After 20 years designing fast-fashion collections in his native Peru, Jorge Salinas made his New York Fashion Week debut with the first offering of J. Salinas, his new namesake label.
Paracas, an ancient Andean population that specialized in the creation of special textiles, served as inspiration for this pretty lineup. References to the main theme emerged in covetable thick interwoven alpaca sweaters worn over relaxed tunics. Beautiful alpaca jackets trimmed with leather and coats edged in Mongolian fur — styled over multilayered embroidered organza maxidresses — looked suitable to be worn during cold winters in international capitals. The minimal color palette of black and white, with hints of elegant rusty orange, enhanced the collection’s urban attitude.