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World Renowned Ballet Dancer Fernando Montano launched his Fashion Brand Maison Cachua

Updated: Nov 24

Photography by David Parry and Paul Winstone



Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Last Saturday 13th of November in Hyde Park corner we were delighted to attend Fernando Montano fashion show.

Fernando Montano

Fernando after a long career as a soloist dancer at the Royal Ballet in London launched his first Fashion Collection - CACHUA. His exciting new sustainable and ethical fashion statements pieces were paired strategically with his own jewellery that celebrates his Latin and dancing roots.


Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

His collection was made entirely manufactured by artisans in the Peruvian Andes and is hundred percent sustainable and pro conservation of the alpacas and vicunas.

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano



Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano



Korean American Award-winning Violinist Elly Suh

Singer Sofia La-Fuente.

International-acclaimed Pianist Alexandra Dariescu

The show was gracefully open by TV presenter Sian Lloyd and entertained by international-acclaimed pianist Alexandra Dariescu and Korean American award-winning violinist Elly Suh and singer Sofia La-Fuente.


Maison Cachua - Fashion Show Guests - John Terry - Designer Fernando Montano and Kat Pateras

About Fernando:

Colombian dancer Fernando Montaño is a former Soloist of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company in 2006 as an Artist and was promoted to First Artist in 2010 and Soloist in 2014. He represented the Company in the 2007 Erik Bruhn Competition. He left the Company during the 2020/21 Season.

Montaño studied at the Colombian and Cuban National Ballet schools and graduated into Cuban National Ballet in 2004. He also danced on scholarships with La Scala Ballet, Milan, and Teatro Nuovo di Torino. His repertory with the Company included Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Jester (Cinderella), Gypsy Girl’s Lover (The Two Pigeons), Bluebird (The Sleeping Beauty), Rajah/Caterpillar (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Harlequin (The Nutcracker), Benvolio and the balcony pas de deux (Romeo and Juliet), pas de six (Giselle), pas de trois (Swan Lake), pas de trois (Fool’s Paradise) and roles in Napoli Divertissements, The Human Seasons, Multiverse, Obsidian Tear, Scènes de ballet, Manon, La Vivandière, Raymonda Act III, Chroma, Woolf Works and Carbon Life. Other appearances include dancing Le Spectre de la rose at the opening of the Teatro Colón, Bogotá. Choreographic works include Michelangelo for Draft Works.

Montaño has twice won Personality of the Year award at the LUKAS Awards (2013, 2014), celebrating prominent Latin figures in the UK. His other awards include prizes at the International Ballet Contest, Havana, a Citation of Honor (New York) and an honour from the President of Colombia. He has modelled for Vivienne Westwood and choreographed and danced Alchemy for her Banqueting House catwalk show in 2008. His dance short film Narcissus had its premiere in 2014. He is a patron of the charity Children of the Andes, for which he has organized the charity galas ‘Fernando and Friends’. In 2019, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts, University of Bath.

More guests at Fernando Montano Fashion Show:


Maison Cachua - Fashion Show Guests

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show Guests- Sofia Bouzian, Montana Allan, Rebeca Riofrio , Ralitza Dzhambazavo, Daniela Raytchev

Fernando Montano and The Marchioness of Londonderry Doreen Wells

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show Guests - Martha Lucia Pereira and Carlos Arturo Zapata

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show Guests - Alice Sherman, Amy Lam, Anastasia Iva, Natalia Kapchuk

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show Guest - Daniel Lismore

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show Guests - Rebeca Riofrio , Tyne O'Connell, Alice Sherman

Emma Rigby, Othman l- Omeir, Rebeca Riofrio and Alice Sherman

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Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano


Maison Cachua - Fashion Show SS22 Collection by Fernando Montano

In addition, Fernando Montano and Maison Cachua formally presented to the public other brands that were part of the 3 days trunk fair. Various participation of Peru, Argentina and Colombia.

Michell from Peru (retail) 90 year’s anniversary

lesliealejandra.pm@gmail.com


Zulma Arizala from Colombia (retail)

sulmafernandaarizala@gmail.com


Dairo Vargas From Colombia-UK (art) Dv@dairovargas.com


Deida Acero from Colombia- UK (hats) casadeida@hotmail.com


Il Pellegrino from Colombia Carlos Aguirre (leather jackets) ilpellegrinno@gmail.com


Demiurga from Colombia the student at Cambridge Manuela jewellery (Filigree jewellery) manuelas04@hotmail.com

Zapata Atelier from Colombia Carlos Arturo Zapata retail charlycaz@yahoo.com


Sur Chocolate from Argentina Emanuel (Alfajores chocolates) info@surchocolates.co.uk


Jaramillo Coffee from Colombia Mauricio Jaramillo mj@jaramillocafe.com


Caleño from Uk-Colombia (non alcoholic drinks)

ellie@calenodrinks.com


More about CACHUA collection visit

https://cachua.co.uk/