The annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank will be a space for much more than economic debate. Between the National Library and the Convention Center, there is an area for attendees to relax and not worry too much about the future of the global economy.
This is a pavilion that combines and showcases local art, design and fashion.
Peruvian designer Meche Correa has worked for several months to put together a collection aimed at attracting more than 12,000 foreign delegates.
Correa is no stranger to taking part in large fairs, like the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, but her early beginnings in the fashion industry take us east of Lima to the Andean town of Huancayo, where she attended a colorful fair of Peruvian handicrafts and embroidery cloths.
Her mother traveled to that town for work purposes and Meche took the opportunity to visit a craft fair that wowed her with the various traditional embroidery and weaving techniques.
Already a renowned designer, Meche now seeks to promote what she once saw in Huancayo: Detail, embroidery and pure quality. And while the setting is quite different to that of the small Huancayo fair, much of her collection being showcased at the IMF/WB venue includes the same spontaneity of Peruvian designs.
In addition to Meche Correa, other exhibitors include: Pats, Jallpa Nina, R. Berrocal SAC, Escudo, Rayminsa, Titi Guiulfo, Esther Ventura, Wayra, Hilos y Colores, Kuskaya, Galería del Barrio, Coffee & Arts (Altomayo),Allpa, Philomena, La Candelaria, Alpaca Coutre, Ilaria and Kuna.