Daniele Giorgio founded his brand out of a love for architecture and Italian design. His hometown of Bari, in Puglia, inspires him. His label is defined by rigorous cuts and vibrant prints that are both strong and sophisticated.

I named this collection “Fake Nostalgia” because I was searching for contemporariness through an investigation of the past. It’s my imagined version of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The Italian figurative tradition is mixed with a modern approach to create a rarefied elegance.

If I could go back in time and live in another era I would choose the early 1980s in New York City.

The Parden’s woman is sophisticated, elegant and refined yet modern and cosmopolitan. She’s fashion savvy and not a fashion victim. Her eye for color and shape is both avant-garde and timeless.

I think the unusual fabric choices and quirky prints in the collection will attract a curious personality with a strong point of view.


Kika Vargas

The designer’s eponymous label is recognizable for its use of print (a testament to her time spent working as a designer at Missoni), volume and overarching feminine aesthetic.

It’s hard for me to stay away from flowers so now I embrace them as part of my creative process. In this collection I focused on the orchid, Colombia’s national flower.

I draw a lot of my inspiration from traveling. I have just returned from Japan and I believe it changed me to my core. I love the Asian aesthetic. Geishas: the shapes, volumes and the intricacy in the fabrics; the culture; how they move, carry themselves; the routine of getting ready. I wanted to incorporate this into my collection and give it a modern feeling. Pleating, inspired by origami, is also huge in this collection.