Johanna Ortiz produces all of the clothes for her burgeoning label at a facility in her native Cali, Colombia, and the romance and vivid colors associated with her country were never far away.
For fall, Ortiz stayed true to her ultrafeminine, tropical roots with a lineup of glossy looks featuring cascading ruffles, floral prints and more than a couple of bouffant sleeves. “I wanted to mix the coolness of the Eighties with the glamour of the Thirties,” she said.
Off-the-shoulder looks were ubiquitous, including a vamped-up Lurex gown and a white top with an attached, calf-length ruffled tail.
The collection trended toward evening — or at least eventwear — with lots of plunging necklines and festive bows, but some of the bodysuits and trousers could easily be dialed down for everyday.