PERU STYLE WEEK: Yirko Sivirich - a style oriented to the details, under a sartorial, masculine and creative perspective.
Signature of the Peruvian designer Yirko Sivirich, of a style oriented to the details, under a sartorial, masculine and creative perspective.
About the designer
He studied Business Administration and, later, he started working for the prestigious Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna in Lima, awakening his passion for fashion. After the experience acquired in the field, he began his fashion design studies at the renowned Mod'Art Institute, which he graduated with great success. Soon he launched his first collection under his own brand, which opened the doors to important fashion shows in cities such as New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Santo Domingo.
After taking his work to different countries and performing in more than 13 international fashion shows, in 2013 Yirko Sivirich presented for the first time his male line on a catwalk in his own country, forming part of Lima Fashion Week, the most fashionable fashion event of Peru, in the "New Talent" category. For that occasion, Yirko Sivirich presented his Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection, the same one that had already been presented weeks before in New York, with which he was cataloged as one of the new promises of Peruvian fashion design. The same year, her Spring-Summer 2014 collection "Mi Ica Querida" was nominated as the best collection in the Luces Awards of the newspaper El Comercio, and a season later her "Sierra" collection was awarded the Barrington Award for the best LIF collection Week, adding one more achievement for his career as a designer.
To this, his participation in 2014 was added to Mercedes Benz Fashion Day in Bolivia and in the catwalk of Cali Exposhow, the most important fashion and beauty event in Latin America. In 2015, his brand took a new direction by focusing her style on tailoring and incorporating a new female line; During that year, he participated in catwalks such as BMW Fashion Show in Lima and Men's Fashion Week in Santo Domingo. A year later he was invited to Miami Fashion Week, Puerto Rico Fashion IN and Latino Fashion Week in Chicago, and he successfully presented his most recent Callao collection for the Spring-Summer 2017 season.
Visit the Website: https://www.yirkosivirich.com
ESCUDO combines their passion for design with Peru’s vast cultural wealth.
Their soulful, one of a kind pieces are inspired by ancestral traditions, as well as a commitment to the development of artisanal techniques, a deep admiration of folk art, and the responsibility that comes with the utmost attention to detail.
Syncretism and cultural fusion work to forge the old with the new: fibres, knits, embroideries, seams, elements and colours that dance and converse, that bring us closer to the essence of our past and project us into the future.
PERU: THE LAND OF EVERYTHING
ESCUDO’s studio is located in the bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco, overlooking the Lima coast. It is here where they design and complete all their hand-made garments with the support of local knitters who assist and enlighten them with their extensive artisanal skills and knowledge. The Alpaca wool and cotton used are carefully woven using a hand-loom to make only the finest textiles.
ESCUDO brings together Peru’s master craftsmen and women, and it’s famous fibres.
In doing so, each piece of clothing has a storyline that can be traced back to the knitter who hand – wove it, the alpaca that gave up it’s coat, or even centuries back – to when these knitting traditions were born. Within each garment lies a story…and once worn, you become a part of it.
Visit the Website: http://escudo.pe
PERU STYLE WEEK: Lorena Pestana - avant-garde, original and modern, elegant, without violating the principles of an ancient art.
Graduated architect with a project around the Chavín culture, from the north-Peruvian highlands (XIV-IV centuries BC), Lorena Pestana began her approach to jewelry during a long stay in the area of Santa María de Nieva, Alto Cashew. There he was able to investigate in depth the techniques and traditions of the Aguaruna people, perhaps the most important ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon. On his return, in early 2002, he set up his first personal jewelry design studio in Miraflores, which a year and a half later became a successful shop-workshop open to the public, at the head of the Huaca Pucllana.
Married with two children, Lorena Pestana has continued her research and design work, together with the consequent growth and business consolidation of her brand, expanding her repertoire of techniques and materials, but without losing sight of the original traditions of the Amazonian communities, through their imagery and irreplaceable relationship with nature. His work is the most concrete demonstration that it is possible to be avant-garde, original and modern, elegant, without violating the principles of an ancient art and rather the opposite: assuming them to create a human-scale jewelry, closer to the future For the simple fact of understanding and respecting the past.
