From “Casa Azul” to the runway, Rolando Santana presents his Spring Summer 2014 Collection, inspired by the strength and confidence of the iconic, Frida Kahlo. Throughout the collection, Santana channels Frida’s eclectic sense of style and boldness throughout his Collection.
Despite a life of physical and emotional turmoil, Frida was a visionary who achieved profound greatness by embracing the pain and imperfections of humanity.
By harnessing these emotions, Santana masterfully creates classic tailored pieces including jackets and dresses with boxy silhouettes and enriched color palettes, all inspired by the story of Frida’s life as well as her home. These Frida-esque non-apologetic combinations will invite anyone to step closer and peer into a world of color, passion and revolution. "I wanted to break conventions with this collection as Frida did, from her honest self-portraits to her personal style. Her life is of beauty and pain, and how she yearns for allegre- one of her few famous last words."
Contrasting bright colors, Santana calls upon luxurious floral prints and a neutral color spectrum in order to harmonize the collection for the taste of the modern woman. The collection embodies Frida’s charisma through the use of its textures and array of fabrics, such as raffia and boucle. With a boldness and a “Joie de Vivre” that speaks to the strength of women, the spirit of Frida truly lives on in Santana’s collection.