Will Stars Follow Five Top Fashion Designers to San Miguel?
By Camie Fenton
Nationally and internationally famous fashion designers will descend on San Miguel for the “Dress to Give Fashion Weekend.” “It could be that the stars they design for will follow them to San Miguel as our city has such a trendy reputation and of course, stars, socialites, fans, and everyone interested in what is new in fashion have been invited,” said Blanca Salinas Santos, Director of Fashion Weekend, to take place November 4 at La Casona Convention Center. “Speaking of important designers in this show,” continued Salinas Santos, “top designer, David Salomón, a Mexican of Lebanese origin, will be here, and he has dressed celebrities like Kate Walsh, Teri Hatcher, and Eva Longoria.” Salomón’s line of “hippie chic” inspirations have been noted by Gaultier, Gucci, and YSL.
“Dress to Give Fashion Weekend”
Fri, Nov 4, 5pm
Salida a Celaya 77
Why are busy and renowned fashion designers like Salomón focused on Fashion Weekend in San Miguel? For the love of fashion, but more—for the love of a good cause that helps disabled children and youth that being CRISMA (Centro de Rehabilitation Integral de San Miguel de Allende), established by Martha Sahagún de Fox, wife of ex-President Vicente Fox, which provides rehabilitation therapies for disabled children, youth, and adults in and around San Miguel. “We are so pleased by the generous offer of time and talent by these fashion designers to join us in our cause,” said Martha Sahagún de Fox.
Salinas Santos continued with news of the participating fashion designers, saying that Benjamin Ríos will share his Mexican brand of handbags reflecting understated luxury and relaxed elegance. Ríos’ collections are found in many top stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue Mexico. Vogue Mexico just selected his line as one of the top five 2016 accessory brands in the most prestigious competition of Mexican fashion called “Who’s on Next.”
Daniel Espinosa’s jewelry is respected worldwide and will be presented. While silver and Latin motifs always play a major role in his famous creations, his studies in Florence, the Netherlands, and International Marketing in New York also influence his materials and designs (think used TV screen glass) making his pieces truly unique and recognizable.
Macario Jiménez brings two decades of talent to the fore, beginning with his training with the renowned Marangoni Institute in Milan. He will share his designs, known for “luxury with personality.” In 2001 Jiménez was chosen the best designer by Tactel® (a polyamide fabric or fiber with a soft, silky feel), and his brand has been presented in the most important platforms in fashion, such as Fashion Week Mexico, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, INTERMODA and Fashion Nextel.
Salinas Santos was also pleased that the designer Vero Solís will be sharing her new line, “Josephine,” begun in 2015. This creative brand, including a boutique, is inspired by Mexican culture and images and is named after Vero’s grandmother, Josefina. Vero’s versatile and unique style has made her a celebrity and a pioneer of fashion for children and adolescents. Her creations are glamorous, fresh, and influenced by music and by great designers such as Chanel, Stella McCartney, and Ellie Saab.
The event’s Master of Ceremonies is the journalist and presenter Juan José Origel. For more information on passes for CRISMA’s Dress to Give Fashion Weekend, call CRISMA 415 152 6039, or stop into KW Allende Real Estate office at Mesones 57. Everyone is invited to enjoy this stellar scene and to be a star themselves for a good cause and a fashionable good time. Detailed information: fashionweekend.com.mx