U N I V E R S
M A C O C A L D E R O N
Maco is a designer of Quechua origin, from the central Andes of Peru, who has been fascinated by the symbolism of traditional garments since his childhood.
He studied fashion design in Argentina and Peru followed by a postgraduate degree at the renowned fashion school, Mod'Art, in Paris.
His creative universe has its roots in the Pachamama (Mother Earth) because according to his grandfather, who was a textile artisan and Shaman (Paco), everything begins and is found in nature, which is his source of inspiration.
His creations communicate values of sharing, reciprocity and respect.
Maco Calderon proposes contemporary creations made by artisans where savoir-faire is recognised and transmitted from generation to generation in the heart of the Andes.
His creations carry the sacred sense of the Andean culture for the purity and nobility of the materials used, always looking for a balance between ancient and contemporary forms.
He creates minimalist, geometric silhouettes in natural unsaturated colours, allowing new sensations to be experienced, his garments becoming an extension of our body.
“I understood that in the Western world, fashion exists to dress the ego, whereas in my culture, it exists to dress a person's spirit. That's the fashion I want to practice."