"I design freely with the objective of making my styles transmit happiness. My greatest challenge is helping the women who wear them to dare to be different...."
"I was born and raised in Lima. From childhood, I had an interest in photography and I majored in advertising science while also studying photography fashion design and interior decoration.
"I worked as a photographic producer for catalogues and fashion publishing houses in Peru and elsewhere. During this time, I began to incorporate clothing design as an 'expression of the human being.' My greatest interest is that the women wearing my designs feel unique.
"My friends describe me as a person who has much love to give and with a very good vibe. I find inspiration in nature, in women, in freedom and leaving the conventional behind. Today, I design freely with the objective of making my styles transmit happiness. My greatest challenge is helping the women who wear them to dare to be different and define a style of their own.
"I work with my mother, who helps me with administrative tasks. I purchase supplies from people who are enthusiastic and show a great love for their work, people who aren't afraid to try something new. I also look for suppliers who are punctual and are committed to my designs. I work mostly with Peruvian alpaca wool and cotton, natural fibers known around the world for their excellent quality.
"Each one of my apparel items is well thought out and made with much love. I design them to carry a message to the wearer — the message that we can all become better human beings.
"Working on my own has been a long, hard path that only the brave dare take. But the satisfactions are indescribable.
"My plans for the future are to expand my workshop so I can give jobs to others and, together, create a team where we all continue learning. I am donating a portion of my profits to institutions that help the elderly and the mentally ill."
Fernando Cano orchestrates a spectrum of rich and intense colors for the design of this fashionable sweater. Featuring a plum base, the neck and shoulders as well as the cuffs and waist feature a colorful glyph-like composition. Cano knits the long sleeve....read more
Wide bands of tan evoke the sands of Ica in this beautiful sweater. Evoking a fiesta with colorful geometric shapes, Fernando Cano creates a pullover of vibrant patterns. He works in luxurious alpaca wool, prized for its lightweight warmth.
Beautiful flowers in nutmeg shades flourish in green Andean meadows. By Corina and Jesus, this sweater is knit of alpaca wool, renowned since ancient times for its lightweight warmth. The cozy cardigan closes with cedar wood buttons.
Warm, soft and incredibly light, this v-neck cardigan is designed by Fernando Cano in Peru. Featuring cedarwood buttons, the cardigan is knit of alpaca in gray with wavy patterns in red, blue, yellow, white and orange. Alpaca fleece has been coveted....read more
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Patterned Sweaters
Intricate and finely detailed patterns comprised of a myriad of shapes and colors cover NOVICA’s wide assortment of hand knit sweaters. Andean artisans put many hours of focus and all of their expertise into crafting some of the finest patterned sweaters available. Care is put into every stitch to ultimately create a variety of melded colors and patterns that make these sweaters a form of wearable art. Andean people have been using alpaca wool to make clothing for centuries - a tradition that NOVICA artisans carry on today in this unique collection. Colors range from fiery red and black to oceanic blue and green. Our selection of patterned wool sweaters includes cardigans, pullovers and more, all carefully crafted by Peru’s best artisans.
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