By Iris Edén Santiago
Special to The STAR
“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well,” designer Vivienne Westwood is quoted as saying. Add to that designer Harry Winston’s words of wisdom, “People will look, make it worth their while.”
Ah, you have got to love fashion, fashion designers, and also what they have to say at any given time in their careers.
Puerto Ricans love fashion. And why not? Not only do we have access to global points of view, but locally we have haute couture designers galore to draw inspiration from. Certainly we have no shortage of talented designers and creators of style to dress us up for any and every occasion in the calendar.
Just a few days back and after a busy week of San Juan Moda, fashionistas were treated to stunning collections by highly respected and popular heavy hitters José Raúl and Jaer Cabán. The Puerto Rican designers presented their Spring Summer 2022 proposals as part of WEST Fashion Week, organized by José Joey Cruz and Ann Janette Spicer at El Guajataca Hotel in Quebradillas.
In San Juan, longtime favorite Eddie Guerrero presented on Saturday his collection “Bohemio” at Condado’s trendy Olive Boutique Hotel. These are three of the most adored local designers. The trio have established careers and thousands of followers. They also possess tons of illusions, ideas, creativity and imagination to keep the competition on their toes and the runway illuminated.