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MODE SUISSE edition 11 - swiss fashion design

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 – Swiss Fashion Design

Mikki Levy Strasser (ZH) has visited this years Mode Suisse Edition 11 for isawsomethingnice.ch and will tell us all about the news and hits of this years fashion collections. In the photo below you can see Mikki holding an issu_issu bag. Thank you Mikki for writing this blogpost and for sharing your opinion. X

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

Mode Suisse Edition 11 – Swiss fashion design design
The 11th Edition of the Mode Suisse happened on March 7th at the Löwenbräu Areal in Zurich. Mode Suisse is an event that showcases Swiss fashion designers and their new collections. There was much to be seen this time!
The evening started with a Pre-view Cocktail where a few selected people had the chance to see the space before they had to leave the room and move to the upper floor where the L shaped Catwalk was. The runway floors were covered in carpets by the Swiss designers Schönstaub which gave the room that extra something.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

The show started BIG! Julia Seemann blew us away last time and she did it again. It was the perfect twist of street chic and 90s that is so in fashion right now. She showed the crowd that she is right at the pulse of time. Gurls get yourself a pair of patent leather over-knee boots. It is not a hooker thing anymore with this collection.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

The students of HEAD (Haute École d’Art et de Design) from Geneva showed very interesting modern pieces. I especially loved the oversized faux-fur coats by Jeremy Gaillard. Also I loved the play with proportions. It was one of these pieces that I would have loved to try on and take home. If people would see me with this on the street in Zurich they would think I am crazy. But who cares, a reason more for me to want one! It is not easy to be a peacock in a grey world, but it is a lot of fun!

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

Following the students from Geneva was the traditional design house from Zurich, En Soie. I loved the pink cashmere sweaters and the cotton bomber jackets with the logo on the back. This collections was sticking to their roots and was showing us the evergreens they have been producing ever since. I loved it and my advise to everyone is: invest in evergreens!

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design
MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

The Basel based design team WuethrichFuerst showed some big and bold prints with seat belts and golden metallic blocks as details. It was interesting and iI will keep an eye on them from now on.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

Now lets talk about something nice for men: the collection by Julian Zigerli. The models came out on to the runway as one solid group all holding each other. One after the other left the group and made it’s way down and around the corner where they lay down on the floor to come together as a group again. Something that was already seen at his Paris fashion week presentation. It must have been an amazing experience to see that life. As always he showed fun prints in different shades of green. Green checkered pants. Fine rip top and trousers in dark green. Coats with leo-prints and an oversized jumper with a big cat face on the front. It was fun, playful and wearable. If I have some money to spend it will definitely be at Zigerli.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

After the show a lot of the people met again downstairs to talk about what they saw and to look at each other. It was there where i spotted the girls from the new brand issu_issu (www.issuissu.com). They showed me their beautiful hand bags that have a clear PET shell and an inner bag with an amazing print. I immediately grabbed it and told them I want one. This is way more than just a cool hand bag. This is an art piece. I can not wait to get one and put it up in my room.
To sum it all up. This edition once more showed that Swiss fashion can be daring and right at the pulse of time, yet it has the freedom to be itself.
So long, for I saw something nice.
Yours Mikki


A couple of weeks ago I was in Bucharest Romania. I was amazed by the romanian fashion design and want to share with you the nice things I have seen there.
The Place X is the first concept store opened in Bucharest, looking to bring the latest trends and timeless classics to the ever-developing local fashion market. With a unique point of view, the luxurious multibrand mixes cult names in fashion with up and coming international and local designers, rare beauty, iconic perfumes, high tech gadgets and chic events. Inspiring, fashionable, passionate and fun, these are the words that highlight the Place X spirit.
I could not agree more with what they say about themselves on their website. I fell in love with the gorgeous pieces by VALENTINA VIDRASCU and ADELINA IVAN.



coat COS
dress COS
down jacket C&A
tights HEMA
gloves C&A
watch ARMANI
jewelry VINTAGE


It was quiet cold in Bucharest, hence the very wintery outfit. Layering clothes is always a good way to keep warm. I have visited the recently opened COS store in Bucharest and found this lovely green coat and a matching dress. Very little did I know that it would be a green day for me. Because just some hours after purchasing these lovely COS pieces I found my dream bag in green by the romanian brand called MUSETTE.




