Ricardo Ramos featured his latest collection S/S 2013 ¨Santas¨ in the context of last Mercedes Benz-Berlin Fashion Week edition in cooperation with the Ibero-American Institute (IAI).
The ¨Kunstgewerbemuseum¨ (Museum of Decorative Arts) located at the Kulturforum and currently in renovation opened its doors one day for Ramos to host his presentation, for a selected international audience from the fashion industry. The collection inspired in the native traditional Colombian textile legacy, showcased a profusion of architectonic volumes structured with gatherings and also with profusion of frills and boleros; pieces constructed with hand loomed textiles in jute, raw cotton, raw silk and copper threads in off white and earthy colors, mixed with the colorful patterns from the Kuna´s people Molas. Loomed textiles are made in cooperation with Colombian textile designer Dilia Suarez.
Capsule swimwear collection in collaboration with Colombian brand Magento & Amarilla highlighted the presentation, mate gold, mate silver and nude were the colors for Ramos’ sporting inspired bathing suits, accented with strategic stripes re-defining the feminine silhouette.
The models did a catwalk-standing show mixing walking and posing in podiums, with a soundtrack by Colombian musician Luis Fernando Franco from his latest ocarina themed play “Ekos”. Accessorized with sport shoes from Nao do Brasil/Berlin, shamanic jewellery by Amado Ariza/Colombia and Ic! Berlin most avant garde eyewear.
English dancer and model Lucy Jane Clarvis highlighted the presentation with flirty tiptoed ballet/cumbia movements in the catwalk; this time Ricardo Ramos collaborated with Unique Personalities Model Agency Berlin and from their pool of models came Anna: the bald and tattooed girl who stroke the audience in a bathing suit and a ruffled dress.
The fetish touch was featured by Anika Laufer: the blond muse and model from the Berlin fetish fashion scene, she appeared wearing a black latex “culotte” accomplished with a fringed top structured with colorful Molas and delicate silver chains. By the end of the show a shamanic inspired look accomplished with a structured “cocoon” dress and a feathered head piece by Jackie Taylor catched the audience´s attention immediately.
This has been Ricardo Ramos fourth consecutive participation in the official schedule of Berlin Fashion Week with his conceptual collections, inspired in cultural legacy and tradition applied to fashion.
Hair by Hernan Melgarejo, Make Up by Nicole Constanze Murek and Marvin Petersen, backstage catering by La Arepería/Berlin.
Photo credit: Martin Pelzer