The next collection was from 23 year old Maria E. Cruz. Her line Miss One of a Kind is a very tailored collection that accentuated the shape of a woman's body with figure flattering sheaths, vests and jackets. It had a very New York working woman feel that was very sensible but still so stylish and trendy.
Finally, what is an opening night without a gown or two? The finale was Ronald Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican designer whose influences include Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. It was a beautiful display of floral print dresses and gowns that had that "wow" factor of the evening. This was so stunningly feminine and a wonderful to close of the opening night. It was the Cinderella moment at the end of a beautiful ball. Big thanks to all the designers for such a creative array of designs.
Photos courtesy of Marlon Cordero Photography (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)