Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12. Argentine Designers in New York

September 13, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12


Cora Groppo

Daniela Sartori


Mariana Dappiano

Min Agostini

Six Argentine designers were selected by New York’s fashion editors and stylists to debut their Spring 2012 collection. Among those included Cardon, Cora Groppo, Daniela Sartori, Desiderata, Mariana Dappiano and Min Agostini. Cardon‘s Jose Mutti kicked off the show with men and women’s clothing inspired by Argentine culture. Mutti’s classic style and quality of leather, textiles and silverwork reflect the authenticity of “Rioplatense” culture.

Cora Groppo‘s fascination with nature and morphology were incorporated into her designs. She is known for her expert tailoring, sharp shapes and on the quest for “the perfect fit.” Thus, a body-hugging collection of monochromatic hues was shown.

The newest designer on the scene, Daniela Sartori, debuted a simplicity-filled SS’12 line. Her well-tailored pieces for both men and women was made up of a mainly black, white and neutral palette. The white linen dress with oversized pocket detailing was almost reminiscent of Calvin Klein.

Desiderata designer Carolina Rosales presented a feminine and modern collection in various textures and patterns. My favorite of the six, Desiderata felt the most youthful, yet able to uphold a high level of sophistication. Models sported oversized, colorful flowers in their long, flowy locks – another touch to this Argentine designer I felt refreshing.

Mariana Dappiano and Min Agostini, while design silhouettes differ, both brought an abundance of color to the Argentine Designers show. Dappiano brought flowing kimono dresses, wide-leg linen trousers and jersey maxi dresses to the stage in coral, teal and prints. Agostini‘s structured satin and taffeta tops and skirts permeated in sunrise shades – yellow, pink, orange and green. Both designers are recipients of the prestigious Argentine Chamber of Fashion award “Tijera de Plata.”

Key Looks: Desiderata camel jumpsuit; Mariana Dappiano multi print apron dress with teal linen trousers; Min Agostini lemon silk dress

– Allison Merzel

Photos: NY Mag

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