PERU'S COMPLEX HISTORY AND SOUL IS FELT THROUGH THE BEAT OF ITS MUSIC AND DANCES, THE COLORS AND FLAVORS OF ITS FOOD, AND THE THREADS AND STORIES OF ITS TEXTILE DESIGNS.
Sisters and animal lovers Alejandra and Pauline Martinez launched Paco & Lucia in 2016. Born in Peru and having lived throughout their lives in South America, Europe, and the US, they wanted to design a line of pet clothing that combined their own various fashion influences, and honored the beauty of their country and its people.
Timeles styles together with the richness of Peruvian textile designs, Paco & Lucia aims to please pet owners that seek something a little different.
View the Gallery below and Visit the Website: pacoandlucia.com
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