NYFW Features Some of the Best Fashion Designers of Latin America
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Tina Trevino fashion exec and Latin Business Today community relations director hits the runway.

 

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again fashionistas….It’s NY Fashion Week!!! That means we spend some quality time taking stock of what’s in our closets and pull together our top “A-game”, showstopper outfits (accessories, shoes, coats, hats and all)—you know, the outfits that make people stop and stare for whatever reason!

Then it’s time to check out the official show list and try to snag some tickets to all of the amazing fashion shows we can handle!! I know it’s an exhausting job, but someone has to do it.

This week, I’m excited to have scored front row seats for the second day of the collective shows featuring top Latin American fashion designers!!

I’m anxious to see what’s in store this evening from tonight’s set of designers—I’m hoping for that Latin feel of bright and vibrant colors, some drama with silhouettes, some va va voom sex appeal, and maybe an unexpected whimsical touch.

So at the end of my workday, I pull myself together to get truly and seriously fashionista ready to head over to the Skyline Ballroom in the Hell’s Kitchen area of NY. It’s time to mix and mingle with the fashion set, get some photo ops, tip some beverages and take in the excitement and buzz before the show!

I love hanging with the “it” crowd and seeing what everyone is wearing. That’s half the fun of attending the shows—the people watching. But for the main event this evening, the collective includes three Latin designers of different backgrounds so now it’s time to take our seats and get ready for the action.

The first designer, Peruvian, Augusto Manzanares’ collection consists of sexy nude illusion bodysuits and flippy little bodysuit/dresses encrusted with beads, pearls, rosettes, feathers, and metallics channeleing a pop culture vision of what a Greek or Roman goddess might look like in high fashion.

It made me think of a version of Clash of the Titans or Xanadu gone sophisticated and glamourous. I can get on board with this look. I just need to figure out where to wear it?

                            Bodysuits and flippy little dresses dripping in beads, metallics, pearls, and feathers create the “goddess” look.

 

Fluffy feathers as well as shiny silver metal scaled “feathers” add drama to the already over the top “goddess” look.

Our second designer, Dominican, Joel Reyes leads directly into his collection with “The Black Swan” herself. A tutu and beading definitely let us know what we can expect. What I wasn’t expecting was the twist Reyes used mixing ballerina-esque silhouettes and fabrics like netting, tulle and mesh with a bit of a flamenco flavor.

Skirts and dresses have flared shapes with lots of hi-low styling. The coloration consists mostly of nude, black, and red . This collection is definitely edgy and sexy all at once.

Joel Reyes and his Black Swan as inspiration for Fall 2017

Next- more Fall fashion…

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