Fashion Week Honduras ’09

October 30, 2009

Honduras Fashion Week was fun! Take this in consideration, though: A. The activities I usually dress up for consist of soccer games, fruit shopping, church, or deposit archiving and B. in Honduras, Fashion related events don’t just pop out of every corner.


I also must add that to my very much embarrassment, even if my agenda was to be crowded with events, I wasn’t exactly born with God-granted socialising skills and I’d end up staying home anyway. There. I said it. Now let’s move on to the good & the bad of FW, and my latest sewing projects.

FW Attendees.

I really don’t mean to start this on a negative note but, where were the risk-taking people?! Not like I was expecting to see the outrageous McQueen “armadillo” heels or Rodarte dresses but I was definitely expecting a bit more pluckiness…perhaps asymmetrical hemlines? Shoes that weren’t classic black pumps? At least? Anybody?


However, I did like these girls PLENTY. Electric blue + elegant shoulder pads + a superbly exposed back + vintage jewelry. And you know how I feel about vintage jewelery! Two best dressed girls of the night in my book! I believe the white shirt is from Zara. A few boys rocked my boat as well, but no pics. Whoops!

As for the shows, my fave collection was Tirso Rubio‘s.


In my opinion, his collection was the most cohesive. He sews all of his clothes HIMSELF and word on the street is he buys scraps of fabric, lives downtown, and went to school with who is now his muse…I’m in love! Not that I underestimate designers who don’t know how to sew or patternmake, but I definitely have a thing for those who are also craftsmen. HANDS ON all the way!

Muzzy Kafati SS10. Alot of cocktail & evening dresses. I’m pretty sure most girls in Honduras would wear them.


About 50%of the designers who presented shows were teenagers/early twenties, with the help of daddy’s trust fund. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

 Carlos Campos also presented his collection, but rather than looking at my terrible pictures here’s his site with the professional ones from his NY FashionWeek show. I absolutely love him! Same with Mr.Miguel ChongAnd for all others here’s the official site: Fashion Week Honduras


Honduras has plenty of artistic talent, so why on Earth would we have to imitate the big leagues? The Estilo + FW09 t-shirt (Estilo is a national magazine):

fashion-week-tshirtRing a bell?

Change of subject, please!
A personal FW highlight: I got to hang out with Marjee from La Joie de Vivre! How cool is it to find someone you can have a conversation with that includes referencing Ann Demeulemeester and “last season Chloé”?! In my case, priceless!
I look angry, but I was only hiding the excitement!

Latest sewing projects.

All pictures of me from the show are hideously unflattering, but here’s one from one of the nights. I made the dress from scratch…pattern and all. One sleeve only, gathers all over, a mustard-like color.

fashion-week-honduras-dressNecklace: vintage. Tights: Zara. (Can you believe there’s not one, but two Zara stores in Honduras?!)

I’ve been looking for tailors around my town that I can work with and learn from, and I found a sir with good references. I took my drawings and he was so excited (which doubled my own excitement) because he usually only gets hired for wedding gowns & prom dresses. This was the dress I got him to make for me:

fashion-week-honduras-outfitDress: own design. Fauxfur bag: gift cousin got me in Thailand.

The dress looks very simple, but there was actually alot of work put into it due to all the pleating details. And yes, I have a thing for this color right now.  In Tegus, I stayed at my friend Carol’s apartment. She’s currently working on the design of a building, so I’d hang out with her at the contstruction site, in heels and all.

construction-site-outfitTop and chain necklace: Vintage. Skirt: Thrifted. 

Even though I still have trouble feeling comfortable with the “fashion crowd” or with any crowd for that matter, I’m glad there’s a Fashion Week. And even if there’s still a SUPERR long way to go, I’m glad there’s people making clothes. Hoooooray for Honduras and for handmade shtuff.

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  • Victoria November 5, 2009 at 3:46 am

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Post! You are so right about the trustfund kids, :P. Few designers did this because it is what they wanted to do, most of them just did it for the attention and the press.

    On another note, the last dress you posted, it is beautiful! The details. Oh my. I can’t wait for you to start designing and selling your work. You would be pretty good at it. 🙂

    good luck with all your projects 🙂

  • Angela November 5, 2009 at 4:14 am

    Love it Fabi!! I’m so glad you found a tailor to make you fabulous clothes and to learn from. Here in PR there are hardly any. And I loved your FW dress, amazing!!!! That color looks lovely on you!!!!


  • trina's reality November 5, 2009 at 5:07 am

    I love how you point out the truth. ;]

  • WendyB November 5, 2009 at 6:44 am

    The shoulders on that white top are quite spectacular.

  • Eleh November 5, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    these are gorgeous fabi 🙂

  • Be November 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Fabi!! me encantoo!! tu vestido de un hombro..amo el detalle de la manga!!

  • diana November 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    you go girl! keep on working because you are certainly stylish and talented 😀
    lots of hugs

  • Miss M November 6, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Wait! There are 2 Zara’s in Honduras?! What?!

  • Isabella November 7, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Vives en honduras? Yo soy Colombiana viviendo en Miami! Buena suerta a ti tambien con todo.


  • Winnie November 7, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Wow, thank you for sharing this! Looks like you had an incredible time and that last shot of you is so lovely!

  • Ilona Selina November 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

    i love that orange dress!!! gorgeous!
    thanks for visiting 🙂 i use Canon EOS 400D Digital, its like the easiest to use 😛


  • nepalese_princess November 8, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Love the mustard dress that you created! the one shoulder one. you’re getting quite good, fabi!


  • nepalese_princess November 8, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Love the mustard dress that you created! the one shoulder one. you’re getting quite good, fabi!


  • Cruel Thing November 8, 2009 at 7:25 pm


    thanks for your comment.
    I really enjoy your blog, good work 🙂

    and this orange dress is amazing, it looks great on you.

    cheers, diana

  • Anonymous November 8, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    tonta! espere 2 meses por estoo! jaja valio la pena:) te amo fabiolaa. jaja que risa la camisa de teen vogue.. FAIL

  • miss milki November 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    The mustard dress with all the pleating is fabulous!

  • Grace Ives November 11, 2009 at 4:55 am

    THAT’s REALLY cool
    great post!



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  • Eva Silviana November 15, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Is it true that only 2 Zara stores in Honduras? I’m quite surprised to know that. By the way, your blog is cool!

  • Glowing Doll November 18, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    You are amazing. This dress is just beautiful!

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  • missWong May 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I really think that your fashion sense sparkles. I live in Bandung, Indonesia, and we don’t even have ZARA here. :p The only ZARA I know is in Jakarta, the capital city. :d