SS16 FASHION SHOW
After showing you some of my looks for NYFW and carrying you around Manhattan (here) and Chelsea (here), I want to share with you some of my favorite collections from this New York Fashion Week.
The first designer I want to present you is a young Puerto Rican woman called Stella Nolasco.
Stella fits among the names of the many Latin American designers who have long tread the catwalks of international fashion: think of Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, Carolina Herrera, Angel Sanchez and Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein. Her designs have a strong connection with her roots and her land: indeed, after the SS15 line - that took inspiration by the cult of the santos de palo in Puerto Rico - here comes "Pomarosa", her new Spring collection which is inspired by the verses of the puertorriqueño poet José de Diego.
The idea is accurate: there is something poetic in these clothes, something dreamy and whimsical that is mature and thoughtful at the same time - suitable for a woman of our days who knows how to be sophisticated without being cloying. Stella Nolasco’s dresses are filled with traditions , because they recall the nostalgia of another era; they bring to your mind visions of a delicate, aristocratic and ethereal femininity. When they walk down the runway, you can almost smell the talcum, the rouge, the face powder and the hairspray when - those refined and polished gestures of our grandmothers and our mothers who would get ready in their rooms before a night out, taking care of every single detail.