, 2022-12-05 17:56:15,
Valencia (Venezuela) (AFP) – With a series of vibrant evening dresses and urban futuristic metallic ensembles, designers at a Venezuelan fashion week sought to revive an industry in the doldrums after years of economic turmoil.
Venezuela, known for a love of style and pomp often seen in its myriad beauty pageants, had not held a fashion week for almost two decades until the industry event was revived earlier this year.
The second edition of that event wrapped up this weekend in the industrial northern city of Valencia, with top designers such as Angel Sanchez — who has dressed stars such as Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Beyonce — parading their creations on the runway.
It was the first time in 10 years that Sanchez, 62, who has appeared at New York Fashion Week and Madrid Fashion Week, held a show in his native Venezuela.
He told AFP it was “the perfect opportunity to reconnect with my country, with my work and with colleagues.”
“I believe that Venezuela has always been a leader in fashion. I remember when I started 35 years ago, we emerging talents had fashion weeks, so I am…
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