Kika Vargas is a Bogotá native that entered the creative scene with a degree in... Read more
Kika Vargas is a Bogotá native that entered the creative scene with a degree in Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She then forayed into fashion with a degree in Fashion Design from Instituto Marangoni in the Italian fashion capital of Milan. She went on to work for the bohemian chic label Missoni for two years after graduation. Kika Vargas found her affinity towards vivid color palettes while working there. She returned to her home town Bogotá in 2010 to make her lifelong dream come true. The Kika Vargas label was incepted in 2011, drawing inspiration from the designer’s memories of her childhood. Watching her mother dress up is a musing that Kika is always reminiscent of while designing her collections.
She went on to bag numerous accolades for her contribution in carving the creative landscape of modern-day Colombia. Among her many accomplishments, Kika Vargas has been nominated as a finalist for the Seventh Edition of the LVMH Prize. The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers is a prestigious award that honors fashion designers under 40 from around the globe. It is a creative mentorship program that is awarded to young talent.
The Colombian heritage is one that is deeply rooted in bright hues and bold spirits. Kika Vargas channels this vivacious culture within it’s Ready to Wear collections. With a strong sense of community instilled in the label, Kika Vargas sources, manufactures, and produces 100% locally in Colombia. It has embraced local craftsmanship and artistry to create contemporary fashion that is deeply rooted in tradition. This Colombian label employs over 70 women artisans that practice local crafts to earn their livelihoods and support their families.
Colombia’s flamboyance is a feat that is evident throughout Kika Vargas’s collections. The core aesthetic that these collections communicate is reminiscent of a ‘back in the day’ vibe. Silk is a favored fabric to craft fluid but structured pieces that hold their shape. Voluminous silhouettes, dainty floral prints, scalloped hems, exaggerated pleats and contrasting color blocking are some details that can be expected from Kika Vargas’s designer collections. Ethereal dresses crafted from embroidered silks or sumptuous brocades or diaphanous separates make for a line of effortless and ‘no fuss’ luxury.
Ultra-feminine chic is a visual styling that Kika Vargas is highly revered for. Their line of whimsical clothing boasts a refined nonchalance. Looks that are curated from Kika Vargas’s designer collections will emanate of ‘casually thrown together’ charm, juxtaposing with the exquisite and luxurious fabrications. They are romantic pieces that will help you take a trip down memory lane. The Latin flair that is evident within Kika Vargas’s designs is what makes them essentials for your holiday wardrobes.
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Kika Vargas’s midi dresses have developed a cult following in the last few years owing to their elegant and effortless styles. They are cut in a billowing shape and tailored to perfection. Silks and silk blends frame away from the body in feminine A-line silhouettes. The balloon sleeves and ruffle-trimmed yolks that most of them feature add to the retro appeal that is signature to Kika Vargas’s core aesthetic.
Cut from whisper-thin cotton or luxurious brocades, Kika Vargas’s tops are essential to pack for your next vacation. Ruffles and peplums are details that are amply scattered throughout their collections of dresses. These flattering details are also present within their dynamic separates. The Kika Vargas tops are available to pair with coordinating bottoms or to be styled separately.Read Less