The evening began with designers from Dominicana Moda, the official alliance of San Juan Moda in the Carribean. Moises Quesada presented his collection “Marie Vit“. Which featured edgy sports wear with midi shorts and sexy transparent designs. The designer has always been known to create a show stopping runway and this didn’t cease to surprise.
Another designer from Dominicana Moda that presented last night was Jose Jhan and his collection ‘Dream in Marrakech’. With his dessert inspired collection, he presented a wide rage of tans and blues. Featuring nature inspired prints, lots of natural fibers and leather. As always the designers tailoring was impeccable and styling on point.
I’m very excited to say that this is the first official plus presentation in a major fashion event on the island. San Juan Moda again breaks the barriers and presented designers Carlos Reyes, Elda Samano, Emmanuel Acosta, Javier Arnaldo, Osvaldo Morales, Patricia Rivera and Lizet Míró that showcased an impressive array of designs. From maxi dresses, frocks, tunics, ball gowns and ready to wear designs. The wide variety of design presented last nigh gave the modern plus woman a diverse selection to show off her personal style.
[L to R] Elda Samana, Emmanuel Acosta, Carol Reyes, Javier Arnaldo, Osvaldo Morales, Patricia Rivera + Lizet Miro.
Being a plus woman in the fashion industry, I hope that the organization continues to present designers with plus creations and as always keep up with the mentality of being innovative and current with the times. I can’t wait for the next season and see what they have in-store and hope that my new project can be featured in the next season. Stay tuned!
Bridal shows can be a bit of the same, but this time around San Juan Moda requested that the invited designers present a unique piece that represents their aesthetic.
Hugo Boss Collection
From the likes of Carlota Alfaro, Carlos Alberto, Diana Vazquez, Edzel Giovanni, Elda Samano, Emmanuel Acosta, Heriberto Vazquez, Hugo Boss, Jaer Caban, Javier Arnaldo, Juan Colon, Kelvin Giovanni, Lisa Thon, Marcos Carrazana, Miriam Budet, Orlando Emmanuel, Sonia Rivera, Sonia Santiago and Agatha Ruiz De La Prada.
[L to R] Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, Miriam Budet, Kelvin Giovanni, Lisa Thon & Heriberto Vazquez.
It was such a unique show that we saw the traditional bride in ethereal and elegant designs, showcasing her romantic sensibility. The modern bride that is current to the times and not afraid to push the boundaries with fashionable and contemporary style and the avant-garde woman that doesn’t bound herself to the traditional gown and has a much more edgy approach to her bridal trousseau.
Marcos Carrazana A/W ’16: ‘Rated R’
Its always a delight to see a Designer develop and grow through the seasons, Marcos Carrazana and his collection ‘Rated R‘, did precisely that. The designer played with the rough and soft elements of the season, luxurious velvets, leather, meshed lace, delicate fringe were a sight for sore eyes.
di by Diana Vazquez A/W ’16: Lilly
‘Lilly’ by Diana Vazquez was as delicate and feminine as usual, the designer used her usual elements, but integrated the functionality and sassiness of the modern young woman. Her unique elegance and particular way of harmonizing elements gave this collection a fresh feel.
[L to R] Hernan Nadal, Edzel Giovanni, Julio Andres & Angel Guzman.
The Lisa Thon school of Design “Centro Moda” 20 year anniversary was commemorated with a collective runway of students that have made a career of their pursuits in fashion. This eclectic runway showcased a diverse perspective of fashion from her past students and current established designers on the island.
[L to R] Orlando Emanuelli, Ecliptica, Juan Carlos Collazo & Sol Azul.
What made this collective of designers stand out is their individual talent to create and ensemble such distinct looks and all having the same mentor. “Centro Moda” is considered one of the top design schools on the island and is known for its reputable success in guiding students into a successful career in the industry.