Photography by Steve Keith
The sun is shining brightly—as it always does on Aruba. But a storm of fashion creativity is brewing, with homegrown designers showering a gamut of original couture on the island. Three clothing designers were challenged to share their latest assemblages with us. We gave them full creative reign, allowing them to choose their models, hair & makeup, and locations, and oversee the art direction for their shoots. The designers selected some of their accessories from local designers as well.
Fashion veteran Ronchi de Cuba glams it up with four haute couture pieces that would make any woman the belle of the ball. Newcomer Christopher Marvin Martha shares a unique perspective of modern silhouettes that is a bit of indie meets urban meets island chic. Fashion maven Gigliola Gomez brings her signature feminine style to the beach with a colorful flow of billowy cover-ups. Accessories were provided by Candy Rasmijn-Reino (ARZU), Carina Molina (Upcycled Designs), and Ashlin Ahlip (Tangerine).