The designers of Native

Ten talented designers

There was a total of ten designers participating in the Native project (two of them work together as a team).
During the project they got a chance to both commercially produce their collections and later on showcase their work. To support the designers, Native also offered collaboration with both mentors and textile and fashion companies.

Below, you can read more about the Native designers.

Lourdes Bernabé

ACTEBrand name: Bélous

With her fairly new brand Lourdes wants to investigate her personal interest in different visons of art, turning it into fashion. Streetwear and antifashion are the result, using modern techniques such as 3D printing and reused fabrics. The garments are non-gender, with a proposal of new shapes and material use.


Presentation: Link

Kasia Sylwia Wójcik

ACTEBrand name: Cathy Silvia Voget

Kasia is a multidisciplinary artist, fashion & graphic designer. She focuses her collection on the idea of “desert” linked to the disaster in the oceans due to oil emissions. With a blend of modern techniques and traditional materials Kasia work with manipulation of the fabrics: smocking structural patterns, pleating, macrame and structural knitting, to mention a few.

Instagram:  @cathy_silvia_voget


Presentation: Link

Lisa Ivarsson


Brand name: Lisa Ivarsson Studio

Lisa is a fashion and print designer. With a background in many different companies and countries she can offer design solution for both fashion and graphic design. Lisa uses patterns a lot and feels that the combination of design and patterns will lead her into almost anything. Recently it’s been marbling, a traditional Turkish artform, inspiring her to new patterns. She is also keen to build her own brand.

Instagram: @lisa_ivarsson_studio


Presentation: Link

Camila Banegas

ACTEBrand name: Alimac

Camila describes her design as “the evolution of the moon”. She is always looking for a renewal in er collection and once the cycle has passed, she says she starts again but, in another way, – just like the moon and its different phases. Colours and structures shaped her design.

Instagram: @alimac_design

Facebook: alimacFashion

Presentation: Link

Silvia Parapar

ACTEBrand name: Sel Parapar

Silvia calls herself an upcycling designer, using old materials and natural dyes. Her design includes a whole lot of knitting, mainly to achieve volume and depth. She also like to combine plain fabrics as well as used garments to create a structural design that resembles 3D printing. She is also open to the use of other, non-traditional materials, such as old newspapers and metal plate.

Instagram: @selparapar

Vimeo portfolio: Sel Parapar

Presentation: Link

Marc Pengel

ACTEBrand name: Martha

Marc designs clothes for women, often with strong patterns and a conscious blend of traditional fabrics and reused materials. With a cultural background of Caribbean island of Curacao, he’s used to the idea of reuse and to manipulate whatever you’ve got at hand to make new things. His approach to both art and design is based on the idea that “new” is only limited by your own mind.

Instagram: @marcmartha_


Presentation: Link

Weng Tzu Chun

ACTEBrand name: Weng studio

Tzu Chun wants to create a new style in fashion, based on logical and geometrical silhouettes. By adopting the Bauhaus philosophy and design concept of the architecture industry, he wants to balance modernism, functionalism, and genderlessness in all of his design. He also is committed to zero production waste, using the left-over fabrics from pattern cutting as he reweaves them into desired pieces of textile.

Instagram: @weng_studio


Presentation: Link

Linus Leonardsson

ACTEBrand: Linus Leonardsson

Linus collections are centred around the concept of deconstruction of gender expectations within fashion. His work aims at pushing towards a fully sustainable industry in terms of social and environmental responsibility – all with a hint of glamour. The core purpose is to create a fantasy for a new generation of aesthetic revolutionaries, never forgetting about the important social issues that lies in the very core of the brand.

Instagram: @linusleonardsson


Presentation: Link

Núria Costa Ginjuame/Ane Castro Sudupe

ACTEBrand name: Zer Collection

The two designers Nuria and Ane have with the ZER Collection revolutionised the Spanish fashion scene, using for example 3D-printing in their designs. This both accelerate the production and significantly reduces waste. Sustainability is important to ZER, and they also use recycled materials.

Instagram: @zercollection

Youtube: ZER Collection