Friday, May 25

Just where I fit in. Local talent on Day 4-Curacao FW

Last night CIFW had a full house for the last scheduled runway show. I assume that all the buzz this created throughout the week made it a must be there on Thursday night moment. Needless to say even the Prime Minister Schotte and Minister of Finance Jamaloodin were in the building. The show started off with a creative zombie/psycho theme by native designer David Paulus. Which by the way I was curious to meet and so I did. David's use of solid color chiffon fabrics with sequin details made each dress feminine and fluffy that lasts decades. The choice of colors of fabrics for these looks were yellow, soft pink and nude. To complete the look on the models, David paired the styles with crazy heel-less shoes that were first spotted on Lady Gaga and has become a hit ever since. Besides chiffon dresses, ruffled silk skirts that gives the illusion of layers on layers were seen to long power shoulder thin silk dresses combined with chiffon materials and cute jumpsuits and elegant blazer jackets. David's choice of shiny soft materials was a crowd's pleaser as the final look of his collection shown model Alexandra Atalita wearing a black all over sparkled padded shoulder sheer bodice gown which got all the attention from the audience. If you couldn't make it to the event just check out the two videos of David's show from May 24th.

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Next up was designer Liza Lopez from LILCOLLECTION. Long wide high-waisted pants that compliments our silhouette is what attracted me the most from her line. All the pieces were created keeping simplicity in mind. The business look features with minimal use of colors were very reminiscent of Ralph Lauren's signature style. Comfort and style is what she knows best. The Spring/Summer Collection of Liza screamed "Dress for Success". It gave me a sense that if I wear that for a job interview I've got it. Reliability and loyalty is what her line portrays. Loose dresses and button-front tie neck blouses which are trendy right now this season are necessary to have as these are ethical for every business party occasion or you can simply use key looks like these to compliment for a formal event, dinner parties, you name it!  Liza made use of satin fabrics for her dresses and chiffon and cotton- wool blended for her short skirts. Models were wearing jewelry by well known NY jewelry studio, Adha Zelma.
Pictures provided by Dutch photographer Marius Suiker
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Last but not least I proudly introduce to you designer Albertico Tico Sambo. The Curacao born designer is known to have worked with many carnaval groups on the island to design the famous festive costumes for the parade. Tico Sambo had a spectacular show put together rose petals decorating the runway and performance by male dancers as he was a dancer himself. Tico presented a full collection of sheer and chiffon dresses. Concluding from the weeks fashion show one could notice how these fabrics are wanted for this season and Tico surely made use of this opportunity to showcase beautiful open back and tight fitted shimmer gowns. I would like for you to check out both a clip of the performance video AND the final catwalk of all the models to show you how much potential we have on our island. They really need our support! Pictures and video recorded by myself.


Curacao International Fashion Week and all those included in the creative process and production of the show you did truly amazing! I applaud you for taking charge of this event and your effort to promote new designers as well as fashion in the Caribbean.
P.S Please note that the Pop Up store scheduled for tonight at Hilton was cancelled.

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