The colors and rhythm of Latin American fashion shine today in the stately setting of the Ferrajoli Palace in Rome in a parade in which seven designers from the continent present their creations.
The first edition of the Latin American Fashion (LAF 19), which served as an aperitif for the AltaRoma fashion week that begins today, Thursday, was born with a vocation of continuity to promote Latin American fashion in Italy, its promoter, Elsy Aparicio, told Efe.
On this occasion, stylists from Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, and Brazil, brought collections of both haute couture and ready-to-wear, as well as a line of jewelry and bags, in an evening that will have its continuation tomorrow with a showroom for buyers and promotion.
The young Cuban designer Yosmani Larrea will open the catwalk presenting for the first time his brand of tailor-made suits.
"A collection made for different types of personalities, according to their characteristics, their way of life, and their way of thinking. Our brand specializes, studying its clients and developing the personality in the wardrobe.
The creativity of the Brazilian Napoleao Cesar, based in Milan, will be followed by the GiBAG (Handbags and Accessories) accessories line of the Ecuadorian Gabriela Guasgua.
"My collection is inspired by the lakes, my province has 7 lakes, it is a geopark worldwide, and I want to highlight those lakes, all the flora, and fauna that surrounds the lakes, fused with the textiles of the artisans of the city of Otavalo," said Guasgua.
The Cuban Jacqueline Fumero and Ismael de la Caridad's tandem combines the classic dresses of the former with the jewels designed by the latter.
"Jacqueline has done a thorough, exhaustive job of making a collection in natural silk with all the warmth and color of Cuba and I have put all my effort into enhancing her collection by making transparent acrylic jewelry with the current fashion trends," she told Efe Ismael.
Fumero's collection "inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy. They are very classic dresses, very wearable, all made of silk, with an impeccable cut", according to the designer herself, a question supported by her partner: "I have tried to make the jewels match Jacqueline's dresses, which are of impeccable workmanship".
Mexico closes the fashion show with the designer Manuel Rodríguez and the Tirza line by the designer Sara Garcia Meza.
"Mine is a collection of casual clothing, called Colores de Bohemia, are very romantic colors, a very feminine line, in pastel tones, which can also be used for evening events, dinners," Garcia said.
To Rome, he brought eleven designs and also some handmade embroideries in applications, typical of Mexico.
The final brooch will be put by Manuel Rodriguez, with "a collection inspired by dresses from other eras, like Maria Antonieta, but I brought them to modernity, a collection with floral motifs, a color palette in light tones.
After eight years in the world of fashion, Rodriguez parades for the first time in Italy, but in Mexico has dressed many celebrities, such as Lucero, Yuri, soap actresses, and for music videos in his country and the United States.