Visit the Website: http://lorenapestana.pe
Sarah Nelsen designs clothing every woman wants to live in – her garments are defined by striking silhouettes in innovative textiles and sophisticated prints. The collection is thoughtfully made – with an emphasis on high quality, sustainable garments. Customers covet Sarah Nelsen's aesthetic for its refined style and timeless wearability.
Every garment is lovingly made at Sarah's studio in the Stockyards District of Kansas City, Missouri. You can find her work at select pop-up shops and fashion shows – get on the list to be notified of future events.
Visit the Website:https://sarah-nelsen.com
CIRCCELL - working to keep the skin beautiful from deep within, even as environmental factors shift.
Inspired by a move from the big-city to small-town Jackson Hole, Wyoming, CIRCCELL founder Maya Crothers created the collection as a response to environmental change and its skincare challenges. The former engineer dreamed of a skincare line that performed consistently as she moved from place to place, and from season to season. Using the demanding environment of Jackson Hole as her laboratory, Crothers led the development of a carefully formulated line that combines the laser precision of science with an indulgent experience, enabling skin to look and feel its best in any setting.
CIRCCELL products work to keep the skin beautiful from deep within, even as environmental factors shift. Our collection includes a full regimen of daily rituals and treatments particularly sensitive to the skincare concerns that result from extreme environments, whether it be urban pollution, UV exposure or frequent travel, and for anyone who demands as much of their products as they do of themselves. Each hardworking yet elegant formula is designed to meet the needs of today’s skincare connoisseur. We demand that all of our products:
CIRCCELL is dedicated to the creation of innovative luxury skincare that transforms the skin. Our products harness potent anti-aging ingredients and actives, known to deliver results through performance driven formulations. The resulting, targeted skincare collection provides a sensual experience with a synergistic array of the world’s most high-performing ingredients. What’s more, our products are free from fragrances, parabens and harsh chemicals, and are never tested on animals.
Visit the Website: https://www.circcell.com
After many years living and style watching in San Francisco, and seeing the flip-flop and sneaker epidemic reach critical proportions, we arrived at the idea of Rothy’s.
Create an alternative, versatile shoe: one with the ease of a sneaker but with the polish of a feminine flat. And do it with low-waste, low- impact materials, hand-assembled for high quality and durability.
A wardrobe staple that goes with pretty much everything. Lightweight comfort. A shoe you’d be happy to keep on all day. In Rothy's style, comfort and versatility coexist in the first sustainable shoe as cute as it is comfortable; look good in your Rothy's and feel good about your Rothy's. That’s something you don’t see every day in fashion.
Visit the Website: https://rothys.com
Native New Yorker, Sara Rossi, has always possessed an adventurous spirit and an affinity for spontaneity. After too many days filled with slipping shoulder straps and nights spent grasping at clutches, she knew there had to be a better way to carry her essentials. Beau & Ro was born out of Sara’s desire to liberate women’s hands without sacrificing style.
In December 2013, Beau & Ro launched its first collection of patent-pending belt bags that convert to clutches. Each of the bags is made in New York City. Sara takes great pride in American craftsmanship.
Since the original debut of its signature convertible belt bag, Beau & Ro has expanded into an all encompassing line where fashion meets function. The collection has grown to include a foldover clutch that can be worn as a crossbody or tote, a coin purse wristlet and a tote that transforms into a backpack.
In 2016, Sara Rossi opened The Skinny Dip on Nantucket where they sell not only Beau & Ro but 30+ emerging and established brands!
Visit the Website: https://beauandro.com
Inspired by a passion of adventure, exploring off the beaten path and travelling into the unknown, we at Fernweh strive to create high quality, handmade products that bring a little bit of adventure into everyday life.
