Miami Fashion Week, with Valentina: rising manufacturers and ecology

Attending a style week that’s not a part of the “classic” circuit of style weeks is all the time an fascinating expertise, as a result of every thing could be very completely different from what we’re used to, and fairly often, issues occur otherwise from what we’d count on. In Miami’s case, I used to be anticipating daring colours, breathtaking places and plenty of celebrities: what really stunned me most was the whole absence of streetstyle photographers, as a result of Miami’s style reveals are all hosted in the identical giant tensile construction, and so they all happen after 6pm.

The calendar included designers from everywhere, not simply from Florida, and essentially the most putting for me have been the younger manufacturers whose designers got here from Central and South America.

Shantall Lacayo is one among them, she got here to Miami Fashion Week from Nicaragua, due to her authorities’s assist: the Nicaraguan authorities is making an attempt to assist younger designers acquire extra recognition overseas and particularly within the US. Her assortment could be very colourful and seductive, it hints on the 1970s, with retro prints and plenty of fascinating particulars, just like the hand-painted Converse sneakers that gave a last contact to her women and men’s seems, which the designer painted personally.

Yirko Sivirich, from Lima, was one other model that attracted my consideration. His assortment was all impressed by the ocean: males walked the runway with surfboards, whereas ladies wore bikini and one-piece swimsuits in peculiar cuts that made them completely appropriate to be worn as tops. Beautiful!

Silvia Tcherassi‘s work was additionally putting, particularly as a result of her closely embroidered wicker baggage actually received my coronary heart, but additionally due to her clothes’s construction, very fluid, but with cuts and knots that also give them some sophistication.

The most fascinating a part of the present was the first day, although, which was all devoted to the subject of ecology and featured a particular visitor, Antonio Banderas. Banderas has been working with Miami Fashion Week for 20 years, making an attempt to alter the nation’s mentality. In Florida, in addition to in the remainder of the world, recycling is under no circumstances widespread and oceans are crammed with waste that damages this fragile ecosystem. ECOALF is without doubt one of the few manufacturers that focuses on recycling: they initially began by repurposing used fishermen nets — fishermen change their nets each 5 years, however they by no means take previous ones again to the shore with them, as they should pay a tax to eliminate them. The result’s that they often resolve to allow them to sink within the sea. ECOALF began creating clothes from this leftover cotton, after which in addition they began making sneakers from previous plastic bottles. The most fascinating side is that this model doesn’t simply reuse supplies, it additionally goals to teach folks, working with fishermen and locals, and organizing packages to foster environmental training. Very fascinating and related, not only for Florida however for the complete world!


Recyling was the main topic of the first day
German Lopez-Madrid, Vice President of Philippe Cousteau Foundation, 'Union of the Oceans' speaks at Miami Fashion Week 
Luca, designer Shantall Lacayo Valentina and Laura attend Miami Fashion Week I
Luca, designer Shantall Lacayo Valentina and Laura attend Miami Fashion Week I
Shantall Lacayo Runway Show during Miami Fashion Week
Shantall Lacayo Runway Show during Miami Fashion Week
Silvia Tcherassi Runway Show during Miami Fashion Week
Silvia Tcherassi Runway Show during Miami Fashion Week
Yirko Sivirich fashion show at Miami Fashion week 
Yirko Sivirich fashion show at Miami Fashion week 
Yirko Sivirich fashion show at Miami Fashion week