Latin American Fashion and Culture Comes to Dramatic Hall

Fashion Show and Performance Thursday at 6:30


Yura Aparicio will perform at Dramatic Hall on Thursday evening.

By Regina Clarkin

Jessica Abbey’s passion for fashion and Latin culture comes together this Thursday with the backdrop of historic Dramatic Hall as the setting.  The 25-year-old White Plains resident is producing a cultural, art and fashion show featuring five designers including local business owner Michael Stark. 

Abbey, who has produced fashion shows in New York, is capitalizing on the unique environment of Dramatic Hall to choreograph models who appear as mannequins but come to life as they showcase unique fashions.   

Event producer Jessica Abbey

Stark who has his curated, vintage clothing brand Stark Vintage on South Street is an emergent fashion designer who will present designs he’s created along with items from his shop. Carolina Del Rio is coming from Miami and showing her clothing brand Krodelrio.  Xiomara Ramirez, from Colombia, brings her brand XINOA which designs outfits for professional artists, dancers and Dance Academies across her country. She will be also be bringing a very naughty collection to the show. Andrea Pineda, a Venezuelan designer based in Monterrey will be presenting a mini-collection of her Flamenco Gala: Spanish-inspired dresses and Alejandro Ponce from Puebla, Mexico brings his beautiful collection, “Origins.” 

The historic Dramatic Hall is an elegant, retro building from 1838. Owned and restored by Colombian native Gabriel Arango, it opened in 2016. It’s a natural setting to promote Latin American culture through the art of fashion design where models, artists, community members, students, volunteers, and special guests are welcome.

Dancer Yura Aparicio in costume.

The entertainment portion of the evening will feature performances by the dancer Yura Aparicio featured in the image above in front of Dramatic Hall. One of Colombia’s most talented electronic music artists, DJ Giovanny Aparicio, who has had a nine year residency at the Burning Man, a community event focused on self expression, inclusion and art will provide music.

The public is invited to attend the first cultural, art & fashion event on July 14 from 6:30 to 9:45 PM. The Peekskill show is the first of three in this area, the others are in New York City and the Hamptons. Tickets are available via under the name Summer Fashion Show & Solo Performance. The price of admission ranges from $100 to $275.