Dominicana MODA

The island of Hispaniola is half Spanish, half French and a well-publicized mecca for recruiting baseball talent and lanky, exotic models.   During a week in October design talents from across South and Central America, Spain and the Caribbean converge on Santo Domingo for a fashion week event that can rival the ready-to-wear shows in New York and London.

The Dominicana MODA team transforms Hotel Occidental El Embajador from a stately landmark, to a haute hangout appointed with slick Philippe Starck furnishings and the vibrancy of Rio.  Latin-techno vibes pour from deejays who serve a tempo for the march of stilettos that shuttle between slick lounges sponsored by Miller Beer, Grey Goose and Johnnie Walker.  Shows attract crowds you would expect for a visit from the Pope.  When the catwalk lights dim and disco balls are lit nightlife twirls into dawn.

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Designers in this presentation: Belkola, Jusef Sanchez, Juan Cotes, Angie Polanco, Claudia Arce, Moises Quesada, Jeannette Limas, Jacqueline Then, Tatiana Torres, Cub Sexy Man, Guttierez Marcano and Oscar de la Renta.

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© SEAN DRAKES

Published in SHE Caribbean magazine.

[ 404.654.0859  |  SEANDRAKESPHOTO@gmail.com ]

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