Emme Vazquez

Clothing made by women for women

We are a designer brand for women’s clothing founded in 2018 based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We design to question the world. To transgress imposed and naturalized norms. We use irony to replace structures of oppression with messages of liberation.

We design to liberate women and minorities from the structures of oppression exercised by an unequal system throughout the world of apparel fashion. Our designs appeal to awaken the feminine instincts repressed by a patriarchal system.

We design to show what society hides and keeps silent; to give voice to those who have no voice; to show that the body can feel free; to break with the idea of stratification in the world of fashion; to denounce and eliminate the exploitation that hides behind their appearances.

How we work

We defend a conscious production system based on the production of a limited number of pieces, avoiding excess stock in our stores.

We believe in fair trade, in the creation of voluntary and fair commercial relationships between producers, suppliers and consumers, respectful of cultural idiosyncrasies and human rights, and oriented towards sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

Our community of dressmakers and manufacturers works from chain labor cooperatives, small-scale workshops, or from their homes. Our workforce is fundamentally female, with the sense of collaborating in the unity, expression and economic and social equality of women.

Melisa Vazquez | Creative director

Melisa Vazquez (Buenos Aires, August 6, 1989), known as “Emme Vazquez”, is a clothing designer, actress and teacher at the University of Buenos Aires. She began her professional career as a designer and creative director on March 8, 2018, launching the brand that today bears her name, in commemoration of
International Women’s Day. Her project was conceived during her graduate thesis, in which she linked design and political activism by inscribing messages of liberation in the oppression typologies of women’s clothing.

At BAFWEEK SS’19, she presented her first collection and her permanent capsule, “Carnal”, marked by a mix of sportswear and lingerie, a characteristic tension of her brand.

In her brief career, Emme managed to link design, acting, feminist activism and teaching under a single artistic-intellectual project aligned with her ideological identity and her social commitment.

Emme she is part of the collective Actrices Argentinas, which was born as an activist movement in favor of the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion in Argentina and which became an emblem of struggle in Latin America and the rest of the world.

Melisa Vazquez