Luna Del Pinal

Born in northern Guatemala, Luna Del Pinal is the new face of ethically sourced fashion. Set up by textile designers Gabriela Luna and Corina Del Pinal, who between them have worked at Christopher Kane, Gareth Pugh and J.W. Anderson, the brand brings a high-fashion eye to the traditional Guatemalan technique of backstrap weaving. This is fashion at its slowest and most considered: the girls head out to Sololá, Atitlán and Xela for two months at a time, working with the local community to first make the textiles, and then create the garment. Their 12-piece collections are deliberately small and well thought out, and despite the brand only having two stockists in the US, they have already received orders from several high-profile fashion editors. The rest, then, will surely follow, though don’t expect them to succumb to a short-cut super-fast production line: as they told, “For us, efficiency is not a matter of how quickly we can produce for the consumer, but how long our product will last.”

Luna Del Pinal; @lunadelpinal

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