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7 Fashion Designers From Lima You Need to Know

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Updated: 13 July 2017
The fashion world now has a spotlight on the city of Lima, where Peruvian designers have grabbed peoples’ attention with progressive designs that incorporate Peruvian heritage and the country’s vast resources. Incorporating different fibers into their designs, Peruvian designers and their work are displayed on catwalks across the world. Here is our guide to five designers you should know in Lima, Peru.

Mozhdeh Matin

Featured in Vogue and London Fashion Week, Matin has made a name for herself at international level. “Mozhdeh Matin works under the fundaments of recovery, revaluing and reinterpreting the ancestral textiles and symbologies that the world have to offer […using] current technology in Pima cotton and Alpaca, conducting her designs with Peruvian artisans and native people in the Andes,” states her website. Matin was also a consultant fashion designer with the Peruvian government to develop sustainability work in different Peruvian villages. Her passion for design goes much deeper than just appearance, but to a place of self-discovery. “Fashion is a way to know your country and yourself,” said Matin in El Comercio. Born outside of Lima, she has since moved to city to produce her work.

Our Handwoven & Crochet Zig Zag Jacket 💗 in @cosasmodaperu by @javierfalconchavez

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Jessica Butrich

Jessica Butrich was born and raised in Lima, and her pop-art designs on classic shoe and boot styles are all locally made. You can find her shoes at her store in San Isidro, Lima. Check out all her work on her instagram @jessicabutrich.

Butrich, Calle Miguel Dasso 126 interior 212, San Isidro, Lima, Peru +51 01 2210569

⭐️ ¡Temporada de botas! ⭐️ ¿Ya tienes las tuyas? ⭐️ #butrich #butrichagogo #jessicabutrich

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Lorena Pestana

Inspired by Peru’s numerous ruins and their pre-Columbian inhabitant’s mythology, Lorena Pestana created a line of jewelry using various pre-Columbian symbols found in textiles and pottery art. After traveling to various ruins in Peru, she decided to set up shop in Miraflores to begin her jewelry designing career. Since then, she has opened several shops all over Peru featuring her jewelry. Her work looks to the past to create a future.

Lorena Pestana, Calle General Borgoño, Distrito de Lima, Lima, Peru

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ESCUDO

ESCUDO combines artistic design with Peru’s cultural history and resources to form designs with a soul. Its 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,” reads its website. The designs for the hand-made garments are all created in its Barranco store. One of the brand’s goals is to bring together Peru’s master craftsmen and women with Peru’s famous fibers.

EXCUDO, Juan Fanning 108 Barranco, Lima, PERU +51 963 761 730

Fabulous @by_sandran wears our one-of-a-kind baby alpaca LLUVIA coat 🥇

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Claudia Jiménez

Although born in Arequipa, Claudia Jiménez has taken up residence in Lima, where she studied and now works from. A global designer, her work has been on display in Paris, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica. Claudia owns two stores where she sells all her lines ranging from haute couture to prêt-à-porter accessories. With cutting-edge designs and flawless elegance, her store is well worth checking out when in Lima.

Claudia Jiménez, Av. Los Conquistadores 585, San Isidro, Lima, Peru

Project Pietà

Project Pietà clothing is a brand started by Thomas Jacob, a French designer who moved to Lima to explore its burgeoning design scene. Upon visiting a prison in Lima, Jacob was struck with the idea of having inmates work on clothing projects, after seeing sewing machines left unused there. The project has since expanded and is on its second collection, featuring the work of the Peruvian inmates – a highly unusual project that produces stylish and fashionable products.

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Norka Peralta

With decades of experience in the fashion industry and having numerous lines featured on catwalks across the world, Norka Peralta is perhaps the leader of haute couture fashion in Peru. Creator and current director of the brand that bears her name, which is located in upscale San Isidro, Peralta uses fabrics such as silks and alpaca wool with handmade embroidery for her designs.

Norka Peralta, Av. Pardo y Aliaga 682, San Isidro, Lima, Peru