By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
Mexican film and television star Grettel Valdez — of “Buscando a Frida” and “Sobre las Huellas” fame — will open the first-ever Queretaro Fashion Show (QFS) in that state’s capital on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The catwalk, which will be held inside the Centro de Artes Queretaro (Ceart), will showcase the latest designs of four Mexican fashion houses, including Pineda Covalin (which traditionally draws on Mexican indigenous and pre-Hispanic art for inspiration), Macario Jimenez (known for his classic cuts with indigenous Mexican fabrics), and Elisheva and Constance (stand-out, signature jewelry by Bárbara López Vie), with Queretaro native Alex Medina’s spring/summer menswear collection headlining the show.
Valdez, herself a native of Queretaro, began her career as a fashion model and has close ties with designer Medina.
The main purpose of the QFS will be to help reactivate the economy of Queretaro after the covid-19 slowdown, and to highlight the tourist and fashion industry within that state, explained QFS coordinator Alejandro Paredes during a press conference in Mexico City on Monday, Oct. 18, to announce the event.
“We are not going to have very many people attending the QFS live because of covid restrictions, which limits us to a total of 300 guests, and most of our tickets are already sold out,” added Karla Sabre Reyes, the founder of the fashion show.
“But some of the money we raise will go to support the Mexican Business Women’s Association, about 200,000 pesos.”
For more information on and tickets for the QFS, consult the show’s webpage.