SERGIO DAVILA

Sergio Dávila was the winner of Fashion Group International´s Rising Star Award for Best Menswear Designer 2009 in New York City. At the beginning of 2010 he was one of the Nominees for Best Menswear Designer of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation. In mid 2010, Collezioni Magazine selected his S/S 2010 collection as one of the most representative menswear collections at New York Fashion Week. The collection emphasizes the quality of natural textiles. An intelligent and chic style conceived in the USA with influence from millenary techniques used in the Peruvian knitwear and textiles. Drive and passion define Sergio Davila, who is quickly making his mark on the Manhattan fashion scene. The same energy and desire to live life fully and uncover the elusive magic found in fine design are reflected in Sergio Dávila collections. The inspiration comes from America. He defines it as “The style of the men from the 3 Americas” North, Central and South. As energetic and as full of life is the collection, it also offers balance and perspective creating a look of sportswear sophistication doused with strong touches of warmth, using ultra-soft fabrics including pima cottons and baby alpaca blend with silk. Perfect for a stylish America. The History A native of Peru, Sergio Davila graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2002 and immediately began developing and creating his own menswear line based on a vision for how he wanted to dress. His very first collection created a buzz on the West Coast and found immediate buyers with such established retailers as Rolo, Mac, Smith Williams and Solis in San Francisco and Timoteo in Los Angeles. This buzz was quickly followed by the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation's decision to include the collection in a charity fashion show in San Francisco. In February 2004, Sergio's Fall/Winter 2004/05 collection was launched to critical acclaim. DNR selected the collection as a "must see" pick at The Collective Trade Show. In March 2004, the first Sergio Davila Menswear store opened in Manhattan. For Fall/Winter 2006, the collection mingled classic styling with an au courant sensibility, creating smart silhouettes in superior fabrications. Collezioni defined the line "A charming hero wrapped in soft, never restring, models made from alpaca and other fine fabrics." for their New York fashion week Fall/Winter 2007/08 issue. In Spring/Summer 2008, the collection was shown at The Chelsea Art Museum in Manhattan during New York Fashion Week and Collezioni magazine described the line for their Spring/Summer 2008 fashion week issue as having "...great cuts and pieces that can fit a variety of body types." The Fall/Winter 2008/09 collection was shown in a unique way in an outdoor space in Manhattan's Meat Packing District. Also launching the line at Little West 12th Street's store B8. The collection provided the dressed up man strong notes of informality and playfulness, and the more casual man verve, flair and style. In September 2008, Sergio Dávila became the first Peruvian designer to present at the Mercedes-Benz FW event at Bryant Park. Media and buyers from all over the world attended the event, some even named him the “new Narciso Rodriguez”. Additionally, fashion Guru Patrick Mc Donald selected the collection as Best Male collection of the season. For the February 2009, Sergio Dávila teamed up with fashion designers Mara Hoffman and Nicholas Kunz to present for second time at the Mercedes-Benz FW event. For the Spring/Summer 2010 Collection, the designer drew inspiration from the great Sir Lawrence of Arabia. His adventurous spirit and dreams provided Sergio with the theme for his new collection: an adventurous spirit, while at the same time capturing an attitude of freedom and sophistication. He also introduced a woman's collection that evolves from the modern world. Accepting comfort as a way of living and that's her strength. With a wardrobe in continuing transformation, Sergio Dávila woman is chameleonic and the "look" is best defined as refined casual. He opened his first store in South America at the end of 2009 and today has a total of 3 stores. He also became the first Peruvian to act as Fashion Ambassador to Brand Peru promoting fibers like Alpaca and Pima Cotton around the world in 2010. He also presented at MBFW-NY during Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. The next chapter: This is the fifth time that he is showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

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