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!