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qamkunapah // AW 18

qamkunapah kham • ku •nah •pah: “for you” translated from the native andean language quechua. A collection by: JOSÉ CRIALES-UNZUETA

qamkunapah AUTUMN/WINTER 2018 this collection aims to create a visual narrative of the social effects of colonization in native cultures around the world, starting with my own, THE ANDES. qamkunapah features fabrics made out of only natural fibers to show the resilience, strength, and kind disposition of these from an organic and sustainable standpoint in apparel and accessories design. through the use of different fiber finishes and processes, this collection aims to portray the effects of colonization not only through an apparel design perspective but also through the evolution of materials first used in native and indigenous cultures around the world. based mainly in antrhopological research and literature, the inspiration of this collection starts in LA PAZ, BOLIVIA, and moves into the AFRICAN CONGO through Joseph Conrad’s HEART OF DARKNESS, and into INDOCHINA through my own travels. JOSÉ CRIALES-UNZUETA


for women who are difficult to love - warsan shire

heart of darkness - joseph conrad

latinoamerica - residente calle 13

power - adrienne rich

fire and ice - robert frost

historia de la villa imperial de porosibartolome azans de orsua y vela imagenes paceñas- jaime saenz


the little prince- antoine de saint-exupery

girl, interrupted- susanna kayes josé was born and raised in la paz, bolivia. at age 19 he relocated to savannah, ga, to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion design at the savannah college of art design. heavily inspired by literature, cinematography, anthropology, and art, the designer looks to create visual narratives of complex stories through his apparel and accessory design, which is exemplified with qamkunapah, his first collection.

espantapájaros -oliverio girondo


modeled by kenan gopffarth

FERNANDO pure linen strap on top ANTONIO extra high-low hem button down SUCRE cashmere-silk herringbone trousers ILLIMANI saga fursÂŽ fin-raccoon muff

modeled by camille von simson

ISABEL LA CATOLICA cashmere-silk herringbone cape MARIA LUISA one-sided collar shirt JOSEFINA vintage cowhide vest SAJAMA hand-dyed linen shorts ROSARIO tropical wool herringbone trousers

CARMEN vintage cowhide corset SYLVIA cotton shirting knife pleated maxi skirt CHARO felted hair on alpaca half circe skirt

JAÉN one-sleeve offset placket shirt CANDELARIA hand casted coin choker by valentina angulo

modeled by nick sturdevant

MURURATA hand woven neck piece woven by paola maldonado ANDES sweater made of hand woven patchwork woven by paola maldonado PABLO silk-wool blend suiting trousers ANDRES cotton shirting trousers

GABRIEL vintage cowhide belt with coin buttons by valentina angulo CRISTOBAL vintage cowhide mules by vivian sredni with coins by valentina angulo

VERĂ“NICA vintage cowhide short-thigh high boot combination / pant boot FERNANDO offset placket and collar shirt OLGA vintage cowhide and goat fur handbag MERCEDES leather belt with pleated and hand woven details (woven by paola maldonado) POTOSI hand casted coin and chain earrings by valentina angulo

modeled by kiersten herr

JOSÉ tropical wool felt coat with saga furs® fox removable hood, cap sleeves, and hem MONTICULO saga furs® fin-raccoon neckpiece HERNÁN 100% bolivian alpaca hand-knitted sweater CHOLA hand-dyed linen gathered skirt

CARLOS vintage cowhide harness CRISTOBAL vintage cowhide mules by vivian sredni with coins by valentina angulo

By: Caro Ginorio & Mia Gutierrez

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