Lorena Saravia is the master of the art of mixing neutral colors more Vibrant, edged acid shades, and this season is no exception. Her new collection explores silhouette (balloon dresses in light cotton are the perfect example of shape and form), texture and volume in pieces that are easily recognisable as her own designs. Her signature aesthetic was most evident in a white denim outfit paired with her signature Saravia cowboy boots, walking the runway tonight. To add interest, the designer contrasted the bright lights of the shimmering city of Oaxaca in the background, and she wore a dressy piece in shocking pink and bright blue satin, most successfully used in bespoke bright blue satin Suit.
It was clear that Saravia wanted to challenge herself with this series. No leather, no chunky knitwear — all hallmarks of her namesake label — just gorgeous, beautifully tailored dresses in snow-white or deep black; and three-piece suits (top, skirt, and pants), a bold move, To appeal to those who like the ladylike vibe that a dress brings, while also feeling the effortless effect a pair of pants creates. An A-line dress in pearl hard taffeta appeared on the runway for a subtle rock vibe. Wearing a pair of sunglasses, the model’s hair is simply combed back, exuding the simple charm that women want to wear.
Most unexpected were some of the looks featuring a monarch butterfly motif, a far cry from her usual minimalist style. It seems that with this collection, Saravia is trying to break out of her own ordinary canvas world and step into a new realm of infinite possibilities. Designers know how to reinvent themselves as creatives and designers, and the Lorena Saravia woman with real character is ready to change.