Spring awakening! The Spring 2018 collection by Francesca Miranda is inspired by pink- not just by the color, but also by what the color represents- romance, individuality, and femininity. The collection includes 17 styles in a wide range of silhouettes- featuring handmade floral appliqués, custom laces, endless tulle layers, silk jacquard, and Swarovski crystal accents. Unapologetically girly, Spring 2018 is a celebration of women- an explicit ode to the female artisans who handmake each Francesca Miranda gown in her Barranquilla, Colombia atelier.
Who Is Francesca Miranda
Francesca Miranda is a renowned Latin American eveningwear and bridal designer based in Barranquilla, Colombia. Drawing on the best of authentic craftsmanship and the diverse indigenous aesthetic around her, Francesca designs with a captivating sense of style and inimitable creativity. Detailed to perfection, the Francesca Miranda collection is handmade by the talented hands of Colombian artisans.
Why We Are Obsessed With Her Brand
Each Francesca Miranda gown is handmade by female artisans in her Barranquilla, Colombia headquarters. By employing nearly 40 full-time artisans, Francesca’s atelier preserves traditional craftsmanship and empowers the artistic women in her community. Nearly 90% of the women employed by Francesca Miranda are considered head of household or “madres cabeza de familia“, being primary income or sole income providers for their families. “This work isn’t part of an agenda, it’s our responsibility. This country has given me so much- the people, the culture, the land. We have to give back, we have to support each other, we have to make each other feel beautiful” – Francesca Miranda
Photography credit: Dan Lecca