“By Latinos for everyone” is the motto of Latino Fashion Week’s 5 day fashion and culture celebration. Held at Zhou B Art Center, the week brought in something different each day from fashion shows and exclusive photoshoots to motivational speakers and VIP receptions.
The Latino Fashion Week had kicked off on Tuesday with “Camera, Lights, Fashion” a Red Carpet Media Opening Party showcasing Chicago’s up and coming fashion designers. Wednesday was dedicated to Carlos Santana the world-renown virtuoso guitar player. A panel of speakers discussed Carlos’ influence on music and fashion.
A different panel of motivational speakers made of a mix of models, TV personality and few beauty queens spoke of healthy lifestyle and self esteem. The panel discussion took place on Thursday which was the 4th annual teen and family day held during the Latino Fashion Week.
Haute Couture and Resort Wear was the focus of the Friday fashion shows with an exclusive preview of Eva Chen designs. And that brings us to the close of the week. Saturday was the last day of Latino Fashion Week, named “Paparazzi Glamour” the show featured collections of national and international emerging Latino designers.
Argemiro Sierra had spend years designing clothes for private companies before taking the leap and launching his own self-named line. This Colombian designer’s style is simple monochrome palette with just a hint of color and sleek silhouettes that expose individuality from within.
Yirko Sivirichi, Peruvian fashion designer and semifinalist of the Spanish version of “Project Runway”, had presented his collection of menswear. Yirko had launched his brand “The Closet” in Peru which had picked up rapidly with the increasing demand in the fashion market. He then showed his collection Dominican Republic Fashion Week and now in USA. Yirko designs for the man that cares about his image, one that likes to be different from the others. With a high contrast color palette of yellows, bright red, whites and some floral prints, Yirko’s clothes will make any man stand out.
Gabriela Moya has debuted her womenwear collection in New York in 2011. Her designs incorporate her insight into contemporary art to create an elegant look. Combining structural and architectural construction with organic twist, Gabriella was exploring dreams, illusions and aspirations of contemporary women while fusing her love for art and fashion in her collection.