Ana María Holguín and Andy Petit, designers of the Atelier Artisanal (A + A) brand, whose motto is this: “designed in Paris, made in Bogotá”, will be present at the closing event of the Colombia-France Year, proving—through an exposition—the power of the fusion between both cultures, and expressed by means of Colombian talent and creativity.
Origin of the brand: After working for several years for some of the most well-known luxury brands of Europe (Kenzo, Balenciaga, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, and others), the idea of working together was born with the real desire to use and bring their expertise to Latin America. Ana María and Andy began their work in Colombia with Jorge Lizarazo and his prestigious brand, “HECHIZOO”, in a leather goods project for exhibition at the Galería Cristina Grajales in New York in November 2013. After this great experience and years of reflection, they decided to go forward by exploring their “knowhow” and creating their own brand in Colombia.
Their goal is to introduce this new Francolombian brand, offering and combining the best of designs made in Paris with a touch of modern handicraft from Colombia.
Exhibition at Colombiamoda 2017: The “ÉVOLUTION & DUALITÉ” collection is directed towards all Colombians and Latin Americans who love the quality of international brands and who will enjoy a new brand that works with the same spirit but with a different creative proposal. The collection will have leather technique of excellent quality, traditional handiwork, contemporary design, architecture, modern art, and the esthetics of nature. This collection will have special details such as hand-braided ribbon with leather ribbon, belts inspired in hammock ropes, and–in collaboration with HECHIZOO–beautiful unique mixtures such as metal with leather and natural fibers with leather.