On December 8th, the Central America Foundation for Rural Education Development, CAFRED, launched a fashion show entitled The Dreamers at Casa Tomada, San Salvador, El Salvador. After the catwalk, each of the participating Salvadoran designers auctioned off one piece from their collections. All proceeds from the event will help in the construction of a school in Los Arevalos, Ahuachapan. On the runway were
the collections of Salvadoran designer Geraldine Garcia, as well as designs from the Design Houses of Dual, Monterouse and Ivo.
Geraldine Garcia represented the passionate and the rational, by evoking architectural silhouettes: a harmony resulting from conflict that the designer reflected in her collection.
A Chinese proverb, “The flapping of the wings of a butterfly can be felt around the world” was the main inspiration for Dual’s collection. The Butterfly Effect, where small details can alter the outcome – garments made in a palette of solid colors and prints.
The designer Monterousse, meanwhile, was inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio and his representation of Greek history – a collection filled with pieces employing classic details and ornamental baroque airs.
Ivo was inspired by film – with a style that characterizes the medium, based on the films of Quentin Tarantino, creating pieces that mark silhouettes in a color palette interplay between blacks and greens.