NEW YORK, February 6, 2013 — Raul Peñaranda, declared by Forbes magazine as “one of the fastest growing fashion entrepreneurs,” will proudly debut his Fall/Winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection at Mercedes-Benz’s Fashion Week on February 13th. Peñaranda is not just another designer. He’s an inspiration. From an impoverished neighborhood in Venezuela to the runways of high fashion, Peñaranda’s meteoric rise is a testament to the human spirit, the can-do attitude of a designer unwilling to fail, and a simply unparalleled talent.
“Peñaranda also plays a major role in keeping hundreds of the New York Garment District factory workers employed. He accomplishes this by continuing to manufacture new collections each season, which have grown in demand each run since his 2010 launch. While most high-end NY designers manufacture 80% of their collections in New York, Raul makes it his business to manufacture 100% of his designs in the USA as he continues to build his brand.” ~ Forbes.
Inspired by everyday women, Peñaranda’s stunning collection highlights the magnificence of understated elegance and the beauty of everyday women. To Peñaranda, fashion is an extension of a woman’s personality, and to honor the everyday women in our lives Peñaranda has created a collection that is elegant yet obtainable, chic but practical, and breathtakingly understated. Peñaranda accomplishes this by utilizing leading fashion trends – including mixed media, new-length pencil skirts, metallic layering and combinations of opposites — in a manner that is quintessentially Peñaranda. Exquisite and lavish fabrics included shredded cashmere knit, metallic thread sequins, tulle illusion, crinkle chiffon, abstract metallic brocade and textured jacquards. On February 13th, Peñaranda will unveil a masterpiece that will make everyday women feel one-of-a-kind. Peñaranda is ready to dazzle.