Fashion Week Panama 2016

Uno de los diseños de Annie Chajín.

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Fashion Week Panama 2016. Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday, October 15 will see the staging of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Panama 2016. This is the country’s largest fashion event and gathers together fashion entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, bloggers and international fashion personalities.

Fashion Week Panama 2016

Fashion Week Panama 2016: international and local designers show their new collections.

This year the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Panama 2016 will be held at the Atlapa Convention Center in San Francisco. It will feature the participation of government institutions such as the Municipality of Panama, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Tourism Authority, and the support of renowned sponsors such as Copa Airlines, Mercedes Benz, Multiplaza Pacific Mall, among others.

The event expects to receive between 8,000 and 10,000 people over the three days of the fair. There will, be least 80 exhibitors offering their products in the exhibition area. In addition, 32 runways provide the stage for the fashion shows of more than 50 designers, 29 of which will offer individual runways with their latest releases. This spectacular fashion display involves more than 100 models and nearly 100 international designers with fashion-related businesses.

Fashion Week will be inaugurated on Thursday, October 13 with a runway by designer, Tony Vergara, one of the most awarded and successful designers of Panamanian fashion, with an exclusive catwalk showcasing his newest designs, followed by the display of four designers, two national and two international.

On Thursday, October 13, there will be a VIP show with Anna Francesca Blasser and the renowned Spanish designer, Isabel Sanchis. This event is to benefit the “Fundación Espacio Creativo – FEC” supporting the “LINKS” program, which works with children at risk, recovering through art. Admission to this event has a cost of $75.

Last year’s Fashion Week back stage.

Last year’s Fashion Week back stage.

In addition, “showcases” will be presented during the three days of the show, all of which include four to five runways. The runways cost $40 and are to benefit the foundations: Jesús Luz de Oportunidades”, “Asociación Cambiando Vidas”, “Juventud Casa Esperanza”, “Voluntarios Ayoudas” and “Patronato de Nutrición”.

On Friday October 14 there will be an Open House for emerging designers at 9 p.m. including four runways among which are the four finalists for the “Hot Couture by Nescafe Dolce Gusto” prize which is being held for the third consecutive year during Fashion Week.

The celebrations come to an end with a block of runways on Saturday, October 15 at 4 p.m., with the presentation of five fashion students, the winner of the best designer award in ‘Nicaragua Design’ and the recognized Panamanian designer, Annie Chajin.

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