[Ecliptica S/S ’16] “The Greatest Show On Earth”: SJM Day 1

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The official fashion week of the island, San Juan Moda has commenced with the stunning presentation by Ecliptica: “The Greatest Show on Earth“, composed of designing duo Norein and Michelle Otero. They stunned us with beautiful, feminine garments which their known for.

This season the designers inspired by the flapper and circus era with modern and luscious fabrics influenced by the majestic and the intriguing of the decade. Superb prints with delicate star embellishments, fringe and bright colors for the risk taking fashionista. Stunning cutouts, high slit skirts, bare baring backs and exquisite adorned fringe, ravishing and colorful patterns with pleasing appliqués were the focus of the collection.  The designing sisters which were celebrating their 15 year career, did not disappoint with such an innovative proposal.

Photos by Peter John Andino.

Photos by Puerto Rico News.

Their avant-guarde designs could only be complimented by the ravishing creations and accents of jewelry designer Alberto Torres, with his outstanding and divine belts, intricate chokers, earrings and rings inspired by the heavenly and cosmic.


Stay tuned for more on the latest trends and events of San Juan Moda; the official fashion week of the island.

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[San Juan Moda] Host Inaugural Gala

(L to R) Gisela Asencio de Alemañy, Gricel Mamery, Lucy Rodriguez Bacardí, Ruby Lefranc y Mimi Emanuelli. Photo by Giovani Cordero.

(L to R) Gisela Asencio de Alemañy, Gricel Mamery, Lucy Rodriguez Bacardí, Ruby Lefranc y Mimi Emanuelli. Photo by Giovan Cordero.

On the 5th Edition of “San Juan Moda”, the organization has selected the top five women who best represent fashion in Puerto Rico, acknowledging them with the first anual event: “Las Cinco Mas Fabulosas”.

The project “Las Cinco Mas Fabulosas”, The Five Most Fashion Forward is a concept that seeks to recognize the woman that is true to her style, that can embrace different trends and make them her own. ‘These are women that do not follow runways, but seek, choose, and adapt to their styles, becoming fashion icons’, said Iris Eden Santiago, creator of the project.

This inaugural group is composed of: Gisela Asencio de Alemañy, Ruby Lefranc, Lucy Rodríguez Bacardí, Gricel Mamery y Mimi Emmanuelli de Rubín. These women will be acknowledged on Friday, October 2 when “San Juan Moda” becomes host to the 1st Annual Gala of Fashion to be held in The San Juan Resort and Casino.

La Gala de la Moda”, fashion gala is the precursor of the 5th edition of “San Juan Moda”, held from October 2 to the 10th at The San Juan Resort and Casino. The gala will also be host to the first ever fashion awards to the best designs of the 4th Edition of “San Juan Moda” Spring/Summer ‘15. ‘The San Juan Moda Fashion Awards will be held twice a year, recognizing the best of the previous seasons’, said Carlos Bermudez, President of the organization. ‘Another innovative aspect of SJM, is that for the first time the work of Fashion Editors, Fashion Journalist, Fashion Columnist and Stylist will also be acknowledged.’, stated Bermudez.

The San Juan Moda Fashion Awards will recognize extraordinary design and excellence in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Haute Couture Collection
  • Outstanding Womenswear Collection
  • Outstanding Menswear Collection
  • Outstanding Overall Design
  • Best Evening wear
  • Best Wedding Dress
  • Best Runway Ambiance
  • Most Outstanding Female Model
  • Most Outstanding Male Model
  • Best Hair and Makeup Artistry
  • Best Accessories Design
  • The Carlota Alfaro Vanguard Award

La Gala de la Moda” is a celebration of the fashion industry, with the aim of rewarding excellence, creativity, diversity and stimulate the various collaborators that make this a successful, lively industry. For more information on tickets and pricing visit: San Juan Moda or write to: ojocreativopr@gmail.com.