Presente Ancestral Paris

Presente Ancestral Paris


ALADO DISEÑO (COLOMBIA) Andrés Restrepo and Alejandro González who develop a clothing brand and accessories working with collections created by rural, indigenous and artisan communities. They also work with Alado Novias (Wedding Gowns), each of them unique, showcasing the purity, classic design with a touch of Latin American cultural roots.

From Latin America to the world, introducing PRESENTE ANCESTRAL 

The connection between artisan luxury, preserving craftsmanship and uniting creatives happened in one extraordinary event: PRESENTE ANCESTRAL.  Choosing as venue the city of Paris, the aimed to be “Sustainable Fashion Capital of the world” by 2024 hosted this amazing show.

This event was created 100% by Latin American creatives, starting with its founder Carolina Dávila, from Davily Partners in alliance with our platform, Slow Fashion World. The event lasted two days, highlighting the catwalk where five fashion brands participated: Alado, Awaj Warmi, Ary Marrufo, Diabla and Sitakka.  The conscious talks  with Lucy Geulin and Dan Pontarlier and the trunk show with all the brands before mentioned plus Bohetnika and Soona Otomí, two clothing brands based in Berlin that work with artisans in Mexico. All the event was supported by the Chilean embassy, ​​represented by Ambassador Juan Salazar, his wife Karen Oettinger and Pro Chile, who kindly opened the doors to creatives, agencies, journalists, and industry professionals to witness the creativity of Latin American design. Opening with a sound healing concert and copal ceremony, the event tele transported the whole audience to the Amazon rainforest with the purpose of showing forgiveness after the tragedy that affected dramatically the lungs of our planet. 



PRESENTE ANCESTRAL was a whole experience! They showed what potential haute couture has in Latin America.


A day before the event, the Slow Fashion World team met at the Chilean embassy to create the following editorial, which reflects the beautiful details of the Latin American brands. Inspired by the history and the beautiful architecture of the building known as “Hôtel particulier” or private hotel in english, the SFW creative team led by art director Lizeth Soto Rivas, reflected through these images the delicacy and versatility of fashion designs and classic style architectural details, also called Louis XVI. Within the team, there were professionals in the fashion industry: fashion designers and styling experts Maco Calderón and Melissa Herman. In makeup and hairstyle, the model and make up artist Dany Rocchi. The Brazilian model, Maria Clara Daros and under the assistance of our marketing advisor, Victoria Salum. All the photoshooting under the creative direction of our founder Mariel Jumpa and Lizeth Soto.


ARY MARRUFO (MEXICO) The woman empowering women through her Moon Collection that is inspired by the phases of women. Ary Marrufo is a certified brand working recycling pieces like organic cotton and hemp, working towards the commitment to make ethical fashion and co-creating along with artisan women in the southern of Mexico. The Moon Collection embarks us on each women’s journey experiencing different aspects in life while combining in in essence to feel empowered and valued.  They work with cross stitches techniques and ancestral embroidery made by artisans from southeastern Mexico and are the creatives behind the movement “Change is Wild”, the NGO that will take Mexican fashion to think consciously and to demand ethics, and transparency

Carmen Camacho a notorious designer and creative behind the brand Awaj Warmi in Quechua means “women weavers”. She has represented Bolivia in international fashion shows, becoming one of the winners in 2019 Diseñadores de Autor Bolivia (DAB) where notorious personalities celebrated her latest collection. Carmen connects the traditional weaving with the contemporary design. Awaj Warmi NGO is found in Sucre, Bolivian capital. They work with noble materials like alpaca wool, baby wool and commit to fair wages to the communities.


PRESENTE ANCESTRAL an event that brought up the original shapes, vibrant colors and diverse textures that depicted Latin American countries showcasing the luxury of artisan craftsmanship.

BOHETNIKA is a Berlin based brand founded by Lizeth Soto Rivas (Behrendt) and Alexander Behrendt in 2016 with the aim to value the preservation and growth of Mexican artisanal and sustainable designs. By carrying these amazing handcrafted garments in Europe, Bohetnika promotes and empower Mexican artisans and cultural diversity through design. One of the main brand’s goals is to keep pre-Hispanic Mexican traditions alive while giving them a modern accent.

Bohetnika’s DNA is about the respect and admiration for the ancestral legacy and the workforce. The brand states that  garments are not made on a large scale and that each one has different details and process and that is what makes Bohetnika unique.

