A couple of minutes before the Argentine Designers Spring 2014 fashion show began on Friday night, we were sort of anticipating lots of flashiness and hyped-up color, because, well, you know those Argentinos sure love to go all out. What we saw, instead, was something in between.
Seven up-and-coming designers showcased small collections in New York including Agostina Bianchi, Mariana Dappiano, Marcelo Giacobbe, Daniela Sartori, Tenaz, Viviana Uchitel, and Fabian Zitta.
The show opened up with Tenaz, designed by Romina Reinoso who also happens to have a footwear line. Her collection was very demure and featured a lot of white dresses with side ruffles, slacks and short shorts with hints of pinks and dark blues. She said she was inspired by rippling waves and geometric cuts.
One of our favorites was the collection by Mariana Dappiano. Her line, inspired by the brushstrokes of feathers, featured such beautiful colors of nature.The line was an excellent exhibition of flowy dresses, silk and cotton tops. Her use of corals, lime green and light blues weren’t too bright, and yet not too subtle. They were colors that she says “celebrate a global culture.”
The collection by Daniela Sartori also stood out for its modern take of South American fashion. The designer’s eponymous label launched in 2010 features her tailoring expertise, which is quite evident in sleeveless tops and wide-leg slacks.
Check out the entire collection below and let us know what you think!