How Insects Inspired Layana Aguilar’s Fall 2017 Collection, NYFW – “Free Creatures”

20th February

We at the STYLEtti are huge Layana Aguilar fans. Liliya wore one of her dresses for NEW YEARS this year. And we were super excited to be invited to her NYFW show. Layana’s latest collection is called “FREE CREATURES.” And it couldn’t have been more appropriately named. The pieces are designed for a strong, sexy, driven woman with a certain delicacy…

The insect

Layana received inspiration from insects – yes, insects! – for this collection. She started thinking about them while reading bedtime stories to her son, Henzo. She loves how they are fragile inside, tough on the outside. This dress, for example, totally reminds me of that holographic quality many insects have!

Layana thinks of insects’ hard shells as something akin to armor. It’s what strong women need to lead busy lives as professionals, mothers, and wives. She designs for women who are “conquering the world”!

Her models, by the way, also flimed the show from their perspectives!

Motifs included Picasso insects and butterflies. A pumpkin hue was popular in this collection, as well as a play of lighter against darker hues. As always, Layana beautifully combined textures.

Pumpkin-colored furry top

Brazilian flavor

The show was held in the luxurious Stewart Hotel ballroom. And a live band played music with a Brazilian flavor. It was clearly a nod to Layana’s roots.

We mentioned in an EARLIER POST that Layana designed the gown for Disney’s first latina princess, Elena of Avalor. Her designs for real women also have a magical feeling and sense femininity. But added to the mix is a definite sex appeal.

Fabrics are manipulated to reflect insect qualities.

I can totally see myself in this jacket! It’s the perfect statement coat for Fashion Week!

Another stunning furry pumpkin-colored jacket

The show’s finale

At the end of the show, models engaged in a mannequin challenge.

Free creatures engaged in the Mannequin Challenge

Photography by ANDRES VARGAS

And of course, Layana came out to allow everyone to see the maker of these magical free creatures. Excellent work, Layana!!

Layana Agular at her NYFW show, Free Creatures

Psst! We sell some of Layana Aguilar’s HERE!

xo, janea


14 responses to “How Insects Inspired Layana Aguilar’s Fall 2017 Collection, NYFW – “Free Creatures””

  1. Thank you for sharing dear, it’s always a delight to read your blog!!! 🙂
    Much love,

    Hadasah Love ||

  2. Dominique says:

    What a gorgeous collection! Fun and quirky! Looks like a great show xx

  3. Gellie says:

    Love the collection and the inspiration. Such a talented designer. 🙂


  4. wow in love with all the collection! So cute!
    Mónica Sors

  5. Gabrielle says:

    How interesting that the hard shells of insects partly inspired this collection; i can certainly see the influence! I completely adore the black buckled-up dress.

  6. Hazel Arora says:

    I love all of these all collections. These images are stunning ! I absolutely LOVE it!


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