Pamela Gallardo and Julia Beatriz Navajas, the creatives behind DIABLA BOLIVIA inspired by their Bolivian roots and country, they both define their creations as unique piece statements that embodies the cultural diversity and heritage of Bolivia. Diabla works closely with local artisans becoming a fair trade brand offering 100% handmade and ethical accessories. Each jewelry is a piece of art, naturally dyed with plants while using organic materials in each collection. Their latest collection is called “Tiu” in honor to their traditional dance in Bolivia called “ La diablada”. They also presented in this collection the vibrant colors and inspired by their national flag.

This live editorial shows the power that Latin American fashion designers have. The importance of organizations, associations and a community of change-makers getting together to invest in connecting bridges and bringing talent to the main fashion week catwalks in Europe and the world.

Maco Calderon works with noble fibers produced with minimum impact to the environment that surrounds it, their goal is to produce good quality comfortable garments timeless and ecological. His brand works with natural fiber producers of artisanal production of cooperatives, social enterprises and “alpaqueros” of Andean communities, preserving the traditions and collaborating to improve the quality of life.

Maco Calderon’s creations are handmade in the heart of the Andes of Peru in collaboration with artisans where tradition is transmitted from generation to generation. He says: “we do not believe in fast fashion and hyperconsumption, for this reason we make unique pieces totally handmade to measure for you. we create quality produced in small quantity, each garment is made with love, thinking about who will wear it”.

Bringing the natural vibe to the event, Paulina Irazabal is the creative soul behind SITTAKA. The charismatic woman that connects deeply to the essence of being present, to celebrate Latin American design and to honor through each head piece the work and resources taken from the Amazon rainforest. Sittaka is about uniting, collaborating, respecting, and healing through the art of clothing and hat pieces. She connects her passion to explore during her travels and respect to Amazon rainforest with designing and offering head pieces that are unique to empower women. Sittaka works in building close relationship with the Shipibo Konibo tribes in Yarinacocha, Peruvian Amazon. 

About the shoes: The commitment for SFW is to unite a community for changemakers, IMM is an ethical brand empowering regufees and immigrants. The idea to connect different cultures willing to support each other is SFW core value. In this live editorial IMM and Sittaka joined forces to present a complete look ethically made. They were found in our community. Have you joined yet?



PRESENTE ANCESTRAL has a commitment to bring excellence in the shows and experience but also empower the social part. That way,  they want to give back through crowdfunding campaign launched via Ulule platform, to raise funds for the Chilean foundation “Superación de la Pobreza”. Participating in this campaign, you are supporting the development of the local economy of artisans and women working for a better future. We believe that by investing in culture preservation, showcasing artisan craftsmanship and celebrating designers committed to empower their cultural roots, we maintain alive each country’s cultural diversity and ancestral techniques in textiles. Thank you Carolina Davila, Patricia Guerrero and Patrick Strickler and all the team for a taking us to a journey of celebrating  and promoting more Latin American designers. We look forward for their upcoming show in Milan 2020 bringing the experience and taking everyone to a journey to slow down and connect with the haute couture fashion and artisan luxury of Latin America

Presente Ancestral  – Paris Fashion Live Editorial


Creative Direction:  Mariel Jumpa & Lizeth Soto Rivas / IG @slowfashionworld @consciouslatina @lizethsotorivas

Photography: Lizeth Soto Rivas / @lizethsotorivas

Stylist: Melissa Herman / IG @_Melissaherman_

Model: Maria Clara Daros / IG @MariaClaraDaros

MUA: Dany Rocchi / IG @Dany_Rocchi 

Production Assistant: Maco Calderon / IG @Macocalderon_official 

Production Assistant: Victoria Salum / IG @VictoriaSalum

Lizeth Soto Rivas

Founder Bohetnika and art director of SFW team. She is a photographer and visual communication expert living in Berlin. Passionate about culture, travel and creative art. Working actively with international and local projects connected to artisan collaborations.

Visit her website

Presente Ancestral – 100% Latin American Fashion Show

Presente Ancestral – 100% Latin American Fashion Show

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”


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.
Founded by Belvis Soler  and Jens Wittwer
Excellence in sustainable aesthetics, Luxiders Magazine spotlights the excellence in aesthetics, cutting-edge fashion and lifestyle products strictly related to a sustainable approach.
Covering world´s most spoken languages & modern interests, Luxiders Magazine highlights global content in English / German / Spanish based on curated sustainable stories about fashion, design and lifestyle inspiring conscious people, millenials and style seekers.
Luxiders Magazine 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“.


Diabla (BOLIVIA) 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.










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.


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:



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

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