Summer Dream by Almacenes Simán
It was a long, arduous run to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, but looking back now, with a glass of perspective, it was really all worth it. The Salvadoran fashion industry became the center of attention in a way that it had never been before.
All of the shows were up to Mercedes Benz standards, and each one of them gave us a little something to relish on. The international ones: Guishem, Glaudi, Maria’s Bag, and Maison Escarlata showed us a bit of what our industry should aspire to be. Almacenes Simán took us in a journey to their own Summer Dream, where fashion and beauty bond perfectly. Andrea Ayala, Monica Arguedas, and AGR Jewellery proved us that there is a lot of potential in our tiny country. And the students gave us the crazy more creative twist that proves that fashion is also an art form.
Out of the six main collections presented, I would like to pin point two: Andrea Ayala and Monica Arguedas (mainly because they have been a part of Fashion Week El Salvador for a while now). It is no surprise that I liked Andrea Ayala’s designs, but this time, it was different, she blew my mind. The collection felt grown, filled with elegance, beauty, and sophistication. Inspired by the changing colours of the sunset, Andrea Ayala presented us with ethereal pieces that I’m sure many of us can’t wait to get our hands on.
On day 3 of MBFWSV, we were amazed by Monica Arguedas’s collection: 2.17. It was memorable. I have seen a couple of collections by the designer before, but I was yet to be impressed. However, that night, was HER night. Down the runway came a beautiful display of colours, prints, and textures. The design was inspiring; the execution, flawless; and the hair and make-up were on point. Every detail was taken care off, and the final result was a strong and chic collection.
I leave you with a few images of MBFWSV 2015. x