/ collections

ABAXIAL /noseason22/ I have inherited a collection of textile pieces that my grandmother treasured throughout her life: cuffs, sleeves, collars, purses, buttons… Each piece has been combined with ancestral textile techniques, to give life to a dynamic collection that will grow over time …
A special collaboration between CHAIN, Jimena Ríos (jeweler who has made the amulets) and Alpargatas Textil.
What we leave in the world. The family as a living space. The precious. My treasure.
This is a simple tribute to my family.

_photos by Ariadna Aylen Barrios

ERR.AR /fw21-22/ Inspired by glitch art, by the error of technology, a parallel is generated between artisan and technological work; universes that share the error, the unexpected, the fragility of perfection. Behind the technology there is a -invisible- craft work. A critique of current times, where we pretend the immediate, the polished; we must begin to rethink our demands and observe the beauty of spontaneity of making mistakes, finding aesthetics in the unexpected, the poetics of error. Is there something more natural than to be wrong? – A collaboration with JEANOLOGIA and ALPARGATAS Textil.

 _photos by Noelia Garreffa

REBORN /noseason/ Digital collection

. A questioning of the future, a search to be reborn from a discomfort, to change, to question ourselves, to understand ourselves from a contemporary perspective, projecting us towards a future in motion. What is reality? What can we transform into? How are the spaces that we can inhabit?
The planet is disappearing, let’s not reach the limit of having to reconstruct it artificially … 

Digitally designed collection, based on the reconstruction of the emblematic garments of our brand, to call us to reflect and always return to our roots, take the tools to build the future in a dynamic way.

 _photos by Lucía Chain

RECONSTRUCCIÓN DE PERMANENCIA /ss21/ Because of my work, I find myself constantly traveling. I met many new unexpected places. I feel that I belong to be constantly moving, to be a little nomadic. I love getting lost, discovering new flavors, returning looks and smiles, learning new words, feeling empathy for other realities. Traveling allows me to know new cultures, languages, different knowledges, but it also forces me to say goodbye constantly to those I love, to be far away, not to have a fixed place, to find new ways of being present… I constantly wonder: What is HOME? Maybe my home is the movement…
Genderless zero-waste patterns.
PRODUCED DURING QUARANTINE WITH MATERIALS I HAVE: Pesticides-free raw cotton, locally produced at Inimbo Cooperative, Province of Chaco, Argentina, and dead-stock materials.
Embroidered with vintage cotton threads.
Hand-printed with Katazome millenary technique: rice paste and natural pigments.Made in straight machine to crontol the excesive use of polyester threads, and because it is a simple machine everyone can have access to.
Handmade buttons with recycled wood.
Slave-hands free.

 _photos by The Digital Mary

TEMPORAL /fw21/Temporal: Heavy storm with persistent rain./ That expresses the idea of time. \ My father is a flowerist and is my inspiration in this way of sustainability. He works in the fields with his hands in the ground.
A few months ago, a huge storm came and in less than ten minutes, he saw all his greenhouses flying away, loosing everything…
The collection is about being back to start, to stand up again, once more, always rebuilding on the rubble, about starting over and over again, having passion as an engine.
Join forces, lift and mend, patch, rebuild and get ahead.
Hand dyed with a small fumigator to control the waste of water, with earth, iron and grass as pigments, mainly from my dad’s field.

 _photos by Noelia Garreffa and  Fernanda Palacio

The old believers /ss20/ Inspired by mennonites living in Colonia “La Nueva Esperanza” <<“The New Hope”>> (Guatrache, La Pampa – Argentina) and their contracultural way of life. The constrasts and contradictions of living in the present being rooted in the past. Is the future a real thing? Can we be old believers with new hopes? Is it the the real meaning of rebellion? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN? 

 _photos by Mariana Pacho López

23 /fw1920/ If you should run away from your home to an unknown land, how many things are you going to carry on? Which things will help you survive? Which ones are you going to miss the most?
My grandma came to Buenos Aires from the old Yugoslavia, with only 23 things in her baggage. Lots of dreams but also lot of sadness… A perspective of an unknown place, a last hug, uncertainty, transition and the reminiscences of an unforgettable culture.

 _photos by Noelia Garreffa 

LOS FERIANTES /ss19/ Inspired by my father, Los Feriantes is a day in a local market during my childhood.
These places are disappearing in Buenos Aires, and the few that remain are refuge and strength of those who still opt for local and healthy production.
My father was one of them when I was a child, so I grew up knowing the value of the local products, the effort and knowledge of our workers.
Inspired by the tone of the light, the smell in the air, the colours, the sound of the trees and the voice of the local producers.

_photos by Noelia Garreffa

GUAYCURÚ /fw1819/ is inspired by my grandfather and his childhood memories. Thanks to the memories, people maintain their own personal identity and reaffirm the confidence and security to face changes related to his evolutionary period.

My grandfather, was born in Santa Lucía, province of Corrientes, Argentina. He was raised by immigrants and local aborigines. His childhood was very hard, but he keeps his memories as a treasure, from which he rebuilds his identity, using them as protection and strength.

This collection mixes the sensations generated by the native landscapes of his childhood and what his stories generates in me. It seeks to link with my origin, establishing a bond with my grandparents, who will actively participate in each process, making them feel active, vital and protagonists.

 _photos by Noelia Garreffa and María Burundarena

SALVAJE SILVESTRE /ss18/ is inspired by the rebirth of handcrafts, as a return to our origin and a recconection to the human essense.
Deconstructing the body, the uniforms flow through it, imprinting it and taking a new sense. The collection is coloured with the use of organic waste, having as a result, a worn out palette, with stresses as vibrating traces. Based on the human principles of work, collaboration, occupation and effort, the embroideries trace this new construction of the body.

Craftivism is a social process of collective empowerment, action, expression and negotiation that inspired us because we think that fashion should not be thought as an ostentation frivolity and a leisure activity. Fashion has skills to empower people to be themselves, to show off their unique beauty and to use their influence to empower change in the world.

 _photos by Noelia Garreffa


Handmade embroidery hoops.
Materials: Bronze or Alpaca.
Diameters: 3 cm – 5 cm – 8 cm

_photos by Lucía Chain