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Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Panama 2013


L-R: Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela, Annie Chajin & Juan David Velez at Fashion Week Panama 2013

L-R: Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela, Annie Chajin & Juan David Velez at Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Pret-a-Panama.

 

By: Hina P. Ansari

 

 

In Panama City,  the runways sizzled with that country’s gorgeous fashionable week. Here are three designers that made our highlight list!

 

Annie Chajin

 

Annie Chajin was founded by two sisters in 2006. Annie and Farah Chajin created this brand with is influenced by Panamanian culture with accessories, clothing and and most recently their foray into home décor. They work with Molas, Guyami application, saburetes and parumas. Both educated in American universities, with graduationg from Louisiana State University and Farah from California State University these sisters have taken a firm grip on their fashionable perspective with this Spring/Summer 2014 collection with graphic prints, whimsical geometric designs and sunny desposition all through the collection.

 

Annie Chajin Fashion Week Panama 2013

Annie Chajin Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Annie Chajin Fashion Week Panama 2013

Annie Chajin Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Annie Chajin Fashion Week Panama 2013

Annie Chajin Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

 

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela

 

Gaby Chilean Valenzuela is regarded as one of Panama’s noted fashion designers with over 40 years under her belt. Her daughter, Norma Valenzuela also followed the family business and grew up with fabrics.  Their elegant collection of gowns including a great use of lace, and layering adding a certain edge with sharp lines as well.

 

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Juan David Velez

 

The house JDV Haute Couture born in January 2006 and in October debuts at Fashion Week Panama.  Starting in the Haute Couture world, Juan David Velez is the go-to designer for the Panamanian well-heeled social crowd. His collection, which harkens back to the 50s with beautiful corseted designs has a fabulous flow which can be seen at a debutante’s ball or red carpet soiree anywhere.

 

Juan David Velez Fashion Week Panama 2013

Juan David Velez Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Juan David Velez Fashion Week Panama 2013

Juan David Velez Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Juan David Velez Fashion Week Panama 2013

Juan David Velez Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

Juan David Velez Fashion Week Panama 2013

Juan David Velez Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

 

Photography courtesy of Fashion Week Panama 2013

 

 

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