Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2015

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2015

Juan Carlos Obando drew on his early career as a graphic designer, as well as the work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, for his fall collection.

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2015

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2015

“It’s inspired by my home country — Colombia — but it’s not ethnic,” Juan Carlos Obando explained backstage after his show.

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2014

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2014

“Quiet sensuality, night blossoms, beautiful women who come out at night.” That’s how the designer described his fall collection backstage after the show.

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2014

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2014

While a few of the silhouettes were somewhat familiar, there’s no denying the silk halter tops with their dainty spaghetti straps were lovely.

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2013

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2013

The designer continued his modern approach to evening, turning out a beautiful jewel-toned collection.

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2013

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2013

The designer’s spring collection had a stronger Hollywood retro feel than usual.

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2012

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2012

The designer bid adieu to his draped looks from last season and opted for a more modern, streamlined aesthetic for fall.

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2012

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Spring 2012

Barely-there silk satin slipdresses, including a little black number draped and knotted at the hem, helped set the tone for the designer’s spring sexy lineup.

Juan Carlos Obando Resort 2012

Juan Carlos Obando Resort 2012

The designer cut and slit his wares to dramatic effect on the open, long sleeve of a gown, or down a sheath dress back or front.

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2011

Juan Carlos Obando RTW Fall 2011

The flowy silhouettes and glamorous evening looks were the show’s strong points.