2016 – The Year for Colombian Designers

2016 is almost over and this year Colombian designers have proven this is just the beginning.  Fashion designers from all over the country don’t seize to mesmerize the public with their creations.  Starting with Johanna Ortiz, who has conquered the world with her feminine statement silhouettes, off-the-shoulder looks and ruffled sleeves is already in all of the major retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Harrods, Intermix and among others.  And lets not forget her exclusive capsule collections for Moda Operandi, and her latest swimwear line which just launched two days ago.

In the shoe department we have the very talented Edgardo Osorio and his brand Aquazzura.  The brand was established in 2011 and it’s already a must-have for all the fashion aficionados.  Aside from being in all of the major retailers (and by all, we mean ALL), Osorio has also managed to open his own boutiques in the world’s fashion capitals: Florence (where the brand is originally from), London, New York and soon to open Miami.  This year also brought amazing collaboration opportunities for the young designer who worked with Ferragamo (Salvatore Ferragamo x Aquazzura Collection), Olivia Palermo (Olivia Palermo x Aquazzura Collection) and Naty Abascal (Naty Abascal x Aquazzura Collection).

From the same city as Edgardo Osorio, comes Silvia Tcherassi.  With over 25 years in fashion and lifestyle experience, Tcherassi has managed to not only have her own clothing line Silvia Tcherassi but also a home line Tcherassi Home and hotel chain Tcherassi Hotels.  Silvia defines her style as “effortless elegance”, name which was also given to her own book published by RandomHouse.  This year Tcherassi opened her first boutique in Europe in Madrid and gave a “facelift” to her other ateliers in Colombia and Miami, and we must say they look impeccable, her brand is not only clothes or garments but a complete lifestyle.

Esteban Cortazar and jewelry designer Paula Mendoza where the perfect Colombian duo at this year’s Paris Fashion Week.  They delighted the audience with Cortazar uninhibited style and Mendoza’s latest collection Mechano Dancer.  With only 32 years of age, Cortazar is already a well-known label among fashion editors and has been the youngest designer to debut at New York Fashion Week.

Big big congratulations to all of these amazing talents and we can not wait to see what is yet to come in 2017!

Jewelry Trends Take Over The World’s Runways

Every year the presence of jewelry and other fashion accessories is more notable in the world’s runways. From Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week, statement earrings, chokers, cuffs and other fascinating accessories are the perfect complement and in some cases the main focus.

In this year’s fashion weeks, bold statement earrings and edgy chokers where the most popular among the designers.  Dolce & Gabbana mesmerized us with fruit-like long earrings, while Gucci gave us an ear candy with diverse colors and textures, Marni offered a more geometric style and Celine showcased its signature minimalistic style.

Colombian jewelry designer Paula Mendoza unveiled her latest collection at Paris Fashion Week along with Colombian designer Esteban Cortazar (http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/esteban-cortazar-paris-paula-mendoza-team-up-for-jewelry-10525748/).  And our very own Laura Davila teamed up with designer Francis Arata to showcase her latest collection titled SIENA at Colombiamoda 2016.

There is no doubt jewelry and fashion accessories are becoming a must-have for today’s women, which is why there are so many styles and designs to satisfy every taste.

Photo: Revista Fucsia