I grew up between Venezuela and Spain, but specialized in high-end interior design in New York City for several years, and saw that yards of noble upholstery textiles were discarded. This collection of outerwear is a reaction and a challenge to traditional fashion industry practices. It's also a foray into creating sculptural, wearable pieces of art.
Spoliā celebrates the story behind the materials and the history of building arts. Each piece is designed and made by hand in New York City by master apparel artisans, reusing noble textiles to minimize environmental impact as well as preserve and reinterpret a piece of the past.
— Valerie Name