Updated: Aug 17, 2018
The sunset sets over the Sonesta Hotel on another warm, humid day in Miami. A perfect backdrop entrance to the night's runway show of Summer Klash's debut.
Every collection designed by YaviReyes is a peek into the streaks of her Cuban-Chinese descendent. It is found in the choice of hues, embroidery details, and attention to the inner construction of every single handmade dress. The exceptional dedication that transpires within each dress is what cultivates the passion for this collection.
This collection is an homage to her heritage with styles focusing on pairs - from an angle of contrast. The collection highlights delicate lace applique on collars, flared tulle skirts, side slits, strapless necklines and risque backless designs. The iconic shades of the 1950s is a reflection of Cuba’s cultural standstill, which is why the pastel palettes of blue, pink, yellow, black and white are prominently displayed. The delicate lace applique on collars, pockets, bolero jacket and small pink flowers parallel the Far East’s meticulous attention to details. Summer Klash is an invitation to discover the harmony within our differences.
The tropical flair enters in the first look of the collection, which sets the tone for the blue shade florals, polka dot colorful print, and a blast of sunshine yellow. Low back dresses, strapless flirty corsets reflects the liberal atmosphere of the tropics. The streamline construction evokes China’s traditional and ornate design style. Its inspiration enriches the designs with lace, embroidery, Swarovski crystals, prongs, pleats details, beading on fabrics such as chiffon, silk, georgette, tulle, and satin. The Qipao (a traditional garment worn by Chinese women), appeared in the form of high slits.
To keep with the theme of pairs, the Summer Klash Collection was paired with Mercedes Brunelli’s handmade “wearable art” clutches. Her designs have been showcased on the Daytime Emmys’ red carpet, on The Real, and Deco Drive. Dynamite comes in small packages and Mercedes Brunelli takes embellishment to a new level with her slogan “Clutch the Unusual, Carry a Masterpiece.”
An impeccable clash to end the night, summing up the essence of the Summer Klash collection.
Written by: Hugo J. Quizhpi