Puerto Rico based designer, Luis Antonio presented his Spring/Summer 2015 collection this season at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week for the first time. Known for blending elegance and luxury with ease, The Puerto Rico Tourism Company supports Mr. Antonio and his designs. Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, Executive Director of PRTC says, “Luis Antonio is famous not only in Puerto Rico, but around the world for his modern, feminine designs and we are honored to support his show at New York Fashion Week. Designers like Luis help showcase Puerto Rico’s upscale shopping offerings, reviving luxury developments.”
For his New York show, Luis Antonio designed the footwear that will be going down the runway, which have been made in Brasil. Antonio has also collaborated with Yayoi, a Latvian designing duo, to create handcrafted necklaces and bracelets made of high quality materials and semi-precious stones. The collaboration resulted in accessories that exude a playful interaction between fashion and nature.
MARITIME is an effortless and chic collection inspired by nautical colors and motifs. Luis Antonio combines graphic art and symmetric forms to create unique fabrics for his entire collection. This collection is inspired by all things nautical, but with a twist. Sea workers and shipbuilders have been a main source of inspiration for the the graphic and abstract prints Luis Antonio designed with a team of graphic designers. Silk Organza, Silk Crepe, Silk Gazar, Canvas and Twill will be spotlighted this season to turn traditional nautical elements on their heads. Everyday can be luxurious with his new Spring/Summer collection.