Carmen Llaguno curated her education in several prestigious schools throughout the world such as Paris College of Arts, University of the Arts London, Instituto di Moda BURGO and studied a BFA at Parsons
The New School for Design in New York City while also working for designers as well as visual artists to gain experience within the
Her work aims to redefine the New Feminine: romantic, ethereal and at times.. badass. Creating beautifully rich yet minimalist pieces that light up the room.
Subtle drama, timelessly feminine with an edge. Simplicity made with exceptional attention to detail for the avid socialite or the coolest bride, the perfect cocktail to club pieces for those long holiday nights.
Reminding women, that— our identity is multifaceted.
We have the right to operate at the full spectrum of existence; to be serious and sensual, feminine and rebellious and whatever we desire to be.
Her multidisciplinary approach to design allows her to not only create garments but also one of a kind “objets d’art” that take her vision even further, breaking the murals between lifestyle, art and fashion.
We celebrate a slower pace and process where there is importance not only to construction details, but also to ethics and values..
By taking a philanthropic approach to the production of our products, we created a hyperlocal manufacturing system in which we collaborate with local manufacturers and artisans to create beautiful luxury pieces that are not only unique but made out of the finest materials
Textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of clean water globally, after agriculture. We are working with a factory with a dual filtration system that reuses and recycles water to help preserve the environment.
In addition; our silks are dyed with non-azo and non- formaldehyde dyes. We have removed the toxic chemicals that not only harm our planet but also our skin.
We celebrate families, our footwear is handcrafted in Padova, Italy by a family owned company that has proved the time tested traditions of shoemaking.
We celebrate women, our huile d’ parfum is developed in México and manufactured in a facility whose employees are 98% women and also sources its essences from the most ecological lab in México.
Our drops are curated edits compiled of some pieces that will transcend from our past season and have been incorporated into our permanent capsule, and a few newer pieces to bring some newness. We focus on designing transpersonal pieces that can last forever, pieces that can stand out on their own or complement the client’s existing wardrobe. Reminding women that we don’t have to completely re-invent ourselves every season, “newness” never outshines quality and elegance.
Made To Order.
When creating our pieces we don’t overproduce, every single piece is made to order. We supervise every order so when we’re cutting there’s minimal fabric waste and we can get the most out of our yardage.
Our mailers are compostable and plant based, our tissue paper is made out of recycled paper and we package our pieces in organic cotton drawstring bags. We consider there’s still some progress to be made with our packaging but promise we’re on it!
We're Giving Back.
For every order purchased we're planting a Mangrove tree in Madagascar.
4x more effective carbon removal than a tropical rainforest.
Regarding Non Azo Dyes.
Our silks are dyed with non-azo and non- formaldehyde dyes. Why should we care about this?
Azo dyes are one of the main types of dye used by the textile industry. Studies have found they are resistant to water treatment facilities and pass into the environment relatively unchanged. Textile mill effluent contains 5 – 20% of original dyestuff, plus salt and dye fixing agents. The dyes break down during use and release aromatic amines, some of which can cause cancer & damage human DNA. These chemicals are easily absorbed by skin exposure and obviously play a great part in damaging our environment.
It’s never too late to become better humans.
We CAN make a difference. Small conscious acts DO count.