Fashion Week Panama

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Fashion is not only about clothes and shoes, but a way to express yourself as an individual. That is the reason why Fashion Week Panama (FWP) is one the most awaited events of the year. This year it will take place at the Atlapa Convention Center from Thursday 12 to Saturday, October 14.

For 2017, Fashion Week Panama has evolved and reinvented itself by opening space for other areas of design, such as interior decoration and furniture. The name is now Fashion + Design Week Panama. The area known as “Design Box” will exhibit furniture, art and decorative objects; the “Design Gallery” will show more than ten different brands such as Bo Concept, Lignet Rose and Kromia.

In addition to catwalks and exhibitions, within the framework of FWP there will be workshops and free conferences with important Latin American fashion designers, who will pass on their experiences in retail and fashion design to students and those interested in the subject.

There will be nine lectures (eight free and one paid), at the Radisson Decapolis hotel during the morning and afternoon. Some of the guest speakers are: the jewelers Daniel Espinosa from Mexico and the Venezuelan, Monica Sordo, who will speak about brand expansion and globalization. The workshop about make-up tendencies will happen on Saturday 14 and costs $100. To take part and for information you must reserve a space by visiting talleres@fashionweekpanama.com.

This year Fashion Week Panama will present the designs of more than 20 national and international designers, mainly from Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Mexico.

Panamanian fashion will be represented by the designers Marciscano, Michelle Nassar, Lidia Minota, Anna Francesa, Tony Vergara and John Bejarano, among others.

FWP will also present the creations of the Colombians, Carlo Carrizosa and Pink Filosofy, the Mexicans, Lorena Saravia and Daniel Espinosa, the Nicaraguan, Shantall Lacayo and the Honduran, Tirso Rubio.

The main guest of the FWP 2017 will be Bibhu Mohapatra, the American designer of Indian origin, who was former US First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite designer. His creations have been featured in many fashion magazines including “In-Touch Magazine”, “DNA”, “New York Magazine”, “Time”, “Forbes”, “Wall Street Journal”, “Marie Claire”, “Gotham Magazine” and “Vogue”.

He has presented many collections of luxury women’s ready to wear, couture and fur under his name in New York, Mumbai, Frankfurt, Beijing, and New Delhi. His collections are sold by Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Neiman Marcus, SAKS, and Nordstrom around the United States, Lane Crawford in China, and other boutiques around the world.

It is expected that influencers, bloggers and international designers will come to FWP to see how this industry is developing in the country and discover the emerging talents in this competitive segments.

The fashion shows and showcases will be at 5:30p.m. and 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and will have a cost of $34.21. The final show on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. will cost $65.29. Tickets can be bought at Panatickets.com. For more information about FWP visit www.facebook.com/FashionWeekPanama

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