By Malcolm Barnes Washington D.C. November 12, 2022
“Dominican Fashion” has arrived for the first time in Washington DC. The majesty of art and fashion from great designers who with their exuberant strokes and textures make possible the exhibition of modern fashion design from the Caribbean in the nation’s capital. The event, open to the press, took place Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Sheyla Vie Collections, 5333 Wisconsin Ave Washington DC. Held to create support for Dominican fashion, it brought together some of the most prominent fashion designers in Latin America. The montage of various dresses and apparel by Maribo Productions complemented the outstanding designers from the Caribbean, Central America and Spain, such as Alex Adames and Luisa Tobon from Panama; Benito Antonio, Raiza Bonaparte, Ramon Antonio and Fernando Gantier Dominicans; Fernandita Salazar, from Honduras; Adriana Amado from Colombia and Sanel Rivera of Puerto Rico. Featuring Artists Julio Infante, from the Dominican Republic and Israel Lozano from Spain, as special guests. The models that graced the runway gave life and movement to each of the exclusive pieces of the exhibition.
The models were from the DC International Model agency. Miss Dominican Republic from the Miss Universe pageant 2021, Debbie Aflalo and Mara Dieppa hosted the event, and Sonya Guzman was in attendance with V. I. P. seats along the runway. The event, organized by the Dominican professional model and producer, Madeline Colón, Organized in Washington DC, with a great team: Raysa Gonzales and Yuri Osorio Gregory Francis, Paula Araujo, Farah Marcano, Raymond Maldonado, Rosalinna Burk, Angel Peralta, Laudy Hiciano, The photography and video and editing was by JCW and the DJ Rainier. This spectacular fashion gala took place thanks to the distinguished sponsors: Sheyla Vie Collections, Cazabe Restaurant, Cafe Medrano, Mecho's Dominican Kitchen. Additional sponsors were DC International Models, Valdez Management, Smart Realty LLC, JCW Vip, Leif Eric Realtor, Turcio’s Beauty Salon, El Cielo Restaurant, Chinola, Estopinan Group, USA Party Rental, Peacenik Cowayea Beauty, Maibo Productions, Danny Larimore State Farm Agency, Nik Creighton Agent, The Italian Oven, Vianny's Jewelry, Amanda Moran in Makeup.