I-SKOOL DENIM TALENT AWARDS
Winner of the Best Look Overall Mention Awards by ISKO I-SKOOL - "Cross-Paths"
More than the place that we are from, the place where we live, or any labels or stereotypes put on us by society, we all want and should be seen for who we really are, and how we like to be perceived. We are connected by one planet, and crossing paths/immigration/traveling is allowing different styles and cultures to be immersed in different places all at once. It is helping us grow by learning from each other's preferences, respecting them, and allowing freedom in decision-making. This capsule collection is about being global, versatile, diverse, and connected, all on the same planet. It's about having the ability to adapt to the needs of each moment and finding how we can modify several garments depending on the look we want to achieve.
Inform to Survive 1.2
The "Inform to Survive" collection that promotes "The Sustainable Development Global Goals" (SDGs) by the United Nations is one of the collections most liked by the public. For this reason, "Inform to Survive 1.2" was created, adding four looks for men and women that encourage learning about the sustainable goals. The creation of these looks was completely sustainable and made of recyclable and organic materials.
The collection was presented during the 'Sustainability and Innovation' forum in New York City, organized by the French American Chamber of Commerce. Lina Mayorga had two stands displaying her pieces and inspiration. She was able to present her designs and talk to people about her creation process, sustainable fashion, and veganism.
S/S 19 - LINA MAYORGA
"Inform to Survive" Collection
It all started when...
In 2017, I attended the United Nations Conference on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the role young people can play. There, I witnessed a lack of information about the fashion industry. The fashion industry is the world's second biggest polluter, and the majority of the problems stated in the 2030 Agenda are directly or indirectly driven by this industry.
My goal was to create a color-blocking graphic collection with the headlines and motifs of the 2030 Sustainable Goals and adding them to feminine and modern silhouettes. With a juxtaposition between formalwear and sportswear, I want to inform and promote the goals in the fashion industry.
SS 18 Lookbook
Since I turned vegan my thoughts about the world have evolved and changed. I am more compassionate about our fauna and flora and I have become more mindful of the effects behind any process of my design; that is why for this collection I want to explore and design a vegan eveningwear/partywear collection.
I want to break the standards of sustainable and organic clothing. The connotation given to organic and vegan fashion is sometimes one of bohemian and more relaxed style, but I want to show people that is possible to wear eco-friendly clothes and look beautiful, modern and sophisticated at the same time.
My collection has oversized and fitted garments with multiple layers. It is partywear, red carpet and eveningwear combined. I intend for it to be elegant and edgy. I am inspired by Eileen Fisher's and Stella McCartney's approach to improving the fashion industry. I want to do this because I have never seen the eco-friendly side of fashion in the eveningwear field and people do not seem to often discuss sustainability on the red carpet. This is partly why I have decided to explore this style and niche through this collection.