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BAM, Spring / Summer 2020 collection, accounts for a moment of hilarity and emotion, which joined Andrea Landa´s fascination with the mythical decade of the seventies. An era marked by a social revolution, led by a visionary and rebellious generation, which promoted freedom, individuality, multiculturalism and political movements. Indeed, fashion was one of the most prominent manifestations of that time. On the one hand, the hippie movement brought together representative elements of African and Eastern cultures and incorporated them into their costumes. But also, disco music emerged and with it a characteristic look, which adapted some hippie garments and took them to the dance floor like flared pants. Likewise, bright fabrics, geometric prints, fiery colors, relaxed silhouettes and platform shoes had a huge role; which were the label of icons such as Farrah Fawcett, Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall, who wore their best outfits at Studio 54, the nightclub where the disco wave had its greatest peak.
Eskimos are tribes that have inhabited the arctic regions of North America and Siberia, areas dominated by ice, for thousands of years. These groups have developed a way of life, which allows them to endure extreme cold; Precisely, a key factor in their survival has been their clothing, which they made manually with animal skins. For Andrea Landa, these aspects were fundamental at the time of materializing her collection, since the habitat of the Eskimos inspired her color palette of cold tones, some of them with blurred effects, that evoke the Arctic Landscape. Regarding the materials, most of the skins used for Skimos are double-sided, since the intention is to give the collection a high degree of versatility, that is, that whoever purchases one of these pieces has two or three garments in one; Furthermore, the collection includes various designs made of elastic leathers, hair and suede.
Creating without destroying the essence is a very popular Zen premise in Japanese culture. The same one that configures the millenary philosophy of the Wabi-Sabi, which exalts the art of seeing the beauty of the imperfect and the constant evolution of things; A good example of this is holding scars or resilience. This was the starting point that Andrea Landa had to conceptualize her collection Raíces: a Wabi-Sabi Project, framed in the Spring / Summer 2019 season.
Muñecas de Trapo
This collection is inspired by the beautiful world-wide tradition of making rugged dolls. A tradition that has been passed from generations to generations and that involves handcrafting, re-cycling, recursive and creative methods. These dolls we as children created alongside our grandmothers in their large patio homes, with colorful and painted tiles. Typical day to day objects from traditional Colombian homes, also come to play a big role in this collection; wicker chairs (silla de mimbre), woven baskets , (grandmother’s) old trunks, classic ceramic pottery are all part of the objects and traditions that inspired the techniques used in these pieces. It is a tribute to all the artisans that create common day-to-day artifacts with their hands and make them pieces of art.
This collection is a tribute to the female power and the elegance in women’s nature. A dialectical contrast between strength and fragility. Female ancestral warriors being the main inspiration are represented through creations that give homage to the amazing Colombian’s craftsmen tradition. Leather, metal, silk are interjoin with artisanal techniques to create a mixture between tradition and innovation.
We grew up
A collection inspired by Andrea Landa´s roots and heritage. This collection aims to show the designer’s point of view of the mystical creatures that exist in the typical myths & legends kids in Colombia grow up hearing. La Llorona, La Madre Monte, La Pata Sola, strong female creatures that fascinated and terrified her at the same time and their habitats; deep forests and jungles, were the main focus and the core of this collection.