Verdi Design, in fashion

 
 "A Jewel of the Sea": the newest Mochila Verdi is a hand-woven rose-gold edition, inspired by Colombia's beaches. Photo courtesy of  Verdi Design.

"A Jewel of the Sea": the newest Mochila Verdi is a hand-woven rose-gold edition, inspired by Colombia's beaches. Photo courtesy of Verdi Design.

 

Colombian textile studio Verdi, known for creating sophisticated, hand-woven artisanal rugs through an elaborate design process of interweaving natural fibers and metal, has taken the next step and ventured into the fashion world.

 Toya Montoya presents the latest edition of the Mochila Verdi. Photo courtesy of  Verdi Design .

Toya Montoya presents the latest edition of the Mochila Verdi. Photo courtesy of Verdi Design.

Its initial proposal in fashion is the Mochila Verdi, inspired by one of the most traditional Colombian crafts, but reinterpreted by Verdi and its signature process of combining hand-woven natural textiles with metal fibers. The result is a vibrant, organic, yet relaxed design of copper, silver, or gold mesh on bold-hued backdrops, a combination meant to brighten up any shoulder.

The brand’s characteristically vibrant tints are inspired by Colombia’s Caribbean coast and birthplace to late Verdi founder and namesake Carlos Vera Dieppa (hence the name VerDi). In their words, their Mochila Verdi “represents the connection between man’s spirit and Mother Nature. It’s what distinguishes us as Colombians: our magic and authenticity, that shine through our smiles and love of life.” verdi.com.co