New designers impressed at LIF Week Fall/Winter 2014


As I have only been living in Peru for a couple of months I jumped at the chance of being able to attend Lima Fashion Week and view work from some of Peru´s finest designers. And they did not disappoint.

This year´s Fashion Week featured some fantastic new designers. Namely, Angie Schlegel, Susan Wagner, and Talia Berckemeyer

The Fina collection had a very clean, fresh feel to it with their use of neutral colours, oversized collars, loosely shaped trousers, and long vests and waistcoats, which have also been massive trends on the catwalks in Europe with fashion houses displaying similar designs.

In contrast to Fina´s fresh, clean designs Roger Loayza´s pieces had a funky, vibrant feel to them. He used plenty of Chevron Print, and the use of layered clothing, and biker jackets all represent the 90’s style that seems to be coming back into trend. To continue with the youthful feel of the collection, pieces were accompanied with the quirky addition of brightly coloured leg warmers and kneepads.

Sitka Semsch´s Autumn/Winter collection combined a beautiful blend of elegance and sophistication, including fluid, flowing evening dresses and skirts in rust, that are quickly replacing animal print designs. The collection also consisted of many designs in metallic and burnt orange tones, culminating in a comfortable, yet elegant look for Autumn/Winter 2014.

Fátima Arrieta´s 20’s style, flapper collection oozed undeniable style and class. She used clean lines and colours, such as white, gold and silver in her pieces, which consisted of some beautiful peplum skirts with dipped hems, flapper style skirts with shell tops and fluid blouses with sheer panels, that are also huge in Europe. Her show finished with a stunning 20’s flapper style wedding dress with full veil and fishtail. It is no wonder that her collection stole the night. The best was definitely saved until last.

Want to see the photos Angie Schlegel, Susan Wagner, and Talia Berckemeyer brought style and plenty of new ideas to the new edition of LIF Week