Spring Ready-to-Wear 2015

Juan Carlos Obando

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Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2015

“It’s inspired by my home country — Colombia — but it’s not ethnic,” Juan Carlos Obando explained backstage after his show.

“It’s inspired by my home country — Colombia — but it’s not ethnic,” Juan Carlos Obando explained backstage after his show.


It might seem like a disconnect, but Obando achieved non-ethnic-Colombian by referencing the topography along the coastline of Barranquilla. He re-created its palette — whites, sand, mauve, pale purple and pinks — and offered his signature fluid dresses. This season, the most directional was a white ruffled Empire-bodice dress. It evoked his sultry Latin style in a modern way.


Expanding from dresses, he focused on outerwear; a silky tan trench and a longer, oversize version in salmon stood out. Obando also paired cheetah-print pants with a simple white tank, as well as monochromatic layered silk separates that looked elegant yet easy.


“I wanted to show my range with this collection,” Obando said. He did.

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