Peruvian designer Giuliana Testino’s stunningly structured, hand-crocheted designs are inspired by her university studies in architecture. Testino’s Summer 2008 line features an entirely handcrafted inventory of magnificent yet light pieces, originally inspired by the traditional clothing of the Peruvian Highlanders.
The designer is passionate about preserving the artisan sensibility – each garment takes 2-3 weeks to complete. Techniques used by the artisans include crochet, hand knitting, macramé, and embroidery.
The results are intricate and fresh, and Testino has a strong sense of social responsibility within the communities of artisans she employs. She takes a proactive stances towards improving their quality of life and deeply valuing their masterful craftsmanship.
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