Fernweh UK is the brainchild of Scottish fashion designer Laura Sherriffs. A 2013 graduate of Grays School of Art, Laura set up Fernweh UK in July 2014 in her hometown of Aberdeen. As a self confessed rock climbing obsessive, Laura realised that it was difficult to find accessories for climbing that matched her personal style, so made her own chalk bag. Thus the first Fernweh product was born. Fernweh was conceived from an urge to create high quality, artisan products for the adventurers and explorers in our midst.
Fernweh has evolved from being a brand creating hand made rock climbing chalk bags, to a brand that has been sold internationally, focused on bringing a little adventure into even the more mundane areas of everyday life. We have a fantastic support and loyal group of fans and we are committed to keep building this amazing Fernweh global community, as that thirst for adventure and the great outdoors knows no boundaries.
We are inspired by the world around us, particularly the beautiful scenery we have here in Scotland. We are lucky to have the Cairngorms and Highlands right on our doorstep, the Scottish wilderness is a vial of creativity and inspiration and we hope that our products inspire our customers to head out and explore the great outdoors. We all have a responsibility to look after this fantastic land, and we at Fernweh try our best to be as conscious and ethical as possible in our collections and believe that the best way to do this is to create products that are made to last. We feel that sustainability through longevity, using organic fabrics/dyes and trying our hardest to create as minimal wastage as possible, not only create a much more ethical product, but create pieces that last, that will become cherished, timeless pieces in our customer's lives.
Every single Fernweh piece is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, in house in the Fernweh studio in Aberdeen. We pride ourselves on using traditional artisanal methods such as knit, embroidery and leatherworking to create our products by hand, and are proud ambassadors of the 'slow fashion' movement. We are immensely proud to be handmade in Scotland, and we look forward to continuing to evolve our little brand and continue the Fernweh story in the future.
Visit the Website: https://www.fernwehuk.com
New Orleans Week <> Southern Design Week - fashion shows that are designer focused, and provide market opportunities.
Who says Fashion Week has to only be in New York? Fashion and design in the South is a rapidly growing industry, and some of the most up-and-coming talents in the region present their work every spring and fall at the biannual Southern Design Week in New Orleans.
Previously known as “Nola Fashion Week,” Southern Design Week is hosted biannually by the Southern Coalition of Fashion & Designto provide Southern based apparel designers with the opportunity to show off their work.
With its new branding, Southern Design Week continues to blow viewers away with both local talent and big names in the fashion industry. Past talent has included Project Runway alumni Matthew Arthur, Anne Cassidy of New Orleans lifestyle brand C.Major, and New York based designer Lela Orr.
Throughout the weeks several events are held at various hand picked locations around the city to showcase Southern designers, as well as the history and charm of New Orleans. Special events usually include runway shows, presentations, cocktail parties and more!
Founded by Andi Eaton, the Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design is an organization supporting the apparel design community in the South. The mission of Southern Design Week is to create fashion shows that are designer focused, and provide market and educational opportunities all year long. As New Orleans’ fashion week expands across the South with a new name and brand, there remains an emphasis on both the individual as a designer and the process of creation. The primary goal of Southern Design Week is to support southern makers and the design community in growing sustainable roots.
You can also get the latest updates and insider looks on the event’s Facebook, Twitter, or blog.
Visit the Website: http://www.southerndesignweek.com
The designer Michael Sontag sees his work as an entity. Therefore he prefers not to define his fashion as a collection, but rather as his general “work”. Sontag sees his production process as fluent.
The transitions from season to season build upon each other. His presentations are snap-shots without a static character, instead of being reckoned as an attempt respectively an offer. With this approach the designer wants to blur the common fashion borders and create a generality detached from fashion parameters such as seasons, trends and consumer ages.
This approach is evident in the clarity of his designs. Designs which have never been drawn came to life on mannequins through Sontag’s drapery work.
Visit the Website: http://www.michaelsontag.com
<>GERMANY WEEK<> PERRET SCHAAD - respect for tradition AND technique along with THE desire to redefine the rules.
