PRESENTE ANCESTRAL comes back with the second edition during Paris Fashion Week.
Welcome to feel Latin American conscious fashion depicting the true beauty of craftmanship, artisan-made designs, learn more about the story behind the artisan and indigenous communities working with Latin American designers. All happening during Fashion Week LIVE in the heart of Paris.
PRESENTE ANCESTRAL is possible thanks to the Davily Partners production and team in partnership with ProChile, along with other incredible sponsors. Slow Fashion World is proud as Latin American founders to be part of this experience together with media partner Luxiders Magazine.
Carolina Davila, CEO de Davily Partners , is the founder and executive producer of PRESENTE ANCESTRAL, a space of creativity and virtuosity, that stimulates the participation and facilitates the access of Latin American Designers to the most important catwalks of the fashion market, guaranteeing sustainability standards in the processes of manufacturing and fair trade. Promoting solidarity and respect for the environment, while approaching the old continent with all the wealth of our cultural diversity.
First edition took place this year in Monaco during the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week. PRESENTE ANCESTRAL showcased around 20 Latin American designers. According to the founder it was “a successful show overceeding the participants and guest expectations. Mora than a commercial success, the spiritual connection made between designers and their audience was truly exceptional”
OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER: LUXIDERS MAGAZINE
PRESENTE ANCESTRAL announcing their official collaboration between partner media LUXIDERS MAGAZINE
and Davily Partners.
Do not miss the event highlights from the most recognized magazine around sustainable fashion in Europe.
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published a recent article
about the event quoting;
“The most precious haute couture fashion designers in Latin America, those who aim to rescue the material and immaterial heritage of the peoples and the purest traditional Latin American craftsmanship through a noble fusion with sustainability, will meet during the Paris Fashion Week at the Presente Ancestral event, a catwalk, talkshow and showroom that will take place on September 26th and 27th at the Chilean Embassy. Luxiders Magazine will cover the event“.
FEATURED DESIGNERS FROM LATIN AMERICA
Ary Marrufo (MEXICO) Mexican change-maker working closely with artisans in Oaxaca, Yucatán and different local communities in southern Mexico. Recent collections like “Wolf” and “Wild Woman” shows the elegance and contemporaty designs applying the valuable cross-stitch technique, artisanal embroidery and weave. Among its artisans are women who work closely. Ary Marrufo is the founder NGO “Change is Wild” encouraging conscious citizens and ethical supply chains by creating an active movement around Mexico.
Alado (COLOMBIA) by Alejandro González and Andrés Restrepo. In the words of LUXIDERS quote “Their garments have been made thanks to an arduous work of milling, silhouettes development and cut exploration. They also integrate a proactive choice of inputs and colors, which configure subtle, romantic and poetic features, leading to a style in which exquisite baroque details stand out”.
coming from Bolivia, proposing a fusion between art, creativity and an exclusive design in each garment, with a unique and authentic fashion vision inspired by the creations and designs of ancestral fabrics of the indigenous peoples of Bolivia.
Carmen Camacho (BOLIVIA)
founder of Awaj Warmi,
a nonprofit association working with men and women that specializes in the production of alpaca wool garments and high-quality products. Awaj Warmi develop close relationship with the artisans to prevail the technique and production strategy. Each collection intend to combine the ancient tradition of weaving and applying tailoring and avant-garde urban fashion designs to haute couture.
Sittaka (CHILE-PERU) founder Paulina Irazabal developed a close connection and long-term collaboration with Shipibo Konimo tribes in Amazonas rainforest. The headpieces and healing clothing is the creation inspired by exploration of trips and respect for nature. Sittaka works with Shipibo artisans and the caserio called “11 de Agosto” located in the “laguna de Yarinachocha”, Peruvian Amazon.
Bohetnika (MEXICO) Berlin-based brand whose goal is to preserve the value and growth of Mexican artisanal and sustainable designs. By bringing these incredible handmade clothes to Europe, Bohetnika promotes and empowers Mexican artisans and cultural diversity through design.
Soona Otomi (MEXICO)
Clothing and accesories from different cultures with products from very special places as Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Guatemala and Peru. Soona Otomi has the commitment is to give back to their communities by paying fair prices and promoting the value of their job, their hands and their life itself.
CONSCIOUS TALKS: FEATURED SPEAKERS
Featured speakers introducing ethical and sustainable fashion influencers: Dan Pontelier & Lucy Geulin discussing about the connection about Latin American and Europe through ethical and sustainable fashion. The talks will be moderated by Graciela Martin, Business of Fashion (BoF) journalist and expert in Latin American fashion communication. Graciela will be also interviewing each designer to learn more about the “making of” each catwalk and campaign collection.
JOIN THE ULULE CROWDFUNDING
On the night of September 26th, PRESENTE ANCESTRAL will announce the launch of a Crowdfunding campaign for Chile’s Foundation Superación de la Pobreza en Chile, for Overcoming Poverty, via the Ulule France platform. For more information email click on the link or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESENTE ANCESTRAL is opening 2 days of trunkshow for Latin American designers to offer their latest collections to the European market. Buyers, stores and shoppers will be able to invest in a unique piece taken right off the catwalk. Mexican artisan-made brands like Bohetnika and Soona Otomi will bring their traditional designs, as well as, Bohetnika second micro-collection launched for Paris Fashion Week.
Feel the Latin American experience 26th and 27th during Paris Fashion Week