The Cuban fashion brand Clandestina presented on November 22 its 2020 Sports Glories collection, endowed with a special symbolism and a lot of Cubanness, by paying tribute to the Cuban sports movement in its designs, as well as the Soviet aesthetics that was reflected in the Cuba of the 1970s and 1980s.
Sports such as baseball, swimming, fencing, judo, basketball, athletics, gymnastics, among others, were revered in the dress ware presented by the models on the court of the Ramón Fonst Multipurpose Hall in Havana, where the public was able to appreciate the 50 designs chosen by their authors for the occasion.
The parade began with the route of the Olympic torch, in charge of stellar athlete Ana Fidelia Quirot, one of the sports glories that presided the parade along with volleyball player Regla Torres, designated best athlete of the last century in her discipline, as well as Javier Sotomayor, who closed the show on the catwalk.
These athletes and other models also presented designs allegorical to the Olympics between 1970 and 1980, where Cuba started ranking in relevant positions in the medal table by countries, in what was one of the best stages of the Cuban sports movement.
Singer and percussionist Brenda Navarrete was in charge of the show’s music, in a fashion show that continued until this Saturday, November 23 at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano and with the support of the Spanish Embassy in Cuba, through a talk about sustainable and ethical fashion, with the participation of Devin Gilmartin and Tegan Maxey, founders of Querencia Studio; Tara ST. James de Study NY, an expert in sustainable fashion based in New York; and Kavita Parmar, leader of The IOU Project in Spain, who has been a speaker on sustainability, fashion and new emerging trends in the United Nations Leaders program in Torino, Italy.
Part of the pieces presented in the Sports Glories collection will be on sale as of November 25 at the Clandestina store in Old Havana and at the beginning of December through its online store and at The Canvas, Bedford Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York.