Maria Lepe Cinco de Mayo Fashion Show 2012Designer Maria Lepe presented her collection of Mexican-inspired creations at the Shelborne Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida in celebration of the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo. This was the third anniversary of the May 5th fashion show, and the designer explained how the event has grown immensely since its debut in 2009. Models walked the runway in sheer lace skirts and cover-ups, traditionally printed shawls and capes, and unique wrap-around swimwear. Neon hued bikinis and accessories added a vibrant touch to the show’s ensembles. Erik Bello presented hand-made accessories, decorating the girls in palm crafted earrings and bangles, mini-sombrero hats, and colorful collars and bauble necklaces. Hair was curled or braided with ribbons, head scarves, and blooming flowers. To shop Maria Lepe’s complete collection, visit her online shop.
Photo Credits: Salvatore Rubino Author: Megan Lynn Lewis