Puerto Rican Designer Shows Off Pride, And Gets Political, During NY Fashion Week

Stella Nolasco is one of Puerto Rico's most famous designers. The artist— known for gorgeous, detailed frocks—was scheduled to have a fashion show this past October when Hurricane Maria struck. "Not only was Stella's home flooded, many of her seamstresses lost everything and her studio in San Juan still to this day must run a power generator as they have no electricity." The resilient designer was still able to pull together a beautiful, and politically-charged, F/W 2018 collection which was presented at NYFW. Check it out it!

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1. Puerto Rican Pride

The show opened with a video showing Puerto Rico welcoming tourists as well as a clip from Oprah Winfrey's inspired Golden Globe speech.

2. Eqaulity Is Sexy

The sign says it all!

 

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3. Wave That Flag!

Former Miss Universe, and Marc Anthony's ex, Dayanara Torres walked the runway proudly waving a Puerto Rican flag!

 

4. Raising Money For Puerto Rico Recovery