This season, Alejandra Alonso Rojas decided to fine-tune her collection, formerly known as À Moi, explaining that it was time to re-think her direction. “I took a moment — there is so much noise in the market — I needed that,” she said. “It was time to mature and make this my own.”
The result was just that — less trendy and more elevated. Pajamalike silk suits were flawlessly executed with chiffon lining and piping details, while a cotton crepe tailored version featured a spongy texture that mimicked the surfaces of knits — another area Alonso Rojas intends to focus on. “I am a fourth-generation hand-knitter, it’s part of my heritage,” she said while pointing to a great lavender-tone volume-sleeved sweater.
Alonso Rojas has traditionally offered leather, so for spring she showed fine suede pieces, such as a bias-cut skirt and a kimono neckline midi dress. Overall it seemed like a sensible move for the designer at a time when the market is flooded with fast fashion — and chic, sophisticated women will always be happy to discover a new resource.