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 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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Working with a creative team to produce an idea and develop a concept is an essential part of the editorial development process. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to collaborate with artist that have the same vision and are able to produce alluring imagery.
I was lucky enough to collaborate with photographer Ivonne Carlo, besides her being insanely talented, we have very similar interest and visions.
The chemistry and communication between a photographer and their stylist is extremely important. The stylist has the task to compliment the setting and storyline of the photographer. This being our (Ivonne and I) first collaboration, the pressure was on! I was able to find the perfect dresses for her story by local designer Jaer Caban. His designs have always been visionary and said to be our local McQueen.
Hair and makeup are also of the essence, they are a countenance of the scenery and the artistic portrayal of the story. The artist involved in the development of the beauty aspect of an editorial is a huge influence. This is why the beauty and style team are indispensable. I was lucky enough to know the hair and makeup artist, Rafy Quiñones. He has been a team member of Nao Nao Group where we’ve been collaborating for years. Besides him being ridiculously skilled, he’s an awesome asset to have in any squad.
In the end, all visionaries need to be able to intertwine artistry’s so they are able to have a successful outcome. In our case, it was KILLER!
Here is a behind the scenes video, shot by Rafy for your enjoyment.
Model: Bibi Torres @ G Models
Stylist: Aisha Naomi
Photographer: Ivonne Carlo Selles Starbuck
H+M/BTS: Rafy Quiñones
Assistants: Albert Anthony Guevara and Israel Mojica
Designs by: Jaer Caban, Atelier Sylphe, Fairytas and Divamp Couture.