Desiderata helps kick off Day One of BAFWeek 2010 here in Buenos Aires. (Photo: Diego Bigolin)

The 2010 edition of BAFWeek is well underway, and the first two days have featured a wide variety of unique designs and Spring/Summer 2010/11 collections.

First up was the Semillero UBA, the sixth annual presentation of designs by rising fashion stars from the University of Buenos Aires. Desiderata showed a variety of wearable, well-tailored pieces, while vibrant colors (especially pinks and purples) and florals abounded at Juana de Arco.

A live band played as models paraded down the runway at Wanama in the casual, wearable separates the brand is known for. The day wrapped up with Grupo 134‘s designs for men with predominantly gray silhouettes.

Day 2 started off with a packed house at the jungle-influenced runway at Rapsodia, where the collection mixed vibrant patterns and colors with fringe and sequins. Next came the gorgeous Middle-Eastern -inspired collection from Marcelo Senra, where models were dressed in flowing gowns and beautifully detailed head scarves.

A monochrome palate prevailed at Kostume, where the structured black and white garments were offset by the models’ dramatic salmon lips. Blacks and whites dominated the Uma show as well, albeit in a much more feminine way, with short skirts and blazers accented by playful oversized bows that served as headpieces. The final show of the night celebrated the 10th anniversary of menswear line Hermanos Estebecorena. Models came down the runway wearing shorts and lightweight jackets in khakis and army greens with the occasional punch of black or navy.

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