The year 2020 has been a roller coaster for all of us. Despite the hurdles we are compelled to continue on with our lives. In the summer Paraiso put on a wonderful show all while following CDC guidelines. Due to its success they followed up with their regularly Fall show.
On Saturday, November 14th, 2020, Paraiso Miami Beach presented Destination Colombia: The most promising names on the new creative Colombian fashion scene and their Spring/Summer 2021 collections at Paradise Plaza in the Miami Design District.
Photo credit: Simon Song
The project showcased 12 Colombian designers and featured established brands such as OndadeMar, Verdelimon, and Encantadore, but also new rising stars in the swimwear and resort wear industry including Palmacea, Mola Mola, Ancora, Carolina Estefan, Estivo, Corpo, Praia, Nawa, and Mar de Rosas.
In the spirit of new normal, the swimwear and resort wear enthusiasts watched fashion show live through Procolombia’s official fashion Instagram account @ColombianFashionTrends and www.paraisomiamibeach.com.
Stitch Lab, the luxury online retail space for Colombian fashion hosted a media reception serving delicious mimosas by Miami Cocktail Company.
Silvia Cobos and Jetlagmode accessorized the show with shoes, bags and accessories all made using sustainable handmade techniques, while Junior & Hatter Wynwood’s stylish salon and its most sought after stylists created the runway hair looks.
MAR DE ROSAS
DESTINATION Colombia was the first in the series of curated projects between PARAISO Miami Beach, the leading event for the swimwear industry, widely known as swim week, and Colombian government agency Procolombia.
“DESTINATION Colombia is one of PARAISO Miami Beach leading initiatives for creating new business opportunities for the Colombian brands in the US market, and it opens a window to a brand new way of connecting these brands with both media and industry audience.” – Natalija Dedic Stojanovic, Creative Director of PARAISO Miami Beach.
ONDA DE MAR
Quality and innovation are the two features that make Colombian fashion so widely known in the world. Thanks to the quantity and quality of Colombian designers, and the raw materials produced in the country, the national fashion industry has achieved its own identity, which very few textile and clothing producing countries manage to achieve.
“Colombia has become one of the most fertile and dynamic territories on a global level for swimwear and beach wear experimentation: that’s why we decided, together with PARAISO Miami Beach, to present the most innovative Colombian brands to buyers and the national press through this multifaceted fashion initiative and an experience, DESTINATION Colombia.” — Procolombia president Flavia Santoro.