JORGE DUQUE BIO
Jorge Duque Velez and his brand DUQUEVELEZ, born in 2002 with a workshop located in Bogota and from the beginning have passed through his clothes great personalities of the social scene, political and cultural life, it is not until 2010 being the undisputed winner of the world famous Project Runway Latin America in its first edition expands your name across the continent, it was whizzing and competed hard, having to overcome creatively thousands of designers initially and then to the other 14 finalists from different nationalities.
From that moment its popularity and prestige has been rising, earning the respect of the specialized and critical fashion publishing, performing at major gateways like Colombiamoda, Mercedes Benz Mexico, Santiago de Chile, Puerto Rico High Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Winter Beach, Savannah Craft, Heineken Winter Beach among others and, for academic purposes being assistant in the Latin American network of schools of Fashion.
In 2011 he was invited along with 45 other top-notch designers to develop their interpretation of the Wayuu backpack with BeLive foundation led by Lauren Santo Domingo in New York.
Invited the prestigious Design Center Monterrey, where he led design groups for joint projects with the Converse brand, invited by the Institute Burgo di Milano and as competition jury Latin America Speaks, led by the laboratory Inexmoda and the Latin American Network of Teacher Fashion powers.
He created a collection Cruise with the support of Coca-Cola Company, all made entirely recovered PET fiber which was bought in its entirety by the mark for exhibition in multiple academic settings in order to promote sustainable awareness His work has been published in prestigious publishers such as Cover of ELLE magazine, Marie Claire to Mexico and Latin America, publishing in Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Italy and Mexico, Infashion, Fucsia, among other very important as well as in the search World's largest WGSN trends, in addition to being nominated by Esquire magazine as one of the five most influential figures in Latin American Fashion and style, eventually taking the examination. In the same way it was chosen by readers of the magazine InFashion as the favorite designer, award given by the high public vote. Chosen as the designer revelation by Cromos
Magazine Fashion awards to 2013 and nominated for best female designer for 2014 and 2015 by the magazine.
He has presented 20 complete collections where the brand has positioned its creative character now being fashionable launch marks an important announcement expected by all.
Jorge was linked to Colombia Handicrafts leading the fashion project with all artisanal and indigenous communities in the country, making social responsibility and sustainability the fundamental standard of the brand.
In 2013 the prestige and position of Jorge Duque continued and was the guest designer for seven seasons collections Pineda Covalin Mexico.
He was called to be the Coach - Mentor in the third season of the reality show Project Runway Latin America (2013)
For 2017-18 is being proposed in the short term the launch of an alternative brand in the casual to be sold in prestigious boutiques on the mainland universe.
DUQUEVELEZ's mission is to be the next Latin American luxury brand making the Eco Luxe its foundation, and looks at the future with a reputation earned by their quality of design and construction, entirely dedicated to the research of new technologies, the use of materials sustainable, socially responsible education and training action in communities with the intention of producing high quality and sustainable management is what will really solidify the industry in Latin America in the near future.