UNIK’ Anita Lara
My inspiration comes from my love for my ancestral culture. With it I propose a global trend to new generations, that we celebrate our millenium-old cultures.
Every person has ancestors from different parts of the world, and with UNIK’ I present designs inspired by the culture in my region: Guatemala, where the Mayas were born 3,000 years ago.
Each UNIK’ piece is an expression of art, created with haute couture vanguard designs and with Maya textiles and 'huipiles'.
The 'huipil' is an artistic tradition that comes down from the Maya women, where with much high visual energy they express fantasies filled with forms and colors, a medium through which they tell the story of their regions. It’s an exquisite art form that deserves to be recognized.
UNIK’ means that every piece is unique in the world, because every 'huipil' is hand-made, and non-repeatable, and thus every woman who wears a UNIK’ piece feels the magic of that honor.
We work with export quality textiles and 'huipiles' that don’t stain or shrink.
At UNIK’ we achieve exceptional pieces thanks to the stark contrast between haute couture vanguard designs and ancestral Maya art.
My dream with this initiative is that the Maya culture is experienced around the world and appreciation for Guatemalan art reaches the highest level.