Colombian Fashion Designer
Pepa Pombo is a Colombian fashion designer ready-to-wear brand reinventing knitwear since 1978. Intricate designs, heritage, and innovative techniques define Pepa Pombo and create vibrant and bold pieces that have become the brand’s artistic signature. Since Pepa Pombo has established itself as a luxury fashion brand celebrated for its timeless style and its three-dimensional texture design.
Each Pepa Pombo collection showcases the brand’s DNA: a singular approach to knitwear.
From thread to the garment, the utmost attention is given to impeccable craftsmanship and exquisite detailing. The master weavers of Pepa Pombo carefully consider each thread, pattern of weaving, style and finishing technique to craft the distinctive, multifunctional, and versatile pieces of the collection.
Launched in 1978 by designer Pepa Pombo, the brand grew into a thriving family-run business soon after its inception and has remained a leader of their eponymous handwoven pieces that last a lifetime.
When did you know you wanted to be a fashion designer?
I never knew this was something that just happened. I actually studied art and had my own painting studio. I just started to make some sweaters for myself and people started to like them and asked where they could buy them.
What’s it like being in the fashion industry
A constant challenge
How is the fashion industry in Bogota?
Well at this moment is difficult to define as the world is redesigning itself as it happens with every crisis.
What was your first job in the fashion industry?
I started designing my own clothes and did some clothes design for TV-shows in Mexico.
Talk about the changes in your life since you‘ve your own clothing store as a Fashion Designer
Well, I started such a long time ago that I would say it was always there in my life.
How do you choose your inspiration?
From life itself; sometimes it’s a culture, sometimes it is art or nature… this depends on the moment of life we are living.
What advice would you pass along to those starting as a Fashion Designer
Be unique; never copy and stay true to yourself.
Tell us about your last wedding collection
I don’t actually do wedding collections. I only design unique pieces made to measure for some very special brides, the process is long and very specialized.
Tell us about your collection
My latest collection is the Spring Summer 2020. Inspired by the AFRICAN sapeurS, Pepa Pombo’s most recent collection embodies the beauty of AFRICAN IKTS. BATIKS AND SCARIFICATIONS of this culture. The FLORAL, elephant footprints, and batiks are all present in the bold prints.
Overwhelmingly female silhouettes, skirts, lapel blazers, wide-leg pants, jumpsuits, and effortlessly elegant dresses showcase a series of knits and prints in a rich summer palette of sand, grey violet, warm grey, Pompeian red, emerald green, navy, thistledown, and pink.
All the pieces feature the brand’s signature knit in a variety of techniques and many of them are reversible. Versatile and practical.
For more information about Pepa, please visit: Pepa Pombo