WE ARE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY FASHION
In each of our collections, the materials and development of each piece are worked with love and respect for the environment. We are a 100% avant-garde artisanal brand influenced by the essence of our ancestors.
About the Designer
In love with the richness of Latin American culture, a pioneer of avant-garde artisan fashion in Panama and multifaceted in her career as a designer. Paola Arguello has been awarded as "Best New Creator" at the Panama Fashion Week in 2013, as she began her adventure as a supporter of ethnic fashion and artisanal talent.
As she grows her own, already recognized, international style, she continues to take her passion across the world, rescuing stories that become millenary inheritances.
Publications such as that of VOGUE MEXICO magazine in 2015, among others, show their work as a point of reference for ethnic fashion and show how far united community projects can go when done collaboratively.
A WORLD OF HANDICRAFT MADE FASHION
Paola Arguello is an avant-garde ethical accessories brand that is inspired by the ancient and fascinating Latin American cultural heritage, having many beautiful stories to tell through the art of fashion.
Here, each piece created has a large amount of ancestral tradition that defines the style of the women who use it as educated, glamorous, sophisticated and more importantly, women who support ethical fashion projects for fair and sustainable trade.
WORKING WITH ARTISANS AND THEIR ANCESTRAL TECHNIQUES
The highest added value of each of our pieces.
CONNECT OUR CULTURE WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD
Show the magic and exuberance of our Peruvian culture.
PRESERVE OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE
We don't forget where we come from. We are proud of our origins.
OUR HANDCRAFT COMUNITIES
CREATE FASHION OF VANGUARD
Our passion: research, design and work on new trends.
Peruvian goldsmiths which are extraordinarily rich and artisanally talented and exquisite in their precious metal presentations are today responsible for passionately reproducing the emblematic pieces.
Our pre-Columbian collections made of 24k gold-plated bronze and 925 peruvian silver.
It is truly wonderful and rewarding to reproduce such ancestral history in small pieces in our hands.
GUNA YALA COMUNITY
The cultural richness and exuberance of each one of our Beach & Resortwear designs have the added value of "mola embroidery". This is a millenary artisan work of the Guna Yala ethnic women, invaluable Colombo-Panamanian cultural treasure.
The incredible match achieved between the designer and the artisans has led us to convert this tradition to the highest standard and reference point in Panamanian fashion.
WEAVER´S JUNCO FIBER
Those in charge of giving life to the beautiful beach wallets woven in reed are Peruvian women specialized in working this natural fiber, that have managed to turn their passion into their way of life and their path for independence.
This reed weaving art was declared as national cultural heritage in 2015 by the Ministry of Culture of Peru and today we are in charge of exposing it to the world.
WEAVER´S TOQUILLA FIBER
Artisan hands passionate about the thorough weaving of this valuable natural fiber "Paja Toquilla" result in self-sustainable economies of Piura and Montecristi communities specialized in creating hats, accesories and purses of all shapes and sizes.
Today these accesories and purses are the fundamental pieces of our summer proposal and are a trend in ethnic fashion, contemplating as well the use of natural materials, very typical of our ancestors with traditional techniques.
About our Workshop ...
In the Paola Arguello craft workshop, we are several groups of artisans of different specialties aiming towards the same goal: "To create fashion based on the concept of an ethnic & sophisticated brand". Here, fashion is our passion, creating custom accessories is what we like to do, so we immerse ourselves in this journey called "ethnic fashion" that gives us the opportunity to express ourselves without words.
The main inputs for our products are the love and skill that we put as artisans in the craft of each piece, influenced by years of history and tradition, we fuse details of native communities with the new trends, and the result is jewelry and accessories with pre-Hispanic essence and contemporary influence.
The contemplation of our traditions, the handmade mix between fabrics, natural fibers, precious stones, and metals, embodying our illusions in them, and turning them into luxury pieces; that is the materialization of many of our dreams. Also, our most powerful tool is to let our imagination loose, which today makes us stand out as an ethical and sustainable brand.
The attention to detail, our dedication, passion and patience, and our clear purpose of making a difference are together the secret that has allowed us to be the successful artisan group we are today.
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