Junya Watanabe and a huge thank you to Rosa Orrantia of Persuade in Bilbao


Dear Shaded Viewers,

The morning had a difficult start, first no taxi's , then I took the metro to Republic and went to get a taxi, none, just as I was about to give up I heard someone calling my name, it was Rosa from Persuade in Bilbao, she had passed by in a taxi also on route to the Junya Watanabe show and had the taxi driver go around the block to pick me up. How sweet is that? We thought we would miss the show but, alas, only missed the first few pieces.
Junya stripes
Junya finale
Clients of Rosa
Friends and clients of Rosa, co-founder of Persuade in Bilbao    



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.