While Buenos Aires doesn't have quite the same fashion reputation as Paris, Milan or New York, the city does have its own special breed of designers and there is some unique luxury fashion to be found that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Influenced by their European roots, South American spirit and native artisan traditions and textiles, these designers' made-in-Argentina collections offer a very unique fashion aesthetic.
Here are four of Buenos Aires' top fashion designers:
In 2000 designer Pablo Ramirez launched his namesake brand with his first collection 'Casta', and over the past 16 years has grown to become one of Buenos Aires' most influential fashion designers, celebrated for his classic, sharply tailored designs for both men and women in a strictly monochrome black and white palette. Every season he reinvents the little black dress, inspired by the elegance and sophistication of yesteryear and the city's love affair with tango. He's more recently launched a line of luxury denims and also offers a bespoke eveningwear service.
Of the roster of Buenos Aires designers, Marcelo Giacobbe is one of the youngest and most skilled when it comes to women's eveningwear. He first founded his luxury womenswear brand in 2012 and his exquisitely feminine dresses are regularly spotted on Argentina's rich and famous. His refined attention to craftsmanship and detail sets him apart from the rest and his custom designed embroidered fabrics are a work of art in themselves. He seeks inspiration in Argentine art and eclectic architecture.
Juan Hernandez Daels
Belgian-Argentine designer Juan Hernandez Daels divides his time between Buenos Aires, Antwerp and Paris. Having completed his fashion design studies at the UK's famed Central Saint Martins, he worked for many years in Europe with big names such as Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons before launching his own fashion label in 2009. He presented numerous collections in Paris Fashion Week before returning to his home country in 2014 to open his first flagship boutique in Buenos Aires. He focuses his cross-cultural background and sensibilities into beautifully crafted limited edition pieces that are at once feminine but structural.
Jessica Trosman is Buenos Aires' purveyor of the avant-garde, anti-fashion movement. Having sold her first eponymous label Trosman that she started in 2002, she launched her more conceptual JT line in 2012 along with the hashtag 'Not to be Understood.' The collection features deconstructed pieces that explore different silhouettes and draping, and combine a mix of fabrics and textures. For Trosman, developing each piece is an architectural process and an exploration in design.
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