Nature, vintage, and traditional sewing, Leonor Aispuro
Leonor Aispuro is a fashion designer with a focus on sustainable and ethical design. Drawing inspiration from nature, intricate construction of vintage clothing, and traditional sewing techniques, Leonor creates one-of-a-kind pieces adorned with embellishments and natural hues that are perfect for the season.
What’s your earliest fashion memory?
One of my earliest fashion related memories is of one of my aunts, who is disabled, and is unable to speak or hear, teaching me to sew on an old Singer sewing machine that my grandmother used to own. I grew up in Mexico, and one way for us to be able to communicate was through sewing and creating.
What’s the inspiration behind your ‘Elastico’ collection?
I wanted to keep the lines of this collection clean and simple. A lot of my designs are heavy on trims and decoration so I wanted to focus on the flow and movement of the fabrics. This collection was designed and put together while I spent some time in France- so it is heavily inspired, not only by my mexican culture, and the colors of the southwest where I grew up after my family immigrated to the United States- but also by the romance of Paris.
Do you have any favourite pieces in particular from this collection?
I love this collection as a whole, but my favorite piece is a blush pink stretch velvet dress with an asymmetrical cut.
If you could describe your design aesthetic as a type of music, what would they be?
I would probably compare my design aesthetic to 1960’s french pop or surf rock.
What are you hoping to achieve over the next few years?
I am currently working on a new collection for fall, which will be in some local boutiques; and I am hoping to expand to other boutiques worldwide soon.