In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, JOOR is celebrating Spanish and Latinx-owned and operated brands with two excitingPassport shows. Featuring the talents of Spanish and Brazilian-based designers, these shows amplify the brands’ stories and unique perspectives through color, texture, and materials.
Explore creativity, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, all influenced by the vibrant Mediterranean lifestyle. Select highlights include:
Founded in 1988 by third-generation crafters of Lagarteran embroidery, Artesania Nava is known for handcrafted silk shawls that are an icon of Spanish culture. Combining detailed embroidery and luxurious details, the brand’s shawls and small home goods are anchored in Spanish history with modern-day beauty
A family-owned brand based in Spain, La Portegna creates luxuriously handcrafted, vegetable-tanned accessories and footwear. Working closely with their network of ateliers in Andalucia in the south of Spain, their world-class leather goods embody the lifestyle, sun, and values of their Iberian roots and bear Handcrafted in Spain with pride.
Hand made in the vibrant region of Castilla, Spain, Vezavena creates timeless knit wear using recycled yarns and sustainable production. This young, conscious brand fuses its rich cultural heritage with the vitality of urban landscapes to produce timeless pieces for the modern woman.
The Best of Brazil Hosted by Brazilian Footwear
Discover the best that Brazil has to offer in terms of fashion, sustainability, comfort technology, and design. Some brand highlights include:
Launched in 2007 by Camila Ckless, Guria(South Brazilian slang for “girl”) embodies the founder’s passion for the beach and fashion with Brazil’s endless summer culture. Guria Beachwear is manufactured in Brazil, featuring inclusive sizing, sustainable fabrics and sophisticated designs.
Previously a renowned landscape architect in Rio de Janeiro, Lenny Niemeyer was searching for bikinis that suited her style and began to design swimsuits she would love to wear herself. She opened her first store in Ipanema in 1993 and has since added handbags, shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear. Her love of nature influences her prints and aesthetic, creating glamorous looks with distinctive elements.
Inspired by a passion for Brazilian architecture and design, Paula Torres combines delicate handmade work and impeccable quality to produce shoes that are well known and respected in the luxury fashion market. Based on the designer’s own travel and research, the brand values domestic raw materials and labor to create options for women to wear at any moment in the day.
Want to see more? Explore these limited-time shows on JOOR Passport, where you can discover brands from around the world virtually at any time, no travel required.