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Orquidia Violeta is sewn singularly in Silver Lake by Orquidia Violeta Velasquez. She creates one-of-a-kind artful pieces that reflect people’s individuality and her own love of the natural world. “I try to make what is not there,” said Orchid.

The pieces have the experimental, playful feel of couture that Orchid hopes people will wear as a means to express their uniqueness. The creations arise strictly from Orchid’s imagination, as she admits to never looking at magazines for inspiration. She employs a unique stream of consciousness tailoring method to create un-reproducible wearable works of art for women and kids.

There is a multicultural perspective in Orchid’s work, fusing elements from Japanese and Latino cultures into her designs, echoing her passion for community and bringing people together. Orchidia Violeta kid's clothing reflects Orchid’s ecologica…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 9
  • Joined April 26, 2007

Favorite materials

Cotton, wool, felt, all sorts of colors, stripes, polka dots, post consumer recycled water bottles, recycled fabrics, lace

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About

Orquidia Violeta is sewn singularly in Silver Lake by Orquidia Violeta Velasquez. She creates one-of-a-kind artful pieces that reflect people’s individuality and her own love of the natural world. “I try to make what is not there,” said Orchid.

The pieces have the experimental, playful feel of couture that Orchid hopes people will wear as a means to express their uniqueness. The creations arise strictly from Orchid’s imagination, as she admits to never looking at magazines for inspiration. She employs a unique stream of consciousness tailoring method to create un-reproducible wearable works of art for women and kids.

There is a multicultural perspective in Orchid’s work, fusing elements from Japanese and Latino cultures into her designs, echoing her passion for community and bringing people together. Orchidia Violeta kid's clothing reflects Orchid’s ecological consciousness, as she makes the appliqués from recycled post-consumer polyester made from recycled water bottles.

After studying fashion at FIDM, Orchid opened the LaborFruit store in burgeoning Echo Park in 2002. She was inspired by her desire to find a solution to labor problems and the creative void she experienced working as a designer in the Los Angeles fashion industry. LaborFruit was a pioneer in the rebirth of one-of-a-kind handmade fashion sparking a rebellion that has spread across the globe.

She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with husband, Aaron Kuehn, and son, Bucky.

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