Carlos Alberto: Metallic A/W ’16
San Juan Moda the official fashion week of the island commenced with a tribute to the ex-beauty queen Zuleyka Rivera in this grand opening.
This recognition came with coincides with the celebration 1o year anniversary of Rivera being crowned Miss Universe in 2006.
The event continued throughout the night with a runway by Designer Carlos Alberto called ‘Metallic’. He is best known for his gowns for beauty queens and also for designing the infamous chain dress that Zuleyka wore when she won the crown.
The sixth edition of San Juan Moda A/W ’16, will have over 25 local designers and international couturiers.
The coveted runway season on the island has commenced and it did so with the first ever Puerto Rico Fashion In, held at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino a the convention district. This event had a wide variety of international an local designers presenting there Fall/Winter ’16 proposals. These collections were breathtaking!
I had the opportunity to work at the event and have a more behind the scenes view of the shows and this was a event that you couldn’t miss. A lot of amazing sponsors were involved in making this event a success: Cover Girl, Pantene, Lincoln, Gillette, Rums of Puerto Rico, The Mall of San Juan just to name a few.
Cover Girl and Pantene had these amazing stations were you could get your hair and makeup up done by coveted professionals; this glam squad was available for the general public for touch ups. So your selfie game could stay on point.
During the event you were able to take pictures in diverse photo booths while shopping the latest trends from the designers that were presenting in the event at the Eden Mall. These had mini fashion shows being held, were you could sip on your cocktail, shop and see local up and coming designers present their collections to a very diverse crowd.
The event concluded last night with the final presentation by international Spanish designer Custo Barcelona. He presented a vast variety of colors, which he is well known for. Patent leathers, silks, jackets, knit sweaters and a cool Euro vibe. Lets say that as usual, the designer didn’t disappoint.
Custo Barcelona Runway
For a glimpse of Custo Barcelona’s runway, check out this behind the scenes video.