Designer Kika Vargas On Her Empowering SS21 Collection

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Kika Vargas

Kika Vargas’ spring/summer 2021 collection carries an empowering message of courage and confidence

With a new season comes a whole new wave of enchanting new collections, and for those looking for eclectic wardrobe additions, look no further than Kika Vargas. Inspired by her childhood memories of watching her mother get all dressed up, the Bogotá-born designer, who attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, launched her eponymous label back in 2010 following a stint at Missoni. Today, she credits the two years she spent working with the brand for igniting her love of bold hues. “Colour, for me, is empowerment,” she tells MOJEH. “It signifies courage and self-confidence, and these are all attributes of the Kika Vargas woman.”

Kika Vargas

Imagined during the pandemic, comfort meets beauty throughout Kika’s SS21 collection, with voluminous dresses with romantic ruffles and tiers sitting alongside playful printed co-ords that are modest enough for those that prefer coverage yet so desirable you’ll be working them for years to come. “Each piece is made to cherish and to love,” she explains. “I made this collection for women to feel beautiful and powerful – that is how you should always feel, whether it’s to stay at home or for a celebration. Every dress, coat and top from Kika makes you feel unique.”

Crafted in Colombia, Kika’s pieces are often inspired by her roots, with colour-drenched prints informed by the painted walls representing the old colonial spirit of Cartagena, taking the wearer on a sartorial journey through the colourful Caribbean streets. “Our brand is for the dreamer, the girl who wants to feel and look special, different, polished and sophisticated,” Kika concludes. “She is a strong woman, she is interesting, self-confident and intellectual. We want to make you feel special throughout your day, wherever you are.” Step out in these timeless pieces and you most certainly will. Shop Kika Vargas at matchesfashion.com

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  • Words by Naomi Chadderton