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Guatemalan model Angela Boch recently went viral after donning an intricately designed wedding dress with Guatemalan elements, created by designer Sucely Chuc. This stunning piece of art has earned abundant admiration from social media users, shining a light on the unforgettable beauty of traditional Guatemalan culture and craftsmanship.
Boch, 22-years-old from Totonicapán, has been a TV host for 6 years, appearing on major television networks where her fell in love with the public. Currently, she is a presenter on Más TV and is studying clinical psychology at the Rafael Landívar University. Although she began her career in 2017, it was after donning Chuc’s beautiful dress that she really started to capture the attention of the world.
The wedding gown consists of a white corset with delicate straps and an asymmetrical skirt made from national textiles. “I fell in love with the costumes when it came to wearing them,” declared Boch. “Sucely is a designer with great talent and potential of making these dresses and including our culture and tradition with these costumes. There was something for all tastes, I liked them all, they were beautiful, even with youthful blouses, with details like flights, it felt refreshing to take our culture from another way.”
Boch described how she had been chosen to help Chuc launch the collection and how working with the outfits had completely energized her. “I had a great experience, I fell in love with the costumes,” she said. “Sucely is a designer with great talent and potential of making these dresses and including our culture and tradition with these costumes.”
Chuc’s collection has certainly grabbed people’s attention, and it demonstrates the power of combining traditional textiles with modern fashion. In a world where people are increasingly disconnected from their cultural roots, Chuc’s collection of “refreshing” wedding dresses provides a unique opportunity for individuals to celebrate their heritage, particularly through clothing.