A true trailblazer, innovator and trendsetter, Silvia Tcherassi is one of the leading figures in fashion. She has been awarded one of France’s highest honors –the Officier de L'Ordre Arts et Lettres (Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters), a distinction bestowed on leaders of the international arts community for their “contribution and commitment to cultural service.”
The pioneer of the Latin flair—according to WWD—was born in Colombia, on the shores of the Caribbean. Tcherassi began her career as an interior designer, but the search for new artistic expressions led her into fashion. Her creations have been presented during the official calendar of Paris and Milano fashion weeks invited as a special guest by their organizers. "Silvia Tcherassi" collections are available worldwide through her own namesake 15 stores situated in prime locations across Europe, North America and South America, historic department stores, some of the most famous multi-brand boutiques and premier online luxury fashion retailers.
She is also the founder and creative director of the brand extension Tcherassi Hotels focused in the conceptual development of hospitality and real estate projects. Her debut property Tcherassi Hotel + Spa in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia was selected by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as one of the best in the world.
Silvia began her career in fashion
She opened her first boutique outside of Colombia in the city of Miami.
Villegas Editorial published the award winning coffee table book “Silvia Tcherassi” internationally distributed by Rizzoli.
She received an invitation to be part of Milano Moda Donna within the event’s official calendar of the Milan Fashion Week.
Silvia was presented with one of the France’s highest honors, Chavelier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) for her contributions to the fashion world. Weeks later, she was invited by the Fédération Française de la Couture to present her collection during the official Paris Fashion Week programming.
“Anthology” a retrospective on her work curated by Alvaro Barrios was inaugurated in the Museum of Modern Art of her hometown Barranquilla.
She announced the creation of her first extension brand Tcherassi Hotels and the opening of the Tcherassi Hotel + Spa in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Silvia participated in the exhibition Unbridaled: The marriage of Tradition and Avant Garde sponsored by Swarovski during Paris Haute Couture Week.
She presented her book “Effortless Elegance” published by Random House and received the Fashion International Group prize for her contributions to fashion.
Silvia opened a boutique in Madrid’s prestigious Golden Mile, which is home to the most luxury brands in the Spanish capital.
The brand further established itself internationally and became part of the exclusive offer from a Net-A-Porter, Moda Operandi, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lane Crawford, and Harrod’s, among others top shopping destinations.
She launched her sustainable accessories collection during Paris Fashion Week.
“When your brand has a strong foundation and a clear vision, you can translate it to different fields in a very consistent way. My responsibility as founder and chief creative officer is to keep this vision relevant, cohesive and articulate.”
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