It’s hard to imagine that a guy who a few years back had no idea who Versace was, is a: designing clothes himself now and b: has the likes of Amy Adams or Julia Roberts to name a few, wearing his magnetizing evening gowns to W’s Golden Globes party for example.
Yet this is no product of someone’s imagination but rather a true story of the life of Juan Carlos Obando.
Prior to discovering his designer gene, while at the advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi and working on car commercials that required ladies to wear the dress to impress kind of clothing, Juan Carlos apparently decided he should learn how to make them.
You would think that’s foolish but fast forward a few years and you are looking at a fantastic winter 2014 collection. Evening wear is all about leg baring halter gowns which are graceful, glitzy and very glamorous. They also seem to evoke the spirit of 2008 Best Costume Design for Atonement, nominee Jacqueline Durran and her emerald green, bias cut silk gown worn by Kiera Knightly.
We got to see pajamas , loose and long sleeves satin blouses too for those summer nights when you just don’t feel like going for the bomb-shell look although the touch of glamour stays present in deep plunging necklines and floor sweeping skirts in caramel hue.
We´ll keep a close eye on his future collections!
by Sania Cuk