Pick up on the latest Puerto Rico fashion trends
Prints, prints and more prints. With a touch of lace.
Spring and Summer 2016 may be months away, but we got a preview of these seasons in all their glory at the fifth annual San Juan Moda Fashion Week earlier this month.
During the nine-day fashion show held at the El San Juan Resort & Casino, in which Puerto Rican designers presented their Spring-Summer 2016 collections, floral and abstract prints, lace, embroidery, metallic accents and sensual cuts dominated the runway.
Puerto Rico style is influenced by American style, so if the designers’ vision is correct, and it usually is, Puerto Rico fashion is headed to an S/S 2016 season busy with combination of San Juan Moda and New York Fashion Week trends—nothing plain, as you will see.
San Juan Moda Fashion Trends
Numerous local designers showed their stuff on the San Juan Moda runway. Here are a select few to give you an idea of what to expect and how to prepare for the Spring-Summer 2016 season.
- In a collection called “Evergreen,” designer Lisa Thon showed ready to wear looks for the modern woman featuring a variety of plant-inspired prints combined with bright colors such as chartreuse and magenta on bathing suits, jumpsuits and dresses.
- Michelle Correa showed lots of lace embroidered with golden and silver accents in her collection “Camille.” She began and finished the collection with white but also used black, green and beige. Some of her short dresses featured asymmetrical hemlines.
- Rubén Darío took inspiration from the Japanese culture for his “Halo” collection, using Japanese prints on skirts, blouses, shirts and dresses. Black and grey predominated in his collection along with green and fuschia in evening wear.
- Stella Nolasco presented sophisticated short dresses and long gowns, as well as jumpsuits in her collection “Pomarrosa.” Pinks, whites and blacks with metallic colors, see-through fabrics and low necklines stood out in her collection.
- Kelvin Giovannie showed his talent and attention for detail in his collection “Cubik,” for which he hand painted his own prints. He used mostly shades of grey, orange, beige and black. His evening gowns featured wide skirts with silver, orange and abstract prints.
New York Fashion Week Trends
When all was said and done, these five trends for Spring-Summer 2016 emerged during New York Fashion Week.
- Bright colors: We’ll see lots of light greens and blues–and shades in between–along with reds and oranges.
- Crochet: Remember the 1970s? We loved it in clothing, accessories, decorations, in everything. Crochet will be a must-have next summer.
- Frayed: Hems with loose stitching are in. Fringe is in. Why? It’s fun.
- Silk: Flowy and sensual silk is the winning fabric for S/S 2016.
- Bare shoulders: The focus is on the sexy top piece.
Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016
According to the Pantone Color Institute, these are the top 10 colors for Spring 2016 fashion:
- Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz
- Pantone 16-1548 Peach Echo
- Pantone 15-3919 Serenity
- Pantone 19-4049 Snorkel Blue
- Pantone 12-0752 Buttercup
- Pantone 13-4810 Limpet Shell
- Pantone 16-3905 Lilac Gray
- Pantone 17-1564 Fiesta
- Pantone 15-1040 Iced Coffee
- Pantone 15-0146 Green Flash