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Fashion | Latino Designers During NYFW

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We packed our collection of heels and traveled to New York City to cover everything Latino during New York Fashion Week. It was a busy week running around the big apple between shows, events, parties, and catching up with some of our favorite fashionistas. We obviously left craving so many new pieces to add to our wardrobe for next spring and summer. I’m pretty sure you are thinking that’s too far away to start thinking about it. However, how about taking some cues and inspiration from these designers to start stocking your closet with pieces that will translate into spring? Or… just to add to a spring/summer must have list and be the first one to get your hands on one or more of their pieces once they hit stores. Mujer precavida vale por dos, no?

Cristina Ruales was inspired by the clean lines, shine and metal found in architecture, along with the fabrics that go back to her love for being in nature and climbing. The colors and prints represent her love for color and the vivid energy of spring. My favorite was a super cute and sexy little gray dress that would look amazing with a pair of silver or yellow sandals! Cristina Ruales’ message this season is to be happy, be yourself and celebrate your individuality!

Batista Collections by Milagros Batista was inspired by the spectacular colors of the Flamboyan tree, and how the rays of the sun illuminate its splendor after a cloudy afternoon. Varying shades of grey give way to ranges of creamy tans along the bark and the flowering of oranges, salmon and reds. A Caribbean sunset can be a truly spectacular event and it has come to life in this collection.

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Picture by Froylan Flowers

Czar by César Galindo screamed Janis Joplin GLAM! A collection of contemporary dresses and soft separates for the sophisticated woman. Matte jerseys, silk chiffon, tie-dyes and crochet in a rich palette. The vibrant colors of this collection were gray, lime, fuchsia, purple, orange and techno prints to captivated the eye. All sprinkled with fun sequins and fringe.

Stella Nolasco New York RTW Spring Summer 2016 September 2015
Pictures provided by Stella Nolasco

The Stella Nolasco spring/summer 2016 collection’s name is ‘POMARROSA’. This is the name of one of the colors present in the collection, plum rose, along with other romantic colors like black, blush and yellow. The inspiration came from the poetry of Puerto Rican poet, José de Diego, who was born in the same town as Stella Nolasco, Aguadilla. The gowns were designed to gracefully go down the runway like a beautiful piece of poetry. She filled our eyes with layers of tulle, silk, and sheer fabrics making the collection both sensual and whimsical.

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