Fashion has been ready for Cuba

Encuentro Junto al Mar Mario Carreño Encounter by the Sea
Encuentro Junto al Mar (Encounter By the Sea), 1976Mario Carreño

As Cuba opens up to US tourism and relations, the fashion world is not far behind. Or maybe, we’ve been waiting. Karl Lagerfeld hosted his Chanel Resort 2017 collection there this past weekend in the capitol Havana and it literally took over the fashion press. While traditional wear is not everyday for many Cubans, and is not a definition for their style today, it is trending now globally.  Cuba's Latin influences in their traditional women’s dress have lingered in designers' collections for seasons now. Tiered, or multi-leveled and exaggerated ruffled garments, bright floral embroidery and light, airy fabrics are included. Cuba's art history is also very rich, with colors, high contrast, and organic shapes. So I added some in. The artworks featured are by Mario Carreño, a Cuban artist (1913-1999).


Christian Siriano Givenchy Cuba Resort collection 2016
Tommy Hilfiger Alexander McQueen resort 2016 cuba trend floral Untitled, Mario Carreño
Untitled, 1986, Mario Carreño


Minusey For Love and Lemons cuba trends dress fringe floral embroidered
Stella Jeans C/meo Collective off the shoulder top cuba trend
Anna Sui Solid & Striped swim suit trend 2016 cuba
Nasty Gal Alice + Olivias Tier Skirt Wide Leg Pant Cuba Trend
Atardecer junto al mar Sunset by the Sea Mario Carreño
Atardecer junto al mar (Sunset by the Sea), 1971, Mario Carreño
*photos of collections are from and photos of clothing are from various clothing sites.