Join me in welcoming Mexican fashion designer, Andrea Velasco, to Portland as she presents her two newest collections, made in collaboration with indigenous artisans in Chiapas, SOMBRAS & COSMOS.
*Complimentary tote & hand-embroidered bracelet with the purchase of an Andrea Velasco piece.
CLOSING MEET & GREET
MEET THE ARTIST
Born and based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Andrea Velasco studied haute couture principles at Instituto Coscort in her home town. She later graduated from Fashion Design at Polimoda in Florence. She did internships with Agatha Ruiz de la Prada in Madrid and Atelier Caraco Canezou in Paris. Back in Mexico she moved to the southern region of Chiapas and got involved with several maya communities located in the highlands of Chiapas, firstly as a volunteer at the Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya museum and later working at the NGO Impacto Textil.
Her experience collaborating with indigenous artisans and designers led Andrea to launch her own line that combines the world of indigenous cultures with her own.