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Ecliptica “Luminescence” f/w 2013

By Francheska N. Quiñones

Young designers Michelle and Norein Otero beguiled us with a fresh take on their eclectic view of this season’s trends with their new fall/winter 2013 collection, “Luminescence”.  Formally known for their goddess-like structure, dancing fabrics and lightness, Ecliptica’s sun took a shift into the depths of the ocean for a far more nebular inspiration. This season moonless colors dominated the catwalk held in Hato Rey’s Popular Center. 

While champagne and tête-à-têtes surrounded the room, a placid ambience was adorned by the mystical dances of Andanza.  The mood, superintended by Eurythmia, consisted of tinges of algae green and ultramarine blue which graced the pale structural surroundings simulating water currents as the backdrop of the spectacle. Lio Maldonado led the team of It’s Miranda providing sleek roots and a romantic tangled mermaid braid for the models’ mane; whilst enticing eyes held a strong gaze with the help of L’Oreal Paris cosmetics and the creative mind of German O. Mirabal.

Gracing us with their presence, the clothes visually floated within the models sashay with the contribution of muted toned translucent accessories made exclusively for the line by the astonishing Alberto Torres.  A collaboration was struck between the designers and Pictorica to create reflective patterns for the attire. The sheer and simplicity of the garments allowed the onlookers to grasp the inkblot tentacle print homage to the lurking sea creatures whose alluring iridescent and metallic coloration entice the viewer’s eye.  Throughout this entrancing journey, esthetics from past collections were seen adapted to this year’s theme as flashes of fringe and lace brought back Ecliptica’s noted trademark. 

Ecliptica reinvented themselves with their new collection. The choices of fabric and its scintillating details it all worked in their favor to make us feel captivated by the oceans shadows and seek its luminous beauty.

Images Pedro Burgos

Video by Gabriel Rubiñan