DMTM Inc.’s Havana Fashion Experience Brings Cuba to Long Beach

The vibrant energy and spirit of Havana, Cuba was brought to Long Beach, California on March 8th as a selection of minority designers presented their latest collections during DMTM Incorporated’s Fashion Experience. Featuring interpretative dancing, live music performances, and bold fashion looks, the event was a full sensory experience orchestrated by up and coming talent that paid homage to Cuba’s largest city from a unique multicultural lens. 

DivineWear SS19 Denim Collection

The show kicked off with a sultry presentation of DivineWear‘s SS19 intimate collection for men, which featured a playfully colorful selection of briefs that represented the iconic vibrancy of the Cuban theme.

DivineWear SS19 Intimate Menswear Collection
DivineWear SS19 Evening Wear Collection

The show then transitioned to a presentation of DivineWear’s evening collection, which showcased a variety of sexy and effortless gowns, co-ord sets, and men’s suits. The featured pieces had a breezy swiftness and movement to them that gave the collection a tropical feel.

DivineWear SS19 Evening Wear Collection
DivineWear SS19 Evening Wear Collection
DivineWear SS19 Evening Wear Collection
DivineWear SS19 Evening Wear Collection

“The inspiration for making DivineWear SS19 collection came from the beauty, [the color palette], the history, and architecture of Havana, Cuba. [The city] is rich in arts and culture [and has made] diverse multicultural contributions to the world,” said Divine Dawson, the designer and creator of DivineWear International.

The show also featured a runway presentation by celebrity designer Perry White, who showcased looks from his recent ‘Lust for Latex’ collection. Featuring plenty of trendy utility belts, metallics, and edgy latex, these pieces spoke highly to the industrial roots of Havana, which is Cuba’s main hub for the industry.

Perry White LA SS19 ‘Lust for Latex’ Collection
Perry White LA SS19 ‘Lust for Latex’ Collection
Perry White LA SS19 ‘Lust for Latex’ Collection

Following an incredible breakout dance performance, set by the musical melodies of Cuba, and a live performance by LGBT band Echo V, DivineWear showcased the denim division of their collection. As expected, the collection featured a rainbow of rich denim colors that brought the vibrancy of the show to new heights.

Live performance wearing DivineWear SS19 Denim Collection
DivineWear SS19 Denim Collection
DivineWear SS19 Denim Collection
DivineWear SS19 Denim Collection
DivineWear SS19 Denim Collection

Kudos to DMTM Inc. and DivineWear for hosting such an incredibly unique event! Be sure to check out DivineWear and Perry White LA, and let them know that The Strut Mag sent you!

Gabriella Layne

Editor-in-Chief of The Strut Magazine

2 Comments
  1. Very nice divine maybe next time I can put my stuff in your show I’m thinking about going back in business and do the my gear I used to have when I have my store Negro League, Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, caps t-shirts jackets.

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