With an artistic touch, which translates into blue, green, purple and black, the Asturian Marcos Luengo has today brought to the Panamanian catwalk a sober, exotic and elegant collection, with which he wanted to recreate marine sensations, and in turn, a oriental atmosphere.
The Spanish designer – who debuted at the Panama Fashion Week 2018, with a collection that shows both light and airy garments, with a certain oriental touch, and without leaving behind the features of the sea – was the star of the evening, together with several creators international
"The inspiration for the Spring / Summer 2019 collection has been the seabed, highlighting the prints that were the work of the Asturian artist María Abascal, showing embroideries and some blacks trying to emulate the algae," Luengo told Acan-Efe. .
In addition, the silhouette of the woman is highlighted in evocative sunsets, desert and millenary landscapes and becomes the protagonist of the magical moment where the desert becomes sea, resulting in a collection in dusty tones, passing earth and white colors to the blue of the sea, the green water, the mallows, bright and metallic tones.
This designer – trained in psychology who, after years dedicated to teaching, decided to bet on his true passions: art and design – also showed his charm for the Latin American fashion, in which he assures that in the roots and traditions are the true essences of this segment in the continent.
"I think that the new Latin American designers must have their roots very strong, because without them they can not grow, they need to internalize what they are and what they can offer to a tremendously competitive world," Luengo said.
He said that these emerging minds of textiles should be aware of the potential of traditions if they modernize their techniques, so they can export to other markets.
It should be noted that in each season Luengo presents collections for women built on the basis of fluid silhouettes that respect the body without ignoring forms. And in them always reserves a central space for accessories: handbags, stoles, collars and hats of hair and nappa that anchor the signature to their roots.
Another Spanish face on the catwalk was Pilar Sáinz, who is recognized in the world of haute couture for her exclusive wedding dresses, but this time she showed a sample with a palette of bright colors such as red, yellow and the blue.
His "Puerta del Sol" collection refers to an emblematic square in the city of Madrid. Since 1950, the so-called zero kilometer has been found there. For Sáinz, this kilometer is a symbol of union of different cultures, diversity and ideological openness.
To frame his creations he has used crepe, silk and triacetate textures. Even in this fashion show the Spanish designer showed garments with different cuts and volumes. And as a remarkable mark, he enhanced the headdress, like turbans, to match his collection.
Fashion Week Panama is considered to be a global fashion reference in the region, responsible for creating links between local and international manufacturing industries. This international event also promotes talent and creates strategic relationships between designers, buyers, global brands and representatives of each of the areas in the field of fashion.
The platform that shows the new of the fashion season, will extend until Sunday, and seeks to develop a global expansion of talent, encouraging and taking the Latin American culture of fashion to new latitudes.