New York, NY (September 8, 2017) — Cindy Monteiro transported guests to an island mindset for her debut at NYFW. A jaw dropping display of natural materials with shells and beading detail created a moving atmosphere for the designer’s first New York Fashion Week and first visit ever to the United States.
Models walked barefoot along the draping white carpet as guests admired her intricate structuring of otherwise raw materials. Tranquil, yet tropical beats engulfed the venue that was at max capacity as guests sat at the edge of their seats awaiting each unique garment to hit the runway.
Linen and raffia fibers interlaced through body-hugging cutouts complimented the traditional white fabrics beautifully. Cindy Monteiro showed her widespread talent by displaying jumpsuits, dresses, shorts, and separates.
For such a young designer, Monteiro’s attention to detail is incredible. She weaved tiny leaves into twine to lace up her corseted dress tops and placed perfectly flatterin
The collection, named Bernadina is full of hand painted work done by Monteiro herself and made of natural materials like cotton line, jute line and embellished with shells and sugar cane.
At just 27 years old, Cindy Monteiro is already making waves in the industry. While not a novice with fashion week, showing previously at Paris Fashion Week, traveling to New York for the first time ever for fashion week was a dream turned reality for this young designer from Cape Verde.
She wanted to portray her earthy mindset and made it a priority to use all natural fibers and materials. The collection bridged the gap between the character of nature and women, a play on the woman’s strength and the softness.
Notable attendees included Francesca Curran of Orange is the New Black, Pepi Sonuga from Free Form’s Famous in Love, Real Housewife of Dallas Stephanie Hollman, and singer Ashlee Keating.