Photo: Meche Correa at MBFWM
The Peruvian fashion industry had an opportunity to show the world its creations in shows by designers Meche Correa, Jessica Butrich and Sitka Semsch at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.
The designers unveiled creations Monday that differed in style, ranging from a craft approach to pop culture inspirations.
Peru is the guest country at the 58th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, which opened its doors to Latin America for the first time this year.
The collection by Correa, a designer and artist, was inspired by Peruvian art and culture, using hand-painted textiles to give contemporary fashion an artisan spin.
Correa said in an interview with Efe that Peruvian art was the “heart and soul” of her collection and she avoided following trends.
The collection’s designs are an attempt to recreate the work of the Cuzco art school and capture the Spanish influence on Peru, Correa said.
Butrich unveiled a youthful collection in Madrid that features pop-style drawings of fruit and hearts, with accessories to round out the fresh look the designer is trying to capture.
Butrich’s “Amor imposible” (Impossible Love) collection uses a combination of black and white, with touches of light blue, to convey a feeling of cold and vivid reds to spark hot sensations.
Semsch, for her part, was inspired by the clothing of the Peruvian highlands, showing the public a collection marked by earth tones and garments created with cotton, linen and silk.
Emerging designers showed their work Tuesday at the EGO show, giving visitors to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week a peek at what the future might hold.