November 19, 2014 Cape Town: Drape yourself in the warmth of ponchos & ruanas

by style contributor, Julie

If it weren’t enough that an early and very frigid winter has reared it’s ugly head, rifling through your closet to find a rag-tag, lackluster winter coat will be sure to send anyone into a knee deep winter weather depression. Luckily, this year a very classic and très chic trend has swooped in like a fashion super hero!

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clockwise above: Córdoba Wrap $179,  Altiplano Poncho $389, Santa Rosa Ruana $218, Antigua Ruana $199

The cape has always been a tried and true staple of the most elegant women. This winter, however, the piece has gone a little more casual, appealing to the buttoned-up as well as the buttoned-down type. And we do owe a flip of the cape to Burberry Prorsum for being one of the first this season to encourage our obsession with the warm, comfy and fashionable casual cape!  In all its various incarnations, as a true cape, or as an Andes-style ruana or poncho, it’s the coziest way to warm up while making a statement.

If aspirational investment pieces are putting a deep freeze on your pocket book, PC can take you from a bitterly frost-bitten beauty to a Caped Crusader with our favorite Capes, Ponchos, Blanket Coats, Ruanas, and Wraps, all under $400!

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October 28, 2014 Fully Coated

by style contributor, Julie

No body is perfect, but with the changing of the leaves also comes the change of the garb! And there is no more exciting and figure-flattering time to dress one’s self than when the mercury gets heavy in those thermometers. More clothes means more ways to give the illusion that your frame is fit for runways around the world…or at least that runway from your car to your office and back again. Some of us however, might be unsure of how to properly pick winter’s wardrobe essential: the COAT!

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Savoie Shearling Coat $3,500

Straight and Statuesque: Boyish, no! A straight body can be utterly statuesque if styled right. Pick a coat that features a nipped in waist or break out the belt. And don’t be afraid to go long and add some length!

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Opera Coat $798

Full Figured Phenoms: Don’t cover your curves in massive amounts of heavy fabric! Take it to the tailor and consider that fitted is most flattering. Pick a coat that compliments your curves and hugs your lines.

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Swallowtail Coat $498

The Perfect Pear: When you want to embrace your haute hippiness, it’s always nice to see double! A deliciously styled double-breasted coat will put the emphasis on all the right places.

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Marlborough Coat $498

Get Busted: Hourglass figures are sought after, but dressing said silhouette can cause some tension on those buttons! Keep them from hanging on by a thread and pick a snug NOT suffocating style in a solid color.

Now that you know how to flatter your figure for the upcoming freezing temps, go into your closet and give yourself a proper coat check! We promise you’ll look wonderfully warm this winter.

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October 9, 2014 Made in Peru. . . and Turkey and India and the USA

Our customers often ask if our products are made in Peru. The answer is yes, the great majority of our collection is in fact made in Peru, including all of our luxury fibre knitwear and pima jersey pieces.

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Geneviève Dress $359,  Josephine Slip Dress $399

Some select pieces of our collection are made in other parts of the world. India, for example, is renowned for its intricate beadwork and China for its superior silk dresses.

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Savoie Shearling Coat $3,500,  Film Noir Trench $650

We source our leathers and shearling in Turkey and Romania, and our jeans are made in Morocco and New York.

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Manisa Cardigan $398

In short, we make our collection where it is best made. And most of the time that is in Peru.

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October 1, 2014 PC’s Signature Details

Design is in the details. At Peruvian Connection, buttons are antiqued and linings are decorated with a surprise of color and pattern. Pieces from the collection showcase timeless elegance, luxury fibers and impeccable design, finished with the little touches to make them truly special.

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PC’s signature print lining pairs the romance of a Tibetan floral with the ethnographic striping of a Peruvian Q’ero manta.

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Buttons are antiqued to complement garment-dyed twills and contrast topstitching.

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Colors, patterns, and fibers explore a world of textile traditions, beginning with the heart of our brand, the awe-inspiring textiles of Peru. Peruvian Connection’s signature ribbon echoes Andean weaving and may be found on the trim of an inside coat pocket or pant waist, adding the finishing touch to your one-of-a-kind wardrobe staple.

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September 26, 2014 World Piece

This fall we’re finding design houses and clothiers across the globe have sprinkled their collections with more than a little dusting of wanderlust. From glossy Vogue spreads of Blake Lively engulfed in Native American-inspired oversized ponchos and leathery fringe, to editorials erupting with pictures and pieces that scream Haute Heritage. From sea to shining sea, this season’s about the global tie that binds and the history that’s made us.

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 Bedouin Coat $575;  design sketches, yarn balls and the inspiration piece, a Middle Eastern shawl. 

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Patabamba Dress $218; a palette of yarns and Peruvian handweaving.

Peruvian Connection is not new to this nomadic nuance, after all our roots lie firmly in anthropology. Bougie bohemian has been our badge of honor since our inception. With our 2014 Fall and Holiday collections, however, we’re particularly proud of the ethnographic inspiration each piece evokes, drawing from our travels and the people we have the pleasure to encounter. Prints and patterns pulled from the art of places passports can’t gain you access, and colors of rich deep sunsets that make your soul feel warm and your heart feel full. Our aim is to always give our clients a “no-suitcase-needed” trip around the world. No pomp, no circumstance, just a first-class ticket to the world in which we live, one breathtakingly tailored alpaca piece and handcrafted hemline at a time.

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A sampling of the textile collection of a PC designer, including a Turkish kilim, Uzbek Suzani,
Indonesian ikat, and Peruvian backstrap woven belt.

 

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