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Awamaki Lab Brings Tradition and Fashion Innovation Together

By: Jordan M - Published: Jan 19, 2011 • References: awamaki.org
Awamaki Lab is a fair-trade weaving project that gives budding fashion designers the opportunity to share their creative vision with the enormously talented native weavers of Ollantaytambo, Peru.

In this collection, you can see the results of the first and most recent Awamaki Lab collaboration with designs by Nieli Vallin. What immediately stands out about them is their unique blend of traditional and urban sensibilities, something that is made possible by the fact that the project bridges the gap between two cultural fashion influences that might otherwise never have had the chance to interact. As a result, each piece is refreshingly unique and explores new and uncharted realms that are well beyond the traditional fare of most contemporary fashion lines.