This holiday season, nothing is going to get your message across as elegantly as the collections at Fino boutique. If you want to freshen your look, the answer lies in experimenting. Fino owner, Marsha La Tessa, takes you around the world with standout pieces from collections that include designers and artisans hailing from Mexico, St Barth, New York, Australia, Sweden, Canada, Chile, Peru and India. When you need that ultimate knock out dress or a relaxed sporty piece that looks equally cool paired with sneakers or sandals, Fino has you covered.
Carla Fernandez – Mexican Designer’s Vision of the Future Indigenous crafting methods and rural communities are kept alive, through the design and fabrication of avant-garde clothes and home accessories that last a lifetime.“You just have to have the eye and take it and place it in the right surroundings and you will see how sophisticated and beautiful and fashionable and sexy and trendy it is.”
Peruvian designer, SANDRA WEIL founded her Couture collection in 2008 with a vision to create high quality, beautiful handmade garments with special attention to details and finishes. The designs are classic yet unconventional with impeccable fit, wearable silhouettes, streamlined color palettes and signature accents. Sandra Weil is a Peruvian designer with a particular genius for the unexpected. With her signature style and upscale wearable pieces, you will know Sandra Weil when you see it. Based in Mexico City, these looks go from abstract, feminine to eye-catching all in one.
Jaline Design (Mexico): This Euro Latin collection expands upon the idea of destination wear. This versatile collection of prints and patterns in jersey and silk create must-haves complementing every woman´s wardrobe, no matter where they live or travel. From pareo pants and vest jackets to fringed tunics, garment-dyed caftans and backless bohemian dresses, the pieces exude a modern romance while also paying tribute to intricate hand craftsmanship.
Camilla (Australia) She launched her namesake label ten years ago. Now, celebrated designer and artist Camilla Franks is a name synonymous with Australian fashion and lifestyle. All pieces are luxurious, individualistic and timeless, creating a sentimental place in your wardrobe and life. The flowing garments that bear her label, Camilla, are flamboyantly patterned, riotously colored and lavishly beaded. They are embellished, they are embossed, they are embroidered – they are extravaganzas.
VOZ means “voice” in Spanish. VOZ is an ethical luxury fashion company whose mission is to protect the livelihoods, well-being, and cultural values of rural indigenous women globally. VOZ was founded in 2012 by Jasmine Aarons. “We honor and empower artisans creatively, economically and culturally through a collaborative business model that showcases, preserves, and supports traditional art forms. We work in collaboration with politically and economically marginalized women to create beautiful fashion collections and to provide design leadership, training, and opportunity for indigenous women in the rural regions where they reside.”
Tanya Taylor is having a moment. The Toronto-born, New York-based designer has been called “one to watch” since her first collections (Taylor launched her namesake line in 2012) and is currently verging into industry darling territory.
Sea – Sea NY, the New York-based brand explores a world of opposites, where romantic bohemian meets a smart city aesthetic. This retro-contemporary style allows each piece to be effortlessly sophisticated and sharp in finish, yet ever playful with a timeless versatility.
Awaveawake – Curve-hugging slip dresses are the underpinnings of Awaveawake, a line of naturally dyed, eco-friendly dresses and layering pieces by longtime stylist Jaclyn Hodes. Inspired by vintage lingerie and ’70s maxi styles, the collection unexpectedly reconciles body-conscious tailoring with floor-skimming designs that feel delightfully flowy.
Saloni (UK) London based contemporary womenswear designer Saloni Lodha founded her brand drawing on her Indian heritage, re-interpreting prints, silhouette and color in a modern way. Saloni’s signature and iconic dresses have been worn by international celebrities around the world.
Eugenia Kim has been transforming women’s hats into the “It” accessory since she launched her collection in 1997. Kim’s playful feminine head-toppers add a quirky edge to any wardrobe. Headquartered and handmade in her New York City studio, Eugenia Kim is sold at luxury retailers. Since winning the CFDA award for Accessories Design in 2004, her designs have been a firm runway fixture and celebrity favorite.
Fino carries Kim’s a footwear line featuring sophisticated pointy flats with luxe accents, polished ankle-strap heels, and glossy boots with pearl details.
CARALARGA – Nature, preservation and the beauty of simplicity are the elements that most accurately define and drive Mexican jewelry house, Caralarga. Their one-of-a-kind, handmade, artisanal designs result in high-quality pieces that feature the best of every natural element and highlight their admiration for simplicity. Carlarga likes things the way they come and believe that a simple world is a better world.
And we can’t forget the essentials: lingerie and lounge wear by Skin and Sleepy Jones.
Look for new collections arriving from these amazing designers:
Thierry Colson (Paris) Armando Takeda (Mex)
Raquel Allegra Heidi Klein Swimwear
Nili Lotan (NY) Pas de Calle (Paris / Japan)
Ulla Johnson B’sbee (Italy)
Warm Baja East (NY)
Simple by Trista Tabulah Rasa
Alice + Olivia Little Lifner Bags
Poupette St Barth