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#OneToWatch Garcia Bello _Campo

Fashionclash#11 – All photos by Pasarella Photography! Garcia Bello wowed the fashion people last weekend during Fashionclash Maastricht with her _CAMPO collection. With her collection and concept Garcia won the Fashion Makes Sense Award 2019 Jury Prize! Well done! We had a chat with the young designer …

Garcia Bello is inspired by the day to day. The concepts of each collections were inspired by the origins, the home as terrain and refuge. The garments are unique, based on up-clycling combined with biodegradable cotton, without processing, made in Argentina. The brand is looking for the national identity and processes of production sustainable. The patterns are zero waste. The garments are universal size and no gender. www.garciabello.com.ar / @garciabello_

Name: Juliana Garcia Bello Age: 30 Hometown: Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Menswear or Womenswear: No-gender

KALTBLUT: Fashion – Makes Sense?? What does this means to you?

It is a pride for me. We are part of a group of designers that we have been working to generate a change within the fashion system. Being the winner gives me strength to continue on this way. The prize gives me visibility within my country, so that others know my way of working.

KALTBLUT: Hello. Welcome to KALTBLUT. Why have you decided to participate at FASHIONCLASH Festival?

I was invited to participate several times but the distance did not allow me. This year I wanted to show my work on another platform and I thought Fashion Clash had the values I want to represent. Many young talents and conscious work.

KALTBLUT: Can you tell us something about the collection you presented at the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2019? What was your inspiration?

CAMPO works on the idea of the land both literally and metaphorically. It brings up those sensations that come to us when traveling upcountry to the heart of Tierra del Fuego, the most southern place in Latin America. We can recall a shelter made out of a tarp over some trees, or filling a drawer with the items needed to survive in the wild, all of which is strapped with a string and covered with a cloth. It also reminds us of tying a knot in a rope to fasten a mug and throwing it into the river to collect some water. Or spending a day in the wild and surviving the crude Patagonian winter.

The garments in this collection are made out of discarded raw material donated by fishermen, hunters and adventurers from the area. Its mold design is inspired by up-cycling methods to create genderless and sizeless clothes out of the entire roll of cloth, with nowaste at all. Lastly, tailoring and outdoor style blend into this classical but unique collection of clothing from the Tierra del Fuego region.

KALTBLUT: What kind of material did you used for the collection? 

The garments in this collection are made out of discarded raw material donated by fishermen, hunters and adventurers from the area. Its mold design is inspired by up-cycling methods to create genderless and sizeless clothes out of the entire roll of cloth, with nowaste at all. Lastly, urban and outdoor style blend into this classical but unique collection of clothing from the Tierra del Fuego region.

KALTBLUT: What challenges did you face during the design process?

Working with old clothes has a difficult process. Because it’s have a differents forms. I’m interested in leaving a trace of the garment we wear. For this we have been developing a pattern that adapts to different types of clothing.

KALTBLUT: How would you describe your self and your work?

GARCIABELLO is inspired by the day to day. The concepts of each collections were inspired by the origins, the home as terrain and refuge. The garments are unique, based on up-clycling combined with biodegradable cotton, without processing, made in Argentina. The brand is looking for the national identity and processes of production sustainable. The patterns are zero waste. The garments are universal size and no gender.

KALTBLUT: What would you say that is the biggest influence to your design process?

My family influences my conscious way of working, the materials I use and the artisanal way in which I generate a garment. My design school was very important for me, because it gave me tools to develop as a professional. In addition, the Buenos Aires University is an example in education because it´s high academic level and for being public and free.

KALTBLUT: If you had not become a fashion designer, what would you do instead?

I was always interested in thousands of things, I am very curious and studious. I like science, nature and art. When I thought about a university study I wanted to join all that. It could have been Anthropologist, park ranger or engineer.

KALTBLUT: Who’s your dream client?

I don’t have an ideal client. My clothes are intended for everyone, for those who are attracted to the concept / inspiration and the values in which we believe.

KALTBLUT: What was the first item you have ever designed? And who was the lucky one to get it?

I make clothing since I am 6 years old, with a small sewing machine that I bought with my savings. My mother taught me how to use it and in this way I made my first garment, a striped shirt that I used for years.

KALTBLUT: What can we expect from you in near future?

My expectations are to continue working and learning together with other colleagues. To develop a fair fashion system with people and the planet we live in.

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