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Designer of the Week: Ankura

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Ankura produce a luxury, sustainable label for women. The brand makes classically sophisticated casual sportswear from all natural fibers such as alpaca, pima cotton and silk.
Designer of the Week: Ankura


Ankura produce a luxury, sustainable label for women. The brand makes classically sophisticated casual sportswear from all natural fibers such as alpaca, pima cotton and silk. With a dream to bring positive change through the Peruvian fashion system, Ankura promote responsibility and good practices. With an eye for detail, the brand prides itself on quality manufacture and materials. Color blocked, body con silhouettes go from day to night and feature clean lines knitted into muted pastel dresses and separates. The collection is inspired by Peruvian landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, and the process of creation begins with the meticulous selection of the best fibers. Based in the majestic highlands of Peru provides the brand with access to a rich range of local materials.


The Artisan Project is an Ankura initiative to create jobs that fairly recognize hard work, and increase the appreciation of Peruvian craftsmanship. Ankura work with a small community formed over a decade ago by the Shipibo family from the Amazonian forest, and called Cantagallo. Located in Lima, the community maintains their ancient culture and tradition, supporting themselves by selling handmade products and art. The collaboration gave birth to a collection of bracelets made entirely by Shipibo artisans that combining traditional Peruvian materials such as Achira, baby silk fiber and silver. The collection benefits the health and well-being of the Shipibo children of Cantagallo.


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