Angel Sanchez launched his 2016 collection CAYENA, on September 15 for its fourth time in a row during NYFW.
“With This collection I wanted to recreate a tropical garden, filled with light, dramatic shapes and of course a lot of color.“
It was inspired by the exuberant flower from the Caribbean: CAYENA- also known as Hibiscus, very popular in the tropical Islands.
“My main purpose was to portray its vivacious form and its intense colors through dramatic pieces.”
After doing numerous collections avoiding adornment, Angel Sanchez makes a strong comeback by using the details of the flower as the main element.
“I used several unique techniques and materials: acrylic, plastic, leather and other rare fibers that make every piece exclusive.”
The color palette is very bright and bold, He wasn’t afraid of using all types of greens, yellows, oranges and fuchsias. However he used white as a symbol of shining light from the Tropic.
As the designer said; “Cayena it’s a very fresh, vivid and radiant collection.”
In this collection the most important material was the silk gauze, perfect to create voluptuous and dramatic shapes.
“I wanted to take several references from the traditional couture from the 50s, with an interpretation of being free and absolutely Caribbean, creating what I call a Tropical Couture.”