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Lisa Porrata: Home for the holidays


By Iris Edén Santiago

Special to The Star


There is no place like home, said Judy Garland as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” clicking her glittering red heels and hoping to return home.


Not nearly as dramatic but certainly feeling emotional and excited, fashion designer Lisa Porrata presented her most recent collection “Home” in her native Ponce in the southern part of Puerto Rico.


As part of the San Juan Moda VIP Series, Porrata’s fashion show was presented at the Ponce Convention Center to a full house and ended with the contagious rhythms of pleneros parading down the runway.


Porrata, a very popular designer with a career that spans 32 years, has presented her creations with much success in San Juan. But this is the first time she ever showed a collection planned exclusively for her Ponce followers.


“I’m so very proud, and so very happy,” Porrata said. “Putting together this fashion show was a big responsibility. It is the first time a show like this takes place in Ponce. I’m also very grateful for the support of my clients and family, who braved the weather to attend. Ponce is already waiting for the next one.”


“Home” is a proposal for the holidays and beyond. There is a look for every woman who loves feeling well dressed, pretty and modern. And by woman, I mean everyone in the family, from newborn babies and little ladies to mothers and great grandmothers. Porrata designs precious garments for generations of women who know she can be trusted. She keeps alive the adorable tradition of “Mom and Daughter,” coordinates with fabrics and designs appropriate for the mothers and especially for the little ones. Let girls be girly!


Porrata showed everything from dazzling bathing suits in metallic fuchsia and girly dresses in colorful patterns to sequined jumpsuits and elegant ball gowns.


Her color palette is very festive and feminine with lots of fuchsia, violet, green, pink and teal. She added looks in metallic gold, silver and black. Halter tops and classic strapless prevailed.


Most looks were elevated with glam detailing such as plumes, cutouts, sequins, high slits and big embroidered flowers. Stunning!


This is a cohesive fashion proposal very well designed and put together that appeals to all women. Every look, even those in sophisticated black, scream happiness. The colors chosen, the fabrics and the silhouettes selected speak highly of the creative mind behind “Home.” It all works. Bravo!

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