The vicuñas are majestic wild camelids that live in the high Andean areas of the Andes. Its luxurious, soft and shiny fiber has been appreciated since the time of the Incas and is a jewel that is valued by the world to this day.
In Andean culture, the transmission of vicuña ponchos from parents to children is a sacred tradition. Respecting this enduring practice, each vicuña garment is designed with great respect, keeping in mind that they will become heritage pieces and family heirlooms. In a way, the vicuña, also known as gold of the Andes, resembles a fine jewel that appreciates over time. Each stitch symbolizes a moment in family history.
The vicuña is fundamental in the socioeconomic and environmental development of Peru. This economic activity is essential for remote communities throughout the Andes. The Chaku (traditional shearing process) is a cultural and economic practice that encourages community and collaborative activities that keep the culture and ancestral tradition alive. These events also play an important role in protecting the vicuñas and the ecosystem that surrounds them, since they are not hunted or harmed in the process.
Thanks to the collaboration of the government, the private company and the communities of Peru, in the 1970s the vicuñas managed to save themselves from extinction and have increased from 4,000 to 400,000 in recent years.
Vicuña Revolution is an innovative interpretation of timeless and ethereal luxury.
“We’ve paid homage to traditional tailoring techniques by showcasing new and versatile silhouettes that fit a wide range of personalities and lifestyles”- Micaela Ameri -Incalpaca’s designer.
This collection offers an innovative color palette that goes from the classic camel and black through dark green, navy blue, gray and Melanie beige together with pastel colors such as light pink, light blue and pale yellow. These colors have been the guideline for this collection and fabrics and garments have been worked on in plain weaves and knits, as well as coats, jackets, pants, sweaters of different structures and jacquard stoles.
New blends such as vicuña wool and vicuña cotton have also been developed in this collection.
This collection has a total of 30 outfits developed by the designer of the company INCALPACA Micaela Ameri and has had the collaboration of designer José Clemente who developed two innovative suits for men made of knitted fabric using the jacquard technique.
The Peruvian-Italian brand Cornelio Borda collaborated with the shoes made in a recycled alpaca wool carpet technique and the clutches with a combination of alpaca fabric and leather completing the look of this wonderful and unique collection.
This collection is the product of six months of work by a great team of designers, textile technicians, weavers, dressmakers and pattern makers from the company INCALPACA.
This is the first time that such an ambitious collection has been made using this finest fiber, Peruvian Vicuña, this collection have been during the fashion week in Paris at the beautiful embassy of Peru in Paris.
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INCALPACA – Vicuña Revolution – Paris 2023
Incalpaca Samuel Revilla
Incalpaca Juan Pablo Rivera
PROMPERU Rosario Pajuelos
PromPeru – Embassy of Peru in Paris
Runway Producer Mariana Cattoir
Photos CATTOIR Productions
Fashion House Council
Campus de Maquilleurs
Press Group United Kingdom FabUK Magazine