Fashion Week San Antonio 2015: DUQUEVELEZ
Fashion Week San Antonio kicked off with DUQUEVELEZ by Jorge Duque Velez as its first major runway show of the year. Velez, a native of Bogotá and the first winner of Project Runway Latin America, brought his collection to San Antonio for its United States debut.
The celebration of art and style brought out some of the Alamo City’s most stylish, as it always does. Even Mayor Ivy Taylor donned a DUQUEVELEZ gown for the occasion.
Graphic color use, a combination of the traditional and new, and impeccable silhouettes could be seen throughout his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Indeed his show made for an evening of contrasts. Proper midi-length A-line cocktail dresses with a mid-century feel gave way to body conscious and reveling suits. Elegant floor-length gowns shared the stage with modern separates with contrasting colors and textures.
Here are the evening’s top trends:
Slim legs, nipped-in waists and feminine silhouettes – this is the new way to do a suit. Your office might not approve of the neckline, but a different styling choice should make them ideal for career or cocktails.
This was by-far y favorite trend. The full, A-line skirts are classic and feminine, but the textures, sheer fabrics and intricate embroidery make it anything but prim.
Each look offers either contrasting silhouette, texture, color or some other asymmetry. And while the difference is apparent, every look is in perfect balance.
While undoubtedly modern, I couldn’t help getting a feeling of fashion nostalgia while I was watching the floor-length gowns modeled on the runway. The sheer tulle and crop-top pairings took me back to the 90s, while the flowing green halter gave a 70s vibe.
If the evening’s show is any indication, the world can expect big things from Jorge Duque Velez. I, for one, can’t wait to see what the future holds.