Maria Elena Villamil
Meet Colombia's Fashion Pioneer
Maria Elena Villamil is a Colombian fashion brand characterized by its volumes, asymmetrical cuts, an elaborate level or pattern making, and intervention of fabrics. The designer, Maria Elena, who has worked on her brand for more than 25 years, finds her inspiration in the different expressions of art and architecture creating consistent and refined pieces that leave nothing to chance. The brand is the precursor of many of Colombia's more recognized brands and has served as inspirations to internationally recognized designers such as Johanna Ortiz or Silvia Tcherassi.
With a background in architecture, Maria Elena’s pattern making and fit is always impeccable, ultimately making pieces of art that speak for themselves and always stand out. Based in Cali, Colombia, the brand proposes timeless, comfortable, feminine and sophisticated garments. In addition, this brand makes an effort to be more and more sustainable by shifting to recycled materials.