Studio F gets a B minus for style but an 'A' for effort
While Studio F remains one of the most popular and best known Colombian brand, last year's showing at Colombia Moda 2013 was less than inspiring. The designs were, for the most part, tired and insipid copies of the mid-1980's with little alteration from the original designs.
This year's runway at Colombia Moda look to be a significant change from last year. The dominant styles were less “Pretty in Pink” but retained a strong 1980's influence. This year's runway demonstrated a particularly strong showing in the Studio F 'Aqua' line of beachwear.
Studio F Aqua
This year's swimwear made liberal use of blues and greens which is a continuation of the navy trend that dominates their ready-to-wear apparel. There was a strong tropical theme which was echoed by competitors including Agua Bandita in their “Carmen Miranda” inspired line.
Famed Angel ends the show
Brazilian model, Izabel Goulart closed the show and brought rampant applause and attention from the standing room only crowds. Best known for her stint as one of the Victoria's Secret models, Goulart boistered what was an otherwise mediocre show. Ranked as #12 in the 'Top 20 sexiest models' according to Models.com, she is currently the face of MAC Cosmetics.
The sportswear line was dominated by black and white checks and Navy blue matched with bright yellow. Additional looks retained much of the 1980s influence with updated coloring. The collection including several evening ensembles.