PERRET SCHAAD stands for curiosity and the interest in individual definitions of beauty. Johanna Perret and Tutia Schaad combine their ideas and love for experimentation in a line focused on quality and eloquence. Their approach is defined by respect for traditional handcraft and technique along with an irrepressible desire to redefine the rules.
The duo’s love for pattern cutting and their passion for draping are fundamental to PERRET SCHAAD’s aesthetics. Their intuitive design process brings together fluidity and movement with the sculptural, spatial. Structures are generated from distinctive color combinations and material layering.
PERRET SCHAAD’s obsession with contrast and harmony results in a coming together of the finest natural fabrics and innovative technical surfaces.
The palette is subtle and surprising; the look discrete yet new.
Visit the Website: perretschaad.com
<>GERMANY WEEK<> Vladimir Karaleev SS18 COLLECTION - a conceptual understanding of clothing as a medium.
Vladimir Karaleev’s work is characterized by intense study of the human body and its connections with clothing through experimental incision and innovative shape. A striking feature of both his women's and men's collections is the subtle yet decisive play with contrast of material. Influenced by contemporary art and architecture, Karaleev’s collections reflect a conceptual understanding of clothing as a medium as well as its functional purpose.
The individual forms of expression are propagated through fashion unobtrusively, without disregarding the balance between material, shape and detail. The garments underline the individuality of a person but he / she remains the focal point.
Vladimir Karaleev, born in 1981 in Sofia, Bulgaria, studied fashion design at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin, Germany. Following his studies, he founded his eponymous label in 2010 and was included within a short time in the official schedule of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin. In 2014 and 2017 he was nominated for the International Woolmark Prize. Vladimir Karaleev's collections are represented in numerous concept stores in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.
Visit the Website: www.vladimirkaraleev.com
AASSTTIINN online shop is the main source of online sales of the works of Iranian designers in fashion, be it clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery or accessories. You can also visit AASSTTIINN to read interesting articles and news about the world of fashion and whatever that may relate to clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery, design and style.
AASSTTIINN online shop would like to present to the world, the works of Iranian fashion designers, so that our clients can have access to these authentic beautiful works.
Visit the Website: http://aassttiinn.com
Steven Lagos designs unique jewelry with classic techniques to create enduring and sophisticated styles.
“Inspiration can come from someone I see or from a piece of art, but it happens in the moment. It’s never planned.” — Steven Lagos
Visit the Website: http://www.lagos.com
The Maya Collection is a cooperative made up of refugees in Louisville, Kentucky, who utilize their native skills creating unique jewelry, handmade crafts and soaps, and various textile products. The purpose that drives these Artisans is to help themselves become financially independent.
Refugees that are relocated to America struggle due to a lack of formal education and job experience as well as the challenge of learning English. A refugee is defined as someone who flees their homeland because of danger of persecution based on race, religion or nationality.
The Artisans meet weekly a the Southside Ministry Center located at 5007 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY, 40214. Each week, volunteers work alongside with the refugee artisans to help them design products to sell locally and through this website.
We are hopeful that through this website you will get to know our talented artisans and see their amazing crafts. If you would like to volunteer or donate supplies or financial resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important to note that we are NOT a 501(c)3 organization because our Artisans make 100% of the profits from the sale of their items. Maya Collection is a business so that our Artisan refugees can earn money to support their families.
Visit the Website: http://www.mayacollection.org
At Point of the Bluff Vineyards we believe that wine making begins in the vineyard, and requires the finest grapes sourced from the very best growers of their regions. Whether growing Riesling or Pinot Noir in New York at our own Keuka Lake vineyards, or grapes grown in other regions around the world, our winemaker works with vineyard managers to ensure that the grapes are grown, tended and harvested to the highest standards.
We believe that fine wine making is like gourmet cooking: There are more creative opportunities allowing for spectacular results when you start with the finest seasonal ingredients from anywhere, treat them with respect, celebrate the purity of what they possess, and allow the winemaker to express his vision of what they can become.
