An established womenwear designer from Puerto Rico, Stella Nolasco’s debut on the New York catwalk has been sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, as it stands with her vision of fashion.
Ingrid Rocafort, Executive Director of PRTC, says “Upscale designers, like Stella, are helping to spotlight the country as a premiere shopping destination, and encourage new luxury developments. The growing rate of her success is truly remarkable.”
Nolasco’s forte in constructing ethereal yet bold gowns has been commanding presence in the Latin fashion community for years. It is now her time to make waves in America at Lincoln Center.
Inspired by the saying ““To each Saint, one candle…” Stella Nolasco experiments with elaborate fabrics made of bright, metallic sequins and sheer, delicate laces this season to add an element of surprise to her feminine pieces.
In tasteful pastels and ivory, Nolasco creates exciting, refreshing textures using thick and thin lace appliqués to create form-fitting light gowns that create beautiful movement.
Her play on “the visible and invisible” is fascinating to see and interpret with the prevalence of exposed backs and torsos mixed and expertly placed details to maintain lady-like air while having strong character with her daring silhouettes.
It truly is a beautiful, Spring dream to see Nolasco’s creations walk down the runway this season. This may be her first show in America, but Stella Nolasco is no rookie.
Photos courtesy of Stella Nolasco