WARMI creates contemporary knitwear using the know-how and culture of Colombia. Designed in Paris by Sylvia Toth, the collections are fully handmade by women craftsmen in the Tausa and Sutatausa villages of Colombia.
Each season, Sylvia explores a popular story or artistic work to give life to her collections. XXth century painting, medieval beasts or carnival masks are part of her many inspirations.
How did you start in fashion?
I come from design but fashion has always had a prominent place
How would you define your style?
Pop, pure and a bit arty
What inspires you?
The syncretisms of latine-american culture. The naive art at the end of the XIXth century, the expressionism and suprematism at the beginning of the XXth century. Animals of the middle-age manuscripts. Jérôme Bosch, Frida Kahlo...
My grandma and my ants. Bogotá and Paris. The Barranquilla carnival in Colombia... And also, in this particular moment, the creative and liberating energy of London.
A few words about this collection...
I was inspired by Paul Klee paintings and the Russian ballets aesthetics. This season, you will find the high waist short, the cardigan with rice fields sleeves, or leggings mixing naturally with wool embroidered with flowers, geometrical patterns and ultra feminine cut. The collection is soft and warm: black, white and gris go along blush, violet, caramel or medieval blue. You will also find sparks of green or turquese or a pocket, a petal or a detail, making those dresses and sweaters real paintings.
Where do you manufacture your products?
Right in the middle of the Andes Cordillera, in the Tausa y Sutatausa villages in Colombia.
Where can we find your collection?
In concept stores and creative multibrand stores worldwide, such as Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, Cancan Paris, A boutique Limited in Hong Kong or Mme Bo M in Rhyad.