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

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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 a record number of designers (36) and showrooms (28) with a good mix of familiar names like Wanama, Tramando and Hermanos Estebecorena interspersed with talented newcomers like Fabian Zita, Chocolate and Y 12-Na.

The Government of the City of Buenos Aires will use BAFWeek as a platform for showcasing the importance of the fashion industry in Buenos Aires as a magnet for creative talent and an engine for economic growth. The City’s Design District in Barracas is playing an increasingly important role in promoting the design industry and providing a launching pad for local fashion designers trying to reach a larger global audience.

In an effort to boost the design industry in Buenos Aires, the City will host a series of panel discussions during BAFWeek focused on new sector opportunities, the use of sustainable materials in fashion, and design as a tool to improve business development. The discussions are free and open to the public, while tickets for the collections range from $30-$80. (Official Website)