On the closing night of the official fashion week of the island: San Juan Moda. The most reputable designers presented their Autumn/Winter ’16 proposals. We were graced by the designs of Ruben Dario, Lisa Thon and Eddie Guerrero.
The night commenced with the collection “L’hymne a L’amour” by Ruben Dario. A romantic proposal of elegance and graceful designs. With form flattering A line skirts, sheer silks and taffetas, deep plunging necklines and beautifully refined prints. The simplicity of this collection left us wanting more.
Lisa Thon and her collection ‘Fly Me Away‘ was fun, luxurious and totally jazzy. The designer completely blew us away with her ingenious styling and luscious prints and details. Portrays the contemporary woman that loves to look stylish, chic and put together. Her looks were flawless and easy to carry; any woman of any size would love to be able to flaunt her femininity in these modern sequined bomber jackets and beautiful metallic vest with beaded fringes.
The last of the evening is the always unforgettable Eddie Guerrero with his collection ‘Paradigma’. This eclectic collection presented tailored menswear and a diverse style of womenswear with houndstooth detailing. The designer embraced the more comercial side of his usually edgy style of design. But his trademark gothic style could still be felt in his collection.
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.