Designer Name: Andressa Leão
Label Name: Andressa Leão
“I'm so glad to participate in Nolcha. This is a great opportunity that allows me to show my vision of art through fashion; a mix between the beauty of simplicity and the richness of luxury.”
Background: Since I was 15 years old I used to design, and followed with great interest the making of my own dresses. My mother's family is from France and my father's is from Brazil, which gives me a great influence when I'm creating. Also my experience of living in Paris and Barcelona became a great source of inspiration because of its interest in art and different cultures. All that allowed me a peculiar vision of fashion.
Vision: To give my clients the opportunity to make their dream come true and allow them to dress just the way they want: romantic, sexy, classic, contemporary; fashion with comfort, beauty and so many rich details.To follow the tendency of the world and to bring the influence of arts and the mix of cultures to create a product which give my clients the freedom to use fashion as a way of expression.
Signature Style: Decidedly female and particularly elegant, combining classic with contemporary styles. I try to focus on the handmade which is one of our differentials.
Influence: I am always focused on the influence of art and architecture of different countries, using it as inspiration to make my own pieces with so many different materials and textures from all over the world. All of this allows me to mix the noble clothes of Europe with the traditional Brazilian handmade garments.
Brand philosophy: To see the happiness and satisfaction of each client.
Making it happen: My challenge is to break geographic and cultural barriers approaching art and fashion, using the women as the highlight standard.
Celebrity crush: All of those who have attitude and confidence in themselves, capable of carrying in one piece all the "l'espirit du temps".
What does New York City mean to you? New York City is great center of all trends where we can feel the "l'air du temps" and being in contact with all the power, strength and innovations in many different fields. Nolcha is a great opportunity for the new generation of designers, giving all the support and helping them develop their business.