Colombiamoda

Taking Stock of Colombian Designers

Like nearly every other country on earth, Colombia — its textile sector, in particular — was pounded in 2001 by profound global economic adjustments when China entered the World Trade Organization (WTO). That addition caused Colombia's fashion exports to tumble by half from a peak of $1.5 billion.

But that was then, and Colombiamoda is now. Held each year in Medellín, the fashion fair has become one of the most important in Latin America. This year, 23k visitors — including Hint — from 55 countries toured its labyrinthine network of pavilions and observed some 35 designer runways. One of these, Agua Bendita, even pulled off a catwalk coup, enlisting Ariadna Gutierrez, aka Miss Colombia in last year's doomed Miss Universe pageant, to model their signature looks, to roaring applause.

Here's a rundown of what we saw...


Miguel Moyano


Pablo López


Sebastián Spiess


Milena Jiménez


Erikó by David Alfonso


Valentina Ramírez


Jorge Duque


Pepa Pombo


Lía Samantha


Agua Bendita


Andrés Pajón


Edwing D'Angelo


Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina


Johanna Ortiz


Renata Lozano





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Aug 02, 2016 17:08:00

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