We recently discovered an article on the Elle Magazine website that featured some of our current favorite (and recently featured in our Designer Spotlight series!) designers, as well as some new (to us) creators. We love discovering new names, and this installment features the talented Kika Vargas - read on to learn more about her!
The Colombian born designer was born in Bogotá and currently calls it, Madrid and New York home. She studied fine arts at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fashion design at the the Istituto Marangoni in Milano, Graduating in 2008. She's an award-winning designer, was the first ever Colombian nominee for the coveted LVMH Prize and worked as a designer for Missoni, so it's pretty safe to say she's become established in her time in the fashion industry!
In reading more about her on Elle, we loved hearing that, in calling several different big cities home, she "finds that the mix of cultures feeds her creativity. Her community of designers, she says, has 'our craftsmanship and what we have in our heart and soul that we bring to America, but it is still part of the conversation with American history.'”
Kika's use of large scale floral had us smitten from the moment we discovered her swoon-worthy Instagram page. Some of our favorite designs include this voluminous dress with ruffled cutout, this two-tone scalloped look and this separates style in our absolute favorite shade of pink.