What started in 1992 as a trading company is nowadays one of the most preeminent fashion brands of the world. Famous for the high quality and luxury design of its shoes and purses, Musette reflects the perfectly balanced mix of tradition, research, artisanal craftsmanship and innovation.
Each of Musette’s creations tells a story which inspires women and makes them feel beautiful. A story that starts with a vision and continues with more than 100 steps, since it takes at least 100 manufacturing steps for a purse or a pair of shoes to reach highest quality standards and turn into an adored accessory.
The success achieved on the international market so far supports the ambition of the company to continue business expansion in several countries, to consolidate and grow brand awareness and to turning thus into a strong global player! In order to deliver innovative and performant products, Musette constantly experiments new advanced production technics, invests in revolutionary materials and in product research. Still, with all advantages brought by technology, the main resource of Musette is the experience, craft and skills of its people. At the end of the day Musette remains an artisan – luxury’s main feature.
Cristina Batlan has been the Head of Musette’s Creation Division since 2003, coordinating a team of Italian and French designers, initiating fashion and art projects with local or foreign artists, designing every season the new refreshed brand image. The result is always an explosion of forms, colors, textures and thrilling details. Musette shoes and purses catch immediately your eye due to their novel colors, unexpected textures and freshness of the combinations.
These are all thingd that I have found on the MUSETTE website. Indeed a very inspiring fashion brand. When I saw the brown ATLAS bag it was love at first sight. Such a stylish but yet simple hand bag. My search for the perfect hand bag was over, finally. Every time I am wearing my MUSETTE bag I get so many compliments and people want to know where I have found this piece of beauty. Now you all know, its from MUSETTE.


Band of Creators brings you exclusive selections of pieces created by european designers.
Such as: Ioana Ciolacu, Anca Belbe, Bianca Popp, Constantine/Renakossy, Diana Flore, Edita Lupea, Emese Bako. Florentina Giol, Framboise, Georgiana Giuroiu, Happy Friday, Larisa Dragna, Maressia, Maria Queen Maria, Marie Nouvelle, NOON, Parlor, Pas du Tout. Smaranda Almasan, Atribut, Life in Mono, Procaine, SNOB., Wild Inga, No.23, AFMF.
The selection includes limited edition or even unique pieces. Office or smart casual clothing, but also evening wear and outstanding accessories. Product categories: dresses, tops, blouses, trousers, dresses, skirts, jackets, overcoats, jumpsuits, hair accessories, bags.
In the heart of Bucharest, near the Romanian Athenaeum, there is this cozy and intimate space, filled with designer clothing and accessories. As the name itself states the creators are emerging designers from Eastern Europe. But we also have a fine selection of established Romanian designers. If you’re looking for smart outfits, creative accessories or if you just want to see how Romanian fashion looks like, Band of Creators is the place to visit.
All the information above is from their website. This was my most favorite store to visit. I saw so many nice pieces and could have spent a fortune. I fell in love with the flower print coat that looks like a robe and I truly regret not purchasing it. Well, a good reason to go back and revisit Band of Creators.


That’s it from my trip to Romania and my post about ROMANIAN FASHION DESIGN. I can not wait to see their future collection and share them with you. I wish you all a lovely day and dont forget to subscribe to my blog. X


denim for the next generation – thats the tag line of the DESIGN CHALLENGE 2015 and I really like it. how can we be more sustainable, how can future generations benefit from us? did you know that the jeans industry is one of the most poluting one? I will get back to this topic but first I wanna talk about three of the winners and their design:


Taking his inspiration from the families of Amsterdam, John-Randy’s aspiration is to develop sustainable, more durable denim for everybody. He wants to design denim garments that are timeless in design, so people can wear them for a lifetime. John-Randy chose the 501 Levi’s Jeans 1954 as his iconic denim style, because these jeans made histo- ry as the first denim for women and were also worn by Marilyn Monroe.IMG_6731

C&A_Design_Challenge_04.15_009DONNA VAN LANGEN, 21

Donna’s style is understated and comfortable and this is what she brings to her design, too: clothes that look good, but are ultimately wearable. She is inspired by women who want clothes that they love but who also care about their beloved family and the environment. Donna chose the Rockmount Western Shirt as her iconic denim piece, because it is the ultimate basic garment. Wearable all year round, it transcends sea- sons and it works for a diverse range of styles.

