Inspired by a dual life of the city and the ‘campo’ while trying to remain distinctly stylish and practical in two continents of differing seasons, the basis of the label is hand made luxury knitwear using the finest natural wools available from South America. Teaming with two young fashion designers from Montevideo, Tiggy has worked with designers Marcela Abal Acosta and Maria Ines Payssé, both having strong backgrounds in knitwear being associated with labels such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and DKNY.
Garzón’s first edition debuted A/W 2013 and is the first fashion label to be both Montevideo and London. The pieces draw on elegance and drama, including capes with horn pincers, coats, sweaters, cardigans, tasselled gilets and dresses. These will in future be punctuated with accessories. Buttons and fastenings are made of natural horn, soft leather and occasionally antique silver.
Renowned for high quality wool production and knitting traditions, Uruguay was the natural home to launch a new knitwear label to appeal to a global market while celebrating the integrity of working with wool. The majority of the knitters Garzón works with are part of various co-operatives which are non-profit and support culture and tradition, developing sustainable economic growth within the community. These are committed to 100% Fair Trade as members of World Fair Trade Organization. As a natural eco fabric, Garzón wool is soft enough to wear next to the skin using the highest quality Merino available, occasionally mixed with baby Alpaca. The pieces act like a second skin and last with care, warm when cold, cool when warm, hardly needing to be washed or dry cleaned as wool naturally self cleans.
Complimentary to the initiative headed up by HRH The Prince of Wales, patron of the Campaign for Wool, Garzón will be curating a group exhibition of the finest Uruguayan designers currently working with wool to reignite an international interest in the history and future of Uruguay’s wool heritage.