In case you have been wondering about my absence from the blog, I’ve been in Trujillo, Peru for the past three months. Trujillo is my hometown, the one I left more than 10 years ago. For various family matters I had to come back, cancelling other travel plans. Anyway, enough about me. This is about my hometown’s most popular event, the Spring Glamour Fashion Show or Glamour Primaveral as the locals call it.
Trujillo – The Capital of the Everlasting Spring
While for me, I call Trujillo home, the city has various distinctions that puts it on the global map – here you will find Chan Chan, an adobe city from the ancient world. Chan Chan is by far the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America. The wonderful weather all year round justifies Trujillo being known as the Capital of the Everlasting Spring (but my mom still complains that it’s cold when we hit 70 ºF 🙂 )
The International Spring Festival
Coming back home after a long time made me see how much Trujillo had changed. And progress continues. But I was happy to see that there was one tradition that has remained unchanged – “The International Spring Festival”, one that was started in 1950 and has been celebrated ever since. I was thrilled to be able to attend it this year!
The International Spring Festival is a celebration of the Peruvian culture and is celebrated all around the country. However, Trujillo takes it to another level, attracting many national and international tourists. The celebration starts the last week of September and sometimes is extended to the first week of October. But unlike the rest of Peru, for us in Trujillo, the festival is declared a local holiday and you will find that most businesses are closed during the time of celebration.
Glamour Primaveral – Spring Glamour Fashion Show
The Glamour Primaveral is a relatively new addition to the festival. (Sigh….I think I’ve been away from my Trujillo for too long.) I was blown away by the way this event turned out! Back in the day, when I still lived here, there weren’t many events that were comparable to international shows. If you wanted to see an event like this, you had to travel to Lima, the capital… Oh my! I just realized, writing this makes me seem very old! I’m only 35 and with as much energy as I had in my 20’s.. In fact, considering I travel so much, I probably have more energy now! 🙂 And come on, everyone has ‘back in the day’ stories! Huh!!
I headed off to Casa Hacienda Primavera, the place assigned for this wonderful fashion show. This old building was built in 1903 and has been restored over the past few years, you can see that they have retained the architecture and charm of that time. The decor was put into the very able hands of Alberto Picon, a renowned event planner in Trujillo. The lighting, the chandeliers, the fire works, the videos and the flowers cascading down the walls…. all came together to create a magical ambiance. I simply loved it all! It was the perfect setting for the Glamour Primaveral 2015.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite get a picture of the whole stage. There was an old lady, probably in her 70s, seated in the row behind me who threatened to call security if I moved an inch either way, Ugh! So you’ll find most of my pictures are taken from the same angle. What can I say! 🙁
Helping the less fortunate
The show featured stunning couture by four very talented Peruvian fashion designers and an Italian one. The Glamour Primaveral was spectacular and way more fantastic than I expected. What makes it all the more beautiful is that the funds collected are used for a good cause – to help out with the charitable work done by the Lions Club of Trujillo.
So, If you are a fashionista and you plan to be in Peru around September, you could make a fashion ‘statement’ , make a difference and look like a million bucks! Its win-win all the way!
If any of these designers got your attention and you would like to see more of their work, you can follow them on Facebook by clicking on each of their names: Rossana Torres, Carlo de Carrasco, Luigui Moreno, Claudia Jiménez & Giuseppi Perri.
Would I recommend the Spring Glamour Fashion Show – Glamour Primaveral?
Absolutely! It was a night to remember. The couture, the glamour, the atmosphere – it all came alive. Now you have a good reason to visit Trujillo next September and remember there is more in Peru than The Lost City of Lost Incas, Machu Picchu.
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