R2R Goes to Lisbon Fashion Week with Ricardo Preto
Our collaboration with Ricardo Preto began when he saw our Pusô Adarna bags in ArteFino 2019. Our team did not get to meet him then as, for those of you who know and have been, ArteFino can always get crazy busy! But he had grabbed one of our business cards and immediately got in touch for a collaboration.
We are incredibly grateful for Ricardo's talent and graciousness because not only did he bridge partnerships for us here in the Philippines, he also brought our artisans' woven masterpieces to Lisbon for Fashion Week. He had picked the Pusô Adarna specifically for his Spring/Summer 2020 Collection because, and we quote, it was the only piece that had caught his eye when he visited ArteFino last year.
Ricardo had the Pusô Adarna customized in different sizes, materials, and colors to match with the clothes he had designed for his SS 2020 Collection. View the lookbook below:
International partnerships and collaborations like this help us expand our impact and create more dignified livelihood for our communities of artisans.
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