Our staff at Palacio Nazarenas can expect to be on Cuzco’s “best dressed” list, as we’ve just appointed two of Peru’s top fashion designers to create their uniforms. One designer will create daywear while the other will produce an evening range.
The daytime look will be by José Miguel Valdivia, who trained at Yves Saint Laurent in Paris before returning to his homeland to set up his own line—a mix of urban chic and Peruvian folklore.
For evening, the designs of award-winning Fátima Arrieta will take over. Fátima has presented her collections in Paris and has made a name for herself throughout Peru, where she is known for her vibrant colours and sophisticated, feminine styles. She works with Peruvian cotton and alpaca, patterned with colourful embroidery.
Both José and Fátima are busy in Cuzco working with local artisans, including embroiderers and other textile experts, to produce the first designs. We’ll share them with you as soon as they are ready.