For us designers are always very important the visits of states of each of our countries, and although for many the window of criticism to their government and our government is opened, many times we must understand that there is behind the costumes of each state visit and what it means for designers and fashion, in this case the national one.
In every government, the new president and his family are given a quantity of money for various presentations or activities that are needed, in this case, for the attire that they use in various state visits they should be coupled to the necessary of that fund; Therefore, each First Lady communicates with various designers and fashion houses to agree on the style of garment to be used according to the label and custom to the country to which they go. There are also designers who sometimes send outstanding garments from their collections or unique garments for the First Lady or important person to use, to give exposure to their work and their new collections and then return the garment or in some cases they are given to the person who uses it. In this case the First Lady of Colombia Tutina de Santos, chose the work of national designers, including designers who have previously designed and dressed her for different events and one, which for many is a secret and we are looking for know who he is.
The first one was the tailor with the skirt she wore, design by the firm Pepa Pombo, a very suitable set for the moment and the required label at that moment; it is striking that it is not the typical one-colored tailor, of cloth and pastel or dark colors, but that within the same design of the garment a very interesting, creative textile design was handled and that for me it can be worn by women in their 30’s – 40’s – ’50’s years on; also allowing to take a garment of the outfit and combine it with other things, the color is very cute and it fits very well to our colombian First Lady, since it does not opaque and plays very well with her skin tone, hair and eyes.
For the evening event of the banquet (first picture of the post), I was in love with the creation of the signature Leal Daccarett, based on a basic black dress with long sleeves and a half-skirt, the cut on the right side gives a feeling of “fine coquetry” and outside of the conventional, allowing the First Lady to mark a new trend and style for events of this magnitude. This dress was a success and our First Lady is aware of her tastes, style, age and physical characteristics that is always very successful in her wardrobe decisions for events, and so sure is that she transmits all that information to the designers to elaborate garments that always make her look impeccable, elegant and very up-to-date.
This green dress that I have put in the task of researching who designed it I love, and loves many women, is a flattering cut and women who are in their 50’s and 60’s like it because it allows them to feel like a classic lady, ancient, a Greek lady, and the emerald green color is a color that always appeals to and attracts the attention of all women. The fall of this dress is beautiful, and with that color and fabric, it looks beautiful and delicate; It is a dress that with this cut at the waist is comfortable and for women entering their 50s and 60s, most of them are as lazy as having to wear so tight dresses forcing them to wear sashes or corsets, and dresses like this Allows comfort and elegance. It has been amazing and proud the work of Colombian designers and couturiers, and it was noticed in the state visit of the president and his family; but with the successes of our First Lady and the demonstration of national fashion talent, what has most pleased us have been the positive criticism of our First Lady in the United Kingdom and allowing that part of the world to be wondering how is the fashion of our country and where they get garments from our designers who will positively be in the eye of international fashion and will allow us to continue opening horizons and doors not only for export but for participation and exposure of our talents worldwide.
Despite the people who fight or complain about the cost of the clothes of our representatives and compare with the situation of our country, we must first understand that everything and every nation must comply with agendas and state visits for the good and the economy of the country, but the budget of this type of events is not mixed or confused with the investment silver to our country, but this is totally political and should be seen on that side, instead the state visits are more the perception of image, how we can be and the exposure of those who contribute to the image of our country: designers, artists, athletes, etc.
When the international press like the UK Telegraph calls our First Lady “super chic” and “elegant”, it is not just a compliment to her, but the support she has given to Colombian fashion and our national talents.