On October 10th, day five of the San Juan Moda event at Hotel San Juan I was able to assist as press for the first time representing Sequin Vision. I, for some reason, did not try to get a pass for someone to accompany me so I arrived alone to a not surprisingly full hotel. Being my first time going as press I innocently went through the line to register to end up finding out I could walk by all the people who were desperately trying to get in the ballroom where all the action was. The first thing I saw once I got in the ballroom was a sea of people who seemed to be socialites or people who all just new each other. It was not long before I realized I knew someone there too (Puerto Rico definitely is small!). After socializing and taking pictures of the spectators, it was time to get to where all the fashion magic was going to happen. There was a whole area for press at the end of the runway, unfortunately I was assigned a seat at the back corner of this area where I could barely see the show. I did, however, meet a pair of really awesome guys, one of which was a blogger too for Fashion Is Bananas.
The designer Lisa Thon was the first to present her collection for Summer Spring 2014 called "Zensorial", which showcased swimwear and resort style for men and women. I have to admit I was not really wowed by the collection, but at least Thon saved the best for last, which was a sequined black and white printed jumpsuit. After this, the crowd headed down to the lobby where accessory designer Alberto Torres presented his collection of mirrored necklaces and belts inspired by the Peruvian Yma Sumac. I really enjoyed his designs, which were also seen on a recent runway show for Ecliptica called "Paradis". Also, the designer Verónika Pagán collaborated with Torres providing her famous body suits so that his accessories could stand out even more.
Once that presentation was over, the crowd or should I say mosh pit pushed each other back to the ballroom to see Sonia Santiago's collection SS 14 "Forever Sonia". The name of the collection says it all, these were designs that will forever immortalize the designer! Of the designs that I could see, they were very feminine and romantic gowns with lace and embroidered details over sheer fabrics that made the models look like goddesses. My favorite was a royal blue gown with an open draped skirt and a sheer top with details of embroidered flowers.
For this awesome night I wore the white Lafayette pants you saw in my look "Clarity" , a vintage printed crop top, shoedazzle metallic pumps, and zara orange transparent clutch. Enjoy the pictures and my second look is coming soon!
Photos by: © J. Perez-Mesa / 2013