New York Fashion Week got a dose of Vitamin D thanks to celebrity designer Christian Cowan, who lit up the runway with a new dress in the bold and fiery shade of Puerto Rico Sunshine. The first-of-its-kind color, created by Pantone Color Institute® in partnership with Discover Puerto Rico, was inspired by the vibrant color of Puerto Rico's sunlight.
Scroll for a behind-the-scenes look at how this stunning dress came to be, and how Cowan's travels in Puerto Rico inspired his design.
Get the Look: Puerto Rico Sunshine
The coveted Christian Cowan dress is available for private order. You can get your own piece of Christian Cowan Puerto Rico Sunshine with a limited-edition crop top, available soon at ChristianCowan.com.
Puerto Rico Sunshine will continue to make its way through the fashion world this year through a collaboration with Ana G. Mendez University in San Juan, where fashion students will have the opportunity to showcase their creations inspired by the color at Puerto Rico's premier fashion week, San Juan Moda, which will take place in spring of 2022.
Inspired by Puerto Rico
Cowan walked the streets of Puerto Rico and found inspiration in the exuberant colors of our towns, natural landscapes, gastronomy and culture. The result is a dress that spotlights the Island's vibrancy to the world.
Puerto Rico is an insanely colorful, amazing place. It's such a stark contrast from the UK, where I'm from, and New York, where I now live, where winters are gloomy and gray.