Michael HEMY c/o SHOTVIEW photographed the SS19 collection for Luna del Pinal, a new artisanal label created by Gabriela Luna and Corina del Pinal. The brand revolves around the concept of slow fashion and aims to support the indigenous and historical art by employing local artists and craftspeople of Guatemala to create ethical, hand-made garments.
About - LUNA DEL PINAL's story began during a trip to Guatemala where textile designers Gabriela Luna and Corina del Pinal intended to master one of the oldest weaving techniques in the world. Having graduated from Istituto Marangoni and Royal College of Arts, as well as worked at established fashion houses including Gareth Pugh, Christopher Kane, and JW Anderson, Gabriela and Corina wanted to learn backstrap weaving, an ancient art that is central to Guatemalan culture in the production of clothing and textiles. Immersed in the natural surroundings of Xela and other parts of the country, Gabriela and Corina became fascinated by the traditions and artistic heritage of the local community. This tradition of true craftsmanship shaped what they like to define as luxury and also inspired their decision to start LUNA DEL PINAL. lunadelpinal.com