New Designer Spotlight: Paulina Susana Romero Valdez
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The Academy of Art University's annual New
York Fashion Week graduate fashion show took place on the most romantic holiday
of the year, Valentine's day. A total of 15 students from the School of Fashion
debuted their thesis collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Elisa Stephens,
the President of The Academy of Art University said, "It is an incredible
opportunity for our students to debut their collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion
Week", and so right she is. Out of the 15 designs, Paulina Susan Romero
Valdez is in the spotlight.
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collection, "It's Only Heritage", examined where she came from and
how it has influenced her as a designer. Growing up in Mexico, her collection
draws inspiration from her roots as well as her interest in baroque art and
culture. This collection offers a baroque style itself with fabrics of wool
tweed, wool baroque, herringbone, silk, cotton, hand-dyed leather, and is
accented with traditional and effervescent embroidery. She choose colors such
as pinks, purples and blues of different hues, along with blacks and greys. The
collection offers three stages: The Baroque, from looking into her mothers'
eyes and her exposure to baroque culture, The Mexican, signifies her
traditional Mexican culture, and The Strong, brings the collection together
with the thought that everything good and bad meets together in the end.
Signed Opinionated Fashionista- Graduate Student at AAU
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