- Title: MEXICO: A successful fashion week wraps up in Mexico.
- Date: 4th November 2006
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ABEL IBAÃ‘EZ, SPANISH DESIGNER, SAYING: "It's my first time I've exhibited in Mexico's Fashion week and the truth is that I am very happy with the results. The catwalk was what I hoped for and felt very pleased with the results"
- Embargoed: 19th November 2006 12:00
- Location: Mexico
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Fashion
- Reuters ID: LVA86QP3796AQTWMGT9Q0IHQVWTT
- Story Text: The Spaniard Abel IbaÃ±ez, Venezuelan designer Carlos Mora and the Mossimo's famous Californian firm Footbridge took to the stage on Thursday, the third day of Mexico's Fashion Week (October 26).
The event, which kicked off on Tuesday (October 24) in Mexico City is showcasing collections from around 40 Mexican and foreign designers and aims to raise the profile of the Mexican fashion industry.
Designers hope to attract foreign and domestic customers by showing off a stunning array of clothes with a Mexican flavour.
One of the foreign designers, IbaÃ±ez displayed a range of autumnal and copper tones with models wearing various items of his clothing, such as corsets, suits and wedding dresses. IbaÃ±ez was impressed with the event.
"It's my first time I've exhibited in Mexico's Fashion week and the truth is that I am very happy with the results. The catwalk was what I hoped for and felt very pleased with the results," he said.
Not all designers were so happy. Off-stage there was some controversy when designer Armando Mafud was expelled from the event for arguing with event staff. The cancellation of Marfud's show because he arrived 40 minutes late, had sparked the row.
This did not detract from the glitz of the event, those at the centre of attention throughout were the models. The show continued with models parading in metallic bikinis and trikinis by the Venezuelan designer, Carlos Mora and later in streetwear and lingerie by Mossimo.
Jose Andres PatiÃ±o, General Director of the show was pleased with the fourth Mexican Fashion Week, not least the fact that it had caught attention outside Mexico.
"Designers from several parts of the world, like England, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Argentina and Peru asked for a chance to participate. We have seen a little bit of everything, many traditional designs of the highest quality and some fun designs."
Mexico Fashion week ends today (October 27) with more famous designers expected to present their designs.
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