Visit the Website: www.pointofthebluffvineyards.com
Kombucha is fermented tea that naturally contains probiotics and healthy organic acids. It is delicious, effervescent, and refreshing – low in sugar, caffeine and calories. Yum!
We make the BEST TASTING and HIGHEST QUALITY kombucha you can buy.
Visit the Website: https://health-ade.com
Our/Vodka is different. It’s a global vodka made by local partners in cities around the world.
We partner up with people who love their city and who support their neighborhood. The partner adds their city’s personality, expression and character to the brand. The micro-distilleries are purpose-built to deliver a high quality vodka and small enough to fit in the urban environments of our cities. The distilleries also work as tasting room, event space and retail facility where you can buy our vodka. The small bottle with a crown cap is all about keeping things simple – it’s vodka.
Our/Vodka was started, by six entrepreneurs in Stockholm/Sweden 2011. Åsa got an idea of creating a global brand with local roots. Kalle, Mattias, Ted, Ola and Mårten, who worked at the Swedish agency Great Works, also got excited and we all started working on creating the idea that soon became; Our/Vodka.
It was treated as a black ops project under the umbrella of Pernod Ricard. We worked on it off-hours and from our homes for 2 years before it was approved to be piloted in Berlin. During these two years our “McGyver” star Vincent from the Pernod Ricard research center in Paris had joined the team and he invented the distillery we needed.
Super excited about finally realizing our dream, we went to Berlin and started looking for a location and for suitable adoptive parents to our first-born baby, Our/Berlin. 12 months later we had built our first distillery and Pauline and Jon had become our first partners.
Three years after we first started, and 33 Berlin-trips later, we finally opened our first micro-distillery. What a great reward seeing Jon and Pauline taking over the keys to the distillery!
Since then we have worked on the city list, the team has grown and we are rolling out Our/Vodka globally. Best job ever!
Visit the Website: http://ourvodka.com
Midwest Fashion Week was established to celebrate the limitless possibilities of the clothing design community.
Our community is dedicated to empowering creativity and the expression of individuality and confidence through fashion. We strive to provide a strong and supportive community in which new designers can learn and grow their careers. We encourage an atmosphere of experience and inspiration where seasoned designers and buyers can discover new perspectives where ANYTHING is possible.
Although “Midwest” is in our name, our goal is to bring Midwest fashion to the world. Annually – we host runway shows in Paris, New York, Chicago and Indianapolis in which we present exciting collections from exceptional designers from around the world. For over a decade, we have taken great pride in showcasing the talents of more than 300 designers from several different countries.
At Midwest Fashion Week, we take great pride in showing the international community how Midwest fashion fits nicely into the world fashion scene.
Visit the Website: http://midwestfashionweek.com
MONTROI sees nomadism as a cultural bridge, an educational tool, to connect, to grow, to learn through dialogue and shared experiences, becoming a nomad, ultimately leaving a more enlightened world for future generations.
The brand name MONTROI derives from a village in Europe, thought to be a part of the ancient Silk Route.
MONTROI aids those who enjoy the trip as much as the destination and choose nomadism as a lifestyle.
Visit the Website: http://www.montroi.com
Over a decade after their arrival on the toy collector scene the infinitely customizable Be@rbrick figurines have become absolute must have's for serious collectors. With lots of variety and charm, these high quality mini-personalities are more than just another toy.
Check out these new arrivals to add to or begin your collection this Xmas.
Visit the Website: http://www.bearbrick.com
VANESSA GUCKEL - FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Vanessa is the founder and creative director of the CIHUAH brand. Originally from France, she has been living in Mexico for the past 9 years, and it was here that she was inspired to begin her own label of exclusive, designer garments. Trained at the National School of Architecture in Strasbourg, France and the School of Architecture and Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain, she worked for several reputable architectural firms in both France and Mexico before turning to fashion design. With the understanding that, much like a building, “clothes are the spaces in which the human body lives”, Vanessa´s designs reflect an interplay between architectural concepts and fashion, resulting in a unique and striking image.
