As some of you may remember from my “Skinny Jeans” post, I’m a proud Colombian girl from Canada. I know, I’m a geographic nightmare cause if I tell you where I met my husband, where I’ve worked in the past and where I’ll be traveling to, you’ll get a headache. Just call me Carmen Sandiego lol. Back to my original point, that I’m a Colombian girl born in Medellin and raised most of my life in Canada but with strong ties to my place of birth. The one thing I love about Medellin this time of year is the annual ColombiaModa. It’s a huge fashion expo that brings fashion designers, models, textile vendors and admirers from all over the South American continent and the world to celebrate all things fashion, MY KINDA PLACE!. ColombiaModa 2013 kicked off this week with bright colorful collections, sexy models and making me wish I was there.
Speaking textiles, this collection by Manuela Alvarez totally speaks to what ColombiaModa is all about. Celebrating beautiful textiles and the design talent behind each garment. Photograph by: RAUL ARBOLEDA, AFP/Getty Images
Incredible! Impeccable use of fabric by designer Manuela Alvarez. Photograph by: RAUL ARBOLEDA, AFP/Getty Images
One of my favorite brands out of Colombia, Studio F! Always loved this brand and it’s totally speaking to my summer style right now! Model coming down the runway at ColombiaModa 2013
As a kid, I remember shopping with my mom in Colombia and getting clothes from the brand Tennis. This outfit is exactly what I’ve been looking to rock for fall! Another model walking the runway at ColombiaModa 2013
I’m very proud to see Colombia rocking that fashion runway and letting the world know that there is much more to Colombia than its unfortunate reputation.
Hope you follow the links in the post and check out what ColombiaModa 2013 is up to this week.
Keeping it Confident – Patty