Global Fashion Brands Targeting South America, Still Avoiding Argentina

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, us companies

Four years removed from the mass exodus of Polo Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Escada from the streets of Recoleta, global fashion brands are once again targeting major South American metros with the notable exception of BA. “Foreign Clothing Brands Keep Avoiding Argentina” is the headline of Alfredo Sainz’s excellent piece in La Nacion charting the retail resurgence in neighboring countries and the extended fashion freeze in …

VanityBA: Buenos Aires Fashion Week 2012 Showcases Fall/Winter Collections

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, vanityba

Buenos Aires Fashion Week, the city’s most important fashion event kicks off today through Friday at La Rural in Palermo. A preview event was held last night with the Vitamina collection at Paseo Alcorta, but the main event begins today with 8 collections including Varanasi, Evangelina Bomparola, Vicki Otero and Wanama. BAFWeek official Kika Tarelli says this year’s edition features …

VanityBA: Tribuna Real The Perfect Mix Of Polo, Art & Fashion

Patrick Archer argentina polo, buenos aires events, culture, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

From December 1-4 Tribuna Real, the International Polo Fair, will take place at the Hipodromo Argentino. Occurring in conjunction with the Argentine Polo Open, Tribuna Real “will unite the entire Polo community and its friends in one place to see tango shows, fashion shows, and prizes awarded to distinguished Polo players.” Guests will also be able to enjoy cocktails, wines …

VanityBA: Marti­n Churba & His Tramando Showroom In Recoleta

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, vanityba, visionaries

VanityBA recently sat down with renowned Argentine fashion designer, Martin Churba, in his Recoleta showroom. He was kind enough to take time away from putting the finishing touches on his seventh anniversary collection to chat with us about his background, his inspiration, his muse, and his plans for the future. The designer, who has showrooms in Argentina and Japan and …

VanityBA: BAFWeek 2010 Rewind

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, creative class, culture, vanityba

BAF Week 2010, one of Latin America’s premiere fashion events, recently wrapped up after a successful three-day run at La Rural in Palermo. Fifteen runway shows showcased the Spring/Summer 2010/2011 collections of some of Argentina’s most popular brands, including Desiderata, Wanama, Grupo 134, and Como quieres que te quiera. Short skirts and jean jackets prevailed at Uma while the models …