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All set for Nicaragua Diseña 2013

Arquimedes Hernández | Jul 30, 2013

Designers and models paritcipants in Nicaragua Diseña. | Photographer: Olga Ortiz Kurashvili

Fashion, plastic art, crafts, architecture and more in the second edition of the art, design and fashion fair.

The Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR) and the Diseños Shantall Lacayo S.A. presented yesterday afternoon the designers and models that will be participating in the second edition of "Nicaragua Design". This event will present the creations of fashion designers, fine arts, interior design, crafts, architecture and graffiti work, in order to open a space for new generations of artists and designers. The event will be held on August 3rd and 4th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Managua, from 10:00 am and admission is free.

For Nicaraguan renowned designer Shantall Lacayo, the event will be an exposing and creative platform, where designers and artists can project themselves, because this time there are young people who present for the first time a gateway and all the designers participating at the same level. For this edition of Nicaragua Design, Shantall said everything is new and designers will be presenting something new, and there are new participants reason why the fair has grown and has expanded by 30%.

During the event designers can sell their creations with at affordable prices, said Lacayo. In terms of logistics, this year the event has a more complete team, and each designer will be provided with models, a broad team of hair and makeup for the runways to be held during the two days of the fair. For the latest runway there will be a representation of the traditional costumes from Nicaragua, as each designer's vision, activity to be held on Sunday, August 4th at 8 PM.

Ana Carolina Garcia, Director of Promotion and Marketing at INTUR, said that this type of event are intended to throw the Nicaraguan entrepreneur nationally and internationally, and encourage these artists to reach beyond to be more creative. Garcia also said that for this year they will have the participation of 45 exhibitors and the attendance of international media from South America and Central America.

Among the achievements reached in Nicaragua Design, Garcia stressed the number of attendees as last year was for 3000 people and this year is expected to reach about 5000 visitors. She also said that for next year they hope that all the artists and designers will participate in the event.
For the renowned designer Carlos Rene Cruz, Nicaragua Design is an opportunity for artists, since the field of design has been a neglected field, but now this initiative is empowering Nicaragua to a fashion market, which may contribute to the economy and view it as an item. For this year, Cruz presented his haute couture collection for spring-summer 2014, which highlights the Masaya craft embroidery, their values ​​and national roots.

Shantall Lacayo during the press conference

Translated by Cynthia Cordero