Besides our more popularly known history of violence, Colombia has much more to tell. Before the armed conflict became our international face, before the Liberal and Conservative conflict took place, even before Colonial times, true cultural treasures could be discovered.
Our true roots lie beneath the shadow of our more recent & belligerent times. Metalwork was common amongst Pre-Hispanic societies. Different techniques and styles were used to produce the work, but they all reflect prestige and authority as symbolic pieces that embody beliefs and complex philosophies. True statement pieces.
Tierra Adentro Gold Bracelet at The Gold Museum Source: Colombia Travel
KATCH‘s golden cuff bracelets instantly remind me of a cultural school trip I once made to The Gold Museum in Bogotá, where I saw jewelry like this cuff pictured above.
Such a simple and powerful piece that exudes that timeless feeling we all look for so desperately. Maybe that explains my fixation for KATCH’s cuff bracelets. As soon as I saw the Kathy Flesch pieces, these two caught my eye. Later, I realized Flesch was born and raised in Colombia. Go figure.
Katch by Kathy Flesch As well as the wide variety of Pre-Hispanic styles, Katch has developed pieces for every sense of style. So don’t wait any longer! Now you know you’ll find the perfect fit for you. Let these pieces “Katch” your eye, body and soul. Let’s evoke history; let’s make a statement.
Maria Alejandra is a rising star in the blog world of Fashion. She left Los Andes University as an Industrial Engineer, and will soon journey into the strategic marketing specialization program at CESA. Maria has earned a voice within the independent fashion scene in Colombia, and as the creator and editor of Speaking In Style, it is clear where her fashion ideals lie: Individuality wins over trends. Read More...
In her desire to break through the Colombian fashion status quo, she has established herself with several independent brands and boutiques like Mercedes Salazar and Kiehl’s, as well as with independent stores such as such as The Vintage Lab and publications like Revista Neon, and Slang Magazine.
Her wide and diverse professional background, an endless love for Rock N’ Roll, and an unyielding passion for fashion has been a breath of fresh air for the industry. Upon receiving her first review on the May issue of Shock Magazine, a mere eight months after her first post, Maria Alejandra is proving to be an innovator. A fashion engineer. A driving force to be reckoned with.
Flechada shows the world the amazing things Latin America can do.