On November 9th, I attended my very first fashion show in Burgos, Spain at the Museum of Human Evolution. I know, I know, “Burgos” you may be asking yourself. Not Madrid, not Barcelona? Nope, neither of those cities. For the past fifteen years the Junta de Castilla y Leon has hosted this fashion show in order to showcase some of the most talented designers from the region of Castilla y León.The Pasarela de la Moda de Castilla y León 2017, was a three day event, which gave the public the opportunity to particpate in workshops, classes, and fashion shows. November 9th being the highlight.A total of 21 designers were featured in the three day program, each displaying an array of colors and fabrics from their collection.One of the collections that I got to see was from designer Fely Campo. Fely is based in Salamanca and specializes in wedding, cocktail, and evening gowns.She is heavily influenced by Salamanca, incorporating the landscape, texture, and colors of the city.Each piece of her collection oozes with bits of femininity and elegance.Another designers work I got to witness was Hannibal Laguna. Hannibal, a Caracas native, has been around for many years and was actually introduced to the world of fashion at a young age by his parents. After studying in Milan he began to make a name for himself in the late 80’s and even won the Air France award in 1987 for his first ever collection named “Concorde”.His flagship store is located in Madrid and his pieces can be found in many capitals around the world. In 2014 he celebrated his 100th collection of creating and designing marvelous pieces for women around the world for over two decades.Hannibal has showcased his work in some of the most high profiled shows nationally and internationally such as Barcelona Fashion week, Miami Fashion Week, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.His sophisticated and elegant pieces are sure to bring out the inner confidence and glow in any woman.Eight up and coming designers were given the opportunity to showcase their latest creations during the Concurso de Jóvenes contests in which contestants were judged for best collection and collection that best represents the style of Castillo y Léon. Winner Eder Aurre was given a scholarship to attend classes at the Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design in London.
During my time in one of the fashion capitals of the world, NYC, I had absolutely no plugs into the fashion world. From a distance, I took photos of the attendees walking into the Mercedes-Benz venue at the Lincoln Center during fashion week but was never given the opportunity to attend a show. If I’m ever given the opportunity to do so I’d be absolutely thrilled but for now my front row seat at this fashion show will be a highlight of my adventures here in Burgos.