Established in Cartagena, Colombia in 2019, estefania is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear label designed by founder and creative director Estefania Alvarez.
Estefania was created with a commitment and social responsibility to the founder’s community in Cartagena. Our vision is brought to life within the four walls of our atelier, which was established with the goal of promoting, cultivating, and empowering the skills of its growing team of local female artisans. Working collaboratively as a family, our team, composed of women from local impoverished neighborhoods, help contribute to every aspect of the design process, imbuing a part of our own Colombian heritage into every piece.
Estefania is committed to provide fair labor and production practices in our community and industry by promoting a transparent and sustainable manufacturing process. We consciously source our materials, always verifying not only their high quality but their provenance, making sure they are natural and have a minimal environmental impact.
Our brand aims to celebrate the beauty, sophistication, and charisma of the modern Latin American woman by providing her with effortlessly feminine styles hand made with the highest level of craftsmanship and design. Our playful yet sophisticated collections look to inspire women to dress up, express their femininity, and above all, to feel beautiful in their own skin in their day-to-day lives.
Defined by a mix of voluminous silhouettes, striking colors, and soft, delicate fabrics, each collection invites women to showcase her personal sense of style and self with beautifully crafted pieces inspired by the vibrant energy and joyful spirit of the designer’s beloved hometown.
Born and raised in Cartagena, Colombia. Estefania Alvarez grew up dreaming about one day becoming a fashion designer. Her passion for dressing women in a mix of vibrant colors, textures, and silhouettes soon led her to enroll at the prestigious Savannah College of Art in Design, where she pursued a degree in Fashion Design and Fibers. As a student and young designer, Estefania proved her passion and aptitude for fashion, leading her to a number of prominent design opportunities, including positions at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Prabal Gurung, in New York City.
A born creative, Estefania draws inspiration from her hometown and the strong, beautiful women who have inspired her throughout her life. Over the years, she has developed a singular style defined by a dynamic mix of voluminous silhouettes, delicate fabrications, and playful details. Fueled by a deep desire to not only create beautiful clothing but also communicate a part of her city’s rich culture and diversity, Estefania sets out each season to create unique, deeply personal pieces that celebrate the femininity, sophistication, and charisma of the modern Latin American woman. As a Cartagena-based designer, she remains dedicated to using her namesake label to generate opportunities for her community and to further develop her team’s ability to create luxuriously crafted pieces that inspire women to dress up and live life beautifully.