Colombiamoda + Colombiatex 2023: a platform for internationalization, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and working with communities.
Colombia’s Fashion Week was the engine for entrepreneurship, internationalization, sustainability, and the empowerment of women to be one of the protagonists. More than 35 brands from the Transformation Projects had the opportunity to make their proposals visible in the most important business platform, trends, and knowledge of Latin America.
Sustainability, one of the main players
Inter Rapidísimo, the official sponsor of the Fair, led the Sustainability Route, a journey in which more than 50 brands highlight their sustainable practices and ratify their commitment to a more conscious industry.In addition, enterprises such as Closeando, which, with more than seven years of presence in the market, is one of the leading companies in the "second opportunities" business. To date, they have rescued more than 300,000 garments from highly recognized brands, which, instead of going to the garbage, are giving the Colombian woman the opportunity to have the closet she always dreamed of, with clothes like new, contributing at the same time to the care of the environment and your pocket.
Inexmoda celebrated its 35 years with the inaugural parade of Colombiamoda + Colombiatex by designer María Elena Villamil 2023.
With her new collection "Indefinite Limits", Vallecaucana designer at heart Maria Elena Villamil inaugurated the 34th edition of Colombiamoda + Colombiatex. This designer who has been part of this event for more than 30 years, presented a design proposal that transcends and inspires through a deep connection with emotions and is also part of the celebration of 35 years of Inexmoda.
With this collection that developed from the current of absolute expressionism and with a tribute to the use of color as the central axis, the first catwalk of this fair was made, a risky proposal, visionary that went beyond what was established to highlight the value of the creative process for the connection with art and inspiration "Indefinite Limits", was full of volumes, textures, colors, and sensations, which allowed attendees to witness the potential and growth of national talent in fashion.
During the days of the fair, it was evident to highlight the talent of various Colombian fashion women on the catwalks, showcasing various collaborations such as that of Bronzini with the famous designer Mercedes Salazar, and that of Falabella with Atelier 1756, a brand that is run by 3 women. Arkitect with the renowned designer Franchesca Miranda.
The different fashion expressions excited and made vibrate those who attended the runways on the second day of the fair. The catwalk Horizons of Antioquia is Mágica by Alado & Co., in collaboration with entrepreneurs of the program Project New Markets: Desata2, Corporación Red Nacional de Confecciones de Paz, EIM Moda S.A.S, Corporación Pallay and Tomasa Designed by Joyería S.A.S. was a proposal that bet him to make visible the best of the department of Antioquia.
Another outstanding catwalk that was developed at the fairgrounds was the catwalk of Women Changing Fashion where five brands created and led by women unveiled their designs and concepts, this project is led by Inexmoda and the Bank of Bogotá and seeks to support the emerging talents of the Fashion System, led by women who dream of dynamizing, empowering and transforming their businesses into innovative, competitive and sustainable companies over time.
Camila Tamara, creator of the brand that bears her name, said that being part of this space is a dream come true. This designer presented an interesting aesthetic proposal with the "GLOW" collection, which means to illuminate or shine, composed of six looks and focused on the power of dreams and inspired by a fantastic universe full of magic mushrooms and leaves.
The last day of this fair came loaded with new expressions of Colombian fashion and design. In order to further strengthen the economy of Risaraldenses women through the diversification and dignification of manufacturing trades, from the Risaralda Governorate in alliance with Inexmoda, the dream of a brand will come true and represent the department with 'Thilo, the fashion of origin', a proposal made by 350 native and rural women of the program Development with Women’s Feeling. Yessica María Vargas Marín, Secretary of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Risaralda Governorate, said that progress is currently being made in the internationalization of this important project.
Colombiamoda + Colombiatex 2023 shows fashion as an engine of social transformation, cultural mobilization, environmental commitment and economic development through EFFECTIVE CONNECTIONS, SPACES OF INSPIRATION and FASHION EXPRESSIONS.