Runway Recap: Mariana Valentina at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York presented by RUSK SS14
Designer Name: Mariana Lira
Label Name: Mariana Valentina
Background: Mariana was born in New York, where she pursued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Being raised in the Hamptons, with an Argentine and European heritage, Mariana’s style was influenced by the glamour and high society people from around the world. With most of her family still residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she frequently visits the country and is tainted by its alluring culture and lifestyle. After many years of working for several high end boutiques, showrooms, and styling agencies, Mariana decided to finally launch her own line in NYC.
Vision: Wearing Mariana Valentina will make a woman feel like a goddess with an innovative twist and a European sensibility. Being part Lebanese, you can also see some luxurious Eastern touches to her collections. I want to create something that inspires women to feel sensual and romantic, while at the same time exuding a chic yet classic femininity. My dresses allow women to show their character and express their personality through unique style and elegance so she can stand out from the rest.
Signature style: Femme Fatale, Seductress, and Goddess with Sensual Fluidity.
Influence: I’ve always been inspired by my roots as well as my surroundings. I come from a passionate Latin/European decent with a strong appreciation for the arts. It has always been instilled in me. I grew to expand my tastes in foreign film as well as develop my talents as a Ballerina while appreciating the intricate and delicate costuming that I always looked at in awe.
Brand philosophy: Mariana Valentina empowers a woman I’ve always stood for independence and strength mixed with the sensitivity and fluidity that represent the woman I’ve always wanted to be.
To view more of the Mariana Valentina collection visit:http://nolchafashionweek.dphoto.com/#/album/dc7a1r
Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.