October 10, 2016
By Lynn Quanjel
Photo Courtesy of Madrid Fashion Week
Madrid, Spain – The very talented designer Varela is mainly known for being one of the favorites of the Spanish Queen. This of course raised high expectations for the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Madrid Fashion Week. This season Varela is showing us a wide variety of designs.
From elegant long evening gowns to sporty army prints, Varela is going for a wide variety of styles in his Spring/ Summer 2017 collection. Returning motives are shimmers, tight cuts, leather jackets, female shapes and strong shoulders. The colors representing Varela’s vision on spring and summer are black, white, metallic, blue and red. A notable detail of the collection is the regular use of fur, which is not quite common for spring and summer summers.
One of the favorite looks is a metallic golden skirt, matched with an off-shoulder black top. The perfect balance between power and softness is struck. That is the woman who Varela has in mind when designing. She is strong, independent woman who can go to the park in the morning. She leads business meetings during the day and goes to a chic black tie event in the evening. This kind of woman takes care of herself and isn’t afraid to take the lead as a queen would.
All in all, Varela’s Spring/ Summer 2017 collection is not as cohesive as it should be, but the execution is of a high quality. The chic designs are outstanding, where the ‘younger’ designs still need some development. Nevertheless, Varela managed to create a beautiful presentation during the Madrid Fashion Week.