Hi, I'm Susan Wagner and it's a pleasure to have you here.
"Peruvian designer who creates pieces that mix ethical fashion and sustainability"
His design work began with the recovery and updating of traditional Peruvian embroidery and weaving techniques. In 2005, he created his own brand linked to popular art. In her collections she prioritizes the use of natural fibers and recycled materials, as well as organic dyes and prints with unique designs. For this reason, she was selected to be one of the Latin American designers to present a capsule collection at the Epson event in New York Fashion Week 2017.
"There are many things that fascinate me about Peruvian traditions"
The designer has been evolving her style to one composed of native, modern and alternative materials. Her inspiration is linked to ethical and sustainable fashion, which is why her garments are made from organic cotton, alpaca fibers, silk and recycled materials, so that their production is made by family, friends and artisans from different regions of Peru.
Susan Wagner Design
Susan Wagner, a designer who makes Peru in all her creations
Susan studied Literature and Geography at the Catholic University of Peru and comes from a family of artists and philosophers. Little by little she discovered her passion for fashion.
She has participated in several events and art exhibitions such as the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris 2009 and 2010, in 2011 she was invited with a stand at the Pret à Porter in Paris. Her work was presented at the Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño 2010 in Madrid and she has collaborated as a designer for the Spanish brand Custo Barcelona. In 2016 she elaborated a collection for Epson at Expotextil Peru, then she was invited to present a capsule at Epson Digital Couture in New York Fashion Week 2017, where she used pre-Columbian images from the AMANO Museum in Lima.
In Search of Happy Fashion
For his presentation at Epson New York Fashion Week he used sublimation technology in his pieces, though this is not the first time he makes garments with this technique, as his first collection with sublimation was at LIF Week 2014.
His collection consisted of four outfits, each with a total of ten or twelve garments. He used layers of gauze, silk and organza, as well as wool and organic cotton fabrics to create embroidery.
For the designer, fashion has to have a cultural and artistic projection, which implies working with communities, with people who carry out manual projects, as the result is unique.