IMG_6730C&A_Design_Challenge_04.15_012MICHAEL BLES, 27

Michael is a passionate and hardworking team player who loves to be creative and thrives with challenges. He takes his design inspiration from the cafe racers and rebels; the young, wild and free of the 60s. His aspiration is to fuse the old with the new, giving it a contemporary twist that takes the design into the modern day. Michael chose the trucker jacket as his iconic denim style, because it’s a piece of history that will always be reworked by designers and customizers.IMG_6728C&A_Design_Challenge_04.15_004

“The Design Challenge was launched by C&A two years ago to support up-and-coming design talent and explore new creative routes. For the 2015 edition of its annual competition, C&A has partnered with the Jean School of Amsterdam, putting the focus on creating Denim for the Next Generation. As one of the largest players in denim retail on the European high street, the partnership with the Jean School underlines C&A’s dedication to denim. For this year’s competition, eight emerging denim developers from the Jean School were invited to reimagine an iconic denim style for women, men or kids into an innovative and stylish, yet accessible, denim piece that meets a variety of criteria such as price range, sustainable material sourcing and production as well as craftsmanship. Both the sustainability and craftsmanship aspects of the challenge are key components for C&A as part of the company’s long-term strategy.”

It was really nice to talk to three of the winners unfortunately I didnt meet the fourth winner:
JULIE VAN LUIT, 19, she designed the ladies denim trucker jacket: C&A_Design_Challenge_04.15_006






it was the BLICKFANG weekend in Basel and I had a good time strolling around looking for nice things to share with you among my blog. I saw a lot, a lot of nice and rather not so nice things, a lot of jewelry, clothes and furniture. At the exit I was asked to write an article for WOHNREVUE about the Blickfang visit. I did it – you can read my article here: http://blog.wohnrevue.ch/journal/2014/5/11/leserreporter-lea-blickfang.html

I liked this BLOG & WIN idea by WOHNREVUE and hopefull I will be one of the lucky winners. lets see, fingers crossed!

so what I am doing right now, I am going thru all my photos taken at Blickfang and will show you my 3 favorite things. stay tuned! xx


LUX 2013

LUX at Silohalle NT Areal Basel Switzerland
13-15 December 2013

Christmas Shopping Delux at LUX – so many amazing brands and labels, earrings, cards, collarenecklaces, bags, clothes and more – in case you havent decided about having a real Christmas Tree at home you can play it by ear and buy one of the 40 Trees at Silohalle NT Areal.

make sure to stop where it says: I SAW SOMETHING NICE
collarnecklaces by isawsomethingnice
will be available at LUX
find the perfect present for your friends or maybe something to treat yourself with?

see you at LUX. xx



OUTFIT – dress up and down

I found these lovely pieces at net-a-porter.com and couldn’t resist making a blogpost. I think this wonderful chiffon jumpsuit by EMILIO PUCCI is a great keypiece to put different outfits around.

I chose the GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI shoes to wear this jumpsuit in a more casual way. To dress it up in a more elegant way just wear pumps or platforms or wedges and it will instantly change the look of the jumpsuit.

For the bag I chose this ALEXANDER WANG totebag. Like the shoes also the bag dresses the jumpsuit down to a very casual almost everyday look.

so lets say you want to wear this jumpsuit for a party night I would recommend wearing:


and if you want to wear the jumpsuit in amore casual way then just go for the items above 😉

enjoy shopping on net-a-porter.com 


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Today I brought my Collarnecklace Collection to SHOWROOM BASEL.

Visit the Shop and check out my Collarnecklace Collection among other beautiful design pieces!

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