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Monthly Archives: February 2011

February 23, 2011 Kaffe Fassett: 10 Years of Collaboration with PC

This year marks not only the 35th anniversary for Peruvian Connection, but also the 10th anniversary of our collaboration with renowned designer, Kaffe Fassett. Kaffe has written numerous books and has created thousands of sweater and needlepoint kits, and his designs … Continue reading

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February 17, 2011 Vitelli Dress: the Story Behind the Name

  The namesake of our Spring bestseller, the Vitelli Dress, draws from the rich history of a picturesque Sicilian village.  The hillside town of Savoca was the setting for several scenes of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather.  Here Michael Corleone asked for the hand of the beautiful Apollonia, sitting at the … Continue reading

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February 10, 2011 Mario Testino: A Prince Among Photographers

Peruvian-born photographer Mario Testino is famous for his work in the glamorous fashion world (think Gucci, Burberry, Michael Kors, Vogue and Vanity Fair) and the world of celebrity. His famous subjects have included many actresses (i.e. Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, Julia … Continue reading

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February 7, 2011 Another Extraordinary Natural Fiber: Spider Silk

600px-Spiderweb What’s stronger than steel, softer than cashmere and extraordinarily flexible and lightweight? It’s spider silk! In fact, natural spider silk has a tensile strength that’s five times greater than steel and is around 25 percent lighter than synthetic, petroleum … Continue reading

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