Cusco will become the fashion capital of Latin America when the “Cusco always fashion” show takes place in October featuring the best of young Peruvian designers’ work, announced Wednesday the head of the Regional Directorate for Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur), Victor Hugo Perez.
“One of the main objectives of this event is to turn Cusco into the design and fashion capital of Latin America, we aim to create a different and unusual tourist attraction,” the tourism official explained to Andina news agency.
The idea is to mix pre-Columbian with contemporary designs, non-traditional, in order to promote the Peruvian style.
The organization is considering requesting the participation of at least ten well-known national designers with international experience, as well as different models interested in appearing on the catwalk along with other local models from Cusco.
Several fashion shows are expected to take place in different parts of the Imperial City.
However, the main event will be held in Koricancha, where the best designs will be exhibited.