To my surprise, Bread and Butter had a section dedicated to Argentine Designers! A section that allowed me to finally speak some spanish and feel like shopping at home. There is something about argentine design that is different to the rest, and even though I graduated in fashion design…I really cannot tell what it is! Maybe the fact that most of the products are handmade? Or maybe it’s the color combination? If you notice what it is that makes argentine design so unique and recognizable, please let me know in the comments… cause I’m still trying to figure out.
Let me introduce you to the brands present in the Argentine Designers section of Bread and Butter:
Agostina Bianchi specializes in slow-wave, simple luxury design knitwear. She was at Bread and Butter presenting her S/S ’15 Resort collection, which features beautiful garments produced with ultra-soft yarns, loose knits and textures. But what makes Agostina Bianchi so unique is that she recovered a traditional textile technique that transmits the value of manual skills. Her designs are made with ancient weaving techniques of Toba aborigines! And she also incorporates golden lurex threads and colorful tassels that make her collection look… well, perfect! I’m absolutely in love with the super colorful sweater that’s peaking at the back of the picture, hopefully it’s already available on my next trip to argentina *fingers-crossed!
Marina Massone is an industrial designer that found in jewelry an area that merges her former studies with her need as an artist to express perceptions, interests and experiences. After seeing her pieces, I have to tell you that they are really creative and unique! It really is like wearing an art piece. There was a necklace with the most original closure ever, really wish I had a picture of that one!
Gorrion is a bags and accessories brand created by Nicolás Cunto (architect) and Pablo S. Attolini (graphic designer). Together, they experiment with different materials and explore different handmade techniques that take care of the environment. The most interesting thing about Gorrion has to be their custom designed patterns that change every season! How cute is the little toast one?!
I first heard about Marta y Alberto during my last trip to Argentina, and immediately fell in love with their satchels and prints! The best thing is that all their handbags are made with the best argentinean leather and are handprinted! This process makes every bag different to the other… so when you decide to get a bag from Marta y Alberto, not only you have to worry about which bag and print to get, but then which exact image you want in the front! Oh my… I know that if Bread & Butter would have been a store, I would have purchased the small black satchel from the first picture cause it is just perfect! ^^
Garçon García was definitely the most known brand at the argentine designers section. They have many stores in Buenos Aires, and their brand logo (a cute little dog!) it’s easily recognized. Some of my favorite pieces from them are the ones featuring this dog on their prints! And their bags are also perfect, and totally unisex! Their upcoming S/S ’15 collection is inspired in the French Riviera sophistication and bets on the color block trend. Another thing that caught my attention were their prints! From flowers to camouflage and bulgarian patterns… they had everything!
Sieben is a brand aimed to the contemporary woman. Their colorful pieces are unique and completely original! I’m loving the pink and orange polka dot dress, it is so beautiful! The combination of colors, textures and fabrics create a look that is both sexy and playful! And as some of the brands presented before, Sieben also respects fair trade apparel and sustainable manufacturing practices! 🙂
Seco is a rainwear brand that you may have seen before in my blog (here). I’m a huge fan of their floral rain boots and absolutely love the animal print coat from the last picture!
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