TRAVEL

Perú Moda

W’s senior market editor and manager shares photographs from her recent adventure at Peruvian Fashion Week.


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This brightly colored invitation was a preview of the vibrant clothes and rich textures at Perú Moda.

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Meche Correa incorporated traditional Peruvian weaving techniques into playful, modern pieces.

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A weaver in Andean dress making traditional textiles on a handloom.

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I couldn’t help but take a photograph of these embellished pillows.

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NB by Noe Bernacelli capitalized on Peru’s fine wools by creating several beautifully woven knits in rich neutral hues.

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This photograph by Mario Testino at MATE, a museum in the trendy Barranco district that is home to much of the photographer’s work, depicts traditional Andean dress for Carnival in Cusco in 2010.

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Spools of brightly striped textiles at a local market.

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Elfer Castro echoes Fall 2014’s biggest trend: cozy knitwear from head to toe.

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La Huaca Pucllana, a pyramid made of adobe and clay, housed ritual games for the elite clergymen around 500 AD. It’s located in the heart of the Miraflores District.

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In between shows I visited Sergio Dávila, who designs sophisticated, multicolored sportswear for both men and women, at his retro store in Lima’s Miraflores District.

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One of my favorite pieces came from Escudo’s first collection. The brand’s designer Chiara Macchiavello works with weavers who create the fabrics on handlooms in the Andean town of Huancavelica.

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The aji amarillo pepper can be found in several traditional Peruvian dishes.