This past Saturday the Cuban fashion brand and design shop Clandestina 99% Diseño Cubano hit the runway and hosted their “Se Acabó el Drama” fashion show at the Fabrica de Arte Cubano. Founded by Leire Fernandez and Cuban designer Idania Del Rio, the Clandestina brand is known for their mix of bright colors, hip design, clever humor, and of course a little bit of Cuban resolver. Their show didn’t disappoint, bringing some of their newest, coolest and most interesting clothing collections to the runway.
The audience was packed and the show featured a mix of their traditional printed t-shits, like their well-known 99% Diseño Cubano pullover, and their newer Vintrash line, which uses second-hand clothing that’s re-sewn and reprinted, often overtop of existing designs. The show featured accessories as well, from hats to bags, and even a few standalone pieces, like a long, pocketed woman’s button down.
The collection was perfect for summer, with light fabrics, bright colors, wild patterns, and a dash of Cuban humor. And speaking of humor, the runway even welcomed the guest appearance of the ClandesDINO, a dinosaur costume that’s a tongue-in-cheak reference to the Google Chrome screen that automatically displays when the browser is without an internet connection, a common occurrence in Cuba (and a gift from Innovadores).
Check out ifCuba’s photos of the fashion show in the gallery below.