ANTILLEAN NOVEAU

Spring I Summer 2016

 

The enduring beauty evoked by the time-honored features of the classical decorative and architectural arts of Puerto Rico inspired this spring/summer proposal. It combines highlights and specific details from various distinctive esthetics established by past generations, but that are cherished and even sought after to this day.  Thus, this collection was developed very thoughtfully and, at the same time, by means of inventive contemporary execution and original styling techniques, which conjured a neo-rural tone, or, as it is called in the Island, a Neo-Jíbaro flair through ultramodern looks and fashionable designs.

Creole floor tiles, woven natural fiber cushioned furniture, rustic window panes, bobbin lace and even the traditional costumes for the Afro-Caribbean “Bomba” Dance, are just some of the elements that are renewed through the use of intertwined fabric bias structures, laser cuts, plentiful handmade satin bows, transparencies and broad flapping skirts. All developed over a fresh color palate; predominantly white and yellow, and fashioned in textiles like satin, lace, silk gazar and twill, which not only complement each other but also convey also an exquisite Antillean vibe, refined and modern, for this 2016 S/S season." 

Accessories- Norma Domínguez | Jewelry- Jennifer Marrero | Visor Caps- Reyes Play | Laser Cut Fabrics- STEMplusD Program fromThe Turabo University’s International School of Design (ISD) | Bobbin Lace Artisans- Evelyn Méndez Cabán, Carmen Quiñones Marcial, María Cardona Pérez, Carmen Brunilda Cardona Pérez, Nilsa Vega Cardona and President/ Founder of The Museum of Mundillo in Puerto Rico: Benito Mokay Hernández Vale | Hair and Makeup Concept- Jose R. Quiñones for Peter Cardon Salon | Photo Credit- Running Films Prod. by Juan Luis Hernández