CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture is a yearly signature event organized by the Tampa Museum of Art. Through this unique experience, Tampa comes together to celebrate fashion and art and the Museum raises funds to help bring art and educational programs to visitors of all ages.
On Saturday, September 14th the museum was transformed into an energetic runway where internationally acclaimed Fashion Designer Angel Sanchez featured his latest beautiful evening gown collection.
Angel Sanchez grew up with fashion. His mother was his first inspiration , and her atelier in Venezuela was his first introduction to fabrics, dresses and style.
After graduating with a degree in Architecture, Angel decided to follow his dreams and quickly became a very well known designer in his native country of Venezuela. In 1997 he expanded his activities to the US, where his evening wear was sold in prestigious stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
1999 was a turning point in Angel’s career where he introduced his first bridal collection and presented his evening collection in New York Fashion Week.
Angel’s design style is best known by its architectural details and structured silhouette. He takes the classic cut and adds his own dramatic touch, turning it into a contemporary but timeless piece. You can see it in the movement of his gowns and their precise lines. He loves to tell a story with each of his dresses and this is what makes his work unforgettable.
Now he is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and he is present in Miami and New York. Angels’ gowns have been worn by many celebrities; Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, and Beyoncé, to name a few.
Because Angel is reflecting modern classic art through his creations, his latest runway show at CITY gave us the feel of Valentino’s big shoulders, Yves Saint Laurent’s classic cuts & long trains, and Oscar de la Renta’s bright colors. All of this was presented in one cohesive collection personalized by his signature dramatic twist. This runway collection was marked by the elegant one shoulder cut, a generous incorporation of feathers, and the use of bold colors like Emerald Green, Royal Blue and Hot Pink.
Photos courtesy of Fotobohemia.