The first South Texas International Fashion Week ended Saturday with the Von Lee Bridal Runway Show, providing the White Jade Collection with the aid of nearby wedding robe dressmaker Manuel Tiscareño of San Juan.
Tiscareño spent two months last year touring Asia in search of new materials to apply to his designs. After returning to the U.S., he created a sequence of attire stimulated through what he discovered.
“Bridal design can be sort of monotonous due to the fact there are confined silhouettes and styles and patterns,” Tiscareño said, “So for this series, I drew on my love for Chinese decorative arts. This series is a nod to China.”
Tiscareño, at the beginning from Aguascalientes, Mexico, owns a hacienda in San Juan and rents it as a venue for weddings. Two years ago, a purchaser ordered a get dressed that did now not arrive. He provided to create a dress for her, and his style career started out.
Now, most of the brides renting his venue ask him to design their dresses as well.
Tiscareño has Von Lee Bridal, a wholesale line of dresses to be had in his studio and 10 shops in Mexico. Then there is Manuel Tiscareño Custom Bridal, that’s made to a bride’s measurements and taste. He said he feels fortunate to have such a crucial position on such an important day.
“A bride knows exactly what she wishes, so I’m happy to be part of that moment in her life,” Tiscareño stated. “I’m venerated to be a steward closer to her happiest day.”
But Tiscareño is not the primary in his own family to be concerned in weddings. His dad and mom were worried in the business for 30 years, running on approximately 300 weddings every 12 months.
“Everything I’ve learned, I’ve discovered from my parents,” Tiscareño stated. “This show is me wearing on our legacy of satisfying clients.”
Although Saturday’s show changed into not Tiscareño’s first, it became the most important. For the primary time, his own family became present to peer his work.
The show itself turned into also a symbolic and private event. Sindy Buezo, the display’s coordinator and founder of Hess Modeling and Talent Agency, desired to create something that could combat controversy surrounding the country’s border.
“All the other style events right here are handiest one show, so this is the first time there’s been a complete week of things like this,” Bueno said. “We wanted to do it this 12 months due to the wall situation. We invited people from distinctive countries to reveal this ‘problematic’ region and mix it with fashion.”
She invited friends and colleagues in the fashion enterprise from around Latin and South America, however, problems with acquiring tour visas averted them from attending. But some from the Bahamas and Mexico had been there, in addition to Houston and Corpus Christi.
“We wanted to get human beings from anywhere to reveal that we don’t care about walls,” Bueno said. “We will keep doing shows. We plan to try this each 12 months.”
Bueno, who has been modeling on the grounds that she turned into 6 years vintage and based her employer seven years ago, said she has been in style her complete lifestyles, however, is aware that it’s far a regularly stereotyped industry. She involved different agencies like MAC Cosmetics and Tequilas Dos Armadillos in helping STXIFW reach extra human beings.
“I need to show splendor in all distinct types of fashions, that is why we push for skills from all ages of our clients,” Bueno said. “I saw a necessity for this form of occasion here inside the Valley because now not many human beings know about fashion here.”