September 4, 2008 “The Most Beautiful Store in Washington DC”

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Store Adore featured a story in their September newsletter called "The Most Beautiful Stores in the Country" and Peruvian Connection was selected as their top pick for Washington DC!!

I had the pleasure and opportunity to visit our flagship full-line retail store in Washington DC last month.  Peruvian Connection has a small collection of Outlet stores but this store is something completely different.  Designed from the ground up by Annie and furnished with her own collection of antiques, each evoking a life-time of archaeological adventure and treasure. This unique store concept is meant to captivate the imagination as well as feature our latest collection of clothing, accessories and At-Home wares. 

Our Grand Opening celebration will be October 16 but our doors are open now!  Visit us at: 
Peruvian Connection
950 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.  20004
202-737-4405
Hours: 10-6 Monday – Saturday,  12-5 Sunday

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August 12, 2008 Race For The Cure

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Forty-one Peruvian Connection employees participated in the 15th annual Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure on Sunday, Aug 10.  Nearly 25,000 survivors, family and friends walked, trotted and ran for the cure and raised over 1.2 million dollars.  Sweat, laughter, panting and an overall-good-feeling was had by all.

If you would like to donate to the cause then click here.
If you would like to find a race in a city near you then click here.

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Mark Your Calendar!

Spring 2009 Fashion Week

New York – September 5-12
London – September 14-19
Milan - September 20-28
Paris – September 30- October 8

Los Angeles International Textile Show
(Celebrating 15 Years of Design Inspiration)

Autumn/Winter 2009 – October 27-29
Spring/Summer 2010 – March 31 – April 2, 2009
Autumn/Winter 2010 – October 13-15, 2009

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July 28, 2008 Behind the Scenes for Autumn

Our new Autumn collection is not just about design.  It is a mood, a locale, a story and an experience.
Enjoy!

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Pg. 42 – Valencia Bolero

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Pg. 2-3 Carmina Corset and Tattersall Skirt

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Pg. 37  Lace Sampler Dress

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Pg. 38-39 Paracas Cardigan

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July 3, 2008 Shibori: The Ancient Art of Resist Dyeing

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Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping and securing cloth before dyeing.  Rather than treating the cloth as a two-dimensional surface, with shibori it is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plucking and twisting.  Cloth shaped by these methods are secured in a number of ways but most often they are twisted and bound. Incorrectly labeled as "tie-dyeing" by most, the shibori method is uniquely ancient (A.D. 749) and immensely varied in its techniques.

The special characteristic of shibori resist is a soft- or blurry-edged pattern.  With shibori the dyer must work in concert with the materials rather than forcing his/her own will upon the process because the end result is unpredictable and full of surprises.

Our designers have used the ancient art of shibori resist-dyeing as inspiration for years.  If you would like to celebrate this ancient art form, you can find the spontaneous patterns of shibori reflected in these designs:

Shibori Tank Dress
Optique Skirt
Shibori Sash Dress (Sale!)

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