Alejandro Bárzaga Debuts the Conqueror Collection.

Bárzaga Debuts the Conqueror Collection

Secrets revealed! See the incredible Conqueror Collection by Alejandro Bárzaga at the Confidential Fashion Show.

By Alfonso de Hoyos-Acosta

Updated 12:36 am EDT, September 5, 2023

Published 11:48 pm EDT, August 29, 2022

Photo Credits: Flávio Iryoda

Bárzaga Debuts the Conqueror Collection

The historic Alfred I Dupont Building was the set for the Confidential Fashion Show during a scorching Miami evening. In particular, its beautiful South Ballroom as the central spot for the runway. This room is enormous and encased in marble, topped with lovely art-deco ceiling murals. It is gated with a bronze grill that makes one think of Ottoman seraglios. Thereafter, it was the perfect spot for the release of Alejandro Bárzaga’s Conqueror Collection.

It was a hectic evening with avant-garde fashion, original music, and a reality television program being filmed. Subsequently, a forum for well-established designers to intermingle with starting designers was one of the multiple purposes of the evening.

Alejandro Bárzaga Debuts the Conqueror Collection.
Alejandro Bárzaga Debuts the Conqueror Collection.

Breaking the Norms

Sensational artist Alejandro Barzaga was the show’s highlight as he presented his latest collection. Alejandro combined his Mexican and Cuban heritage into a glorious burst of original ideas, creating complex and beautiful clothes. Regardless, many of the fabrics that Alejandro used were custom-made. They hinted at the Mesoamerican glyphs found in ancient sculptures and architecture of the Maya. Undeniably, his designs also broke conventional norms. 

For example, one of his outfits combines the familiarity of a trench coat that has a circular cutout and belts draped on the hips. It is a mixture of black wool and gorgeous ruby-red fabric. One can see in Alejandro’s significantly design a sense of rebellion or disobedience to traditional styles. 

My Culture Inspires My Brand

Another gorgeous dress that evokes his aesthetic is a floor-length black gown and veil embedded in his Cuban-Spanish heritage. The model dramatically entered the room like a Spanish duenna fresh from landing in La Habana. The circular skirt had enormous volume and swung across the runway. It was daringly paired with an open-breast corset top. As the model glared at us from under the veil, one could smile at the sophisticated defiance of Alejandro’s vision.

Alejandro Barzaga told us: “My culture inspires my brand. Part of them came from the Cuban and the Mexican folklore. The clothes have my own drawings, and that’s going to be very distinctive.” With this collection that intertwined Alejandro’s cultural past with his uncompromising artistic vision, you are already hungering to see what’s next.

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