Models: Jessica and Carlos, Photos by José (tito) Meriño
The fashion we present to you in this edition, inspired by the styles of the 1950s and 60s, received the award for best joint collection “Today as Yesterday” at the International Crafts Fair (FIART 2010) in December at the Pabexpo halls in Havana.
The fashions by designers Viera Reinoso and Carmen Elia Ferrán, created for women and men respectively, were made with chiffon, linen, cotton and taffeta in black and white, as well as supremely elegant colors, very much in the international fashion trend.
Very well worked by hand, these creations are adorned with tucks, roses, embroidery and openwork giving them a touch of distinction and a Cuban feel. Among them, of course, are the guayabera (traditional loose lightweight Cuban shirt) and the vest, recreating the period inspiring both designers.
Viera Reinoso, well known in the Cuban fashion world, has won several awards at FIART and in other exhibitions. For Carmen Elia Ferrán, although she has been working as a designer for several years, this is her first show.