Photo: Candela Spring 2014 collection (Thomas Iannaccone)
Uruguayan Gabriela Perezutti is the first Latino designer to show her 2014 Spring/Summer creations on the Fashion Week runway that began this week in New York, marked by Argentina’s return to this important event.
The designer’s message seems to be that the woman who enjoys a cruise at sea or vacations on the beach can be wonderfully comfortable and still look elegant.
The Uruguayan, who again chose a presentation with models standing like statues, has in store for next spring a season of long, loose silk garments with V-necks or round necklines at the back, pockets on the sides and rope shoulder-straps, a reference to what mariners wear at sea, very comfortable and ideal after a long day in the sun.
She also showed on the runway for her firm Candela a line of long cotton dresses, as well as short ones of lace or embroidered and aglitter with jewels, perfect party pieces that did not lack her signature romantic Victorian look.
The collection also offers fresh linen pants both long and short with a rope for a belt, see-through silk blouses with lace trim, as well as outfits with short skirts and long pants with ethnic decorations.
“The collection is inspired by the nautical but in the style of Candela - it’s all about the water, vacations on an island, but in a way that isn’t typical. I love the result,” the designer, who launched her firm Candela in 2010 and who is partial to cream, blue, green, orange and pale pink, told Efe.