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Chilean Fashion Week: Santiago Style & Soiree

Posted in Fresh Threads, Games, Gadgets & Gear, The Arts, The World: To & From, Winds, Breeze & Hurricanes with tags , , on July 3, 2012 by Alex D.
By S.D.P.

As can be said with the country in general, Chile’s annual fashion show has been gaining regional prominence in recent years as this country of 16 million has begun to influence South American style in an arena normally reserved for neighboring giants Brazil and Argentina. This year’s fashion show, presented by shopping mall developer Parque Arauco, took place in Santiago and was a welcome step back towards what made Chilean style to intriguing to begin with: Andean twists on classic European couture. Crowds gathered to see the latest in local designers’ trends and got a chance to see what their 2012 fall & winter collections had in store. Whispers on the Street was there in full force and got a chance to take in collections from designers Sofia Mendez Schenone, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Angelica Castro, Tatienne, Sabo and of course Ruben Campos. This year’s show showcased an array of fabrics which have been absent in reason years such as linen and woven silk.

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