Friday, June 21, 2013

Bacca da Silva Fashion Show at Palace Hotel in San Francisco


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fashion Scene - San Francisco

For 2012 academy of arts graduation party, the school brought some cool people to be their Guests of Honor! The line-up this year includes: Sarah Burton, creative Director of Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, milliner, who has collaborated with many of the top couture and ready-to-wear fashion houses including Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Prabal Gurung, Gareth Pugh, Ralph Lauren, and Rifat Ozbek; and Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud, president and CEO of the ALFA and AL HAMA luxury retail corporations which operate Harvey Nichols Department Stores, Donna Karan, and DKNY stores in Saudi Arabia. Also, the school invited other fashion insiders who have previously been guests of honor; in 2010, it was Suzy Menkes, OBE (Order of the British Empire), fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune, and 2011 Guest of Honor Cathy Horyn, fashion critic for The New York Times. The AA is also bringing this year Stephan Rabimov, editor-in-chief of Depesha magazine ( and Jayne Seward, fashion editor of California Apparel. Photo 01 – from left to right front row: Suzy Menkes, Cathy Horyn, Sarh Burton, and Philip Treacy – photo courtesy BDS Inc. Photo 02 - Sarah Burton of Alexander Macqueen and Elisa Stephens president of Academy of Art University – photo courtesy BDS Inc. Photo 03 – Royal Highness Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud – BDS Inc. photo courtsey Photo 04 - Philip Treacy, miliner and Elisa Stephens – BDS Inc. photo courtsey Photo 05 – Cathy Horyn – Fashion Critic New York Times – photo courtesy BDS Inc. Photo 06 – Suzy Menkes – Fashion Editor International Herald Tribune – photo courtesy BDS Inc. Photo 07 - Bacca da Silva Stephan Rabimov left– Editor-in-Chief Depesha Magazine– photo courtesy BDS Inc. Photo 08 - Jayne Seward - Fashion editor California Apparel – photo BDS inc. Photo 09 – photo courtesy BDS Inc

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kristi Yamaguchi editorial wearing Bacca da Silva

Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic and World Champion Ice Skater, Winner of Dancing with the Stars and a Best Selling Author wears Bacca da Silva. Make sure you check out her spread clad in the Bay fashion magazine March Issue here!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Menswear Fall 2012
By Bacca da Silva
KEY TRENDS: Texture, leather, color block, hats, mixed-fabrics, fur and shearling details
MINOR TRENDS: Velvet, prints and tie- dye, high heel, cropped pants, hats
Key words – fabric technology and craftsmanship
On January 11th menswear fashion designers started showing fall 2012 collection in Milan, followed by Paris, London and NY. Although sparsely, we’ve seen some similar recurring trends in the past seasons in some collections such as tie-dye for Prada and cotton prints for Dries Van Noten. Currently, These trends are still influencing designers and pretty much in all collections right now. However, there is a stronger attraction towards mixed-textures and new fabric technology. The trend is strong in several menswear collections and it is shown in jackets, pants, shirts, t-shirts, scarves, shoes and trench coats. Sometimes is a two-color jackets that shows a leather details in the collar or shoulder; Sometimes the outfit is a tie-dye wool suit with a shearling collars or woven wool/silk or leather contrast lapel. Some fabrics are reengineered in order to interweave wool and leather or wool and silk. The technology for these fabrics is amazing. Since menswear is still a conservative field compared to women’s wear, these new fabrics gives new possibilities to menswear designers to create more interesting clothes and accessories. Another growing trend is the return of the hats. We’ve seen the fedora hat with small and sometimes larger brims in: Moschino, Iceberg, John Richmond, Etro and Vivienne Westwood. The Beretta was also another hat seen in Burberry, Armani and John Richmond. Last season we saw “the cowboy hat” in Lanvin men’s wear show. Lucas Ossendrijver, Lanvin menswear creative directors, preferred Boss of the Plains hat which has a wider brim as opposed to the fedora. Here, I chose the pieces that represent the season’s main trends. Pay close attention to the texture and the symbiosis of different fabrics and textures. All pics Fall 2012 consecutively: Versace,Ann Demeulemeester, Bacca da Silva, Bottega Veneta and Dolce and Gabanna .

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Women Wear Pre-Fall 2012

Pre-fall collections are usually shown in late December early January. This is basically the time spring collections shown earlier in the year is starting to arrive at stores worldwide. Pre-fall collections are shown just a month before the official fall collections. I think this is just an excuse to show more pieces and collections to retailers, therefore have people working on delivering more fashion clothes to stores while is mid-season. I also think this is a response to the fast fashion strategy from other lower price chain stores; “Less inventory yet more merchandise frequency “. Although stores in the lower price range don’t put a title on their collections such as fall or spring, it is basically the same thing. Are you confused?! Well, remember that fashion houses also show resort collections besides their fall and spring, pre-fall and pre-spring as well as accessories and some fashion houses even show beach wear lines. All these are womens collection. Do not forget there is also Men’s wear fall and Spring collections.
Anyways, here are the best pieces for pre-fall 2012 in term of color combination and color trend. There is no ground breaking in terms of silhouette or shapes. American and European designers are still playing safe and focusing mostly on bright colors to separate themselves from the crowd. The colors are: neon red, cobalt blue, vivid pink, yellows, oranges and greens. Generally stylish people around the globe invest their money in dark colors because there are supposed to be timeless, however, if you get a bright, good quality piece you can have it also for very long time, just make sure you get a good one.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Creative Corner" - Paris fashion Week Spring 2012

I’ve been following season after season collections from NY, Milan, London and Paris. Although living in America at the moment, I can’t stop thinking about what would be to do fashion in Paris or even show in Paris fashion week. Without a doubt, currently Paris has been the fashion creative corner in the word. It is well know that NY is commercial and business oriented, Milan is a bit more focused on the men’s wear fashion business, London is working towards stilling Paris’s post as the most creative fashion week. As a fashion designer and someone who follows fashion from a consumer as well as a fashion insider’s point of view, I look at fashion weeks searching for shows that are besides being creative and relevant to our times as well as interesting enough that customers and buyers will look at the looks twice. Therefore, I do think that Paris still holds the post of most creative. If all the collections shown in the Paris fashion week are sellable that is a complete different argument. Of course, designer should strive for a commercial yet creative/relevant collection in order to be sustainable but this a topic for another time. Here are my favorite looks for spring 2012. I picked the look for different reason. Sometimes I look at colors, other times shapes and proportions and some other times for pure fantasy and sometimes for all the above in the same look.