2017 Miami Swim Week Runway Show: Aguaclara Exotic, Sophisticated New Collection [PHOTOS]

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Peruvian swimwear company Aguaclara took us to the Amazon at their 2017 Miami Swim Week Runway Show. Enjoy here their exotically sophisticated new collection. Photo: Courtesy

Aguaclara debuted their exotically sophisticated 2018 collection at 2017 Miami Swim Week. Creative Director, Liliana Villalobos, wanted to create a collection that would seduce and surprise the spirit. Drawing inspiration from her Amazon roots, Villalobos masterfully blends a retro style with deep blues, enigmatic reds, golden yellows and exotic greens hues to create a bold expression of color, sensuality and magical intensity.

“I interpret Nature’s Spirit as a lifestyle for women where femininity is complemented by boldness, and sensuality with elegance,”  said Villalobos.

Aguaclara’s concept for their 2018 collection is a lifestyle of summer-wear for the whole day where bikinis, one-pieces and sophisticated beachgowns complement each other. These show-stopping pieces can be taken straight from the beach to hanging out on warm, summer nights, to parties by the pool and exclusive beach gatherings.

Stunning Folk and Mercado Rose lines, created by Villalobos, feature elaborate and detailed brocades with applications of ribbons and colorful cloths, flowers and decorative embroidery. Refinement comes in the form of Italian lace this season. Exquisite golden filigrees applied over lycra result in a delicate elegance which is unique in swimwear and beachwear.

Keeping with the Boho trend, Aguaclara’s use of fringe, pompoms and crossed lace, offers a very chic and glamorous gypsy look while providing supreme quality, gracious movement and quite sensuality. Delicate 100% silks and fine-silk gauzes are the highlights of the beachgowns, giving an ethereal style to blouses, kimonos, jumpsuits, long skirts, mini dresses and long kaftans.

Find below the exotically sophisticated Aguaclara 2018 collection – a bold expression of colour, sensuality and magical intensity:

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Aguaclara was first conceived back in 1989 in Lima Peru, by the siblings Liliana and Jorge Villalobos. These singular two launched their company with great enthusiasm and a vision: to design custom-made swimwear. They started with a small manufacturing workshop, making personalized garments. In a short time, Aguaclara became very popular in their market and has grown to the leading brand it is today.

Liliana, as Creative Director, has used her talent to shape the essence of the brand. At its core is its ethnic tendency, rooted in Amazon and Andean influences. She is a restless traveler, always looking for new trends and state-of-the-art technology. Jorge, as Executive Director, handles the Administrative and Strategic Planning areas.

The Aguaclara Collections, created by Liliana, are exhibited at important trade shows and runways worldwide. Her unique, one of a kind pieces, are designed with highly elaborate embroidery, exclusively developed prints and hand-made natural accessories specially crafted for the garments.

To-date, the company exports to over 40 countries, mainly United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Puerto Rico, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Dubai, Russia, Japan, among others.

 

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.