Recent News: New York Latin-Fashion Week Recap of Spring-Summer 2016 !
SMI Fashion /September 19, 2015
NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,09.19.15)New York Latin Fashion Week (NYLatinFW) Fashion with A Cause commanded Attention this past week as it was filled with four days of art, celebration, fashion, art, beauty, music, sizzle and sass. The recent couture creations of five brilliant designers from Latin America and around the world each with a their own fashion etiquette were infatuated by fashionistas, bloggers and press. Using NYLatinFW as an affordable fashion platform, the designers set out for the world to see their unique prized collections while joining Luzs Foundation to create awareness to see the end of human trafficking.
The four day fashion extravaganza began at The New York Times headquarters for New York Times Latino Network's Hispanic heritage celebration. NYLatinFW CEO/ Founder , Sobeidy Vidal were welcomed for an exclusive runway presentation with two designers from the NYLatinFW bandwagon. Designer, Elys Berroteran, of Venezuela creatively designed an artistic pallet of models who posed with art brushes held in their hands and decorated their hair to the sounds of an old Latin Bolero with a picturesque collection called "Art". He later auctioned his entire collection including his signature "Masarepa" design he made due to the major social economic issue of his country for an incredibly low price as donation for fight against human trafficking.
Jaer Cabán, Designer from Puerto Rico gave a glimpse of his collection "Antillean Noveau" displaying new and innovative ready to wear laser cut pieces using form fitting contours that made you feel the caribbean breeze as the models walked amongst the guests. It is a major accomplishment to the Luzs foundation who came together to provide a voice to create an unprecedented event to fight Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery of women and underage girls. Spectacular music performance by Singer Songwriter, Manny Soundz and Tropical Singer, Francheska and in attendance were Celebrity Choreographer, Violeta Galagarza, Comedian/Actor, Ruperto Vanderpool and Dyckman Beer Founder and Enthusiast Juan Camilo were all in attendance to support the fabulous event led by New York Times Latino Network's Deyanira Martinez and Pedro Rosado, who MC'd the night.
The mood was set as The Midtown Loft & Terrace and VIP roof top hosted the amazing "Night of The Stars" celebrities like Mexico's Next Top Model, Judge Jo Lance was there to support the designers in their presentations. Ecuadorian Designer, Johnny Calderon, lavished the runway with his glamorous evening collection with magnificent fabrics of silk, chiffon, organza and lace interwoven with spandex. Deyanira Martinez SuperCanal Caribe host of "Todo Con Deya" wore a special black lace piece while Dominican Actress, Amber Luna had on a Jaer Cabán number as they modeled in the runway. Bringing awareness was the purpose of the event, kids of all ages wearing white t-shirts with the words Say NO to Human Trafficking walked the runway with Sobeidy holding white balloons, it was remembered as a beautiful site. The three Kids Top Model winners were given a gift card for a tour of The White House in Washington DC.
Puerto Rican Designer, Pipo Pere who has political recognition throughout the Caribbean has graced the NYLatinFW runways with his teen neoprene designs of colorful avant-garde style in his collection "Opposites Attract". Dominican Designer Jose Luis Victoria concluded the evening with his outrageous yet simplistic designs using and array of fabrics that were both dramatic and futuristic. His Passion for life collection highlighted the participation of Miss Universe Dominican Republic Clarissa Molina who honored the designer by wearing a magnificent signature piece down the runway.