Exclusive: Nathalie Trad's Paris Fashion Week Diary | Day Four

BY Nathalie Trad / Oct 4 2016 / 15:18 PM

The Dubai-based handbag designer is sharing her Paris Fashion Week experience exclusively with Bazaar

Exclusive: Nathalie Trad's Paris Fashion Week Diary | Day Four
Today's view on my way to meetings

Our day is off to a good start with the NT team on the ground in Paris! Coffee and croissants are an absolute must to fuel ourselves for the day ahead after a long and fun night at Caviar Kaspia yesterday. As I walked through the doors of the restaurant last night, I notice our table is right by the legendary Valentino Garavani!

On Day Four, our first destination is the Rupert Sanderson showroom for some press appointments and a quick recap of the week so far. I loved discovering his spring/summer 2017 collection and all the beautiful colors and textures on offer for the new season. 

The Rayelle Pearl heel posing alongside our Phoenix clutch

Not a moment is wasted as we need to rush to a meeting packed day at our showroom. The day ahead is hectic but it is always so much fun sharing our universe, process and new additions to the outside world. I particularly loved showing off our collaboration piece with Swarovski. The Swarovski crystals were carefully encrusted between lines of hand inlayed mother of pearl creating a subtle shimmering effect as the piece moves. While working on the collaboration, I discovered a whole new world of materials and crystals where creativity has no limit. We are always looking to expand the realm of materials for our clutches. This collaboration has given us the opportunity to explore new avenues and hopefully will lead to a new direction for Nathalie Trad.

Our Sterling Swarovski encrusted clutch

On the menu tonight is the amazing hamburger I have been dreaming about at the Parisian favourite, Ferdi, an absolute must every season during fashion week.