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Colombiamoda 2012: Fashion And Culture In Colombia
It's not just attractive models and high-end retailers that make Colombiamoda such a hit, but the fact that fashion and textiles play a very important role in the city. Medellin is often considered the industrial capital of Colombia, with textiles being one of their biggest areas of commerce. Fifty-three percent of total exports of finished clothing go to countries like the United States, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador and Europe. Moreover, the industry generates 30 percent of Medellin's employment.
Gallery: Colombiamoda 2012
Visitors also got a taste of Mexican fashion from international guest and designer Christian Cota, who based his pieces on the story of an American girl in love with Mexican culture. Cota used craft traditions of the Aztec country roots and handmade garments for his creations.
Looking to attend other major fashion events during fashion season? Upcoming Fashion Weeks include:
- New York- September 6 to 13, 2012
- London- September 14 to 18, 2012
- Milan- September 18 to 24, 2012
- Paris- September 25 to October 3, 2012
- Tokyo- October 14 to 24, 2012
[photos via Proexport]