Far from the centre of the fashion and accessories world, André Namitala was raised by his family in Lebanon and now lives in Rio, caught up in the dizzying whirlwind of the fashion industry.
His gaze shifts and flickers between dressmakers and machines, fabrics and tools, like love at first sight.
He launches Handred.
First launched while completing his law school studies, André Namitala made a visit a friend’s mother who was manager at a dressmaking shop in Rio at the time. His gaze shifts and flickers between dressmakers and machines, fabrics and tools, like love at first sight. From then on, he was overcome with ideas and a unique vision of style, and very quickly he was hired to work for the Brazilian ready-to-wear brand, Rebecca Barreto, specialising in linen. Two years later, he left to work for Auslander before realising the dream of any young designer: he launched his own brand, Handred.
André Namiltala fixed on men’s ready-to-wear, tweaking designs with hints of unisex. His SS17 collection revisits classic cuts and brightens them with wide black and white stripes in a style that shifts between sportswear and traditional tailoring like blazers, letterman jackets, one-pieces, shorts and trousers. A beautiful collection that breathes new life into staple unisex items.