Portuguese designer, Katty Xiomara’s Spring / Summer 2018 collection played to the spirit of “Americana” that swept across New York Fashion Week. With a “parachute trip” theme, models wearing oversized aviator glasses and fierce eye makeup took off in floaty, flirty pieces with mesh-like, see-through and graphic imprinted textiles. In colors of sea green and pink, tunic maxi dresses, hot pants, ruffled skirts and sweet doyly collared tops referenced fashion from Southern California bohemian chic to preppy prim and proper. Xiomara seeks to create aspirational yet accessible pieces. Her Spring / Summer 2018 collection is wearable, although not completely original. Showing in Portuguese Fashion Week since 1998, Xiomara has achieved international recognition for her elegant and timeless pieces. In June 2014, she was awarded the second prize (Silver) by the International Design Awards on the Pret-a- Porter category. In April 2015 was awarded: Second Prize (Silver) in Pret-a- Porter Competition for the Wireframe Project and Honorable Mention in Women PP Competition for the Wireframe Project.