PARIS, Mar 6, 2009 / FW/ — Entitled ‘Madones in the Shade’, the Fatima Lopes Fall 2009 collection was inspired by the Madonna, the virgin icon of the Catholic religion. Fans who are aware of Fatima Lopes’ penchant for seductive silhouettes were expecting a provocative Madonna. The Portuguese designer surprised everyone by presenting a futuristic Madonna who is dark, brooding and mystical.
With black as the predominant color, Fatima Lopes sent out leather leggings and knee high boots worn with mini dresses. Quilted capes with exaggerated turtleneck collars are must have to get that mystical effect. And a chainmail gown demonstrates that these Madonnas are not to be trifled with.