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Feature: Highlights from Colombia Moda 2012 in Medellin!


 

 

L-R: Isabel Henao; Daniel Hoyos & Paradizia

L-R: Isabel Henao; Daniel Hoyos & Paradizia

 

 

 

Colombian designers had their “parades” (runways) which showcased the incredible vibrancy unique to  South America. 

 

By: Hina P. Ansari

 

Colombia Moda 2012 a fashionable summit held in Medellin, Colombia brought together the country’s fashionable buyers, industry executives and fashion designers creating their very own fashion series.

 

The 3-day event was held by InexModa Institute a private non-profit organization geared towards the support and awareness of research, marketing, innovation and internationalization of textiles, clothing and other related fields of fashion and design.

 

Various designers took  to the runway at themed fashion shows, along with expert panel discussions by leading national and international fashion, marketing and design experts as well as a marketplace which showcased various exhibitors were all part of the entire fashion experience. Creating something unique and very Colombian.

 

Here are our favorite designers who caught our eye!

 

 

“Airs” by Laura Mallas Between God in partnership with Miratex Textiles

 

The “Airs” Collection is inspired by the people, places, symbols and the overall natural setting of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Miratex Textile’s specialty of knitwear is prominently displayed throughout this unique collaboration. Other knitwear textile giants that also participated in this particular collection included Business: SAS Co., Ltd Pecora, and Pelaez Restrepo Co. Ltd., Fabrics and Creations Monteblanco Gaul, Business: SAS Co., Ltd Pecora, and Pelaez Restrepo Co. Ltd., Fabrics and Creations Monteblanco Gaul. This collection boldly takes us on a natural journey exploring the various tapestries of the land and the thread. Soothing, spiritual and of course colourful are elements that are treated with the utmost respect and deliverance.

 

Airs Collection

Airs Collection

 

Airs Collection

Airs Collection

 

Airs Collection

Airs Collection

 

 

Airs Collection

Airs Collection

 

Airs Collection

Airs Collection

 

Airs Collection

Airs Collection

 

 

“Bodytech” by Paradizia

 

On the beaches of Colombia, mermaids boast a flirtatious and fantastical vibe. With this fun-filled and spirited collection of swimwear ,the essence of South American flavour is undeniable. Gorgeous bodies (check), fabulous smiles (check) and a healthy does of prints, ruffles, cut-up-to-here and down-to-there, sun-kissed fabulousness. Check.

 

Body Tech by Paradizia

Body Tech by Paradizia

 

Bodytech by Paradizia

Bodytech by Paradizia

 

Bodytech by Paradizia

Bodytech by Paradizia

 

Bodytech by Paradizia

Bodytech by Paradizia

 

Bodytech by Paradizia

Bodytech by Paradizia

 

 

 Isabel Henao

 

Feminity comes out in full force with this renowned designer’s collection. It’s a bouquet of colours, texture, intimate details in prints and strategically placed accents, Isabel Henao creates a powerful vibe in the most subtle way by her use of flowy fabrics and floral motifs.  This balance achieves the main purpose: letting the clothes do the talking but still appreciating those silent moments.

 

Isabel Henao

Isabel Henao

 

Isabel Henao

Isabel Henao

 

Isabel Henao

Isabel Henao

 

Isabel Henao

Isabel Henao

 

Isabel Henao

Isabel Henao

 

Isabel Henao

Isabel Henao

 

 ”Pilsen” By Daniel Hoyos

 

What happens when the powers of a rock star meets the laid back vibe of a surfer? Well you get this groovy beach-inspired urban-esque collection. A celebration of city-life, urban landscape and just the everyday, Daniel Hoyos uses powerful saturated hues (love the hot pink and yellow combos!) along with the use of hardware in the accessories, printed t-shirts, and THOSE SHOES! We can’t get enough of this in-your-face vibe. A freight train can’t stop this energy.

 

 

 

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

 

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

 

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

 

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

 

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

 

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

Pilsen by Daniel Hoyos

 

 

 

Photography courtesy of InexModa Institute/Colombia Moda 2012

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