LIF WEEK: Jose Francisco Ramos
A MINTY FRESH, SQUEEKY CLEAN POINT OF VIEW.
There really isn't much of an appreciation for the concept of cleanliness in peruvian fashion, you can see collections with a much more, let's say heroic, approach to the use of motifs and shape. Jose Francisco Ramos is a notable exception to this rule, bringing to LIF WEEK'S runways two very interesting new ingredients: Prudence and minimalism.
Although the concept lacked a little of that sutil surprise and a stronger point of view, Which is very much needed when working with as little elements as the designer did, the collection did provide the event with a moment of interesting diversity, which gained momentum as the show progressed and serves as an example of the different approaches limean fashion is starting to take.
There was a good amount of nods to Céline with the choice of colors, silhouette, and the abstract prints. The attitude of the pieces was fresh, simple and fairly elegant, with oversized sueters and loose dresses. cool-looking coats with colorful, contrasting trims served as the wow moment of the show. All in all it was a show with promise, and although the levels it spoke at could have been a little higher, and maybe a little more complex too, here is to hoping of more to come from Jose Francisco's squeeky clean universe.