Guatemalan designer Manuel De La Cruz offered us his latest Spring-Summer 2011 collection titled “Semana Santa”. Inspired by the famous religious festival of Andalusia, Manuel De La Cruz pushed creativity to offer a line focusing on black and purple. The entire collection had the aformentioned colors and accented with blue and pale pink gives us something sophisticated and still fairly traditional. The women’s collection, consisted of cocktail dresses in silk, chiffon and satin falling perfectly on the models who walked before our eyes. For the men’s collection, the suit was in the spotlight, and in all colors. A mix again of classic fabrics and details that made him a little more modern and unique in wool and silk joined with satin. These mixtures were found both in the pants and jackets. The collection was sober, clear and fun to watch.
Special mention, Manuel de la Cruz is actively involved with the Leslie Munzer Neurological Institute of Long Island a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide information to people suffering from imbalance or neurological disease and their families. Funds raised by the Lesle Munzer Neurological Institute of Long Island create news programs, support groups and research to find solutions regarding neurological problems.