2011 marked the 5th Anniversary of a week long celebration honoring and highlighting Latino fashion. This year's theme, "By Latinos, For Everyone", was a keen reminder that although Latino fashion is created & designed by Latino designers, it's produced with every shopper in mind.
I had the priviledge of attending the finale runway show, "Art in Fashion Extravaganza", featuring the collections of national and international designers such as Jorge de la Habana, Paco Mayorga, and Tamaris Rubio. Lourdes Duarte, WGN-TV anchor & reporter, hosted the finale runway show. The show was definitely a culmination of all of the amazing and talented works of art that were showcased throughout the week.
The one who stole the show for me was Tamaris Rubio. Her amazing use of a bold and colorful print, mixed with great attention to detail were immediate "wow" factors for me. She completely solidified my love for her collection with the great fluid feminine silhouettes of each of her pieces coupled with the amazing drapey and liquid fabrics she used. Out of all of her looks that hit the runway I could not help but be in ruffle envy! Apparently ruffles are back in a huge way and are more chic & elegant than ever.
Who else is going to join me in being one of the first to champion ruffles for Spring/Summer 2012?
Tamaris Rubio, SP/SU '12 Latino Fashion Week
Check out my Tumblr for more photos from Tamaris Rubio's collection as well as photos of Jorge de la Habana & Paco Mayorga's collections shown at Latino Fashion Week: http://chistylemaven.tumblr.com/