Dec - 2016
Carolina Velasquez
Passionate about trends, fashion and cool hunting among Latin America.

Expoartesanias 2016

Expoartesanias is Colombia’s largest craft fair, this one takes place at the end of each year in Corferias.  A few days ago we visited the exhibition, not once but twice, there is just so much to see, discover and admire that a single day just wasn’t enough.

From clothes and jewelry, to house articles and toys, you would just be amazed of how much talent and creativity there exists among Colombian artisans, designers and entrepreneurs.  Mochila heaven is a big part of expoartesanias, you will find the most delicate knits in gorgeous vivid colors and combinations which are the perfect accessory for a glamazonic look.

Apparel also drove our attention, we discovered beautiful one-of-a-kind swimsuit labels and designers.  The traditional “ruanas” where everywhere, these are hand-sewn poncho-style garments typical from the Andres region and are as emblematic as the sombrero vueltiao.  Speaking of, hats is another product which was very popular among the fair, in different shapes, colors and other variations (and in this case pom poms where EVERYWHERE), a Colombian hat will scream “latin luxury”.

The jewelry section is one of the largest amongst the exposition, and filigree seems to be ruling the industry among the country.  You will find hundreds of accessories and designs in gold, silver and rose gold. It is as simple as wearable art.

We hope this small glimpse on Expoartesanias will encourage you to visit Colombia and our fair!

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