Jimi Urquiaga has released his debut Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Aguanile, from his new clothing line J. Urquiaga.
A lot of the inspiration from the collection originated from Urquiaga’s culture background and profound interests. As a Cuban-American, he was greatly inspired by the woman of the Afro-Cuban religion, Santeria. As a form of spiritual purity, the women who practice Santeria wear all white. Thus, “Aguanile” by J. Urquiaga was conceived. Aguan, meaning “cleansing,” fits as the appropriate title in relation to the study of Santeria by Afro-Cubans. Urquiaga was eager to create this collection that exemplified the culture of this religion and embodied a clean palette in which welcomes the Spring/Summer of 2014.
For more information, please visit www.jimiurquiaga.com.The Team :
Jourdan Dunn & Joan Smalls photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for W Magazine February 2014 issue.