Designs of Andrea Vega
The last week was super hectic… I have been very busy planning with my cousin Andrea Vega the shooting of her new collection. We did part of it last friday, we worked hard and we are happy with the results, also with help of my other cousin Katherine Olvera Gómez who shooted the photos and Monti who did the hair styling, and me as the model… hehehe… But before that I had the opportunity to assist to a fashion show of artisans with the designers of my region. This project was named ‘Juntos Creamos’ (Together We Create).
This fantastic project aims to include, promote, teach and inspired the small artisans of Ecuador with the guide of well known ecuadorian designers. This event made me so happy, because not everybody has the means and opportunity to appear in a fashion show with their creations. All the designers became advisors and mentors for the artisans, teaching them and explaining them with workshops where they could learn about trends, styles, quality of materials and many other aspects about the fashion business, all this in order to improve their work and to start creating concious in the ecuadorian population to start believing and choosing our own local product. I coulnd´t be more overwhelmed when I saw all the artisans walking on the runaway, all with smiles on their faces and feeling proud of themselves. All the designs in this show where made in conjunction of both: The designers and the artisans, everybody collaborated together, and they learnt from each other. I hope this kind of project multiplicate all over the country and many other people can develop their creativity and improve their lives with this. Very big thanks to IEPS – Instituto de Economia Popular y Solidaria for the idea, and to all the people who made this possible. I am happy! Bravo!!