Looking for some tropical inspiration for your winter getaway? Angel Sanchez designed his spring 2016 collection around the Carribean 'Cayega'. We know it as the hibiscus flower. His runway for NY Fashion Week was blooming all over with them.
Sanchez took the vibrant hues of fuschia, orange and citrus yellow silk and paired them with grassy greens and neutrals of black and white. The motif of the hibiscus flower was played out in within the collection in every way you can imagine. The one print was of a beautiful painted red hibiscus against a white background. There were dresses that where draped like a flower in literal or more abstract shapes,
There were floral fabric, leather or acrylic appliques for a more contemporary interpretation. You can always wear the elegant black ensembles. The white outfits make great modern bridal looks, especially for a beach wedding. However, the ultra-vivid ballgowns? That's how your make an entrance! Accessories included big floral applique mules that look great in a contrast hue.
Angel Sanchez has never been afraid of color. I also love how he mixes traditional evening wear dressing with super-contemporary details to keep his collection fresh. The fashion show attracted everyone from The Walking Dead's Mercedes Masohn to opera singer Renee Fleming. If this runway doesn't inspire you to take a vacation, you deserve to stay home.
|photos by Mariana Leung|