with true authenticity. That we should continually adapt to social changes of our time.

Enough of an introduction, time for you to see highlights of 7 collections from: “Mode Suisse 2023 – Much More Than Just A Fashion Show”.

Note all photos taken by Yvonne Aeberhard Stutz & property of FunkyForty GmbH.

 

Mode Suisse 2023 – Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

1. Doing Fashion Basel, ICDP HGK FHNW (Mode Suisse Friends)

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show
Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

 

2. DANZ

@mara_danz

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

 

3. Bernina x Rafael Kouto

@berninaschweiz

@rafaelkouto

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

 

4. Sarah Bounab

@sarah.bounab

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

 

5. Atelier 1985

@atelier_1985

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

 

6. Louis Origine

@louisorigine

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

 

7. KAZU

@kazuhuggler

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

Mode Suisse 2023 - Much More Than Just A Fashion Show

 

Many thanks to Yannick Allen and the rest of the Mode Suisse team for yet another fabulous show!

See here for previous editions of Mode Suisse shows.

 


 

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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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  1. Hi dear Yvonne I love your blog thank you very much it looks very much something for the coming the future or better said futuristic oh well something new is always good

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