Santo Domingo, D.N. – The United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Robin Bernstein, and her husband, Richard Bernstein, threw a cocktail party in their home to honor the organizers and designers of Dominicana Moda 2018. Entrepreneurs, designers, fashion bloggers, as well as government and private sector representatives, attended the event.
The theme of the night was “Tropical Retro”; vibrant colors, tropical prints, creative textures and accessories were the focus of the decorations and the outfits of the guests in attendance. The party also featured an exhibition of designs made for the event by students of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), the Altos de Chavon School of Design, and the San Luis Community College.
The purpose of the event was to serve as a platform for local fashion entrepreneurs, designers, government and private sector representatives to engage with US government officials in the areas of trade and export. This effort is expected to promote stronger commercial ties in the fashion industry within the two countries.
During her speech, Ambassador Bernstein highlighted the importance of strengthening the commercial ties between both nations, to empower local talent and increase business opportunities. “Both the Dominican and US economies depend on the creativity of its entrepreneurs. November is the Month of Entrepreneurship, which is why I’m happy to be able to celebrate creative Dominican enterprises tonight”, she stated.
The Ambassador also invited the emerging talents to participate in fashion trade missions, as well as to connect with US suppliers, known for providing high quality products.