CIHUAH comes from the Nahuatl word for “women”, recognizing and acknowledging the indigenous women who create traditional craft designs, their ancient knowledge and culture. The brand pays tribute to the basic geometric patterns of indigenous Mexican clothing. CIHUAH garments reflect the design and pattern of Indigenous clothing, respecting their basic geometry while creating a contemporary look.
CIHUAH provides a range of options, from basic items to iconic pieces, reinvented classics and trend items. All pieces are a sophisticated vision in white and black, designed with an obsessive attention to the straight line and perfection; an exercise of confrontation between the line and the human figure. Architectural theory and techniques are applied, on a small scale, to each garment, using: geometry, proportion, aesthetics, construction-deconstruction, symmetry-asymmetry, balance-imbalance.
CIHUAH's ambition is to propose and investigate, through experimentation, a theoretical discourse on a new way of living the human body. Approaching to fashion design with architectural elements which make our physical space.
A basic wardrobe composed as the little black dress, but also reassessing the garment giving new uses and functions, all with a touch of design.
Visit the Website: http://cihuah.com
Alejandra Quesada aims at a woman who loves being girl, curious and bold and enjoys the pleasure of comfort and charm of garments. A woman who is not perfect, just pretty. Doesn’t need makeup or heels and enjoy the simple things, authentic, casual and attractive with good taste. Able to smile and feel satisfied when choosing what she puts on and how she shows herself in her daily life, able to create a personal style and go home happy.
Alejandra Quesada is an invitation to dress different, to search for all kinds of fantasies, to feel girl, fairy, ballerina, or pretty woman.
Visit the Website: https://alejandraquesada.com
Marika Vera was established in 2010 as a luxurious lingerie brand, designed by stylist and fashion designer Marika Vera.
"My hand made silk lingerie was sold in small boutiques in London, LA, NYC and Sidney since season one. However I continued to work in the advertisement industry as a fashion stylist and thought of the brand as a passion hidden by a hobby.
In 2014, after 4 years of half being in the business, I decided to grow the brand by launching a more accessible and commercial line of timeless designs of lingerie and bodysuits, that proved to be an amazing success in the Mexican Market specially in Mexico City.
My designs are made for the modern woman of today who has a natural sensuality. I believe that femininity and female empowerment can work hand in hand -.
Our design process takes place in our Atelier and showroom located in the heart of Mexico City. The production is made 40% in house and 60% in well paid small run family businesses around the city.
I personally pay special attention to the softness of the textiles I choose always follow a delicate and minimal line of design, without compromising the erotic element of the garments. I only chose high quality fabrics and trimmings. For me, team leadership, stubbornness, innovation in design, quality, fit and fast response to a customer demand, have being the key elements for the company success."
Marika Vera is a Mexican fashion designer that studied at the Istituto Marangoni, London. Her graduation collection landed her a job as a senior designer at the pret a porter brand Vanessa Bruno, Paris in 2008.
Marika Vera designs today sell in more than 30 small run independent boutiques in Mexico, Australia and USA. In 2017 the brand opened their first flagship store in Polanco Mexico City neighborhood.
Some International celebrities that have worn the brand include Rihanna, Daisy Lowe, Jessie Ware, Naomi Harris and Emily Ratajkowski.
Visit the Website: https://www.marikavera.mx
The talented Masha Reva uses fashion and people as her canvas. She’s making beautiful drawings both on bodies and on fabrics. Her inspiration source is her hometown, Kiev. Despite growing up in the Ukrainian capital, her dream was to study fashion at Central Saint Martins in London. She followed it, moved to London and later did internships in Antwerp and in New York City. After graduating with an MA in Womenswear she received a lot of offers from several designers. The fashion industry in London was ready for Masha, but Masha wasn’t ready for that world. So she decided to do what nobody expected: she moved back to her hometown. - Metal Mag
Visit the Website: http://www.mashareva.com